Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD

Welcome to Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Columbia University Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to advancing the science and care of mental and developmental health for all children, adolescents, young adults, and their families.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide state-of-the-art and compassionate care for those impacted by mental health and developmental disorders.
  • Train psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other professionals working in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
  • Conduct innovative research into the causes and treatment of mental health and developmental disorders.
  • Collaborate with our surrounding communities to increase access to care for groups who historically have been underserved by systems of care.
  • Address racism and other forms of social injustice in our Division, health care systems, and communities.

What sets the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry apart is the excellence of our research, clinical, and training programs. The partnership between the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute brings together the best of innovative research, diligent training, and exemplary clinical care.

—Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele, Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Dr. Laura Mufson, Associate Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University

Laura Mufson, PhD


John Paul M. Reyes, PhD

People of all ages, including children, teens, and young adults, sometimes feel down, depressed, irritable, or sad. If these feelings last longer than two weeks and start to affect parts of daily life such as eating, sleeping, relationships, or school, a person may be experiencing depression.

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Need help immediately? Call 911 or go to the emergency room.

Need contact info? Call (212) 305-6001 or see our list of locations

Are you in crisis or is someone you know having thoughts of suicide? Call (800)-273-TALK (8255), click to chat, or text "HOME" to 741741.

In an abusive relationship? Call (866) 331-9474 or text "loveis" to 22522.