Behavioral Science Division / Pediatric Behavioral Health Programs

The Behavioral Science Division of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh offers specialized programs and services for treating children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties in different settings and across the developmental span.

Our experienced multidisciplinary team provides evidence-based therapies tailored to each child’s and family’s needs. Our experts promote the integration of high-quality mental health services into the medical home.

Our services are provided to patients in conjunction with the child’s medical care. Our clinicians provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral disorders. These specialists work with families to provide a comprehensive evaluation and a treatment plan. Treatment options include education, supportive psychotherapy, relaxation training, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychopharmacology when indicated. Family focused care is a key component of our mission.

Outpatient services are provided by the Child and Family Counseling Center (CFCC) and at many UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics practices. CFCC staff members have experience providing cognitive-behavioral, individual and family-focused therapies for:

  • Anxiety/fears/worries
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Chronic illness and behavioral medicine
  • Defiance and acting-out behaviors
  • Depression or problems with mood disorders
  • Loss and grief
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors

Our Developmental Medicine Clinic performs assessments with a specialty on assessing if a child has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

At our main hospital campus, medically hospitalized children and adolescents may receive adjunct integrated behavioral health care from the Pediatric Behavioral Health Consultation and Liaison Service.

In addition, Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic services are embedded within several Children’s Hospital divisions. For more information about these services, please contact your child’s medical team or follow links on this page.

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children's Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient's visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number below.



Ryan Anderson, PhD

Caitlyn Baum, LPC

Chelsea Nicole Grefe McCann, Psy D

Lauren Lorenzi Quigley, PhD

Shannon Meyers, RN, ASN

Taylor Naus, LCSW

Kenneth Tormey, Psy D

Justine Vecchiarelli, LPC

Kaycee Weir, PhD

  • Behavioral Health, Inpatient Services including Psychiatry and Psychology

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Behavioral Health Consultation and Liaison Service

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Children's Pine Center

    11279 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
  • Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
  • Children's East

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Children's Specialty Care Center Erie at Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot

    Magee–Womens, UPMC Hamot
    118 East 2nd Street
    Erie, PA 16507