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Includes specialty programs: Addiction Services Program / Intensive Outpatient Program / Partial Hospitalization Program / Psychiatric Intake Response Center

Lois and John Orr Family Behavioral Health Center

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional or behavioral disorders affecting children, teens and their families. Our mental health services include medication management, educational consultation and testing, psychological testing, individual therapy and family counseling.

More childhood, please®.          

At Akron Children’s, we’re dedicated to protecting, preserving and enriching every moment in your child’s life – from birth to graduation day.

We have advanced training in helping children and teens with emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. We offer outpatient consultation to children and adolescents dealing with the stress of a chronic medical condition, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. We also provide consultation for children admitted for medical and/or surgical care who may also be experiencing emotional or mental health issues, and offer inpatient services on our Akron campus.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis, our behavioral health emergency services, located within Akron Children's Hospital's emergency departments, is dedicated to evaluating and treating children and teens who present to our emergency rooms with mental and behavioral problems.

Conditions that may lead to a referral to pediatric psychiatry/psychology include developmental or emotional problems, traumatic stress, sexual or physical abuse, psychological components of physical illness, learning problems, changes in dietary habits or suicidal concerns. 

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Locations

Contact Behavioral Health

330-543-5015

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Intensive Outpatient Program
Akron Children's Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 2
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3856
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Partial Hospitalization Program
Akron Children's Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 2
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3856
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Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 2
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-3856
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Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology, Boardman
Teegan Kamzelski Building
6614 Southern Boulevard
Building E
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Steven Jewell
Steven Jewell, MD

Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology; The Lois C. Orr Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry

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Physicians/Providers:

Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD

Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Charles Brown, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Krista Caldwell, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Georgette Constantinou, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist: Regionalization Consultant

Rohan Das, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Kayli Deckert, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Laura Gerak, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Carmen Harlan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Elena Hissett, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Laura Hlavaty, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Sarah Love, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Daniela Marcella Bromberg, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Laura Markley, MD

Medical Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Community Pediatrics Liaison; Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; General Pediatrician - Adolescent Medicine

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Rihab Mohamed, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Medical Director, Partial Hospitalization Program

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Susan Neilan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Adriana Nevado, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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Geoffrey Putt, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Michael Redovian, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Jeffrey Smith, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Jason Spivey, Sr., MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Tiffany Thomas-Lakia, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Kevin Triemstra, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Allyson Weldon, PhD

Sports Psychologist

Chelsea Weyand, PsyD, ABPP

Director, Pediatric Psychology Fellowship Program; Pediatric Psychologist

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Mallory Zehe, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Anand Brahmbhatt, MSN, APRN-CNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Donald Croston, MSN, APRN-CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Anna Grzebieniak, APRN, CNP

Pediatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Marlea Milone, APRN-CNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Nelson, MSN, APRN-CNP

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Kathy Royer, MSN, APRN-CNS

Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Other Providers:

Kristin Burley, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist

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Jennifer Butler, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Nichole Collica, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist

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Ashley Fuller, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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QuJané Gordon-Gulley, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Anthony Graziano, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Stephanie Griffiths, M Ed, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist

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Regis Hensley, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Gregory Hoefler, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Courtney Hout, LPCC, MFT

Mental Health Therapist

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Kim Howard, LISW-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Tara Kakias, LPCC

Mental Health Counselor

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Lindsey Kaminski, LPCC

Mental Health Counselor

Denise Kelley, LPCC-S, BCBA

Mental Health Therapist

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Lisa Kress-Scudiere, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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Frankie Madison, LSW

Mental Health Therapist

Shannon McKenna, LSW

Mental Health Therapist

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Kristine Rufenacht, LISW-S

Mental Health Therapist

Ariel Snyder, LISW-S

Mental Health Therapist

Patricia Sullivan, MS, LPCC, LICDC

Mental Health Therapist

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Katie Terry, DSW, LISW-S

Mental Health Therapist

Rashell Ulrich, MA, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist

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Amanda Wallace, MEd, LPCC

Mental Health Therapist

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Holly Wanchick

Mental Health Therapist

Shannon Ward, LPCC-S

Mental Health Therapist

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

Anorexia Nervosa, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Self Injury, ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger Syndrome, Binge Eating Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Dysthymia, Eating Disorders, Female Athlete Triad, Phobia, Pica, trichotillomania, psychology, psychiatry



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