CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR & MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS IN FREDERICKSBURG, VA

Children's Mental Health Specialits

The Behavior & Mental Health Unit at The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg

Your child’s mental and emotional health is important to us and we are here to help you get through any challenge you face.The Behavioral and Mental Health Unit at the Children’s Clinic of Fredericksburg provides the highest quality, patient-centered, behavioral and mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families.

Child Behavioral Therapists in Fredericksburg

Our interdisciplinary team is led by Dr. William Blake Johnson. He has assembled a team of medical professionals that includes psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, nurses, play therapists, creative art therapists, and other allied health professions that specialize in addressing the unique treatment needs of each and every child and adolescent we serve. The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg's integrated medical and behavioral health practice gives children in Fredericksburg and its surrounding counties access to the most comprehensive child healthcare services all under one roof. Our singular philosophy and practices towards healthcare truly treats your child’s mind, body, and spirit.

 

Who We Serve

Children & Adolescents ages 4 to 20

The Children’s Clinic of Fredericksburg is a fully integrated medical and behavioral health clinic that specializes in the physical and mental health care of children and adolescents ages 4-20 years of age. As a primary and urgent healthcare provider, our philosophy and practice is to intervene as early as possible to identify any medical or behavioral health condition before it becomes a problem. Sometimes patients come to us, and medical and/or behavioral health conditions are already present. At other times, patients are referred to us that are already in crisis and require hospitalization or a patient may be ready to discharge from a hospital or treatment center. No matter what your child’s condition, The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg’s goal is to provide each patient with the medical and behavioral health treatment and supports necessary to maintain themselves in their homes, schools and communities, so that they may live healthy and satisfying lives.

 

Why Choose Us

INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE

We offer general and urgent medical care with mental and behavioral health services integrated into our practice including, but not limited to, multidimensional mental health assessments, and individual, group, and family therapy. The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg evaluates and provides treatment and care along your child’s entire range of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs with our experienced team of physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, expressive therapists, social workers, and dietitians.

TREATING THE WHOLE FAMILY

Although the focus of treatment will be on your child, parents will be expected to participate in family therapy. Parents and guardians are critically important in improving outcomes in their child’s treatment and life. We need you!

CARE COORDINATION

The Children's Clinic of Fredericksburg believes that care coordination is vital to any healthcare practice. It allows us to connect and support your prescribing physician and other allied health professionals such as asthma and allergy professionals, dental, ophthalmology, radiology, etc. to ensure a seamless continuum of care. Our method eliminates the need for stressful medical transfers and gives you some sense of control over your healthcare.

 

BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS WE TREAT

At the Children’s Clinic of Fredericksburg, our practitioners treat a multitude of conditions that are listed below. If you do not see your situation here, please call and consult with us. If we can't help, perhaps we can suggest someone who can.

  • Anxiety and panic

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Psychotic episodes

  • Loss and grieving

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Difficulty following rules and respecting others

  • Hopelessness, helplessness

  • Bullying

  • Problems concentrating, paying attention, or are easily distracted

  • Emotional regulation and distress tolerance

  • Academic struggles

  • Child behavior

  • Adjustment to parental divorce, separation

  • Performance in academics, sports, and other life areas

MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENTS AND SERVICES

We diagnose, evaluate, and treat children of all ages and their families. Behavioral and mental health services include:

  • Multidimensional mental health assessment

  • Patient-centered treatment plan

  • Individual therapy

  • Family therapy

  • Group therapy

  • Play therapy

  • Cognitive behavior therapy

  • Dialectical behavior therapy

  • Mindfulness 

  • Crisis stabilization

  • Psychological evaluation

  • Psychiatric assessment and medication consultation

  • Alcohol and drug assessment, intervention and treatment

  • Referral to our allergy program

  • Care coordination with physicians, psychiatrist, dental, and other allied health professionals. Additionally, we collaborate with schools, courts and criminal justice systems, community service boards, departments of social services, employers, etc. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES

If your child is at risk of harming themselves or others, this is considered a mental health crisis. Call 911 or go to your local emergency center for immediate assistance then call our 24/7 mental health crisis number at: 540-252-1840 option 4. Leave a voicemail with the following information: (1) your child’s name, (2) hospital that they admitted to, and (3) discharge time if they are not admitted.