Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Services

Mental health is important to overall health. Mental disorders are chronic health conditions—conditions that last a long time and often don’t go away completely—that can continue through the lifespan. Without early diagnosis and treatment, children with mental disorders can have problems at home, in school, and in forming friendships. Mental disorders can also interfere with a child’s healthy development, causing problems that can continue into adulthood.

If you have concerns about your child, there are many treatment options based on the best and most current medical evidence. Parents and doctors should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s treatment—teachers, coaches, therapists, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents, health professionals, and educators guide the child towards success. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders. (Source:

To make an appointment with our adolescent & child psychiatrists, or another provider, call our Appointments line.

Dr. Jackie Henschke is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Assocation (APA). Most recently, she served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. There she acted as the medical director of a community mental health center serving children and their families. She has also served as a Psychiatrist at EmCare where she conducted emergency psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and treatment planning. She also was a psychiatrist at the DC Department of Corrections in Washington D.C.

She completed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and her Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Henschke is a member of the APA, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She was awarded a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Stanford/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.



Dr. Jayasree Nandagopal

As an award-winning child psychiatrist, Dr. Jayasree Nandagopal brings over 20 years of behavioral and mental health treatment experience to the Mind Springs Health organization, including advanced clinical and research experience. Most recently, she worked at Harbor Behavioral in Toledo, Ohio providing outpatient tele-psychiatry services to an underserved population.  Prior to that, she ran a solo private practice and served on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati & Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Children’s Diagnostic Center, a community mental health agency affiliated to the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. There, her clinical responsibilities included evaluating and treating children and adolescents with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, ADHD and other severe mental illnesses. She is board certified in both adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Nandagopal has authored several research papers, case reports and textbook chapters and has been involved in a number of clinical trials as well as investigator-initiated, grant-supported neuroimaging research studies on mood and anxiety disorders. She has presented at various international psychiatric conferences and has received several scholarships and awards including the Educational Outreach Program Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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