UPMC Western Behavioral Health Expands Access to Child & Adolescent Services
Just after the New Year, UPMC Western Behavioral Health (WBH) opened a new location for child and adolescent services on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side, improving access for young patients and their families.
Services at the East Carson Street location include:
Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders (CADD), providing specialized behavioral health care for children with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disabilities;
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), which delivers intensive one-on-one behavior support for young children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disorders;
Therapeutic Early Autism Program (TEAP), offering intensive treatment in a preschool setting for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disorders;
Theiss Nursery Preschool, providing individualized, child-centered, and family-focused behavioral health treatment in an early learning classroom environment for children ages 3-6 with emotional and/or behavioral health disorders;
Theiss Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH), which delivers comprehensive and developmentally appropriate diagnostic evaluations and effective, evidence-based treatment options for young children (infancy through age 7) experiencing behavioral health problems;
Theiss Interactive Mobile Parent and Child Therapy (IMPACT), offering mental health treatment and consultation for the child and the child’s family/caregivers in the community in which they work and live;
Child and Adolescent Trauma Services, which include comprehensive and developmentally appropriate diagnostic evaluations and effective, evidence-based treatment designed specifically for children and adolescents experiencing the effects of complex trauma and exposure to traumatic events;
Cool Zone, offered in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, the Cool Zone provides behavioral health treatments that are family-focused, multiculturally sensitive, strengths-based, and trauma-informed for children ages 3-8 experiencing behavioral health problems;
New and Expectant Specialized Mothers Treatment (NEST), individuals who are pregnant, or up to one year postpartum, experiencing acute symptoms and crisis behaviors such as severe mood disorders, may receive short-term comprehensive outpatient treatment. Newborns are welcome to join.
All photos courtesy of UPMC.