February 1, 2022
Meet local healthcare professionals and practices – all dedicated to family health, including psychology, speech and hearing, dental, psychiatry, brain injuries, autism, and more.
FAMILY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTERS
Knowing where to turn is often the biggest hurdle a parent has in their search for their healthcare needs. This is particularly true when a child or adolescent’s learning disabilities or special needs come into play, or their own adult mental health needs.
One practice committed to helping families and that has been a steady local resource is Family Behavioral Health Centers (FBHC). FBHC provides a comfortable and friendly clinical environment, where families can find professional understanding and practical solutions to a wide spectrum of behavioral, physiological, emotional, and educational challenges.
Their team of psychologists and social workers work with families to identify specific challenges and appropriate solutions. Through comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and private consultations, they are able to guide parents and patients through the most appropriate and effective courses of action. When necessary, FBHC provides individual therapy for children, adolescents, and their parents.
Among FBHC’s team is Dr. Megan Alsop, who has been a Louisiana licensed psychologist since 2011. Her clinical practice includes psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and consultation, providing such key services for all patient ages as psychoeducational and ADHD evaluations, Autism Spectrum evaluations (children, adolescents, adults), and psychological evaluations for emotional and behavioral concerns.
Dr. Megan Alsop completed a fellowship at Sheppard Pratt Hospital’s Trauma Program, in which she treated and evaluated individuals with extensive physical and sexual abuse childhood histories. This work included outpatient and inpatient treatment and assessment of PTSD and dissociative symptoms, and often accompanying self-harming and suicidal behaviors.
Also on the team is Dr. Matthew Holcomb. Dr. Holcomb completed a doctoral internship in Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology at the London Health Sciences Center and a two-year fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Dartmouth Medical School. He has regularly scheduled clinic hours in both the Metairie and Mandeville offices where he provides clinical neuropsychological, cognitive, and psychoeducational assessment services for individuals across the lifespan.
Additionally, FBHC’s partner Gulf South Autism also serves the needs of New Orleans families with comprehensive individual and group programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Developed by a team of regionally and internationally renowned psychologists, the Gulf South Autism Center programs are structured around Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Gulf South Autism has two New Orleans locations in Lakeview and Metairie and regionally in Prairieville and Baton Rouge.
FBHC – Serving your family’s mental health needs with clinical psychology and neuropsychology.
Metairie, Mandeville, Baton Rouge, Lafayette
Visit FamilyBHC.com for more information.
Sprout Pediatrics was founded in July 2020 by Dr. Gabrielle Glasgow, Dr. Suzy Kingston, Dr. Lauren Hernandez, and Kendall Connick, NP. They had a vision to create a pediatrics practice in the New Orleans area that is family focused.
Sprout Pediatrics offers a variety of extras, including CPR for parents/babysitters/grandparents, Meet and Greets with providers, puberty talks for early adolescents, drive-thru flu clinics, yoga for kids, and group therapy sessions for kids.
The providers at Sprout enjoy watching their patients grow, not only within the clinic, but within the community. In 2022, Sprout Pediatrics is adding additional providers to the team to help serve the growing needs of the community.
1041 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 300, Metairie; sproutpediatricsnola.com; 504.267.9336
UPTOWN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Uptown Pediatric Dentistry is a boutique pediatric dental practice located in the heart of the medical corridor in Uptown New Orleans. Dr. Susan Fallahi and her team provide personalized care for children focusing on comfort, individualized attention, and prevention. Children of all ages are welcomed, including infants and those with special needs. The practice offers a range of services from cleanings and exams to sedation options for more challenging treatments.
The mission at Uptown Pediatric Dentistry is to provide a welcoming and calming environment for children and their families. A lower volume patient roster allows Dr. Susan and her team the time to familiarize themselves with the needs of each individual patient and ensures a more relaxing experience for everyone involved. The office is equipped with the latest technology and has a multitude of appropriate entertainment options for children to enjoy before, during, and after their appointments.
Dr. Fallahi, a board certified pediatric dentist, stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field through on-going continuing education. She maintains memberships in several professional organizations including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Louisiana Dental Association. Dr. Fallahi attended her residency at Louisiana State University after graduating from the College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University and completing a pediatric dental fellowship. Her passion for working with the pediatric population is evident when you step into her office.