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Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology

Includes specialty programs: Partial Hospitalization Program / Psychiatric Intake Response Center

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We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional or behavioral disorders affecting children, teens and their families. Ranging from outpatient care to acute inpatient treatment, our mental health services include medication management, educational consultation and testing, psychological testing, individual therapy and family counseling.

We have one focus: kids.

We have advanced training in helping children and teens with emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders. In addition to providing care on our inpatient unit, we offer outpatient consultation to young people 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.

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

We also have a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week triage and referral service that links families to behavioral health services in Summit County and beyond. Our Pediatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) is staffed by licensed independent social workers and licensed professional clinical counselors who are trained to assess a child’s mental, emotional and behavioral healthcare needs. Call 330-543-7472 to access PIRC.

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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Pediatric Psychiatry & Psychology, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
AES Building
388 South Main St.
Second floor
Akron, Ohio 44311
Fax: 330-543-3942
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Psychiatry and Psychology, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6505 Market St.
Building C, Suite 3100
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Psychiatry and Psychology
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Locust Professional Building
300 Locust St.
Suite 280
Akron, Ohio 44302
Fax: 330-543-4271
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Our Doctors/Providers

Holly Berchin
Holly Berchin, MSN, RN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sumru Bilge-Johnson
Sumru Bilge-Johnson, MD

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

John Bober
John Bober, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Charles Brown
Charles Brown, DO

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Krista Caldwell
Krista Caldwell, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Georgette Constantinou
Georgette Constantinou, PhD

Regionalization Consultant; Pediatric Psychologist

Ulia Fisher
Ulia Fisher, PhD, LPC, MFT, MBA

Mental Health Therapist

Laura Gerak
Laura Gerak, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Carmen Harlan
Carmen Harlan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Elena Hissett
Elena Hissett, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Courtney Hout
Courtney Hout, LPCC, MFT

Mental Health Therapist

Steven Jewell
Steven Jewell, MD

Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology

Laura Markley
Laura Markley, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Karla Mellott
Karla Mellott, LISW

Mental Health Case Manager

Rihab Mohamed
Rihab Mohamed, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Medical Director, Partial Hospitalization Program

Susan Neilan
Susan Neilan, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Andrea Nelson
Andrea Nelson, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Geoffrey Putt
Geoffrey Putt, PsyD

Director, Outpatient Therapy Services; Pediatric Psychologist

Jason Spivey, Sr.
Jason Spivey, Sr., MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Tiffany Thomas-Lakia
Tiffany Thomas-Lakia, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Jamie Travis
Jamie Travis, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Kevin Triemstra
Kevin Triemstra, PhD

Pediatric Psychologist

Mallory Zehe
Mallory Zehe, PsyD

Pediatric Psychologist