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Psychological Services

Psychological Services at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland offers psychological evaluations and outpatient therapy services for children in the East Bay who have Alameda County Medi-Cal. Because psychological and behavioral problems in children don’t come with a one-size-fits-all diagnosis, we’re careful to create personalized treatment plans in all of our evaluations, treatment, and recommendations. Whether the cause is medical, situational, or trauma-based, our multidisciplinary team will personalize a care plan that fits your lifestyle and family environment.

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Our Services

  • Psychological Testing
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Mental Health Evaluations

Qualifications/Ages

  • 3-18 years of age
  • Alameda Co. MediCal

How to Make Appointment

Physician referral required. Please request a referral from your physician.

How to Refer a Patient

Specialized Behavior Support for Children and Pre-Teens

  • Children’s Psychological Services provides treatment programs for children ages 3 to 21 who are experiencing such emotional, social or behavioral difficulties at home and or school.
  • Evaluations are available to assess the cognitive, academic, and psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents. The evaluations help identify the strengths and challenges a child or youth has so they can be more successful at home, school, and in the community.
  • Our supportive and compassionate environment is ideally suited for both younger and older children. Interactive sessions are age-appropriate and take into account each child’s unique personality.

Individualized Care and Treatment Options

  • Every child requires a different kind of intervention, so our therapies focus on various techniques that draw on the latest in behavioral health studies. From family training and cognitive behavioral therapy to play therapy, we make it our goal to reach every child utilizing the methods that make sense for them.
  • While the child may be the main focus of treatment, we work closely in supporting the important people in a child’s life including their parents, teachers, and other important figures in the child’s life in understanding the child’s needs.