Psychology (Pediatric)

Pediatric Psychologists address a wide range of developmental, behavioral, growth- and illness-related issues affecting children, adolescents and their families.

The Division of Pediatric Psychology at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is comprised of psychologists who use evidence-based assessments and interventions to maximize the health and well-being of children, adolescents and their families. 

Our team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents (and their families) who are facing challenges with their adjustment to a medical condition or its clinical management.

Our outpatient clinical services include:

  • Behavioral assessment, treatment and prevention services for children and adolescents with acute and chronic health conditions
  • Assistance improving adherence to medical regimens, including medications, nutrition, exercise and other treatments
  • Support developing medical coping skills and adjusting to medical diagnoses
  • Behavioral  treatment and biofeedback for pain conditions
  • Self-management skills and preparation for the transition from pediatric to adult-centered medical care
  • Evaluation and treatment of depression, anxiety or behavioral disorders in children and adolescents with acute and chronic medical conditions
  • Neurodevelopmental follow-up for children diagnosed with congenital heart disease requiring surgery in infancy 

In addition to individual and family-based outpatient services, we also work within specialized medical teams across all areas of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to maximize the overall health and well-being of children and their families using principles of behavioral science.

Our faculty serve as integral team members within a number of multidisciplinary clinics such as the University of Michigan’s specialized pediatric programs in:


Our faculty are engaged in innovative and collaborative research designed to advance knowledge of the interplay between physical development, behavior and health.  Current research activities are exploring eating/feeding behavior, obesity, sleep disorders, integrative behavioral health, adherence to chronic illness treatment regimens, transition from pediatric to adult centered care, medical decision-making, and health-related quality of life

Make an appointment

To learn more or make an appointment with a pediatric psychologist at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, call 734-936-9777.