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Texas Child Study Center – Mental Health Services

At the Texas Child Study Center, we provide evidence-based treatment for children with emotional and cognitive diagnoses and work with their families to provide understanding and guidance. We have developed disease-specific assessment and treatment programs to address conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders (including social phobia, specific phobias, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder), depression (including self-injury and suicide attempts) and post-traumatic stress. Our approach includes ongoing assessment to evaluate the impact of treatment on patients' symptoms and functioning, and feedback to patients and families on their progress.

We also provide assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with acute or chronic medical illnesses, epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, obesity, and traumatic injuries to address co-occurring mental health issues that these youth often face.

The Texas Child Study Center provides core mental health services including:

  • Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations
  • Neuropsychological and Emotional Testing
  • Individual Therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Parenting Sessions, including behavioral parent training for conduct problems
  • Medication Management
  • Workshop Trainings for Community Professionals

Services at the Texas Child Study Center are provided by a team of clinicians trained to provide the highest quality of care in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment that includes psychiatry, psychology and social work. Because youth are embedded within many social contexts, our team achieves optimal results by working with individual patients, families, schools, and communities.

Autism Evaluations

The SHARE (Seton Healthcare Autism Research & Evaluation) Center offers a specialized interdisciplinary team of clinicians providing diagnostic evaluations and recommendations for treatment interventions of infants, preschoolers, and adolescents up to age 22 who are thought to have Autism Spectrum Disorders. Evaluations may include genetics, neurology, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, special education (applied behavioral analysis), and speech and language pathology. Assessment findings, diagnosis(es), and recommendations will be provided at a feedback session, then summarized in a comprehensive written report.

Consultation/Liaison Services at Dell Children's

Psychiatric consultation services at Dell Children's Medical Center are provided by Texas Child Study Center psychiatrists and psychiatry trainees for youth facing challenges related to a medical hospitalization. Services include the evaluation and support for youth presenting with a variety of issues, including suicide attempts, co-occurring medical and mental illness, difficulty adjusting to an acute or chronic medical condition, and other difficulties with coping.

Supervised Medical Residents conduct evaluations and provide consultation to the medical team to enhance the patient and family's adjustment to the hospitalization and coping with medical illness.

Contact Us

Texas Child Study Center
1600 W. 38th St., Suite 212
Austin, Texas 78731
512-324-3314 fax
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