Founded by Dr. Kelly McGraw Browning in 2006, Pediatric Psychological Associates works with a variety of age groups, helping children from their earliest years through their challenging teens. Our Child Psychologists work closely with your pediatrician, school staff, other healthcare practioners and your family to develop solutions that work best for each individual.
Our office has been designed to help children and teenagers feel comfortable during their visits. Through our experience we have found that kids are more likely to open up if they are in a relaxed and comforting environment. A warm and rich atmosphere results in a better outcome.
Two engaging play therapy rooms are the highlight of the office – The Ocean Room and The Space Room. The Ocean room creates a colorful world under the sea. Among the features that make this unique is our salt water aquarium with Nemo, Dory, and other tropical fish. The Space room offers views of outer space from the surface of the moon. There is even a replica of the International Space Station where children can blast off to outer space. Both rooms have interactive equipment and create a positive, upbeat environment to promote openness, imagination, and creativity.
Our office contains an ever-growing collection of resources to help inform parents and children on a variety of health and mental health topics ranging from anxiety disorders, to parenting, to coping with chronic illness. Parents are encouraged to review these resources during their visits. Books and other materials are available for purchase.
Pediatric Psychological Associates is conveniently located behind the Paddock Shops (formerly known as the Summit), with numerous restaurants, clothing, specialty shops, and entertainment for all ages.