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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Providing inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services for children and adolescents

Our mental health specialists care for children ages 4-12 and adolescents ages 13-17 with many different emotional or behavior problems, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

We provide a safe place for all children and young adults to heal and learn positive behaviors. Care is personalized to help your child or young adult. Treatment may include:

  • Full or partial inpatient care
  • Comprehensive health assessment (psychiatric, medical, nutritional, social behavior)
  • Outpatient counseling
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Activity and physical fitness therapy
  • Help with managing everyday behaviors, social skills and communication
  • Nutritional education
  • Medication
  • Treatment for psychotic episodes (our First Episode Program)

Meet Your Care Team

Abby M. Araya

Abby M. ArayaPsy.D.

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Cheryl M. Cobb

Cheryl M. CobbMD

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Mood Disorder, Psychiatry
Blythe Corbett

Blythe CorbettPhD

    Autism Disorders, Clinical Psychologist, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Mood Disorder, Psychiatry
Laura L. Corona

Laura L. CoronaPhD

    Autism, Child Development, Clinical Psychologist, Developmental Delay, Developmental Medicine, Pediatric Developmental Medicine
Bradley W. Freeman

Bradley W. FreemanMD

    Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Anxiety Disorders, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mood Disorder, Psychiatry

Why Choose Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Vanderbilt

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    Exclusive care

    We are the only provider of inpatient mental health services for children in Middle Tennessee.

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized care

    We offer specialized services for children ages 4 through 12 who have emotional or behavioral challenges.

  • stethoscope, Inpatient programs
    Inpatient and outpatient options

    We offer many inpatient and outpatient options for children and young adults. Our inpatient clinics are supervised by board-certified psychologists.

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    Therapy options

    Therapy options include individual and group sessions, family therapy, activity and physical fitness therapy, nutritional education and help with improving everyday behaviors, social skills and communication.

  • timing, timer, clock, fast, speedy, rapid, Convenient care
    Convenient care

    Your child may benefit from our partial hospitalization program for adolescents. This program allows teens to participate in daytime therapy and group activities while continuing to live at home or college.

  • caduceus, Depth of expertise, excellent outcomes
    Unique programming

    We offer our First Episode Program for teens experiencing psychotic disorders. Our school program offers care in 48 campuses of Metro-Nashville Public Schools.


3841 Green Hills Drive, Room 3000-C
Nashville, TN 37215
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2200
Nashville, TN 37212