behavioral health

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care

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. 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 care requires an integrated approach to both physical and mental health to ensure your child’s overall wellbeing. We work with children of all ages to address any concerns regarding their psychological or behavioral development and mental wellness. 

These are just a few of the areas we address:

  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Discomfort in social situations
  • Ability to maintain focused attention (ADHD, ADD)
  • Depression
  • Concerns at school
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger management, aggression
  • Hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Self destructive behaviors
  • Harm to others or animals

We offer a family-centered, comprehensive team approach between the parent, child, physician and behavioral health consultant to understand the root of your child’s core concerns and offer appropriate counseling and treatments.

We also work with other pediatric specialists and refer your child to other experts as needed, offering care coordination to ensure the best outcomes.

If you have any concerns about the developmental course, behavioral health, or mental wellness of your child, do not hesitate to call. You can make an appointment with your physician for a referral to one of our Behavioral Health Consultants below.

Behavorial Health Consultants

Regina Joshi, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and received her Master of Social Work from Portland State University. Regina uses a patient centered approach to help meet achieved goals. Background training includes motivational interviewing, LGBTQ+, postpartum support, eating disorders, CBT, and working with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Regina loves working with kids to develop their sense of identity and to build on their strengths.

Grace Lee, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. Grace received her Master of Social Work from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her training and experience includes acute pediatric medical social work, crisis intervention, grief and bereavement, LGBTQ+, postpartum support, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.  She enjoys work with the pediatric population as it allows for unique and collaborative work with families.

Jessica Mercer Behavioral Health Consultant

Jessie Mercer, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Oregon and her Master of Social Work from Portland State University. Jessie has experience supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds to help navigate many of life’s complex issues. Jessie tends toward a holistic, strengths-based approach and enjoys working collaboratively with children and families to support each uniquely. Her training and background include cognitive behavioral therapy, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, and grief and loss work.

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.

ADHD ASSESSMENT PROCESS

If you are concerned that your child may have 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.

You will receive a series of forms to complete about your child’s development and behaviors and then we will schedule a provider visit.