Pediatric Psychology

Valley Children’s pediatric psychologists evaluate and treat children with chronic medical illnesses and complex medical conditions who may be having difficulties adjusting to and coping with their medical condition. Valley Children’s pediatric psychologists provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to children in the Hospital or in any of our outpatient clinics.

Our psychologists work closely with other departments within in the Hospital, including physicians, nurses, social workers, child life workers and other staff members. 

Services Offered and Conditions Treated

Diagnostic Services

  • Outpatient psychological evaluation
  • Inpatient psychological evaluation

Therapeutic Services

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Parent/child counseling
  • Psychoeducation


  • Adjustment and coping with chronic medical conditions, such as:
    • Arthritis
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney conditions
  • Psychological factors affecting medical conditions, such as:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
  • Behavioral aspects of toileting problems

Conditions Treated

Patients with chronic medical illnesses or complex medical conditions who also have:

  • Problems with adjusting and coping
  • Adherence concerns
  • Behavioral issues
  • Conversion disorders
  • Coping with pain
  • Emotional issues
  • Encopresis
  • Enuresis
  • Fear of procedures