Current Environment:

At PNW we are dedicated to enhancing the growth, development, and well-being of all children, from birth through late adolescence including your child’s mental and behavioral health. The behavioral health team works closely with your child's PCP and may provide the following services:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of developmental, behavioral, and mental health disorders including but not limited to:  Autism, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, PTSD
  • Parent guidance, consultation, and resources
  • Medication management for some conditions
  • Brief individual treatment for mild-moderate emotional and behavioral challenges

We recognize that it can be difficult to find ongoing therapeutic support for your child.  If you are looking for an outpatient therapist for your child, we recommend trying the following.  

  1. If you are within the "catchment area" for the William James Interface referral service, you can contact a caseworker who will help you to locate a therapist in your community. 617-332-3666 
  2. Contact the Behavioral Health number on the back of your insurance card.
  3. Visit to run a search for local therapists."

If your child is in crisis, call 911 or a local mobile crisis team:

Boston/Metro Boston Region
Central Region


Additional emergency numbers:

Connect with a Crisis Counselor by texting HOME to 741741
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Parent Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188

Recommended book list

Behavior Management
Body Image
Diversity and Anti-Racism
Divorce and Remarriage
Emotion Regulation
Family Diversity
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
Grief and Loss
New School
Sensory Processing
Sibling Relationships
Substance Use

Additional parent resources