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Comprehensive Behavioral Health

Behavioral health is an aspect of wellness related to the habits and behaviors that result from a child's psychological and emotional state. Comprehensive behavioral health looks to the root causes of potentially detrimental behaviors that affect a child's mental health.

Behavioral health includes diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as anxiety and depression and behaviors such as substance abuse and self-harm resulting from the mental illness. In addition, the behavioral health specialists at the Children's Clinic manage the impact that conditions like asthma, obesity, or diabetes may have on your child's mental and emotional health.

When your child has behavioral health concerns, such as self-harm, substance abuse, or social anxiety, you need a compassionate provider who can support you and your child.

The team of providers at the Children’s Clinic in Billings, Montana, offers services that help prevent, identify, and treat behaviors that may impact your child’s psychological and emotional wellness.

Behavioral Health Q&A

For quality behavioral health support, call or request an appointment online with the West End or downtown Children's Clinic office today.

What are common behavioral health problems for children?

Common behavioral health issues may result from trauma, chronic illness, developmental disorders, significant life changes, or having parents who struggle with mental or behavioral health problems.

The Children's Clinic offers screening, diagnosis, and treatment/referrals for behavioral health issues, including:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harming or self-sabotaging behaviors
  • Suicidal ideations and attempts
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Aggression or violence toward others or animals

The Children's Clinic team includes specialists in adolescent mental and behavioral health. They develop a personalized, integrated plan of care with your whole child in mind.

What are the treatments for behavioral health issues?

Each behavioral health treatment plan is unique, as every child is different and their needs dynamic as they age. The providers at the Children's Clinic involve parents in planning their kid’s plan of care to ensure the best possible outcome.

Your child's treatment plan may include elements handled in the clinic and others handled by referring to specialists outside of the clinic:

  • Psychiatric support
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Nutritional support and changes
  • Medication support
  • Family support groups
  • Referrals to other specialists
  • Family and child education
  • Weight loss management
  • Outpatient addiction support

The Children's Clinic team is with you and your child every step of the way as you navigate your child's behavioral health issues. They work alongside other providers, facilities, and specialists to ensure they get the most comprehensive care possible.