Comprehensive Mental Healthcare
for Children and Adolescents
Tailored Care for Children
If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, where do you begin? Currently, anxiety and depression are on the rise among young people in unprecedented ways.
“American adolescence is undergoing a drastic change,” writes Matt Richtel in a series about mental health for The New York Times. “Three decades ago, the gravest public health threats to teenagers in the United States came from binge drinking, drunken driving, teenage pregnancy and smoking. These have since fallen sharply, replaced by a new public health concern: soaring rates of mental health disorders.”
Rates of emergency room visits for self-harm have more than doubled for girls ages 10 to 14, according to psychiatrist and researcher Thomas Insel in an interview for The New York Times. During COVID-19, the incidence of depression and anxiety symptoms among children and adolescence have also doubled. And when it comes to young adults, three out of five (60%) college students reported being diagnosed with a mental health condition by a professional, the most common afflictions being anxiety and depression, according to a survey done by Fortune.
If you’re a parent who’s wondering how to support your child who might be struggling, we are here for you. At The Midtown Practice, our experienced clinicians can help you identify and treat mental health problems in children as young as six years old.
Sometimes it’s hard to know if your child or teen is just going through a hard phase that will pass, or something more serious. We’re here to help you distinguish between growing pains and problems that should be discussed with a health professional. School can be very stressful for children, whether it’s completing homework, studying for tests, making new friends, or navigating relationships with teachers. Early mental health support can help your child before their struggles interfere with other parts of life.
It’s Not Always Easy Knowing What To Do
Services we offer:
Between our child and adolescent therapists at The Midtown Practice, we treat children as young as six years old. We are also LGBTQIA-affirming, and our therapists believe that everyone deserves a safe, nonjudgmental space to be seen and heard.
How do you know when to call a therapist? Perhaps your child’s school has reached out to you, and you want to get a second opinion. Or your child has done some neuropsychological testing and you’d like more support. Maybe you’ve noticed that your child is experiencing one more of the symptoms above. Research shows that early diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions can be crucial in preventing more severe and long-lasting issues.
To request a 15-minute complimentary consultation to assess what’s going on, if a therapist can help, and who might be the right fit, please contact us here.
Get Started Today
We’re pleased you are here, and we’re committed to finding the right person to help you with your mental health.
Step 1: Connect
Finding the right person to help can seem challenging, which is why we offer multiple ways to connect with us. You can schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with our highly trained Clinical Coordinator, Alli Malamut, by either:
- Calling or texting us at: 212-286-8801
- Email us at: email@example.com
- By completing the form to the left.
If you do not reach us directly, you can expect to hear back from us the same day or within one business day.
Step 2: Get Matched
In order to find you an ideal fitting clinician or therapist, our Clinical Coordinator will want to learn more about you. Specifically, it would be helpful to hear about your concerns, personal preferences, and any relevant logistical matters (for example, in-person or video sessions? best time or day to meet?) During this call, please feel free to ask us any questions as well!
Please feel free to share with us if you have already identified someone you would like to work with from our Our Team page.
Step 3: Check the fit
Connect with the clinician or therapist you are matched with to ask questions, share history, and make sure you feel comfortable about moving forward. If so, book your first session. If it does not feel right, circle back with us.
Step 4: Get started
Schedule time to meet with your new clinician or therapist and work towards living a more fulfilling life!
Over the years, we’ve found our thoughtful matching process is the surest way to find you an ideal clinician or therapist and achieve the best outcome for you.