Alice Chang, MD

Holistic Psychiatry for Children

As a parent, your children’s well-being is of utmost importance, and I understand the fears and concerns that can arise when it comes to their mental and emotional health.

I address a wide range of issues that parents commonly face regarding their children including:

  • Concerns about physical safety
  • Bullying
  • Social challenges
  • Grades or trouble in school
  • Developmental delays
  • Emotional well-being
  • Being disconnected from parents
  • Trouble communicating
  • Defiance and behavioral issues
  • Trouble expressing anger or managing other difficult emotions 


I go beyond simplistic explanations and understand that depression and anxiety are influenced by a myriad of factors. Through collaborative efforts with parents, teachers, and other relevant stakeholders, I delve into the specific issues affecting your child. 

Think of it as a detective work, where I uncover the root causes and tailor our solutions accordingly. 

I prioritize non-invasive methods and therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response techniques. However, if necessary, I may consider medications and supplements for cases where depression and anxiety persist despite other interventions.

Our goal is to empower your child and your family with the tools and support needed to thrive emotionally, mentally, and socially. 

I am dedicated to helping your child reach their fullest potential and fostering a positive, nurturing environment for their growth.

Benefits of Holistic Psychiatry for Children

Financial Benefits

Through this holistic approach, your child will gain a valuable perspective on life’s priorities, recognizing that lasting happiness stems from positive relationships, enriching experiences, and personal growth rather than material possessions.

Embracing the principles of holistic psychiatry leads to reduced consumerism, as your child becomes less influenced by materialistic desires and commercial advertising. By not being sucked into the cult of materialism, your child will not feel “inadequate” because they don’t have the newest pair of Nike sneakers, but rather find meaning in positive relationships, achievements, and experiences with family, trusted adults and friends.

Holistic child psychiatry not only fosters emotional and mental well-being but also instills financial wisdom and a balanced, contented approach to life that benefits both your child and your family as a whole.

Emotional Benefits

Your child will gain a sense of mastery and confidence when they are connected with all family members, have decreased academic stress, and improve relationships with friends and classmates. Having close and positive relationships with their family, friends and school, will greatly reduce depression and anxiety.

Using holistic methods, we will empower your child with self-confidence and self-compassion, equipping them with positive coping strategies to navigate stress and challenges. They will develop resilience to cope with setbacks and disappointments while also savoring positive experiences. These newfound skills will enable your child to tackle life’s problems with strength and celebrate both their own successes and those of others throughout their life journey. The holistic child psychiatry approach aims to cultivate lasting emotional well-being, empowering your child to lead a fulfilling and joyful life.

Physical Benefits

In holistic psychiatry, we will encourage your child to develop lifelong self-care habits that will become second nature over time. By instilling these practices early on, your child will naturally embrace self-care as they grow older.

Consistency in their sleep routine, regular physical activity, and positive eating habits will become ingrained in their lifestyle, preventing the struggles many adults face when trying to maintain self-care.

By starting these habits during childhood, your child will build a strong foundation for their physical and mental well-being, setting them up for a healthier and happier adulthood. Taking care of themselves will become a natural part of their daily routine, ensuring that they continue to prioritize their health throughout their lifetime.

This approach aims to empower your child with the tools they need to lead a balanced and fulfilling life, where self-care becomes an integral and effortless aspect of their journey towards overall wellness.

Spiritual Benefits

Your child’s journey has been one of overcoming numerous challenges. Through the holistic psychiatry process, they will learn the importance of self-compassion, which will become a powerful force for making a positive impact in their own life and the lives of others.

By internalizing and embracing self-compassion, your child will develop a deep sense of understanding and kindness towards themselves. This newfound compassion will enable them to navigate future challenges with resilience and empathy, fostering personal growth and emotional well-being.

Moreover, as your child embodies self-compassion, they will naturally extend this compassion to others. Their ability to empathize and support those around them will create a ripple effect of positivity, making a meaningful difference in the lives of friends, family, and their community.