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Psychiatric and Mental Health

Women's Counseling Services

Sheila Ward, APRN, psychiatric nurse practitioner, has joined Norton Physician Services to provide women's mental health services at Norton Suburban Hospital and the future Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital – St. Matthews.

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Psychiatric Care

At Norton Healthcare, caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. As part of our network, we have a full complement of psychiatric services for patients of all ages.

For adult patients, the Norton Psychiatric Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. Specialists at the Psychiatric Center pioneered the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, which focuses on problem solving and the correction of distorted thinking patterns.  Our center also is a national leader in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.

  • Individual and family therapy
  • Expressive therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Education
  • Psychological testing
  • Hearing assessment
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Dietary consultation


Ackerly Child Psychiatry Inpatient Service

The Ackerly Child Psychiatry inpatient service of Kosair Children's Hospital:

  • Specializes in the evaluation, stabilization and short-term treatment of emotionally distressed children aged two to 18 years
  • Offers patients and physicians access to the comprehensive medical and surgical resources of Kosair Children's Hospital

Conditions and problems addressed by the service:

  • Depression
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Aggression
  • Hyperactivity and/or anxiousness
  • Psychosis
  • Autism

Read more about Psychiatry Services at Kosair Children's Hospital.

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