Outpatient Care for Teens
The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), for teens ages 13 to 17, is designed as a structured transition from inpatient treatment, but can also be an alternate option when conventional outpatient therapy is not sufficient to stabilize an adolescent’s symptoms. The program is designed to help patients develop the skills necessary to successfully return to daily routines at home, in the community, and at school.
We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to strengthen each teen’s ability to identify triggers, utilize coping mechanisms, improve social skills, communicate effectively, improve impulse control, and manage stress. The staff of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and educators work together to stabilize symptoms and establish an emotional and behavioral skill set that promotes long-term success and mental health.
Individualized treatment plans can include:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Physical examination
- Group and individual therapy
- Family therapy and parenting education
- Health and nutrition education
- Activity and recreational therapy
- Medication management
- Educational support with state-certified teachers
- Individualized discharge and aftercare planning
The program operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday (subject to change for holidays and weather events). The average stay is approximately two to four weeks, but the timing may vary due to individual patient needs. Meals and snacks are provided to patients attending the program. For more information on this program and other outpatient treatments and services, please visit the Outpatient Physician’s Clinic page.