North Texas Child Psychiatry

Ph: 972-885-0715
We provide diagnostic psychiatric evaluations and medication management to kids ages 5-18.

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We are excited to announce that her peers have voted and Dr. Reid has been recognized as one of D Magazines “Best Doctors in Dallas” in the November 2020 issue that hit news stands yesterday.
Congratulations to Dr. Reid and the staff of North Texas Child Psychiatry!


Congratulations to Dr. Reid and North Texas Child Psychiatry! We have been recognized by DFW Child readers as a 2020 Mom Approved Health Professional.
This Mom Approved title, means a patient/ or patients have indicated that they trust our care and want to refer other moms in the area.
There is no better honor then to receive word of mouth referrals from our patients. Thank you!


Learning to adjust and cope with changes the current pandemic has caused has been difficult for us all! However, imagine you didn't have or know the words to express how you are feeling and you could be easily overwhelmed. When kids are overwhelmed they may cry, get mad or act out because they don't like how the negative emotions feel. When we validate what our loved ones are feeling, it fosters connection, intimacy and safety.
Here are some simple phrases which make space for uncomfortable feelings.


Need some guidance on talking to your kids about the coronavirus? Please check out the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists handout on suggestions about how to do so.


As the information around Coronavirus continues to evolve it has become evident that we should all do our part to help prevent the spread of the illness by practicing social distancing and staying at home when possible. I have changed my practice policies for the coming weeks to the use of telemed (video conference) sessions. I will not be coming into the office and likewise want you to be able to stay home. I am currently implementing this for remainder of March 2020 and will make updates as needed.

If you have an upcoming appointment with me and have not already received an email from me with meeting link please contact our office.

This is a time to support each other to stay healthy, both emotionally and physically and we want to be able to honor everyone's appointments to the best of our ability. 01/17/2020

After-school restraint collapse is real—here’s how to help your child Your children's teachers insist they are as lovely as can be during the school day—but that's not what you're experiencing when 3 o'clock rolls around. They don't have split personalities, they're just experiencing something called “after-school restraint collapse." And, according to experts, it...


We often get asked what to do with unused prescription medications. On 10/26 you can take these unused or expired medications to many spots all over the county for appropriate disposal.


McKinney, Texas – On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Collin County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Sheriff’s Office at 4300 Community Avenue, McKinney, TX 75071. (We cannot accept liquids, needles/sharps, or inhalers/aerosols, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds—approximately 5,900 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. The substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows year after year that the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 26 Take Back Day event, go to or contact us directly at (972) 547-5100.

Attached is an image of all location sites in Collin County or go to


We are thrilled to announce that peers have voted and Dr. Reid has been recognized as one of D Magazines “Best Doctors in Dallas” in the October 2019 issue. This is the third time Dr. Reid has received this recognition. Please help us congratulate Dr. Reid! 09/21/2019

Nudge, Don’t Nag: 9 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Do Well Nine ways to get your child with ADHD to the starting line — and to finally cross over the finish line of assignments, goals, and day-to-day tasks. 09/21/2019

The ADHD Witching Hour: Surviving the After-School Medication Crash Does your child return home from school mentally exhausted, physically edgy, and starving — all at the same time her ADHD meds are wearing off? Here are ADHD expert Terry Matlen’s afternoon m… 09/08/2019

What we know about the mysterious vaping-linked illnesses and deaths Warnings about e-cigarettes have taken on new urgency in recent weeks as authorities scramble to understand a rash of mysterious vaping-linked illnesses that have put healthy people in the hospital with serious lung diseases. 08/31/2019

20 after-school questions that will actually get your kids talking A lot of kids have no idea what grown-ups want when they ask, "How was your day?" Ask them these conversation-starting questions instead! 08/26/2019

Flu Vaccine 101 - Gretchen LaSalle MD

We are nearing flu season and getting vaccinated is so important! This link covers why you should get vaccinated and clears up many misconceptions regarding the vaccine. Flu Vaccine 101 reviews the facts and fictions about the flu shot and offers confidence in the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness! #FightTheFlu! 08/07/2019

Anxiety in the Classroom

This article is a good summary of warnings signs for childhood anxiety as our kids go back to school. How to identify classroom anxiety. Its root causes, symptoms, and how to effectively treat the condition in toddlers, children and teenagers. 06/06/2019

More screen time linked to higher risk of ADHD in preschool-aged children: Study A new study suggests a link between increased screen time and a child's risk for ADHD by 5 years old. 04/29/2019

Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

This is a good reminder to let young growing minds play with simple things to keep their minds and imaginations healthy! Too much electronic time can often make our kids irritable and agitated. Encourage them to play out doors, build things and explore-it is good for them! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement that explains why basic toys like blocks are healthier for kids than gadgets and screens. 04/17/2019

Helping Kids with Anxiety: Strategies to Help Anxious Children When childhood anxiety is heightened, it’s natural for parents to go into protection mode. But how can you help your child manage anxiety on their own? 01/29/2019

The first long-term study on how screen time affects children's brains suggests more than 2 hours a day could do damage

Please remember to put limits on screen time! It is very important for your child’s brain development. A new government-funded study is analyzing how screens affect children's brains, with the first results showing two hours can have major consequences.


