Psychiatric Hospital Specializing in Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents in Pittsburgh, PA

Helping Your Child Develop Coping Skills for a Happy, Healthy Life
in a safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment
Why Choose Southwood?

Why choose Southwood psychiatric hospital

At Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, we are solely dedicated to providing high-quality mental health care treatment for children and adolescents who are in need of compassionate care in order to address a variety of behavioral, emotional, and cognitive concerns. Our highly skilled staff puts forth every effort to offer youth a safe, comfortable, and therapeutic environment where they can develop the skills needed to live a happy, healthy life.

What We Treat

Mental health disorders we treat

Thank you for considering Southwood Hospital to help you and your family navigate through this troubling time. We recognize that making the decision to seek out treatment for your son or daughter can be an extremely difficult one, which is why we strive to make it as comfortable of a transition as it possibly can be.

As the region’s only provider of services offered exclusively for children and adolescents, Southwood Hospital has developed a number of programming options that are designed specifically to treat the various needs that arise in the lives of young people. Whether your child is struggling with the symptoms of depressionanxietyPTSDbipolar disorder, or is battling the challenges that arise as the result of the presence of intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder, our caring and compassionate staff will do everything in our power to aid him or her in gaining the confidence needed to tackle his or her concerns head on. We work diligently to help young people learn the tools they need to manage their symptoms, overcome their challenges, and move forward towards living full, happy, and productive lives.

Learn More

Learn more about our psychiatric hospital

Please call us today to speak directly with a knowledgeable staff member who can assist you in taking the first steps to help your child achieve the successful future he or she deserves. All screenings are free and confidential, and our kind-hearted staff is ready and willing to offer any guidance that we can.

Family Involvement

Family Based Mental Health Services

Understanding that the emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric concerns that children and adolescents suffer through often affect their loved ones as well, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is proud to offer intensive, home-based crisis stabilization services through its Family Based Mental Health Services program.

Within this program, our team of Master’s level clinicians and mental health therapists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to provide crisis stabilization services, therapeutic interventions, family support, and case management for youth and their families.

Mental Health Recovery Services

Our programming offers innovative behavioral health and psychiatric therapies.


Our acute inpatient service provides individualized care that assists in stabilizing your son, daughter or loved one who is struggling with severe emotional, behavioral, and cognitive concerns.


Our CHOICES residential service offers comprehensive treatment for adolescent males who are suffering from psychological disturbances, as well as engaging in problematic conduct behaviors.


At Southwood, we offer an IDD and ASD service that provides safe, caring treatment for adolescent males who are facing the challenges that come from intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.

Family-Based Services

Our Family Based Mental Health Service provides intensive, home-based crisis stabilization services, therapeutic interventions, family support, and case management for youth and their families.

Our Promise

We strive to help children and teens find a new beginning by providing the high-quality care they deserve to learn how to cope with mental health disorders.

Not Sure if Southwood Is the Right Fit?

I give Southwood a big thanks — they were the help that I have been looking for. The staff was wonderful!

– Former client