Medical Coping Clinic (Gastroenterology)

Behavioral health clinicians within the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology provide complete clinical care for children with GI-related problems.

They coordinate care with the gastroenterologist to:

  • Improve your child's quality of life.
  • Make sure your child and family members receive the latest, most effective care.

GI Disorder Coping Clinic Focus Areas

GI disorders and issues our behavioral health experts can help with include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain management
  • Encopresis
  • Rumination
  • Eating issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Helping with the transition to adulthood

Therapies and treatments at the clinic include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Relaxation/hypnosis to manage pain and anxiety.
  • Psychopharmacology consults.
  • Behavioral techniques for encopresis.
  • Parent/family guidance.

Psychiatry services are also available as needed.

Meet Our GI Disorder Behavioral Health Team

Behavioral health experts in the medical coping clinic have a strong commitment to:

  • Continuing medical education.
  • Evidence-based practice.
  • Training students in the behavioral health field.