Helpful Books for Parents

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids)  by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald Rapee PhD (Author), Ann Wignall D Psych (Author), Susan Spence PhD (Author), Heidi Lyneham PhD (Author), Vanessa Cobham PhD (Author)


Referrals for Anxiety Disorders

First contact your pediatrician to discuss your child’s symptoms and ask about treatment options. You can also call your insurance company to inquire about psychiatrists and therapists that take your insurance in your area. Additionally, you can call 314.454.TEEN for referral options.

  • This referral line is staffed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital and will find a provider in your area that takes your insurance
  • Ask for a child psychiatrist AND/OR
  • Ask for a therapist that does cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)


  • St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
    • 1129 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 (314) 534-0200
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital – Psychology Suite
    • (314) 454-4013

Psychiatry (physicians):

  • Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Intake: Ann Keevan
    • (314) 251-6898
  • Clayton Behavioral
    • 9890 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124 (314) 222-5830
  • BJC Behavioral Health (takes Medicare/Medicaid)
    • 1430 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
    • (314) 206-3700
  • Chad M. Sylvester, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Washington University School of Medicine
    • (314) 286-1700
    • *If you were a study participant, please indicate this when making the appointment.

Additional Family Resources

Resource Packet