Autism and Social Skills with Dr Peter Secola

SOCIAL SKILLS STRESS-TOLERANCE TIP #1: What do I do when someone is accidentally annoying me? Before we go into how to talk to someone about this, a helpful coping skill is diaphragmatic breathing. See article for instructions. Try sitting up and practicing 5 deep breaths, once a day!


Children's Music with Nancy Kopman

Saying “Use your words” as a behaviour management instruction is a good start, but getting involved, working through basic feelings and guiding kids through their social struggles will equip them with strategies for next time.

Here are some suggestions for extending the concept of behind "use your words".

You can also try using my song, "Hard Feelings", from "Senses". It helps children learn about what they are feeling and coaches them through expressing their feelings: 09/21/2018

ADHD and Coping With Rejection: What You Need to Know ADHD can make it hard to cope with rejection. Learn how to help your child with ADHD handle rejection, or rejection sensitive dysphoria. 09/08/2018

Why We Can’t Let Play Disappear from Children’s Lives - Mona Delahooke, Ph.D. - Pediatric Psychologist - California An essential ingredient has been slowly disappearing from children’s lives: free, spontaneous play. Many factors have converged to cause the decline of play. Technology absorbs more and more of children’s attention. Schools pile on academic pressures earlier and earlier. And parents are increasi... 08/25/2018

Video Games and Children: Playing with Violence Video gaming (playing video games) has become a popular activity for people of all ages. 08/21/2018

Which Is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither Rewards and punishments are conditional, but our love and positive regard for our kids should be unconditional. Here’s how to change the conversation and the behavior. 08/21/2018

Which Is Better, Rewards or Punishments? Neither Rewards and punishments are conditional, but our love and positive regard for our kids should be unconditional. Here’s how to change the conversation and the behavior. 08/15/2018

This Chart Shows You When You Should Put Your Kids To Bed

Its back to school time and we get asked this question a lot so thought I would share this here. Sleep is so important for your child's physical and emotional health! One question my wife and I have always struggled with is what time we should get our little ones to bed. Go to bed too early, and they goof off, get hyper and never get to sleep. Go to bed too late, and we’ve got grumpy tired kids who can barely 07/23/2018

More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD. 06/21/2018

What's the Right Age to Give My Kid Social Media Many parents ask when is the right age to give a child their first social media account. That is actually the wrong question. We think there are other, more important questions that should be asked first. We have a list of six questions that we’ve found to be helpful in making an accurate assessme... 06/05/2018

Talking about teen su***de: Why it’s increasing and what parents and doctors can do | UT Southwestern Medical Center***de-risk/?utm_source=bnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebook Teen su***de is on the rise in North Texas, but signs that a teen is at risk might not be obvious. Betsy Kennard, Psy.D., discusses potential causes for the uptick in teen su***de, risk factors to consider, and protective factors that can save teens’ lives. 04/11/2018

Boundaries, routines and early bedtimes: 13 habits that raise well-adjusted kids "It starts with us — the parents. Kids cannot even think at the maturity level needed to break a behavior cycle, let alone do anything about it." 03/14/2018

How to Help Kids Concentrate in the Era of Digital Distraction When I was a child in small-town West Virginia, there weren’t many options for entertainment after school or on weekends: I could walk to a friend’s house. I could watch TV on our 13 fuzzy channels. Or I could read. And so I read, and read, and read—hours and even whole days would pass with no... 01/18/2018

Why Are Kids Impatient, Bored, Friendless, and Entitled? I understand that many would choose not to hear what she says in the article, but your kids need you to hear this message.

[01/15/18]   Our office has already received a few questions today regarding possible weather closures for tomorrow. Our clinic follows Allen ISD decisions for delays/closure in the event of inclement weather. In the event we are closed or start late we will contact you at our earliest convenience to get any appointments that are missed rescheduled. 11/16/2017

With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit

Here is more evidence about why it is important to limit screen time. It has now been linked to increased teenage depression and rising su***de rates. According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in su***de attempts. 10/26/2017

Mindfulness for Children Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness. It can help parents and caregivers, too. Here are tips for children and adults of all ages for how to be more present.



Accept BCBS, Aetna or private pay clients. For other insurance companies we are considered an out-of network provider and can provide you with a statement for you to submit to your insurance company.



400 N Allen Dr, Ste 103
Allen, TX

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8:30am - 4pm
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