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Psychology 
 
 

The Psychology Department at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center serves as 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.

Referrals

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

Accessing services

Referrals may be made by parents, pediatricians, other medical specialties, schools or community agencies by calling the Psychology Department at 314-577-5667.

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

Additional resources

Learn about your child's health in our KidsHealth library and resource center.

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

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 therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Behavior management training
  • Parent consultation

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

 Contact us

 Location Appointment Phone Number

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

314-577-5667

DePaul Health Center 
12255 Depaul Drive, Suite 45
Bridgeton, MO 63044

314-577-5667

St. Anthony’s Medical Center
12700 Southfork Road, Suite 155
St. Louis, MO 63128

314-842-3535

Meet the team

Our staff is knowledgeable about child development and experienced in all aspects of pediatric psychology. Please click any physician name for more information.

Donna Gfeller, PhD, Director

Barbara Barnes, PhD

Michael Kenney, PhD

Joel Nadler, PhD

Ellen Scott, PhD

Karen Snyder, MS

Jessica Luitjohan, PsyD

Amy Ford, PsyD

Sarah Hanly, PhD

Stacey E. Woodrome, PhD

Solveig Paulson Rafanan, Secretary

Patricia Gudiswitz, Secretary

Patricia DeLaney, Secretary

 


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