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Behavioral Health in Portland, OR

pediatric psychologist Portland, OR

If your child or teen is having trouble at home or school, not getting along well with others, or facing big life changes, our behavioral health team can help! Through assessment and brief, solution-focused interventions, we offer families the tools and support they need to manage common childhood problems like anxiety, depression, behavior challenges, and concerns related to developmental disorders. We can also help you work through feeding, sleeping, and toileting difficulties in younger children.

Our Team

In addition to your medical team, Metropolitan Pediatrics has a dedicated behavioral health team within each clinic, comprised of pediatric psychologists, pediatric social workers, and supervised student interns. All of us work together to help children, adolescents, and families feel and live better. Although we have different roles, we function as one Care Team, committed to meeting your family’s physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs.

Learn more about our psychologists and social workers by viewing their individual profiles.

Concerns We Address

We commonly provide consultation for the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavior concerns
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Stressful life changes & trauma

Behavioral Health Services

Depending on the individual needs of each patient and family, our behavioral health team may provide:

  • Consultation
  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Brief, solution-focused therapy
  • Parenting guidance & support
  • Mental health care management
  • Psychological testing & evaluations
  • Referral to an outside provider for more intensive treatment

We also offer some special treatment programs:

Family Resources & Support

With the support and guidance of our integrated care team, families learn how to cope with stress, solve problems, make decisions, and overcome challenges. No matter the struggle, we’ll come up with a solution and connect your family with people, places, and programs that can help.

We are happy to offer assistance to improve your family’s well-being, including:

  • Connection to resources for basic needs (e.g., housing, utilities, transportation)
  • Health system advocacy
  • Information on how to apply for insurance/other benefits
  • Medical equipment
  • Special education advocacy

Healthy Minds = Healthy Bodies

If you feel that behavioral health services may benefit your child or family, please talk with your pediatrician during your next visit.

We’ll work together to conquer the temper tantrums, selective hearing, and other growing pains of childhood and adolescence!


Behavioral Health Patient Forms

Most of the following apps cost money; however, you can download several basic relaxation/meditation apps for free!

  • 3D Brain helps explain everything from executive functioning to trauma.
  • Taming the Anger-Monster teaches younger kids anger management skills.
  • DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach teaches teens and adults some fundamental skills to help with emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and fostering healthier social relationships.
  • iCBT lets users track and correct negative thinking.
  • iCouch CBT helps kids and adults practice correcting automatic negative thought patterns.
  • MoodKit is a great tool for teens and young adults with mood-related issues. It includes multiple Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises, as well as sections on improving health habits, increasing social activities, and increasing physical activity.
  • Simply Being – Guided Meditation for Relaxation and Presence is a decent and fairly inexpensive mindfulness based app.
  • Relax & Sleep Well guides users through several relaxation exercises.
  • Sosh is a social skills app specifically designed for teens and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Due to the cost of this app, we recommend trying the free trial version prior to purchase.