Children’s Psychiatric Treatment Services

Seeking professional help for a child is one of the most difficult decisions a parent has to make. Finding help with your child’s mental health can be intimidating and confusing.

The staff at West Oaks Hospital understands the concerns of parents regarding the treatment process. We offer help in determining each child’s needs.

At West Oaks Hospital, parents are actively involved in their child’s mental health treatment. Parents learn new skills in managing their child and receive support from other parents.


Our children’s mental health services are specifically designed for children ages 6-12 who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with daily life, physical health, family and/or school.

Problems may be expressed in a variety of ways, such as impulsive or defiant behaviors, inability to concentrate, extreme or prolonged mood swings, or physical aggression towards self or others.


Treatment programs refer to the different levels of care provided in treatment. Programs vary in intensity from comprehensive inpatient care to day treatment. West Oaks Hospital provides a full range of programs, such as:

Inpatient care provided for children with mental illness who are in need of 24-hour hospitalization. This program is for those children who need structure and intensive care. The program encourages active participation by every member of the family.

Day treatment care is provided for children who do not require overnight care. Our day treatment program may be adapted to morning, afternoon or partial week.

Only a licensed physician can make the diagnosis of a mental health disorder and approve a hospital admission.

The daily activities of all Children’s Services are designed to increase problem solving and communication skills and enhance self-esteem. The goals of the program are reinforced through the following modalities:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Multi-Family Group
  • Parent Education and Support Group

We give every child the opportunity to reach his or her maximum potential in an environment that fosters success.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

You can receive a mental health assessment and referral specialist 24 hours/7 days/week at 713.995.0909. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you prefer to contact us via email, please fill out a request information form.