Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist

Hope Mental Health

Psychiatric Mental Health Specialists located in Boise, ID & Meridian, ID

The numbers surrounding mental health issues among children are eye-opening — one in five children in the United States has a mental health or learning disorder. At Hope Mental Health, Satu H. Woodland, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, practices child and adolescent psychiatry, offer compassionate and comprehensive care to the younger populations of Meridian and Boise, Idaho, who may be struggling with a mental health problem. If your child is struggling with mental health, please call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

What are the most common mental health problems in children?

Children and adolescents are no strangers to mental health and developmental issues, as witnessed by the fact that 20% of kids under the age of 18 struggle with these problems. The most common mental health issues in children and adolescents include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Conduct disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder

Outside of these mental health issues, children also exhibit developmental disorders such as autism.

What are the signs of a mental health problem?

Childhood and adolescence are difficult times to navigate on the best of days as kids learn how to negotiate the world around them. You should expect that there will be plenty of bumps in the road, and this is perfectly natural.

If you suspect that your child is experiencing more than just a typical hurdle, they may display ongoing symptoms that interfere with their lives in significant ways. It’s difficult to list out the potential warning signs of a mental health or developmental problem since there are a variety of different disorders, each with its own set of symptoms.

By exploring the pages here, you can get a better grasp of conditions like OCD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety and what you should be on the lookout for with each. With this information, you can make an informed decision on when to seek child and adolescent psychiatry treatment at Hope Mental Health for your child.

How does child and adolescent psychiatry treat mental health issues?

At Hope Mental Health, we treat childhood and adolescent mental health problems, with an emphasis on:

  • Conduct disorders
  • Impulsive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Eating disorders
  • Developmental delays, including autism

Ms. Woodland approaches these problems using an integrative approach that includes general psychotherapies, such as:

  • Cognitive behavioral training
  • Child play therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical behavioral training

Ms. Woodland also works diligently on suicide prevention techniques as ideation is often magnified in the adolescent brain.

Rest assured, with the help of the team at Hope Mental Health, no stone is left unturned when it comes to caring for your child or teen.

To learn more about child and adolescent psychiatry at Hope Mental Health, call or use the online scheduler.


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