Behavioral Health at Town & Country Pediatrics

Lurie Children’s Primary Care - Town & Country Pediatrics (LCPC-TCP) is proud to offer behavioral health guidance, consultation, and treatment to address certain parenting difficulties and common emotional/behavioral problems in children.

Following an initial assessment, we will determine whether treatment is appropriate in a primary care setting. Examples of common behavioral health concerns treated in our office include:

  • Mild problem behaviors in younger children
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders

For more specialized services, we provide referrals to behavioral health professionals at:

Frequently Asked Questions

Behavioral health services are offered only to current patients of LCPC-TCP. Contact your pediatrician to discuss your concerns and request a referral.

We provide short term Parent Management Training (PMT) (up to 8 sessions).

PMT is conducted almost exclusively with the parents and is the most effective way to improve common problem behaviors in younger children, such as frequent or prolonged tantrums, oppositional behavior, whining, oversized fear reactions and anxiety, sleep problems, and toileting issues. In PMT, parents are coached how to shape the child’s behavior over time using carefully designed incentives and consequences.

Yes. We evaluate children for the possible presence of ADHD or Anxiety Disorder. The first step is to reach out to your primary care pediatrician with your concerns. Based on your child’s history, your pediatrician will determine the next steps necessary to evaluate your child. 

Yes, your child may receive medication here or be referred elsewhere, depending on the complexity of the problem.  

Not all behavioral health conditions can be treated in a primary care setting. For more specialized services, we provide referrals to behavioral health professionals at Lurie Children’s or other community practices.

Conditions NOT treated at LCPC-TCP include the following (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • History of psychiatric hospitalization within the last 3 years
  • History of day treatment within the last year
  • Chronic, passive or active suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • Self-harm behaviors or other high-risk behaviors
  • Significant substance abuse or addiction
  • Major depression or bipolar disorder in an adolescent
  • Eating disorder
  • Behavioral dysregulation, especially in autism
  • Tourette Disorder or OCD
  • Psychotic symptoms
  • Active forensic issue, such as a pending court case
  • Gender and other sexuality concerns as the primary issue
  • PTSD or developmental trauma as the primary issue
  • Specific cognitive or learning problems that require psychological testing
  • Parents who cannot work together due to a high conflict dispute

Insurance Plans Accepted for Behavioral Health Services at LCPC-TCP

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • United Health Care/United Behavioral Health Care/Option
  • Aetna (therapy services must go through Magellan in order to receive in-network benefits)

Appointments

Contact your pediatrician through MyChart or call 312.227.2800 to discuss your concerns.