American Family Children's Hospital
UW Health's psychiatry and psychology services emphasize wellness, management and prevention including both physiological and psychological health. Our psychiatric staff provides a full range of services for children and adults through patient consultation, outpatient care and programs and inpatient care.
The variety of therapies available includes psychotherapeutic approaches for individuals, couples and groups and comprehensive psychobiological assessment and treatment. We also offer a substance abuse treatment program and frequently explore the psychiatric causes and ramifications of sleep disorders.
Inpatient Care

University Hospital has an adult inpatient unit for treatment of mental or psychiatric disorders that cannot safely be treated on an outpatient basis. Services include assessment, interdisciplinary treatment planning, medication management and individual and group therapy. Comprehensive discharge planning refers patients for further treatment in their local communities.


The treatment team includes psychiatrists, a psychologist, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and social workers. Spiritual services are also available to all patients. Members of the treatment team may request a variety of other consulting services available in the hospital.


The Psychiatry unit has 18 beds and offers private rooms, and the unit is designed to provide a safe environment conducive to healing and recovery. A large, open day room along with several other common areas create welcoming spaces for dining, connecting with others and recreational activities. Family and support persons are welcome to visit; visiting hours are from 8am-9pm daily, and primary supports are welcome to stay overnight if approved by the nurse. Children 17 years old and younger may visit on B6/5 if they are supervised by an adult visitor.

Call (608) 263-7525 for more information about our inpatient unit.
Research interests include affective disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, psychotherapy, molecular neurobiology, functional brain imaging, the effects of emotions on health and sleep problems.