Treatments

Find a variety of high-quality treatment options to fit your child or adolescent’s mental and behavioral health needs from expert Acclaim Physician Group child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Psychiatric Treatment Services

Depending on your child or teen's condition, you’ll have access to different types of treatments. Your child may receive care in:

  • Inpatient setting where your child stays and receives care at a hospital
  • John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) Psychiatric Emergency Center for emergency psychiatric care
  • Outpatient setting, such as an office, clinic, or hospital where your child attends appointments and then goes home (for children seven years and older)

We do not have a child or teen walk-in clinic.

Multidisciplinary Approach

During our visits, you (parent/caregiver) and your child will work with your child’s provider to plan treatment. If we think it may benefit your child, and with your permission, we’ll work with other types of professionals, such as therapists, school staff, pediatricians, and specialty providers.

Child-Centered, Well-Rounded Care

Your child will get holistic care from Acclaim Physician Group providers. Our approach focuses not only on medications but also on wellness, therapy, education, and community services and resources.

Treatment Options

Your child or teen’s treatment plan may include:

  • Daily routine set up
  • Environment changes
  • School support and special accommodations
  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Medications to treat condition(s)
  • Hospital (inpatient) adolescent treatment

Counseling

Child and adolescent psychiatrists do not provide counseling or therapy. If your child needs counseling, your psychiatrist will provide a referral to a psychologist or other professional for:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Individual therapy from another provider – You’ll receive a referral to a psychologist, counselor, or therapist for these services for children seven years and older
    • Art therapy
    • Play therapy
    • Behavioral management training for parents
  • Family counseling
  • Group therapy
    • Skills
    • Social skills training

Medication

Count on a thorough discussion about medication options if your child’s provider thinks they may benefit your child.

Medication guidance and management are important when starting medications. Attend follow-up visits to ensure safe monitoring of your child. We cannot provide prescriptions and refills without a follow-up appointment.

Hospital Treatment

If your child age 13 to 17 needs hospital care, they’ll work closely with a team of health professionals, including psychologists. Your teen will have a neuropsychological evaluation to help with treatment planning. A critical part of their care is reestablishing or strengthening the teen’s connection with your family.

If your child or teen needs a higher level of care, you may receive a community intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization program or residential treatment center referral.

Parent & Guardian Support

Your participation and support in your child’s care are critical to their long-term success. We encourage you to attend every outpatient appointment and any inpatient services when we request your involvement.

Count on us for family encouragement and support, community service referrals, and resource assistance for you. Rely on us for education, parenting books, and parenting groups.

Follow-Up Care

Your child or teen will have regular office visits for medication management and follow-up with their child and adolescent psychiatrist to make sure they’re doing well and reaching their goals.

Transition to Adult Care

Ask us for help in transitioning your child or adolescent to adult care as they get older.

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment. Talk to your Acclaim Physician Group pediatrician or primary care provider about if your child would benefit from the care of a child and adolescent psychiatrist, or call us at 817-702-3100.

Get Help

If your child or teen has thoughts of hurting themselves or someone else, call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room to get help right away.

The National Suicide Prevention LifeLine is available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).