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Building Resilience Together

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Mental Health & Adjustment

Anxiety: excessive worries, OCD, panic, social anxiety, stress, trauma

Depression: sadness, loss of interest, irritability, fatigue

School Challenges: school anxiety and school stress

Relationship and Interpersonal Difficulties: making or keeping friends, social media stress, strained family relationships

Life Transitions: going to college, starting a career, self-exploration

Sleep/fatigue: difficulty getting/staying asleep and/or always feeling fatigued

Medical Coping and Behavioral Health

Medical Coping for those facing chronic illness 


Painful Conditions: headache, migraine, abdominal pain (e.g., IBS, crohns, functional abdominal pain), sickle cell disease, cancer-related pain, back pain, widespread pain (e.g., fibromyalgia), amplified musculoskeletal pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), ehlers-danlos and other hypermobility syndromes, inflammatory & rheumatologic conditions


Other Physical Symptoms: somatic symptom disorder, cyclical vomiting, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) secondary to chronic abdominal pain, fatigue, functional neurological symptom disorder (conversion disorder), enuresis (bedwetting)

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The Bluebird Difference

Where Expertise Meets Access

Welcome to Bluebird

We are an interdisciplinary practice of pediatric behavioral health specialists who have expertise in child, adolescent, and young adult developmental processes and are passionate about supporting your family's wellbeing. We know that it can feel overwhelming for parents and caregivers to identify the best approach to care for their child's stress, sadness, and other adjustment challenges. You don't have to figure it out alone-our crew at Bluebird will have your back every step of the way. 

Our Approach

Our treatment approach is strengths-based, tailored to your child's needs, and is grounded in research-proven techniques that result in meaningful and lasting change. We look forward to helping your child and family develop a personalized coping toolkit designed to foster resilience and serve your family for a lifetime.

We're Available When You Need Us

We offer concierge-level support that is tailored to your family's specific needs. Once your family is established with our clinic: 1) you never have to wait weeks to see us; 2) you can access same/next-day appointments for those times when your child is seeking extra support or you need time-sensitive parenting feedback; 3) we actively collaborate with your child's other healthcare providers so that you don't have to be the go-between; and 4) we are able to provide high level wraparound support (multiple appointments per week), when beneficial. 

We Meet You Where You're At--Literally

Parents and kids are so busy--let's cut out the unnecessary commute to appointments and fit in the highest quality behavioral health care between extra curriculars, time with friends, work commitments, and all the other meaningful ways your family spends time. We will meet with you by virtual visits as "telehealth" allows us to be right where you need us.

Bluebird Is a Safe and Inclusive Space

We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Dr. Patty Richardson, PhD

Dr. Richardson is a licensed psychologist in Michigan and California and is the founder and clinical director of Bluebird Child & Family Psychology. 

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Dr. Richardson's research-informed practice supports the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and adults. She has over 10 years of experience in the field and has trained at world-class institutions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Stanford University. 

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