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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section provides:

  • Comprehensive mental health evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents age 4 to age 18 in the outpatient setting
  • Education and consultation to pediatric practitioners in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and community settings
  • Collaborative care with pediatric practitioners for special populations of children and adolescents
  • Education and consultation to schools, courts and child-serving agencies

Disorders We Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depressive
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control & Conduct
  • Eating
  • Elimination
  • Neurodevelopmental including ADHD and Tic
  • Obsessive-Compulsive
  • Posttraumatic Stress & Adjustment
  • Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep
  • Somatic Symptom
  • Substance-Related

Services We Provide

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation
  • Consultation/second opinion
  • Focused psychological testing (for physically ill or injured youth)
  • Evidence-based treatments, including:
    • Medication evaluation and management
    • Trauma-focused therapy
    • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • Mindfulness therapy
    • Social-emotional skills training
    • Anger management training
    • Dialectical behavioral skills training
    • Family therapy
    • Immigrant and refugee mental health assessment and treatment
    • Medical psychology services for:
      • Chronic pain
      • Unexplained physical symptoms
      • Difficulty coping with chronic medical illness
      • Difficulty adhering to medical treatment regimens
      • Anxiety around medical procedures
      • Toileting problems
    • Parenting skills training

Our Vision

  • To help kids build happy and successful lives

Our Mission

  • To excel in:
    • Clinical care for children, adolescents and their families
    • Education and training for the next generation of physicians, psychiatrists, & psychologists
    • Research regarding best practices for mental health service delivery to vulnerable children and adolescents
    • Advocacy for the unmet mental health needs of children, adolescents, & their families

Our Guiding Principles

  • To provide care that is:
    • Child-centered
    • Family-focused
    • Culturally-competent
    • Community-linked
    • Evidence-based
    • Quality-driven
    • Prevention-oriented

Our Team

Heather Walter, MD, MPH (Chief)
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv (Medical Director)
Natalija Bogdanovic, MD
Michelle Durham, MD, MPH
Donald Gair, MD
Dana Rubin, MD, MSW
Laura Goldstein, PsyD
Lovern Moseley, PhD
Hannah Severns, NP
Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, PhD

Contact Information

Boston Medical Center
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
850 Harrison Avenue
Dowling Building, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Clinic Coordinator (for all referrals and patient inquiries): 617.414.4561
Fax: 617.414.5520

Clinic hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

24-Hour On-Call Service: 1.617.638.8000 (request the Child Psychiatrist on call)

Emergency Service: 1.800.981.4357

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