Integrative Mental Health for Children, Teens & Adolescents in Denver (Ages 8 & up)

We offer psychiatry and therapy services for children, teens, and adolescents. Our approach combines medication management with holistic therapies like talk therapy and nutritional support.


Compassionate Care for Growing Minds

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we offer compassionate and holistic mental health services for children, teens, and adolescents aged 8 and older. Our integrative approach combines psychiatry and therapies such as play therapy and talk therapy to help children overcome difficulties and build valuable life skills. We create a safe, non-judgmental space for children to receive care and support caregivers in setting goals and monitoring progress.

For ages 13-18, our teen and adolescent therapy services are designed to help navigate challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, bullying, divorce, grief, identity issues, unhealthy behaviors such as substance abuse or eating disorders, and other high-risk activities. Signs indicating therapy may be needed include mood swings, withdrawal, impulsivity, academic issues, violence, or engagement in risky sexual practices.

Across all ages, our compassionate therapists build trusting relationships through in-person sessions. We involve parents while also prioritizing privacy and autonomy. Medication is prescribed conservatively, often trying therapy first. When needed, we provide family therapy to improve communication and resolve conflicts.

Our experienced team collaborates closely with families to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs. We understand the difficulties in self-expression and provide a supportive environment to receive comprehensive care.

Not every teenager needs a prescription. We believe in medication only when needed, and only for as long as needed.

As a parent or other caregiver, it’s difficult to see your child struggle and not be able to help. Too often the first solution we turn to is medication, but other options like talk therapy, nutrition, and exercise can be just as important in helping your child feel their best.

Integrative mental health means treating your whole child, not just their symptoms

In many cases, the best approach to care is an integrative one, combining different types of treatment to address your child as a whole person. Their mental, emotional, and physical well-being are all connected, and taking this to heart often means faster, more effective results.

Here are some of the main ways we provide help for your child:

  • Talk therapy & counseling for teens in Denver (Ages 10 & up)
  • Integrative teen & adolescent psychiatry in Denver (Ages 15 & up)
  • Medication management & tapering for teenagers in Denver (Ages 15 & up)
  • Ketamine therapy for teens & adolescents in Denver (Ages 13 & up)
  • IV therapy
  • Nutritional supplementation
  • Holistic recommendations

*Children younger than 13 are assessed for ketamine therapy on a case-by-case basis.

What can we help your child with?

Our team of child, teen and adolescent psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors in Denver is experienced in addressing the full spectrum of challenges for ages 8 & up. Here are some of the many issues we help treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral issues
  • ADHD
  • Difficulty at school
  • Stress
  • Bullying
  • Parent/Teen relationships
  • Social skills & Communication
  • Divorce
  • Trauma & Complex trauma
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • High-functioning autism
  • Coping with a death in the family
  • Sexual abuse
  • Adoption/Foster care

Your child deserves warm, compassionate care
that’s individualized to meet their needs

Every child is unique in some way, and we center this by creating personalized plans of care. We adjust our approach based on their age, cognitive level, their ability to vocalize their issues, and more. If trauma is involved, we look carefully at all details, including the age the trauma was experienced. 

Our initial evaluation will help us determine an appropriate approach to start with, and every aspect of our plan will be transparent, so that we can make sure we’re meeting your child and your family’s needs, goals, and values, and adjusting as necessary. 

Most importantly, we’ll create an atmosphere of trust and respect where your child and your family feel safe, free from judgment, and deserving of the best care possible.  

“With the internet and social media today, you're not parenting alone. You're parenting with TikTok, you're parenting with Snapchat and a lot of other different forces have become more intrusive in your parenting. It’s confusing because the values at home and the values outside are different.”
— Monica McIntyre, Clinical Psychotherapist

Your adolescent or teen might have more than one underlying
issue they need help with

Your child probably has more than one symptom, but it’s also possible there’s more than a single cause beneath the challenges they’re facing. For instance, a nutritional deficiency might result in depression, and difficult life events could cause a range of issues, from anxiety to episodes of anger and acting out.

Looking at your child in all their complexity helps us get to the root of their challenges. And some of our treatment options, like coping skills and communication tools, can help your child throughout their lives — not just today.

Your voice matters

From psychiatry to counseling, all of our treatments are done in close collaboration with your child as well as you as a parent or other caregiver. We’ll work together with you to understand the challenges you’re facing and develop a personalized plan of care that fits your needs as well as your values. This includes developing initial goals and expectations as well as an anticipated timeline. On-going communication and involvement with you is vital to your child’s progress and growth. There is no one-size-fits-all to helping a child or teen navigate mental health challenges — everything is tailored to who they are, how their unique brain works, and the needs of your family.

Begin your Teen's Journey today with Denver's Integrative mental health provider for Teens & Adolescents

At Ballen Medical & Wellness, we offer an integrative and holistic approach as Denver’s premier clinic for teen and adolescent mental healthcare. Our team comprises board-certified psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and holistic practitioners specializing in this age group.

We recognize that adolescence brings unique challenges. Our integrative services seamlessly blend conventional psychiatry with other therapies such as IV infusions, Ketamine therapy, mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, and more. This holistic approach equips teens with sustainable coping strategies for the journey ahead.

Contact us at (720) 222-0550 to schedule your first appointment or to address any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can book a free 15-minute consultation below.


What ages do you see?

We currently see children and teens, from approximately 10 and up for therapy and counseling, and 8 and up for integrative psychiatry. We also have one of the area’s only teen ketamine programs, covering 13-18. Children younger than 13 are assessed on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about each of our providers and find the best fit for your family’s needs, please call us at (720)222-0550 or schedule a free consultation here.

Are appointments remote or in-person?

Both are available. Although we prefer in-person appointments whenever possible for adolescents and teens, we also offer remote telepsychiatry and teletherapy appointments to help meet your schedule. Please note: all initial evaluations (your first appointment) need to be in person.

Do you provide all the services a traditional psychiatrist would?

Yes, think of integrative psychiatry as traditional psychiatry plus other treatment options that look at brain, body, emotions, and relationship dynamics more systemically and holistically. Our psychiatric providers have all the same training and certifications as traditional psychiatric practitioners, but also have significant further training in nutrition and other areas. Our psychotherapists (talk therapists) are also an important part of our care plans, and we often suggest talk therapy before turning to medication when possible.

When should I bring my adolescent or teen in for help?

The need for mental health evaluation and treatment is often triggered by noticeable changes in a child’s behavior or attitudes. This can include changes in eating or sleeping habits, OCD-like behavior, angry outbursts, falling grades, or a change in attitude towards school, friends or family. If you’ve noticed anything that concerns you, please call us at (720)222-0550 to find out which of our treatment options might be best for your family.

I work full-time. Is it still possible to bring my child in?

We’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule. Please discuss any individual needs with our front office staff and we’ll be happy to discuss and work with you.

Where in Denver are you located?

Ballen Medical & Wellness is located in Englewood, just south of the Denver Tech Center. We see patients from all over the greater Denver area, as well as all over the United States. If you’re flying in from out of state, please contact us for local hotel discounts and other help with your arrangements.

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