Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare
Pediatric Behavioral HealthCare
MENTAL CRISIS – If you believe your child is a danger to themselves or others, or in a mental or behavioral crisis, call the Deschutes County Crisis Hotline immediately at (800) 875-7364. It’s available 24 hours a day and open to all areas of Central Oregon, including Crook and Jefferson counties. If your child is having suicidal thoughts or showing acute negative mental behaviors, call 9-1-1 for help.
MENTAL WELLNESS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS PHYSICAL WELLNESS
Pediatric behavioral healthcare requires an integrated approach to both physical health and mental health to ensure your child’s overall wellbeing. COPA’s pediatric medical providers and Behavioral Health Clinicians offer compassionate care and treatment services for children of all ages to address concerns regarding their behavioral, developmental, and mental wellness. COPA is an inclusive and safe space for children, adolescents and their families.
These are just a few of the developmental and behavioral health areas we address:
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Acute Anxiety
- Discomfort in social situations
- Anger Management
- Hyperactivity and Impulsivity
- Self Destructive Behavior
- Sleep Disturbances
We offer a family-centered, comprehensive team approach to behavioral health between the parent, child, primary care physician and behavioral health clinician. We work to understand the root of the child’s core behavioral concerns and offer appropriate counseling and treatment options.
As pediatric behavioral health providers, our clinicians see patients for interventions over the course of three to five, 30-minute appointments at one of our COPA clinics or through our telehealth virtual meetings.
If a behavioral healthcare concern requires more than three to five visits, or if a child/family feels that ongoing support would be beneficial, COPA will help make a recommendation to another behavioral health specialist who can provide ongoing specialty services and a long term treatment plan.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, behavioral health, or mental wellness, do not hesitate to call. Established patients at COPA who are up-to-date on their well child checks are welcome to schedule an appointment with our behavioral health team. You can also make an appointment with your physician and discuss the request for a referral to one of our behavioral health clinicians below.
Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinicians
Betsy Paige, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Master of Social Work from University of Washington. Betsy utilizes a relational strengths based approach when working with kids and parents. She enjoys working to help build kid’s resilience, inner strength and awareness by using mindfulness to facilitate coping and emotional regulation. Her training and background include medical care management, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral strategies and grief and loss.
Erin Brunner, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Erin utilizes strength-based approaches with training and experience in Collaborative Problem Solving, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, behavioral health assessment, and expressive arts techniques. Erin loves to work with kids and families to increase communication and co-regulation and to build compassion, self-understanding, and hope.
Amanda Galbraith, LPC is a licensed professional counselor. She received her Master of Education in Counseling from Wichita State University. Amanda’s training and experience includes Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Management Training of Oregon (PMTO), TF-CBT, crisis intervention, and childhood grief and loss. She enjoys working with the pediatric population and their families to support in increasing attachment, mindfulness, and emotional regulation skills.
ADHD ASSESSMENT PROCESS
If you are concerned that your child may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD), please contact your primary physician, or our ADHD Coordinator to get the process started. They will be happy to answer all your questions. You may call the main phone line at 541.389.6313, and ask to be transferred.
After a phone consultation, you will receive a series of forms to complete regarding your child’s development and behaviors and we will then schedule a provider visit to address behavioral health concerns.
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