CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY SERVICES

Learn more about our services and where they are offered.

CHILD, ADOLESCENT, AND FAMILY SERVICES

Learn more about our services and where they are offered.

24 Hour Crisis and Emergency Services

Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

HELP4WV: https://www.help4wv.com/

Children’s Mobile Crisis Response & Stabilization Teams: A team of crisis specialists in WV communities dedicated to providing care to children and families in need when someone up to age 21 is experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis.

Acute Adolescent Unit

Adolescent Programs at Chestnut Ridge Center are designed to provide intensive treatment that promotes healthy growth and lifestyles. The goal of the adolescent unit at Chestnut Ridge Center is to stabilize the patient in order that they may return home, to school, and to the community. Family members are an important part of the treatment program.

Contact: 304-598-4000

Inpatient Services Criteria
Adolescents, 13 to 17 years of age, who require comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment to stabilize their psychiatric symptoms, may enter an acute care program. Adolescents who enter this program are actively suicidal, homicidal, and/or psychotic.

Multidisciplinary Team
An interdisciplinary treatment team is led by a board-certified psychiatrist and includes a licensed psychologist, social worker, nurse, mental health specialist, and recreational therapist.

Treatment Components

  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Life skills: suicide prevention, impulse control, anger management, values clarification, decision-making skills and problem solving
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Morgantown, WV

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Outpatient services are medical appointments that do not require a hospital admission or overnight stay. WVU RNI Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry offers individual, group, and family therapy services. We also provide case management, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, and medication management.

Our providers are trained to construct treatment plans that are best suited for each patient. WVU RNI Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry faculty and staff are trained in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy methods including Supportive Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Parent Management, Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy. Treatment recommendations will be offered upon a patient and family needs assessment.

In addition to the services described above, featured services include

Pediatric Outpatient Psychology

Specialized behavioral healthcare is available for children, adolescents and families from our team of pediatric psychologists. Our providers will conduct a thorough assessment to identify individual, family, school, and environmental needs to develop an individualized treatment plan.  We treat a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, chronic illness adjustment, medical adherence, pain management, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, and tics and Tourette’s. Our providers are able to provide evidence based care including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics and Tourette’s (CBIT).  Pediatric psychology outpatient services are provided by:

  • Stephany Lora, Psy
  • DJennifer Ludrosky, PhD
  • Janelle Mentrikoski, PhD
  • Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP.

Pediatric Psychology Integrated Care

At WVU Children’s, we care for the whole child.  For children and families, having a medical diagnosis can be overwhelming. We understand that helping children involves helping the child, and the family, cope with what is happening. Our pediatric psychology providers provide integrated care on multiple medical teams including Cystic Fibrosis, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, Cleft Lip and Palate, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, and Consultation/Liaison services. Integrated pediatric psychology services provided by:

  • Janelle Mentrikoski, PhD
  • Jennifer Ludrosky, PhD,
  • Stephany Lora, PsyD

Pediatric Neurodevelopment Services

The WVU Medicine Children’s Neurodevelopmental Center Psychology Team provides neurodevelopmental and psychological assessments to children ages 0-12, as well as intervention to address behavioral and mood concerns for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Providers include:

  • Jenna Wallace, PsyD
  • Claire Baniak, PsyD.

Pediatric Neuropsychology Services

The WVU Medicine Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, in conjunction with the WVU Children’s Neurodevelopmental Center, provides evaluations of children with complex medical conditions affecting thinking skills. Pediatric neuropsychologists have specialized training in how the brain works and use this to diagnose and treat brain disorders. These evaluations can be used to help inform the medical team for treatment decisions, as well as providing information to support interventions and accommodations for learning and other therapies. Providers include:

  • Krestin Radonovich, PhD
  • D.J. Bernat, PhD.

PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY CLINICS

Infant and Early Child Clinic

The Infant and Early Childhood Clinic team members provide expertise in early childhood mental health and represent a range of disciplines, including psychiatry, case management, and social work for ages 0-5.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

Parent Management Training Clinic

The WVU Medicine Parent Management Training Clinic provides treatment for 2-10-year-old children presenting with mild to moderate disruptive behaviors at home and/or in public locations. Parent management training is an evidence-based and hands-on treatment that involves caregivers learning evidence-based techniques to manage their child’s challenge behaviors. The clinic is designed to assist families in improving child compliance, improving child respectful behavior, reducing child back-talk and outbursts, and reducing mild-to-moderate aggression. The clinic is not designed to address conditions that require a higher level of care (e.g., Conduct Disorder), for violent uncontrolled aggression creating safety concerns, for Autism Spectrum Disorder, for Intellectual Disability/Mental Retardation, for other significant development disorders (i.e., does not provide ABA or social skills training), for academic performance/learning issues, or for memory problems. Providers include: Jonathan Perle, PhD, ABPP.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

PREVENT Clinic

The Prevent clinic is a multi-disciplinary team clinic which provides therapeutic services including individual and family therapy, medication management, and case management services to adolescents who are struggling with substance use disorders or are at risk in developing a substance use disorder.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

Multifamily Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Clinic

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment for high-risk and life-threatening behaviors in teen and adults with complex psychiatric disorders. DBT is a cognitive-behavior therapy that strongly emphasizes the use of behavioral principles to facilitate change. This treatment blends an emphasis on acceptance (of oneself, of reality) with an emphasis on changing behavior. The overarching goal of DBT is to help people build a life worth living as they define it.

DBT therapy requires pre-treatment consultation consisting of 2-4 sessions to assess whether DBT therapy is an appropriate fit to client needs and to gain commitment to treatment.

Comprehensive DBT Adolescents Program: Weekly individual or family therapy and multifamily skills training for six months with between session phone coaching as needed.

DBT Skills Training Programs for Adults, University students (Healthy Minds University) and Adolescents: Skills training only and clients maintain therapy with an established non-DBT provider.

Contact: 304-598-4214 and ask for our DBT case manager Olivia DeVille

EDIT (Eating Disorder-Interdisciplinary Team)

Integrated team that works to develop an individualized treatment plan for children and young adults struggling with Eating Disorders, Disordered eating, and body image concerns. The team provides medical evaluations/treatment, nutritional evaluation/treatment, and psychotherapy for families and individuals. Therapy services are currently Family Based Treatment for Eating disorders, Cognitive behavioral therapy for Eating Disorders, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed interventions.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Resilience After Complex Trauma (ReACT) Clinic

The ReAct clinic treats children ages 5-17 who have adverse childhood experiences, disruptive behaviors at home and in school, are in kinship care, foster care or have been impacted by the opioid crisis that could benefit from individual and family therapy, social skills and/or family group supports. Modalities include individual and family therapy. A caregiver group is also available as part of the clinic treatment options.

Contact: 304-293-8724

ADHD Assessment Clinic

The WVU Medicine ADHD Assessment Clinic is a diagnostic-only clinic that provides assessment for 4-11-year-old children presenting for concerns of ADHD and co-occurring psychiatric concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression). The assessment involves three comprehensive evidence-based sessions involving caregiver interviews, child interviews, observations, and rating scales/information collected across multiple settings. The clinic does not offer cognitive/IQ, academic/learning, or Autism Spectrum Disorder testing.

Contact: 304-598-4214

Location:
Healthy Minds – Chestnut Ridge Rd.
930 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

Children’s Gender & Sexual Development Multidisciplinary Clinic

The Gender and Sexual Development Clinic at WVU Medicine Children’s is an outpatient multidisciplinary clinic aimed at supporting young people (up to age 26) as they navigate gender identity development, sexual orientation, and/or differences in sexual development. This clinic supports patients and their families on their journey, providing evidence-based treatment options, including medical, behavioral health, and parent support.

Contact: 304-598-4835

More Information

Gender Care Resources

Virtual Education and Support Group for Caregivers

This eight-week virtual program assists in developing complex trauma management treatment plans tailored to individual/family needs.

Contact: 304-598-4214

School Based Counseling Services

This program is designed to give students the opportunity to speak with a behavioral health professional in the familiarity of their school environment through group and individual meetings during the school day. As part of the meetings, the students will participate in various activities and discussion in order to identify emotional disturbances and challenging behaviors that interfere with their social, emotional and academic development.

Available in the following Counties: Doddridge, Harrison, Monongalia

To become enrolled in the school-based programs please contact 304-623-5661 or speak to your school administrator.

Locations:

  • Braxton
  • Doddridge
  • Gilmer
  • Harrison
  • Lewis
  • Monongalia
  • Upshur

WVU Medicine Monongalia and Marion County call 304-598-4214

WVU Medicine Harrison, Gilmer, Braxton, Lewis, Upshur call 304-623-5661