Ivan Aldea, MD, Child Psychiatrist

Ivanjo Aldea, M.D.
Ivanjo Aldea, M.D.Psychiatrist

Dr. Aldea joined Arkansas Families First, LLC following completion of training in June 2014. Dr. Aldea specializes in children, adolescents and young adults (ages 5 through 25 years) with a multi-dimensional approach to mental health. This includes a comprehensive psychiatric and medical evaluation, with a review of past history and discussion of diagnosis, treatment goals, and medication management when necessary. He believes that a collaborative approach to mental health is essential, thus parents, families and other providers share in the decision-making process and follow up. Dr. Aldea is taking new referrals. Please call for an appointment.

  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations

  • Medication Management

  • Psychotherapy

  • Consultation

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  • 1999 with a BA in Clinical Psychology and a minor in Military Science from M.I.T.
  • Served as a Field Artillery officer in the US Army, which included a six month tour in Iraq.
  • 2008 MD from the Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico.
  • 2012 Residency in Adult Psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • 2014 Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University


American Psyciatric Association

About Us

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. Our group of independently practicing providers strive to provide the best, most comprehensive care that modern psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and other disciplines have to offer.


Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families. We utilize the latest research and the most skilled providers in the service of improving people’s lives. We strive to empower parents and to integrate multiple disciplines in the building of strong families and healthy children.

Our Promise

We take a strengths-based approach utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and include parents in all aspects of treatment and assessment. We'll find the service and the provider that best fits your family. With our growing list of clinicians, if you are not satisfied with your provider or services will help you make the necessary changes.