ECH’s Outpatient Psychiatric Services provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan, along with medication management for children by board-certified child psychiatrists. Thanks to a grant by the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, children ages four to 19 who live in St. Louis County receive services for free.



Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 8.47.26 AMDr. Michael Shanker has worked for approximately 16 years as a child psychiatrist in both private practice and at Mercy Hospital. He has extensive experience working with patients in an outpatient setting as well as those needing hospitalization. Dr. Shanker is conservative in his approach to medication and feels the most important part of being a successful psychiatrist is listening.

Dr. Shanker graduated medical school from the University of Missouri, Columbia, did his residency at Washington University, and a fellowship at Northwestern University. He is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as adult psychiatry. Dr. Shanker’s areas of interest are ADHD, depression and anxiety and bipolar disorder.


  • Location
    1220 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO
  • Hours
    Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00pm
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