Expert child mental health care at the Child Mind Institute

Personalized Mental Health Care

When we treat children and adolescents, it benefits the whole family.
The Child Mind Institute is here for you online or in-person.

Starting Your Care Journey is Easy

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Fill out our form to talk to an expert. It’s secure, HIPAA-compliant and takes less than two minutes. We are an out-of-network provider for insurance, but financial aid may be available for families who qualify. Our goal is to get kids out of treatment and back to their lives as quickly as possible. Learn more about our pricing.

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Speak with our intake team about how we can help. We’re experts in children, teens and young adults. Experienced intake coordinators work with you to understand your child’s needs.

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Begin treatment online or in-person at the Child Mind Institute

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Our results-based treatment is focused on returning children to their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide treatment to patients who live in my state?

    In-person treatment is available in our New York City and San Francisco Bay Area offices. For telehealth treatment, our board-certified clinicians are also licensed to treat patients who live in the following states:

    • California
    • Connecticut
    • Massachusetts
    • New Jersey
    • New York

    If you are located outside of our qualifying states, please refer to our Parents Guide to Getting Good Care or our 2020 Children’s Mental Health Report to learn more about ways to find care.

  • What are the benefits of treatment with the Child Mind Institute?

    The benefits of treatment at the Child Mind Institute include:

    • Our team provides all the services you need under one roof.
    • We use therapies explicitly designed for children, teens and young adults.
    • We partner with you to make the best treatment decisions for your child.
    • We offer intensive treatment for kids in crisis or families who are traveling for care.
    • We connect with kids and motivate them to work with us to get better.
  • Do you accept insurance?

    No, we are an out-of-network provider for insurance. We provide all the information a family needs to submit claims to an insurance company for reimbursement. We also partner with two organizations that offer assistance in filing and managing insurance claims. They will also verify your benefits and manage pre-authorizations. Learn more about the Child Mind Institute’s Insurance Reimbursement Partners.

  • How much will care cost?

    Our clinicians are trained in evidence-based treatments, which are specialized forms of therapy that have been proven effective for children. Treatment usually takes place over 12–16 sessions. The cost of care varies by service:

    • Psychiatric evaluation with a board-certified psychiatrist: $3,000
    • Diagnostic evaluation and treatment with a clinical psychologist or social worker: $200–$500/hour, depending on clinician seniority
    • Neuropsychological evaluation for learning disorders: $3,200–$6,800
    • Ongoing treatment: $100–$500/hour, depending on clinician seniority

    The Child Mind Institute has financial aid available for families who qualify. If you have financial need, our intake coordinators will send you a financial aid application before scheduling.

  • Where are your offices located?

    The Child Mind Institute has physical locations in New York City and San Mateo, California. We also offer telehealth appointments for families in CA, CT, MA, NJ and NY.

    New York City
    101 East 56th Street
    New York, NY 10022

    San Francisco Bay Area
    2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 242
    San Mateo, California 94403

  • What conditions do you treat?

    Our clinicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of social, emotional and behavioral challenges, including:

    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Anxiety, including selective mutism, separation anxiety and social anxiety
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Behavior problems
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Depression
    • Developmental disorders
    • Learning disorders, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and non-verbal learning disorder (NVLD)
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Phobias and fears
    • Sleep difficulties
    • Speech and language disorders
    • Suicidality and self-harm
    • Trauma and stress
  • My child has already been evaluated. Do I need another evaluation?

    Yes. We will review the evaluation that your child has already received as part of our diagnostic evaluation but cannot rely on that report to determine treatment recommendations. Our clinicians need to meet with you and your child directly and make their assessment. An accurate and thorough diagnostic evaluation is the key to recommending the most effective treatment.

Our board-certified clinicians know what works