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The Young Child Clinic


The Young Child Clinic

The Young Child Clinic offers comprehensive assessments and treatment to children from birth through five years old who have social-emotional, behavioral, traumatic, and mental health difficulties. Following a three part evaluation, parents are provided a feedback session to discuss findings and recommendations.

Treatment at the Young Child Clinic is family centered and evidence-based. We welcome siblings, extended family, and all caregivers who have an important relationship with the child. Interventions are determined by the developmental age of the child, specific problem, and needs of the family and child. Behavior programs, parent skills training, and various types of therapies are the primary tools implemented. Medications may be necessary and are used to augment the other interventions after thoughtfully consideration and collaboration with the family. Coordination of care with schools, daycare centers, therapists, primary care physicians, and other medical specialists is included with treatment.

The Young Child Team is composed of specialists from child psychiatry, social work, and psychology. As part of the Clinic’s education mission, medical students and trainees from psychiatry, social work, psychology, nursing, family medicine, and pediatrics may join the team to enhance the multidisciplinary approach. 

To contact us for an appointment call: 312-996-7723
Intake staff will assist you with scheduling. Please be patient as they may need to call you back.

We look forward to helping you.

Diane M. Misch, M.D. Rhapsody Mason, LCSW
Director of The Young Child Clinic Coordinator of The Young Child Clinic



  1. Ambulatory Clinic:
    Neuropsychiatric Insitute
    912 S. Wood Steet, Chicago, IL 60612
  2. UIC Hospital
    1740 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612
  3. Institute for Juvenile Research
    1747 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
  4. Psychiatric Institute
    1601 W. Taylor St.Chicago, IL 60612

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