Mood Disorders Center

The Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute offers cutting edge, tailored treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from mood disorders and related concerns, including depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, suicidality and self-harm, and emotional dysregulation.

The symptoms that youth struggling with mood disorders can experience, including persistent feelings of sadness, irritability or explosive anger, and impulsive decision-making, can be debilitating and disruptive to their lives as well as to the functioning of their families. These symptoms can be difficult for parents to detect or understand. In some cases, children keep their suffering hidden. Parents usually know that something is wrong, but aren’t sure what it is. Leaving these disorders untreated can lead to unnecessary suffering and lifelong mental health struggles.

If you suspect that your child may be depressed or having difficulties managing his emotions, it is important to get an evaluation by a clinician who is experienced in treating these disorders. Early detection and appropriate treatment can lead to a better prognosis.

Our multidisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists are experts in the most current assessment and treatment approaches.

Learn about the treatments we provide:

Mood Disorders Treatment
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Psychopharmacology
Intensive Treatment

To make an appointment, call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online.

Our Team

Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Jill Emanuele, PhD

Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Laura Berssenbrugge, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Lindsay Brand, PhD
Lindsay Brand, PhD

Associate Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center, Anxiety Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
Stephanie Dowd, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Lindsey Giller, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD
Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Anne Josephson, MsED

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Anna Loiterstein, MS
Anna Loiterstein, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Stephanie Samar, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Michelle Silverman

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Sol Wahba, MA

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Emma Zoloth, PsyD

Associate Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute