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 Pediatric Psychology 

The Psychology Department at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive resource center for children, families, and physicians. Our psychologists care for all aspects of your child’s development and behavior, including social, emotional, cognitive and academic functioning.

Our department is dedicated to family-centered care and offers a variety of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services. Staff members are committed to promoting positive family relationships and helping each child achieve his or her fullest potential.


The Psychology Department provides care for a broad range of conditions:

  • Adjustment to medical illness
  • Developmental delay
  • Underachievement in school
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention and concentration problems
  • Parent-child problems
  • Eating, sleeping, or toileting problems
  • Behavioral problems
  • Peer relationship difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Referrals may be made by parents, pediatricians, other medical specialties, schools or community agencies by calling the Psychology Department at


or by requesting an appointment online, anytime.


Additional resources

Read about our grant for mental health services from the St. Louis County Children's Fund.

Initial consultation

Understanding your child and family is the first step. During the initial appointment, a psychologist meets with your child and family, obtains relevant background information and discusses the concerns in detail. A plan of care is developed with your family.

Psychological testing

Psychological testing is available to assess your child’s developmental, intellectual, academic and emotional functioning. Test results and recommendations are fully discussed with parents.


Therapy provides families with ongoing support and direction in managing emotional and behavioral difficulties of childhood and adolescence. A full range of therapeutic services is available including:

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating disorders
  • Family Based Therapy for Eating Disorders
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tourette’s and Tics
  • Comprehensive Behavioral interventions for Insomnia

Special Programs

Specialized programs are developed in response to patient and family needs, including:

  • Assessment and intervention for difficulties arising in infancy and early children
  • Evaluation for autism spectrum disorders through the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center
  • Evaluation and treatment for feeding disorders by the Feeding Team
  • Evaluation for learning disabilities
  • Developmental testing
  • Psychological testing
  • Neuropsychological testing

Contact us

 Location Appointment Phone Number

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
1465 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104   


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics specialty Services
10296 Big Bend Rd.
Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63119


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics Specialty Services
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis

400 Medical Plaza
H.W. Koenig Building, Suite 220
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics Specialty Services
St. Luke's Hospital

224 South Woods Mill Road
South Medical Building, Suite 640
Chesterfield, MO 63017


Meet the team

Barbara Barnes, Ph.D.
Debra Emery, Ph.D.
Donna Gfeller, Ph.D.
Michael Kenney, Ph.D.
Michelle Black, Ph.D.
Joel Nadler, Ph.D.
Jaimi Ramsey, Ph.D.
Sarah Hanly, Ph.D.
Linda Sharpe-Taylor, Ph.D.
Mary Weatherford, Ph.D.
Stacey Woodrome, Ph.D. ABPP

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