Child & Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides consultation, evaluation and treatment to children and teens with emotional, psychological and cognitive problems other than autism spectrum disorders, hyperactivity/ADHD, Tourette's syndrome and tics. The latter conditions are treated at the specialty clinics of the Children's Center at Langley Porter.

Typically, each child receives an initial assessment to clarify what's causing the problems and potential interventions to improve the quality of life for both the child and the family. We offer brief and long-term individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and family psychotherapy. We also offer ongoing medication management when appropriate.

In addition, we provide training that teaches parents new ways of addressing their child's behavioral problems.

To make an appointment, please call the number below for any necessary forms and have your child's pediatrician or specialist fax the forms back to us.

Getting Here

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7000
Fax: (415) 502-6361

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes


Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Our Team

Erin Accurso
Erin Accurso, PhD
Katy Ankenman
Somer Bishop
Somer Bishop, PhD
Khyati Brahmbhatt
Khyati Brahmbhatt, MD
Pediatric psychiatrist
Lindsey Bruett
Lindsey Bruett, PhD
Sarah Crouch
Sarah Crouch, PsyD
Sabrina Darrow
Sabrina Darrow, PhD
Whitney Ence
Whitney Ence, PhD
Samantha Fordwood
Sarah Forsberg
Sarah Forsberg, PsyD
Lauren M. Haack
Lisa Hail
Lisa Hail, PhD
Robert Hendren
Robert Hendren, DO
Tomoya Hirota
Tomoya Hirota, MD
Eva C. Ihle
Eva C. Ihle, MD, PhD
Joan Jou-Santacreu
Jessica Keyser
Jessica Keyser, PhD
Young Shin Kim
Daniel Le Grange
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
Bennett Leventhal
Bennett Leventhal, MD
Christie Enjey Lin
Jennifer Ly
Jennifer Ly, PhD
Ashley Maliken
Ashley Maliken, PhD
Devanand Manoli
Keith  McBurnett
Keith McBurnett, PhD
Kim Norman
Kim Norman, MD
Wen Ong
Wen Ong, MFT
Marriage and family therapist
Ann Parsons
Linda Pfiffner
Linda Pfiffner, PhD
Auran  Piatigorsky
Tara Rooney
Tara Rooney, MA
Speech-language pathologist
Lauren Schumacher
Lauren Schumacher, MD
Esme Shaller
Esme Shaller, PhD
Anna Swan
Anna Swan, PhD
Natalie Todd
Natalie Todd, PsyD
Christine Zalecki