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Child Psychiatry

Because mental health matters

For youth facing mental health challenges, getting help can be a difficult process. At DABSJ, we are there for youth with psychiatric care that’s accessible and supportive. We offer expert evaluation and medication management with care and compassion for children under 18 in Michigan. Patients can be self-referred or referred by their physician or mental health treatment provider.


Commercial insurance accepted by DABSJ psychiatric care includes:

Blue Care Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Priority Health


United Healthcare


Meet our Nurse Practitioner

Denise Skonieczny

Denise Skonieczny is a Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Grand Valley State University, her associate degree in Nursing from Grand Rapids Community College, her master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2005 and her post-master’s certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in 2017.

Denise believes that sometimes life throws us some curveballs and we need a little bit of help to return to our game. She supports a collaborative relationship with patients including a person-centered plan for recovery, focusing on individual strengths, resilience, and the ability to recover despite life’s many challenges.

Denise collaborates with a licensed Psychiatrist to diagnose, treat, and monitor/manage medication for patients. She views treatment as a collaboration and will work alongside patients and their families/supports to create a treatment plan that works for the patient.

A part of DABSJ since 2017, Denise enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue dogs.

Psychiatric Services

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DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.