Help for Children and their Families

Adjusting to a new diagnosis or an ongoing, chronic illness can be difficult for both children and their families. Mary Bridge Children's Psychology Services works in partnership with your child's other providers to help patients and families cope with psychological challenges related to a medical diagnosis or condition.

Typical referral concerns include adjustment to illness, non-adherence to medical treatment protocol, anxieties related to procedures and suspected psychological factors affecting an illness. Treatment can include cognitive-behavioral, solution focused and behavioral family therapy.

How We Help

Our pediatric psychology experts offer outpatient psychotherapy to patients and families, as well as consulting services for patients at  Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. The services we provide include:
  • Assessing and treating dysfunctional coping styles in children struggling with chronic health issues including diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, physical and developmental disability, cardiac conditions and other serious health issues.
  • Helping children and families adjust to the new diagnosis of a medical condition.

Referral Process

 Mary Bridge Psychology Services does accept patients from outside of Mary Bridge Children's. A referral from your child's primary care provider is required to make an appointment with us. Once we receive a referral, our nursing staff reviews it to determine the appropriate next steps and resources.