Caring For Your Child's Mental and Emotional Health

Pediatric Behavioral Health

About Pediatric Behavioral Health

Pediatric Behavioral Health specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years of age. Our board certified pediatric psychiatrists provide children and families with the expertise and resources for comprehensive evaluation and treatment.

Initially, a diagnostic evaluation is performed to assess a child's condition with attention to its psychological, biological, social and environmental components. The next step is to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the child and family, often integrating ongoing care with health, mental health, educational and social service providers in the community. Child psychiatrists are prepared to advocate for children and adolescents in each of these domains of care and support.

Recognizing that Pediatric Behavioral Health is a concern across the lifespan, we focus on issues impacting all age groups, from early childrenhood right up through late adolescence. Our specialists work with parents, families, guardians and child advocates to develop individualized treatment plans for each child or adolescent in our care. Some types of therapy we offer include:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • One-on-one therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Social skills therapy
  • Psychoeducational testing
  • Habit reversal therapy
  • Exposure/response prevention therapy
  • Parent-Child interaction therapy

Working collaboratively across the health care system, we aim to continually identify and create optimal treatment environments and options, providing the necessary cutting-edge mental health services that keep children healthy and improve their lives.

Addictive disorders

Addictive disorders, such as substance abuse and dependence, are common disorders that involve the overuse of alcohol or drugs. Addiction develops over time and is a chronic and relapsing illness.

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are conditions in which the sufferer experiences extreme, often disabling, fear or anxiety. They can be understood as a pathological version of normal fear and are the most common of the mental disorders.

Mood disorders

Mood disorders, sometimes called affective disorders, refer to a category of mental health problems that include all types of depression and bipolar disorder.


A phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational and persistent fear of a specific object, situation or activity. The fear experienced by people with phobias can be so great that some individuals go to extreme lengths to avoid the source of their fear.

Behavioral Health

Lee Health Behavioral Health is a specialty that treats adults and seniors for a variety of mental health, emotional, and behavioral problems. Services include new patient evaluation, medication management, and psychotherapeutic evaluation and management.

Lee Physician Group Doctors & Advanced Providers

Adult Psychiatry
Pediatric & Adolescent Psychiatry

Call us today to find out more information about your treatment options, to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment. Our phone number is 239-343-9180 and our fax number is 239-343-5811.

Physician referral is required either by phone or written order before evaluation by one of Lee Health’s Pediatric Behavioral Health specialists. If you do not have a physician, you can call Lee Physician Group at 239-481-4111.

Pediatric Behavioral and Developmental Medicine
  • 15901 Bass Road
  • Suite 108
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
Mon - Fri : 8am - 5pm

* An outpatient department of Lee Memorial Hospital

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  • Phone: 239-343-6050
  • Fax: 239-343-6051

Why Choose Us?

At Lee Health, we provide an array of Pediatric Behavioral Health services throughout our network, including inpatient and outpatient treatment for both children and adolescents. These include:

Pediatric Behavioral Health Center

Outpatient Services
The Pediatric Behavioral Health Center is an outpatient facility that provides a variety of services specializing in the treatment of emotional and behavioral issues.

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Find a Lee Health Physician Group Behavioral/Mental Health Specialist

Our Lee Health Physician Group specialists are board-certified in psychiatry/Pediatric Behavioral Health to provide the best care to both children and adults. We tailor each patient's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs.