Mental Health » Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Children may experience many physical, mental and emotional changes as they grow.  Some of these unique emotional and psychological challenges may require professional evaluation and treatment.  We offer services for children, youth and their families who struggle with serious behavioral and mental health issues.


Many children and youth will exhibit different moods, thoughts and behaviours at various times that can be part of normal childhood development. These include:

  • getting significantly lower marks in school

  • avoiding friends and family

  • having frequent outbursts of anger

  • changes to sleeping or eating habits

  • acting out or rebelling against authority

  • drinking a lot and/or using drugs

  • not doing the things he or she used to enjoy

  • worrying constantly

  • experiencing frequent mood swings

  • not concerned with his or her appearance

  • obsessed with his or her weight

  • lacking motivation

  • increased risk-taking behavior

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Issues

  • ADHD and disruptive or aggressive behaviors

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Autism Spectrum and developmental disorders

  • Co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders

  • Defiant or aggressive behaviors

  • Depression and other mood disorders

  • Family conflict

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Social skills deficits and externalizing

  • Tourette Syndrome and Tic disorders

  • Eating Disorders such as Anorexia or Bulimia

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