Nurturing Young Minds

Children’s Mental Health Treatment

Every child deserves a successful and happy life. We understand how hard it becomes for both kids and parents if the child is facing mental health disorders.

  • Is your child struggling with anxiety or mental health challenges?
  • Are you scared of your child’s future?
  • Do you wish to see your child smile and reach their true potential?

At The Bylund Clinic, we help your child on their journey to better mental well-being with our dedicated team of professionals, specializing in psychotherapy, and children’s mental health treatment for issues like ADHD, Autism, Tech addiction, depression, and anxiety. Together, we can find the solutions your child needs to thrive and overcome these hurdles.

Let’s take the first step today towards a brighter future for your child with our mental health therapy.

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    Common Mental Health Disorders in Children

    We offer comprehensive mental health treatment services tailored to children and adolescents, focusing on individualized treatment plans that support both emotional well-being and personal development. Our dedicated team is committed to nurturing healthier, happier lives for your young ones.

    Eating Disorders
    Tech Addiction

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    Call or email to schedule your assessment or services, bring your child to their sessions, know exactly how to help your child, and watch them grow.



    Not really accurate in that they will not know how to best support their child until after a full comprehensive evaluation.


    Schedule your assessment today

    Without a clear understanding of your child’s needs and the right services in place, their challenges are likely to get worse. Calling today is the first step to getting them on the right path.


    Comprehensive assessment

    A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation will detail your child’s strengths and weaknesses, so you know precisely they areas they need support in and how best to help them.


    Roadmap for your child

    Our assessment findings lead directly into targeted treatment recommendations for you and your child’s school.




    Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment

    Without proper care, children with mental disorders often persist into adulthood, causing difficulties in various aspects of adult life. Those with untreated mental health issues are more likely to face numerous challenges.

    However, with timely and effective treatment, many children can either completely overcome their mental health conditions or manage their symptoms effectively. But with our continuous care and mental health assessments:

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      Feel secure in your child's future.
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      Watch your child’s mental health improve measurably.
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      See your child's confidence grow.
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      You are tired of arguing with your child over school.



    Our Team of Experts


    James Bylund

    Psy.D, ABSNP

    Dr. Bylund is highly trained in the areas of educational and neuropsychological assessment and trusts that you will be pleased with the effort his team puts forth to address your unique needs, or the needs of your son or daughter. Dr. Bylund has been serving individuals with known and suspected disabilities, in both public school and clinic settings, for the past 15 years.


    Licensed Clinical
    Psychologist #34128


    Licensed Educational
    Psychologist #3220


    Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP)



    Psy.D., ABSNP

    Dr. Oates completed her MA in School Psychology and Ed.S. in Educational Psychology at Chapman University. She then went on to earn her Psy.D. in Educational Psychology from Alliant International University, with and emphasis in neuropsychological assessment and intervention. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology. Her specializations include assessment and intervention of autism spectrum disorder, executive dysfunction, and learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia), mindfulness-based interventions, as well as child and adolescent mental health. Dr. Oates has experience working in both public and private settings, serving clients from age three through young adulthood. Her person-centered approach to both assessment and intervention forms the foundation of positive change in the lives of the young people she serves. 


    Sara Beth Bavin

    M.A., Ed.S., LEP

    Sara Beth Bavin is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP # 3786) who has over 15 years of experience in the field of education, with a focus on special education. In her dedicated work with public schools, she has provided academic instruction and psychological services in various settings and ranging from early childhood to adult. As an adjunct professor of school psychology, she has supervised intern and fieldwork students and lectured for assessment, behavior, and counseling courses. Sara Beth has special interest in the areas of: assessment and intervention for learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and mental health; building educational programs that emphasize student strengths and interests; optimizing academic and social opportunities for students with special needs; preschool evaluations; and consultation and guidance with teachers, staff, and parents. Her assessments include a thorough review of records, parent and student interviews, input from various stakeholders with work sample, observations, and a battery of standardized assessment tools tailored 

    of records, parent and student interviews, input from various stakeholders with work sample, observations, and a battery of standardized assessment tools tailored to the individual student. Through her focused and detailed evaluations, Sara Beth demonstrates expertise in identifying disabling conditions even when the situation is extremely complicated. She is also skilled in making specific recommendations that promote growth. Sara Beth is passionate about student advocacy and strives to make the assessment process a positive and rewarding experience for everyone.


