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Mental health

Mental health matters: You are not alone

One in five children will experience a serious mental illness. We know treatment works. We're transforming children's mental health care by defeating the stigma and treating families with compassion, respect and clinical expertise. Our unique approach to care creates a safe place where children and families turn heartbreak into hope. 

While our psychologists and psychiatrists have been providing mental health care to families for decades, our new, modern Virginia Treatment Center for Children is an acknowledgment that national issues surrounding children's mental health need to be addressed. We’re proud to lead the charge. 

We provide inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents across Virginia with clinical expertise ranging from anxiety and mood disorders to depression and mental health needs related to gender and sexuality or chronic illness. 

Mental health services for children and teens

Inpatient services

We provide round-the-clock inpatient care in a supportive environment, with the goal of stabilizing and safely transitioning children and adolescents back into their daily lives.

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Outpatient services

Outpatient care often includes assessments, evaluations, individual and family psychotherapy, occupational therapy and medication management.

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Mental health resources

Emotional, social and behavioral challenges can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center serves as a hub for resources and specialized family classes and groups. 

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Ekaterina Stepanova, MD, PhD
Ekaterina Stepanova MD, PhD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Jarrod Leffler, PhD
Jarrod Leffler PhD Psychology Read more
Cheryl Al-Mateen, MD
Cheryl Al-Mateen MD Psychiatry Read more
Paige Cervantes, PhD LCP
Paige Cervantes PhD LCP Psychology Read more
Michele Cosby, PsyD, LCP
Michele Cosby PsyD, LCP Psychology Read more
Deborah Crutchfield, PMHNP
Deborah Crutchfield PMHNP Psychiatry Read more
Sharalada D Daniels, LCSW
Sharalada Daniels LCSW Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Meghan Elizabeth Edwards, PMHNP
Meghan Edwards PMHNP Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Robert Findling, MD
Robert Findling MD Psychiatry Read more
Ashley Fisher, PMHNP-BC
Ashley Fisher PMHNP-BC Psychiatry Read more
Iveshia Ford, MMS, PA-C
Iveshia Ford MMS, PA-C Psychiatry Read more
Sage Hamashima, MSW, LCSW
Sage Hamashima MSW, LCSW Emergency medicine
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Chanell Hudson, MSW, LCSW
Chanell Hudson MSW, LCSW Psychology
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Kathryn L. Jones, MD, PhD
Kathryn L. Jones MD, PhD Psychiatry Read more
Mudit Kumar, MD
Mudit Kumar MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Anh-Thuy Le, PhD, LCP
Anh-Thuy Le PhD, LCP Psychology Read more
Stella Lopez, PsyD
Stella Lopez PsyD Psychology Read more
Geetha Manikkara, MD
Geetha Manikkara MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Sandra Mullen, PharmD,  BCPP
Sandra Mullen PharmD, BCPP Psychiatry Read more
Dorothy O'Keefe, MD
Dorothy O'Keefe MD Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Parna Prajapati, MD, MPH, FAPA
Parna Prajapati MD, MPH, FAPA Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Muhammad Raza, MD
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Dimal Shah, MD
Dimal Shah MD Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Neil Sonenklar, MD
Neil Sonenklar MD Psychiatry Read more
Bela Sood, MD, FAACAP
Bela Sood MD, FAACAP Psychiatry Read more
Eric Trinh, MD
Eric Trinh MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Jennifer Walter, PhD
Jennifer Walter PhD Psychiatry Read more
Stacy-Ann Wayne, MD
Stacy-Ann Wayne MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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Allison Williams, PhD LCP
Allison Williams PhD LCP Psychology
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Michelle Woolridge, LCSW
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Annie Wright, PhD LCP
Annie Wright PhD LCP Psychology Read more


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