Four Winds CMO Opens Mental Health Practice for Children in Saratoga
New York Child Psychiatry Opens at 28 Clinton St
Dr. Brett R. Nelson, Chief Medical Officer of Four Winds Saratoga, has recently opened a new practice specializing in mental health services for children and adolescents. Located at 28 Clinton Street in Saratoga Springs, New York Child Psychiatry provides evaluation and medical services primarily for children ages 4-17.
“Our business is unique because it focuses on mental health services for children and adolescents and there are few that have this focus,” says Chief Operating Officer and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rebekah Nelson. “While we currently provide psychiatric services, we are growing quickly and soon expect to provide a multitude of services to include Integrative Psychiatry, Therapy, Speech and Language therapy, educational consultations for those needing IEP/504 services, ADHD Coaching, and classes of parenting the neurodiverse child.”
Treatment areas include but aren’t limited to ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders, Trauma, Gender issues, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Oppositional Defiant behaviors.
NYCP’s medical team also includes Dr. Suzanne Sumida and two Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP). Most recently, Dr. Sumida worked at the outpatient child and adolescent department at Four Winds Saratoga until its closing in March of 2022.
A July 2021 survey by Understood and UnidosUS found that 65% of educators and 68% of parents reported concern over the mental and emotional well-being of children returning to school. Another study, conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found that between 2016 and 2020, the number of children ages 3-17 who were diagnosed with anxiety or depression grew by nearly 30%. The findings suggested concerning patterns emerging in child well–being since the start of the pandemic.
“It may be hard to understand what specifically is going on,” explains Rebekah, “But our job is to ask the right questions to be able to clarify and get a better understanding of the child’s needs.”
The company is currently booking new patient appointments for later this summer. Their website is currently under construction, so please call (518) 855-1984 for more information.
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