Our experts diagnose and treat children who struggle with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties

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At Carilion Children's Pediatric Behavioral Health, we offer expert diagnosis and treatment to children who struggle with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
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Our pediatric behavioral health specialists don't just offer talk therapy, though we certainly do that. We take a science-based approach to caring for the whole child.
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Understanding there can be many root causes for negative patterns of behavior, we offer expert diagnosis and treatment to help your child function better at home and at school.
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Collaborative care with your child's doctors is offered by Carilion Children's Behavioral Health.
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Psychological assessments for a wide variety of diagnoses are offered in our office.
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Michole C. Pineda M.D.
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Michole C. Pineda M.D.
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Chief, Child Development and Pediatric Behavioral Health
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We offer expert diagnosis and treatment to children who struggle with mental, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
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Michole C. Pineda M.D.
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Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis?
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If you or a person you love are experience a current mental health crisis, please seek immediate help by visiting your local emergency room or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced based treatment approach that assists with improving emotional regulating, developing positive coping strategies and reframing negative thoughts. It is used to treat disorders such as anxiety, depression, mood regulation, or adjustment issues.
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Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
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Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an evidenced based treatment approach for young children between the ages of 2-7 struggling with difficult behaviors. This technique incorporates strategies to assist the young child in learning ways to manage negative emotions.
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Social Thinking Curriculum
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Social Thinking Curriculum is a program that facilitates development of social and communication skills in children. This approach provides a structure to help the child learn to consider the points of view, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, prior knowledge and intentions of others.
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Trauma- Focused Therapy
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TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment designed to help children, adolescents, and their parents address the negative effects of trauma, including processing traumatic memories, overcoming problematic thoughts and behaviors, and developing effective coping and interpersonal skills.
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Gender affirmative care/support focuses on the emotional validation, support and psychological safety to youth while respectfully affirming their gender identity. This approach provides a supportive, non-judgmental relationship with youth experiencing gender diversity.
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Opening October 2021, the fully accessible Carilion Children’s Tanglewood Center brings Carilion Children’s outpatient practices together to better serve our young patients and their families. Together with Pediatric Medicine, 18 specialties and services will be available at the new location. The facility is located at 4348 Electric Road in Roanoke.

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When it comes to residencies and fellowships, finding the right fit is very important. Our GME program offers amazing support and training.
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Carilion Children’s Pediatric Behavioral Health offers a variety of mental health services for children, adolescents and their families. We treat children with developmental, medical, behavioral, social and emotional disorders. We also provide psychological testing services.
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