Adolescent Programs

Our Partial Hospitalization Program offers an intense level of structured therapy for adolescents (individuals aged 13-17, and 18 and still in high school), while avoiding the cost of inpatient care. This program offers an appropriate transition from inpatient to outpatient care and is also suitable for patients currently receiving outpatient therapy, but who need more intensive therapy for a limited time. The program meets Monday through Thursday, from 2pm to 6pm. The program is divided into three treatment tracks: Psychiatric, Dual Diagnosis, and Eating Disorders. Patients meet together daily and break out into one hour focus groups by program track. Each patient’s treatment program duration and session schedule is tailored to his or her unique challenges and needs.

Family involvement is emphasized and is crucial to the successful treatment of the adolescent. Along with individual sessions weekly, family sessions are scheduled at least bi- weekly and as needed per each individual case. The treatment team wishes to collaborate with the family to help meet the family goals as well as the goals of the individual patient. A weekly family group is held on Thursday’s from 5-6pm. In this multi- family group, parents and adolescents attend together to learn positive communication skills, boundary setting skills, and learn about the challenges they face.

Program Tracks

  • Psychiatric Track

    For adolescents primarily struggling with anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, ADHD, school issues, social issues, and other mental health issues.

  • Dual Diagnosis Track

    For adolescents struggling with psychiatric issues and alcohol and/or substance use. Patients will be expected to attend support groups according to their addiction. Patients will be monitored by drug screens randomly at least weekly.

  • Eating Disorders Track

    Adolescents struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating, or an Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. Patients must be medically stable and will be monitored by a dietician and medical doctor.