General Assessment Clinic

We offer expertise in the evaluation of children age 3 and up suffering with emotional, behavioral and cognitive difficulties from across the diagnostic spectrum. We provide both initial evaluations and second opinions. In addition, we work closely with specialty clinics at Langley Porter.

Typically, each client receives an initial 3 session assessment in order to clarify the main sources of difficulty and to determine the appropriate diagnosis. We then make treatment recommendations, which may include psychiatric medications, psychotherapy, and parenting classes. Among the psychotherapies we often recommend are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy. If ongoing treatment is recommended, we work to offer that treatment at Langley Porter, but will also provide outside referrals.

Evaluations and treatment are provided by clinician trainees under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of faculty attendings led by a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

How to Make an Appointment

For an appointment please call our intake and referral service at 415-476-7500 or 800-723-7140 (toll free). 


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