Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development welcomes referrals from physicians, social workers, educators and other professionals who work with children and families.

We are devoted to the healthy emotional development of children and families. Our specialty is to help children give voice to their inner emotional thoughts and needs through a relationship-based model that closely involves parents in working on behalf of their child.

Making a referral

Hanna Perkins offers a variety of services for parents and children, from birth to 18. These include:

  • A parent/toddler program for parents to enjoy structured time with their young children while gaining insights and tools to support their child’s early emotional development.
  • A preschool and kindergarten that involves close work with parents while focusing on emotional intelligence – to help children understand and master their feelings as the foundation for future success.
  • A clinic that provides evaluation and treatment services including psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and developmental guidance for children and adolescents.
  • Treatment of PMAD (postpartum mood and anxiety disorders) in new mothers.

We take time to understand the unique circumstances of every referral, and carefully tailor our recommendations to each individual and/or family.

All consultations and referrals are held in strict confidence.

Referrals from other schools

We’re an effective partner with private and public schools alike – working closely with families to prepare our students for transition back to their school of choice for 1st grade and beyond.

If your work brings you into contact with a client, patient or parent who seems to need guidance with large or small emotional challenges, we welcome your questions.

To discuss a possible referral, please call 216-991-4472.

Situations for referral

Here are a few examples of situations where Hanna Perkins can help:

Personal discomfort

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Eating difficulties
  • Bed-wetting
  • Bathroom concerns
  • Cleanliness issues

Stressful circumstances

  • New baby in the family
  • Disability
  • Disability or death of a family member
  • Adoption issues

Relationship difficulties

  • Fighting with family members
  • Trouble making friends
  • Stranger anxiety
  • Separation difficulties

School issues

  • Doesn’t want to go to school
  • Trouble socializing
  • Difficulty sitting still or paying attention
  • Difficulty learning
  • Seems to invite discipline
  • Under pressure from school to use behavior-modifying medication

Parenting concerns

  • Colicky baby
  • Breast feeding
  • Understanding age-appropriate development
  • Managing the “Terrible 2’s”
  • Appropriate discipline
  • Concerned about drug/alcohol use by child

Postpartum depression

  • Concern about bonding with the child
  • Racing thoughts and a sense of manic activity
  • Stomach aches or headaches
  • Sense of dread
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Thoughts of self-harm or harm to the child

Referring for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders

Hadden Clinic referrers' fact sheet

mental health clinic fact sheet
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