Psychosocial & Behavioral Health Evaluations

Your National Jewish Health doctor may request an evaluation from one of the mental health professionals.

Our evaluations are rooted in our "Care for the Whole Person" philosophy that physical and mental health are intertwined. During your evaluation, a clinician will discuss ways that psychological, emotional and relationship factors may influence how you are dealing with your medical illness. For example, patients who come to National Jewish Health often have problems with depression, anxiety, tobacco use, and work or family stressors that affect how they are managing their medical illness, and just as importantly, interfere with their ability to live the life they want to live. Our clinicians specialize in these problems and can help you understand and deal with these common psychosocial problems. This can lessen the impact of your illness on you and your loved ones.

Based on the results of your Psychosocial Evaluation, we will develop a treatment plan with you. This can include medications, individual and family therapy as well as further evaluation.

Our Specialists

  • Joy Goldberg
    Joy Goldberg, PhD

Clinical Trials

A Summertime Sleep Research Study for 12-17 year olds with Asthma (SIESTA)

We are looking for adolescents ages 12 to 17 years old who have had asthma symptoms in the past year to participate a study looking at sleep duration and asthma. Participants will be involved with this study over the summer for three weeks.

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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
  • 118-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders


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