Mood Disorders Center

Children and young adults struggling with mood disorders can experience symptoms including persistent feelings of sadness, irritability or explosive anger, and impulsive decision-making, which can be debilitating and disruptive to their lives as well as to the functioning of their families. Leaving these disorders untreated can lead to unnecessary suffering and lifelong mental health struggles.

The Child Mind Institute’s Mood Disorders Center offers cutting edge, tailored treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from mood disorders and related concerns.

Conditions we treat include:

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
  • Suicidality and self-harm
  • Emotional Dysregulation
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

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. When medication may be helpful, our team works with board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists at the Child Mind Institute or partners with your own physician. Our psychiatrists offer expert consultation on whether medication can improve treatment outcome, and provide ongoing medication management when needed.

Treatments we provide:

Our Team

Jill M. Emanuele, PhD
Jill Emanuele, PhD

Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center

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Abigail R. Cooper, BA

Clinical Extern, Mood Disorders Center

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Tali Frankfort, MS

Clinical Extern, Mood Disorders Center

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Lindsay Gerber, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Lindsey Giller, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD
Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Jacob Lackow,  PhD

Associate Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Samantha Ladell, MS

Clinical Extern, Mood Disorders Center

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Lauren Latella, PhD

Associate Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Lindsay Brand, PhD
Lindsay Macchia, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Laura Miller

Clincial Intern, Mood Disorders Center

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Stephanie Samar, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center

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Joanna R. Stern, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center, Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program

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