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Mental Health

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital provides a full range of mental health services to children and adolescents. Our mental health staff members offer services ranging from outpatient care to acute inpatient treatment. Services include medication management, educational consultation and testing, psychological testing, individual therapy, and family counseling.

Our team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurses, and educators dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain good mental health as they and their families move their lives forward.

Areas Addressed by Our Services

Patient Stories

  • Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner

    Aubrey Bussan-Kluesner, portrait Aubrey’s parents knew something wasn’t right with their daughter when she wasn’t meeting all her developmental and behavioral milestones. Teachers and other family members also expressed concern, so Aubrey’s parents took her to their local doctor, but didn’t find any answers. Still concerned, Aubrey’s mother called University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for developmental and behavioral screenings.Read more
  • Parent Blog: Amber and Jason Miller

    Pierce Miller, portrait "For a mom with a child that has multiple special needs and multiple medications it’s one less thing that I have to worry about." Read more
  • Pediatric Feeding Program helps children overcome severe eating difficulties

    Intensive Feeding Program Pediatric Feeding Program staff work with children and their families on the acts of eating and feeding‚ teaching the children how to take food in and swallow, and showing parents and caregivers how best to introduce foods and help their children eat. Read Henry's story.Read more

Locations and Contact

  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    2929 John Pappajohn Pavilion
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    In House Directions: Elevator I, Level 2
    Hours
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Contact
    • 1-319-356-1188
  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    Contact
    • 1-888-573-5437 (888 573 KIDS)
  • Center for Disabilities and Development
    213 CDD
    100 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, Iowa 52242
    Contact
    • 1-855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)
    • 1-319-356-1346 (For medical records phone)
    • 319-356-7700 (For medical records fax)

Other Team Members

Social Worker:

  • Kim Anderson, LISW
  • James D. Burkhalter, LISW
  • Danielle Sparks, LISW