Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates – In-office and Virtual Visits via Zoom
We are now offering Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services including initial Psychiatric evaluations and medication management at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates. Our providers are licensed in PA and NJ; patients can be seen face-to-face or by HIPAA compliant Zoom from home, throughout the states Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
What is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry?
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, generally refers to the treatment of psychiatric illness and the management of learning vulnerabilities, by a mental health provider with additional training serving this population.
Why would you recommend a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, as opposed to a General Psychiatrist, if they also trained in mental health?
The presenting symptoms of a mood, anxiety or learning disorder in a child, are often quite different, than the symptoms that an individual may present with in adulthood. For example, irritability or behavioral disturbances are commonly associated with the onset of depression in childhood, while sadness tends to be the initial complaint for adults. Having a provider with specialized training in child and adolescent psychiatry, may increase the likelihood of obtaining an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.
Gracie Yeo, MD is the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates. After completing an Adult Residency in General Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, she completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at TJUH as well, in conjunction with Nemours / A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. She is currently accepting new patients, and can see patients throughout the state of Pennsylvania either via face-to-face visits in Paoli, PA, or by HIPAA compliant Zoom.
Richard D’Amato, CRNP is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with specialized training in the treatment of mood, anxiety and learning disorders in Children and Adolescents. Mr. D’Amato is now accepting new patients at Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates’ Center City location at 16th and Walnut Street in Philadelphia.