Child Psychiatry

At Boston Medical Center, comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment are provided to children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. The program specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have problems with:

  • Persistently sad or irritable mood
  • Many worries and fears
  • Adjusting to stressful or traumatic events
  • Controlling their attention or behavior
  • Understanding their thinking
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning or development
  • Involvement in high-risk behaviors
  • Transition to adulthood

In addition, the program also offers consultation to pediatric practitioners for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency settings and to schools, courts, and child-serving agencies.

Contact Us

24 Hour On-Call Service for Existing Patients: 617.638.8000 (request the Psychiatrist on call)

Specialty Clinics

Conditions We Treat

Treatments & Services

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Second opinions
  • Comprehensive and focused psychological and neuropsychological testing
  • Evidence-based treatments, including:
    o Cognitive-behavioral therapy
    o Trauma-focused therapy
    o Dialectical behavioral therapy
    o Narrative therapy
    o Social-emotional skills training
    o Parenting skills training
    o Family therapy
    o Group therapy
    o Medication evaluation and management

Our Team

Natalija Bogdanovic, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Evidence-based psychopharmacology, Expert second opinion

Laura J Goldstein, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Child Psychology, Medical Psychology
Pediatric chronic pain, concussion, coping with chronic illness, sleep, anxiety, and tics

Lovern R Moseley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Trauma/stressor-related, depressive, and disruptive behavior disorders; Trauma-focused and cognitive-behavioral therapies; Parenting skills training; Assessment and treatment of special populations (children and adolescents in foster care, families of Caribbean descent); Mental health education and consultation to the child welfare system

Dana S Rubin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Special Interests

Neurodevelopmental disorders; Psychopharmacology; Assessment and treatment of special populations (children and adolescents with physical illnesses and developmental delays); Mental health education and consultation to pediatric specialty care

Andrea E Spencer, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Children, ADHD, Mental health disparities

Sarah E Valentine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Trauma and Stressor-related disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Special issues related to LGBT health

Helena Rocha, LISW

Michelle Prive, LICSW

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