Adolescent Services

Adolescent Inpatient Services

Adolescent Inpatient Care is structured to meet the mental health and chemical dependency issues plaguing teens, ages 13-18, addressing their needs in an acute care setting.  Adolescents receive structured programming in a therapeutic environment well equipped to handle individuals in crisis. Individuals seeing care typically have been experiencing behavioral disturbances and an inability to function appropriately at home, school or elsewhere in their environment. The Therapeutic environment to keep the family and/or support system involved in treatment while concentrating on the individuals presenting problems so they can gain the coping skills necessary to be successful upon discharge.
 
Treatment consists of primarily group and family therapies. Family sessions give the patient and family an opportunity to discuss pertinent issues that contributed to the individual’s crisis state in an attempt to initiate a resolution prior to discharge. The program utilizes different types of group therapy to help the individual bring about change, a more positive self-image and learn socialization and communication skills to help them better function in their day to day lives. Treatment emphasizes accountability and responsibility for ones actions and developing healthier modes of interacting with peers.

Outpatient Services for Adolescents

•    Adolescent Partial Hospitalization: Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program is an outpatient program designed to meet the needs of teens, ages of 13-18, and experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues that impact their daily functioning.

The program is held 5 days a week, Monday –Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and allows the patient to live at home.  This structured programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy and family therapy. Individuals in this program meet with a psychiatrist, registered nurses, licensed therapists and social workers.  Family involvement is recommended and is a critical part of treatment as it can assist in reducing the likelihood of an individual relapsing.
 
•    Adolescent Intensive Outpatient: Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is typically a 3 day a week program, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This structured program allows for the individual to receive treatment on an outpatient basis while alternating school. Programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy and family therapy.  Individuals in this program meet with registered nurses, licensed therapists and social workers. Family involvement is recommended and is a critical a part of treatment as it can assist in reducing the likelihood of an individual relapsing.