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Psychological well-being can be difficult to maintain when facing an illness—problems in physical health can often bring on or exacerbate mental health issues, particularly in children and adolescents. The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) Behavioral Consultation Team provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric consultation, evaluation, and treatment to patients who are under the care of the general pediatric and surgical subspecialty services at CHAM. We serve children and adolescents with psychiatric complications of a medical illness or a primary psychiatric disorder complicating a medical illness.

Our psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers offer compassionate, family-centered care strengthened by research-based treatments, such as pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. We actively listen to you and your child to understand how we can best help. Through intimate sessions with patients and parents, we collaborate together to identify the cause of any issues and implement a constructive solution.

We help patients adhere to their medical regiments, ensuring they follow the path to health, and treat a range of psychiatric and neurological conditions, as well as personality disorders. Our team also specializes in helping patients facing blood diseases, diabetes, transplants, cancer, and rheumatic diseases. We also collaborate with CHAM’s Integrative Medicine and Palliative Care (IMPACT) team  to give patients pain relief, social work, and therapy when they need it most.


Audrey Walker, MD
CHAM’s Pediatric Psychiatry team offers compassion, world-class care, and robust support to help patients get back on the road to health. Our team works hand-in-hand with physicians and staff members across all divisions at CHAM, particularly the IMPACT team, to craft a custom plan with families and patients.


Audrey Walker, MD

Division Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


The Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Studies team provides patients with customized, compassionate treatment covering a range of issues, disorders, and illnesses. 


  • Specialized Care
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Dialectical Behavior Family

Education & Training

ThinkstockPhotos-476028777_316x210.jpgAs a leading division within a university hospital, CHAM’s Psychiatry division educates, trains, and fosters a number of individuals, including Psychosomatic Medicine fellows, Child Psychiatry fellows, Psychology interns and externs, as well as rotating residents from Neurology and General Pediatrics. 

The results of a seamless collaboration between CHAM, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the New York City Children’s Center’s Bronx Campus, this Child Psychiatry Fellowship program develops skilled practitioners, fuels breakthrough research, and delivers much-needed services to children, adolescents, and families.