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Dr. Skelton does not accept insurance assignment. This means that your treatment with Dr. Skelton is not part of your permanent medical record with your insurance company, unless you choose to notify them. In addition, Dr. Skelton is not restricted to a set allowable length of session or a set allowable number of visits that may be indicated by your insurance provider. Payment [...]

Practice Policies

Welcome to the office of Dr. Katie Skelton. Please take the time to read the following information carefully about the practice policies. Your understanding of these policies will help you work most effectively with Dr. Skelton. Professional Services: This practice focuses on the psychiatric treatment of children and adolescents. Services include assessment, diagnosis, on-going medication management if indicated, [...]

Disclaimer, Privacy & Terms of Use

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Patient Forms

New Patient Packet The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST) Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Assessment NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales Notice of Privacy Practices for Protected Health Information

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services

Dr. Katie Skelton provides psychiatric services for children and adolescents living in New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin, and surrounding communities in the Texas Hill Country. She develops specialized treatment plans for each patient that are evidence-based. Dr. Skelton incorporates psychotherapy techniques into the medication management session, and spends time educating and advocating for the patient. She believes in a multi-modal treatment [...]

Depression in Children and Teens

All school-aged children and adolescents have their ups and downs, but if a child is displaying long-term irritability and sadness, he or she may be suffering from depression. It is important to note that depression is more than occasional mood swings. A depressed child can lose sleep, have low energy levels and become withdrawn from [...]

Child Psychiatrist vs Psychologist

When parents or caregivers begin to seek medical help for their child’s ADHD (ADD), anxiety or depression, they often look to child psychiatrists and psychologists. What is the difference between a child psychiatrist vs psychologist? The answer is fairly simple. The two distinct differences are education and treatment approach. Even though both medical professionals may [...]

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the most common emotional condition found in children and adolescents. An anxious child is to be expected at certain times of development, such as the first day of school, meeting new friends, moving, or sleeping in the dark, but prolonged worries and fears may need to be addressed by a child and adolescent [...]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a common condition found in approximately 11% of children and adolescents. In the past, ADHD was referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The condition causes troublesome symptoms in school-aged children, including increased activity and motion, as well as difficulties with attention and impulsivity. School-aged children [...]