Pediatric Behavioral Health Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question If your child has a chronic physical illness, it could have an effect on his or her mental health. Or your child’s behavior may lead you to think that he or she has a mental health challenge. The pediatric behavioral health team at National Jewish Health for Kids in Denver, Colorado, can help. Our team of experienced child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and creative art therapists provides a wide range of mental health services for your child and your entire family. These services can include individual, family and/or group therapy. Our doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest pediatric behavioral health clinical trials and most effective treatments. At National Jewish Health for Kids you’ll find: Customized individual, family and group therapy Help with sleep disturbances Psychological assessment and treatment Art therapy Play-based Child Life Program to help cope with illness and treatment Continued follow-up to treat your child’s changing needs. Condition Information ADHD Adjustment Disorder Anxiety Coping With Mycobacterial Disease Depression Family Intervention and Management Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Disorders Psychological Trauma Psychosocial Issues (Pediatric) Programs & Services Art Therapy (Pediatric) Behavioral Sleep Services (Pediatric) Center for Health Promotion Child Life Program Child Psychiatry Consultation Day Program (Pediatric) Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing National Jewish Health for Kids / Pediatric Programs Neuropsychology Services (Pediatric) Outpatient Clinic (Pediatric) Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Evaluations Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Programs Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Treatment Psychotherapy Our Specialists Genery D. Booster, PhD + × Genery D. Booster, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health View Full Profile Make an Appointment Shauna M. Perry, MA, LPC, ATR + × Shauna M. Perry, MA, LPC, ATR Creative Art Therapist II Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health Department of Pediatrics View Full Profile Make an Appointment Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD + × Lisa J. Meltzer, PhD Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics View Full Profile Make an Appointment Brian K. Wise, MD, MPH + × Brian K. Wise, MD, MPH Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health View Full Profile Make an Appointment Alyssa A. Oland, PhD + × Alyssa A. Oland, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health View Full Profile Make an Appointment Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW + × Jennifer Moyer Darr, LCSW Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health View Full Profile Make an Appointment Bruce G. Bender, PhD + × Bruce G. Bender, PhD Professor Head, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion View Full Profile Make an Appointment Mandy Copeland, LCSW, CAC II + × Mandy Copeland, LCSW, CAC II Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health View Full Profile Make an Appointment Joy Goldberg, PhD + × Joy Goldberg, PhD Pediatric Neuropsychology Department of Pediatrics View Full Profile Make an Appointment View all (9) doctors specializing in Pediatric Behavioral Health Find a Doctor Clinical Trials A Summertime Sleep Research Study for 12-17 year olds with Asthma (SIESTA) The purpose of this study is to see if the amount of sleep you get affects your asthma. Study details: 6 visits to National Jewish Health (including one overnight sleep study) Wearing an “activity” wrist watch for 3 weeks this summer and completing a daily online sleep diary Medical evaluations (including breathing tests) at no cost Financial compensation Downloadable Resources: SIESTA Study Brochure (pdf) Learn More View More Clinical Trials Tests Health and Behavior Assessments and Interventions Support Groups & Events Living with Chronic Disease Related Locations Main Campus For Professionals Refer a Patient Order a Test Consult with a Physician Related Programs Allergy & Asthma Program (Pediatric) Allergy Treatment Programs (Pediatric) Ambulatory Pediatrics Clinical Nutrition Services Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Exercise Tolerance Center (Pediatric) Food Allergy Program (Pediatric) Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program (Pediatric) Immune Deficiency Program Nursing (Pediatric) Pulmonary Diagnostic Center (Pediatric) Rehabilitation Services (Pediatric) Respiratory Treatment Programs Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (Pediatrics) Severe Asthma Clinic (Pediatric) Speech Therapy Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Treatment Programs Weight Management Wellness & Prevention Programs View All Programs Related Conditions Anaphylaxis Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Food Allergies Immune Deficiency Disorder (Pediatric) Pediatric Allergy: Overview Pediatric Asthma: Overview Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials 117-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders Make an Appointment Patient Stories No Longer Missing out on Childhood Davis Silcox hated how eczema and food allergies made him feel. For four and a half years, he and his family struggled with sleepless nights and a severely restricted diet. After a 10-day appointment at National Jewish Health, he and his family have a “new life.” Read More View All Patient Stories Health Insights & News Giving Help us provide comprehensive care for children. Ways to Give One in five #children will experience a #mental disorder in a given year. #depression Tweet this Featured Health Insight Childhood Obesity Learn simple tips to prevent a weight problem from emerging and instrumental steps in tackling a weight problem that has already presented itself. Learn More Art Therapy Childhood Obesity Helping Your Child Cope With a Medical Condition Impact on Families Tips for Parents Helping Their Child Cope with Chronic Illnesses Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Child Sleep Needs Back-to-School Sleep Schedules Illness Management Teaching children about their illness and its symptoms, triggers and treatments can help make their care both safe and effective! Counseling or Therapy Consider counseling and therapy if there are changes in your child's daily functioning. Illness Action Plan Illness Action Plans (IAPs) can be developed for all chronic illnesses. Emotional Health Examples of positive emotional health include: Sleep Hygiene Tips Many common sleep problems in children and adolescents can be avoided by making sleep a priority for everyone in the family.