Professionals offer Psychiatric help at the Children's Hospital of Georgia

Children with psychiatric and emotional disorders need expert, coordinated care to help them cope with life’s challenges. Medical Center at Augusta University Psychiatry and Health Behavior offers outpatient and inpatient treatment for children ages 6-16 years with emotional and behavioral problems such as:

Interdisciplinary Care by Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Care is delivered by an interdisciplinary treatment team of child and adolescent psychiatrists and child and adolescent psychologists, including specialists in eating disorders, ADHD and autism. They are supported by social workers, a recreational therapist, a special needs teacher, a registered dietician and psychiatric nurses and technicians. The team offers:

  • Short-term inpatient psychiatric care in a dedicated unit focused on evaluation, consultation, crisis stabilization and treatment planning
  • Family assessments, consultations, therapy and medication management
  • Outpatient and inpatient care for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders
  • A multidisciplinary outpatient Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) program for children ages to 16 whose ADHD is difficult to treat
  • A behavioral management program for autism
  • Patient Family Centered Care
  • All the resources of one of Georgia’s largest academic medical centers

Call 706-721-9331 for admission information or assistance 24/7.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists:


All Psychiatry Specialists

Christopher Drescher, PhD Pediatric Psychology
Eric Lewkowiez, MD Pediatric Psychiatry
Donna Londino, MD Pediatric Psychiatry
P. Mabe, PhD Psychology
Dale Peeples, MD Pediatric Psychiatry
Sandra Sexson, MD Pediatric Psychiatry
Lisa Sheehan, MD Pediatric Psychiatry