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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry section provides:

We have special expertise in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who have problems with:

Our Vision

To help kids build happy and successful lives

Our Mission

To excel in:

Our Guiding Principles

To provide care that is:

Our Services

  • State-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation
  • Expert second opinions
  • Comprehensive and focused psychological and neuropsychological testing
  • Evidence-based treatments, including:
       o   Cognitive-behavioral therapy
       o   Trauma-focused therapy
       o   Dialectical behavioral therapy  
       o   Narrative therapy
       o   Social-emotional skills training
       o   Parenting skills training
       o   Family therapy
       o   Group therapy
       o   Medication evaluation and management

  • Disorders We Treat

    Our Team

    Heather Walter, MD, MPH (Chief)
    Natalija Bogdanovic, MD 
    Donald Gair, MD 
    Melissa McCarter, LICSW
    Asma Rashid, MD, MPH
    Dana Rubin, MD, MSW

    Contact Information

    Boston Medical Center
    Dowling Building, 9th Floor  
    Enter at 850 Harrison Avenue
    Boston, MA  02118
    Call (New Patients):  617.414.5245
    Call (Existing Patients):  617.414.4238
    Fax:  617.414.5520

    Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 7 pm

    24 Hour On-Call Service for Existing Patients:  617.638.8000
    (request the Psychiatrist on call)

    Emergency Service:  1.800.981.4357

    The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic is located on the 9th floor of the Dowling Building. To enter the Dowling Building, please use the entrance at the Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center at 850 Harrison Ave. From the lobby of the Ambulatory Care Building (850 Harrison Avenue) take the corridor to the left of the Information Desk and follow this past the Urgent Care Center on your right. Turn right at the end of the corridor (Chapel on your left), walk down the ramp to the elevators and take elevator to the 9th Floor.


    Call: 617.414.4238

    24 Hour On-Call Service

    (request the Psychiatrist on call)

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