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What is Behavioral Health?

The term Behavioral Health encompasses many components that contribute to overall health and well-being. The process for diagnosing Behavioral Health concerns may begin with the child’s primary pediatrician and often requires additional care by specialists in the community. We welcome the opportunity to assist your family in evaluating common behavioral concerns such as challenging behavior in toddlers and children, academic concerns, attention and concentration concerns, and mood disorders such anxiety and depression.

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What is Behavioral Health?
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Evaluating Behavioral Health Concerns

Behavioral Health Evaluation

Please start the evaluation by scheduling an appointment with your child’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) to discuss Behavioral Health concerns. We will do our best to ensure that you can meet with your child’s primary care provider for the initial appointment and any follow-up visits for consistency in their care. Identifying and treating these conditions will require several appointments, ongoing follow-up, and potentially a referral to a specialist. 

Evaluating Your Child for Academic/Behavioral Health Concerns

Behavioral Health Medications

If your child is prescribed a medication for behavioral health, it will be especially important to follow up with the same provider for medication refills. Specific appointment monitoring requirements will vary depending on the type of medication and your child’s diagnosis. Allegro also requires that all patients on long-term medications are seen in person for a Well Child Check-up + Med Check once a year by their PCP.

Behavioral Health Prescription Refill Guidelines

New Patients

If you are new to our practice, please schedule a Well Care Check-up appointment to establish primary care with an Allegro provider. This check-up allows us to make sure there are no other medical problems which may influence the behavioral symptoms you are seeing. We do not accept patients for behavioral treatment who are receiving their primary care outside of Allegro Pediatrics.

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Helpful Resources

We know that children and teens may experience anxiety, depression, attention, academic and sleep concerns. An appointment with your pediatrician is appropriate if you want to talk to your trusted provider about a new concern or a chronic issue. Research has shown that a mental health therapist can be the first line of treatment for many issues. It can take some time to find one, so it is often a good idea to start that process now.

In person:
  • Go to Seattle Children's Emergency Room
If you need a mental health professional to come to your home during a crisis:
By phone & text:

We recommend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Evidence-based help and skill training for depression/anxiety for children and teens.

To narrow your search:
  1. Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service: (833) 303-5437, Mon to Fri, 8am-5pm
  2. Contact your Employee Assistance Program
  3. Contact your insurance company
  4. Search: and sort by your insurance + location + child/teen + CBT/IP
  5. Search: and sort by the ethnicity a counselor identifies as + language + religion + location
Local Options:
  • Childhaven: Renton, Skyway, Tukwila | (425) 271-5600 | Visit Website
  • Compass Health: Snohomish County | (844) 822-7609 | Visit Website
  • Crosspath: Sammamish Residents Only | (425) 369-1111 | Visit Website
  • Eastside Psychological Associates: Woodinville, Snoqualmie, Issaquah | (425) 458-5048 | Visit Website
  • Friends of Youth: Issaquah, Duvall, Snoqualmie | (425) 392-6367 | Visit Website
  • Insight Mental Health Group: Snoqualmie Ridge | (425) 842-3910 | Visit Website
  • Joon Care Therapy: Virtual only, 13+ statewide | (425) 522-3781 | Visit Website
  • Northshore Youth & Family Services: Bothell | (425) 485-6541 | Visit Website
  • River Valley Psychological Services: Issaquah: (425) 391-0887 | Renton: (425) 228-5336 | Visit Website
  • Ryther: Bellevue, Seattle, Mukilteo | (206) 517-0218 | Visit Website
  • Seattle Children’s: Bellevue, Seattle | (206) 987-2164 | Visit Website
  • Snohomish Psychology Associates: Everett, Edmonds | (425) 789-1073 | Visit Website
  • Sound Health: King County | (206) 302-2300 | Visit Website
  • Youth Eastside Services: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland | (425) 747-4937 | Visit Website

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