    Danielle Morales


    Danielle Morales has been a school psychologist since 2014, and earned her MA and CAS from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is a Licensed Educational Psychologist in California (LEP #4035) and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). She has worked as a school psychologist in LA and the Bay Area, providing assessment and mental health services for numerous charter school networks. Ms. Morales has also worked as a student support services coordinator, overseeing the implementation of special education programs, risk assessments, threat assessments, and adult learning systems. In private practice, Ms. Morales has extensive experience with IEEs and Psycho-Educational Evaluations. She also provides consultative support regarding IDEA and Section 504, and has experience as a pediatric clinician helping school-aged clients with anxiety, depression,

    attention/executive functioning, adaptive functioning, and social skills. Ms. Morales has particular interest in supporting parents of adolescents transitioning to post-secondary settings.


    Hayley Becket


    Hayley works with children, adolescents, and their families to empathetically address a broad range of mental health challenges. Using a highly relational and strengths-based approach, Hayley is skilled in treating depression and anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, grief, trauma, relationship challenges, and mental health issues related to developmental and learning disabilities. Hayley is particularly passionate about serving neurodiverse populations and gender expansive/LGBT+ youth and families. Hayley utilizes interventions based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, art therapy, and other evidence-based modalities. Hayley is also trained in Infant Mental Health, with extensive experience supporting very young children and caregivers in learning how to manage big feelings and build skills in emotional

    regulation. Hayley currently works as the Mental Health Specialist for Emery Unified School District and is knowledgeable about student advocacy and needs within school and special education settings.


    Annie Steiner

    Office Manager

    Annie started her career in marketing and business development for architecture firms on the east coast. She moved to the East Bay in 2017 and soon realized her passion for helping children with learning challenges and assisting their parents with navigating how to best provide for their needs. She began her second career with CORE Academy and Lainie’s Learning Lane, two institutions dedicated to accessible and inclusive education.She transitioned through various roles, ending with Chief Administrative Officer and Operations Manager, respectively. After some personal time away, she soon missed helping parents of neurodiverse children, which is why she returned to her true calling and joined the team at The Bylund Clinic as office manager. When she is not working, Annie enjoys hiking, yoga, and knitting.


    Jackie Cederwall

    Education Therapist

    For as long as she can remember, Jackie wanted to be a teacher. It wasn’t until a few years into her career that Jackie realized how much she enjoy working with students and families who need specific academic support. Before joining The Bylund Clinic, Jackie taught for 8 years at a school for kids with dyslexia and ADHD (along with other learning differences). There, she learned different strategies to support neurodivergent learners. She is excited to use her knowledge and experience serving children at The Bylund Clinic as an Educational Therapist!

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      What Parents are saying

      "Danielle was so supportive during the whole process. Her explanations never felt too high level for us. With the understanding the information we were receiving was troubling, Danielle was thorough about how she came about that conclusion. Her demeanor and mannerisms over Zoom for our meetings were always professional. She assured us that if we had additional questions after processing the information she was happy to follow-up with us or answer an email. The entire experience made us feel at ease with something that was daunting and already upsetting, the IEP process. Having Danielle there felt less like us vs. them with the school, it was a more collaborative process with the new information."

      Feedback from an Assessment client

      "Thank you so much for your time, dedication and for making my daughter feel comfortable and cared for! From the beginning to end we had our questions answered and it was obvious that you were gathering information from multiple places to ensure that you had what you needed for the assessment. I’m so grateful to have this information so we can help my daughter get the support she needs!"

      Feedback from an Assessment client

      "Dr. Bylund was an ideal evaluator for my son. He is low-key so he put my son at ease. But he is kind, intelligent, professional, and knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. He took his time with my son for the evaluation and with me in explaining his impressions. He made himself available to the school district and explained his findings in an expert but collegial manner. We had to wait a long time for our appointment but he was worth the wait. We could not have asked for a better doctor! We are so thankful we found him!"

      Feedback from an Assessment client

      "Very positive experience, our daughter felt good about doing the testing and she was comfortable during the whole process. The report was actionable, we got the conclusive information we need now to take action to help our daughter early, and we are now working to put it into practice.  Thank you!"

      Feedback from an Assessment client

      "SarahBeth was great and so knowledgeable!"

      Feedback from an Assessment client
      "100% of recent clients would recommend the Bylund Clinic to friends and family"

      Feedback from an Assessment client

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