As parents, we know what it feels like to worry about our children’s behavior. Will this resolve itself? Or is this the first warning sign of something else? If the worry doesn’t go away and you and your child continue to come back to the same issues, it may be time to seek help. As a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, my patients receive the time and individual care needed to help them have a successful life.
Our office in Overland Park is warm and welcoming for kids, teens and families. A healthy mind leads to peace of mind. Your own peace of mind is just a phone call away. Make your appointment today by calling 913-912-7054.
Dr. Poonam Khanna is board-certified in both Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She founded Minds That Matter in Overland Park in order to broaden her outreach in the Kansas City community and to help those who face emotional and behavioral changes.
Dr. Khanna received her medical degree from The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Khanna completed her internship and general psychiatry at Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, respectively. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas and The University of Kansas Medical Center.
Dr. Khanna stayed at KU Medical Center for nine years as an assistant clinical professor. During Dr. Khanna's time there, she taught and trained medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Poonam Khanna remains as volunteer staff at KUMC and is also an assistant clinical professor at KCUMB, which allows her to nurture her love of teaching.
As a Board-certified Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Poonam Khanna has the specialized skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems. Dr. Poonam Khanna has extensive experience in the treatment of:
Adjustment Reactions in high functioning individuals/executives who face challenges in their school, work, and/or personal lives
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Childhood Disorders (including Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder)
Children often have difficulty articulating their emotions. They may have trouble identifying what they are feeling or if what they are feeling is normal. Many times they will try to hide their feelings.
Psychiatric and behavioral disorders can disrupt the family unit by straining relationships and causing concern, frustration, and feelings of helplessness. Dr. Khanna can help bring your family together again by exploring the conflicts that exist.
Early intervention is the key to managing and treating psychiatric developmental and behavioral disorders. It may be difficult to know if your child is going through normal developmental changes or if they are struggling with something more serious.
As adults, we also face perplexing emotions and behaviors that may seem beyond our control. If you recognize that you are not functioning at a normal level, or you think you need help, please call for an evaluation.
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