Finding the right treatment program for your adolescent or teen who struggles with a mental health condition takes time and patience. It is not uncommon for teens to enter therapy through intensive outpatient programs after they are diagnosed, only to discover that their symptoms are not improving and their conditions are deeper or more complex than first indicated.
Teens need a strong and caring community to grow and thrive in therapy. Mental health services provide different levels of care depending on need, and the best healthcare providers tailor their programs to support adolescents and teens with an individualized spectrum of treatment solutions. Our adolescent partial hospitalization program (PHP) offers mental health support for teens and adolescents ages 11-17.
The Importance of an Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
Although some patients receive adequate mental healthcare, many more find lasting success with Beyond Healthcare’s robust PHP programming and our evidence-based therapies that address their complex conditions, including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Additional specialized services if needed
We have found that intensive daily treatment yields long-lasting results and positions your teen to be able to self-manage their condition with newly developed coping tools. PHP represents a commitment to a lasting recovery during a stage in young people’s lives when behaviors are malleable and they are adaptable. You can expect your teen to make significant progress in a relatively short time frame. We also expect our patients respectfully engage in a group discussion by actively listening and sharing with others.
PHP programming consists of academic services that are coordinated with your child’s school in order to maintain wellness and provide support during their return back into the school environment.
About Our Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Your teen can find support in regular therapy in our PHP program, which is a comprehensive mental health treatment program that runs six hours each day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. PHP therapy is ideal for patients who have experienced a recent mental health crisis or hospitalization. Patients participate in 25 hours of group therapy, one hour of individual therapy, and one to two sessions with a nurse practitioner each week as part of our PHP program. We also provide weekly phone calls to inform families about their teenager’s development, as well as family sessions.
PHP treatment typically lasts six to eight weeks, but depending on your teen’s progress, it could be shorter or longer. They will meet with a therapist weekly and have their medication managed by a specialist. We closely monitor whether your teen is achieving the benchmarks we set for them at the beginning of therapy and keep parents updated about their progress.
Sample PHP Daily Schedule
- 9- 10 a.m. Mindfulness Skills, Daily Check-ins, Goal Setting
- 10- 11:30 a.m. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group
- 11:30- 12:30 p.m. Education by a Certified Teacher
- 12:30- 1 p.m. Lunch
- 1- 2 p.m. Self-Esteem & Identity Group
- 2- 2:30 p.m. Nursing Education Group
- 2:30- 3:30 p.m. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Group
Our PHP Is Just Part of Our Mental Health Services
In our PHP program, you’ll participate in family therapy sessions with your teen and an experienced therapist. You’ll examine how you’ve coped with challenges in the past, such as a loved one’s mental health issues. You’ll discuss how to deal with hardships in a positive way and develop strategies for overcoming future obstacles. The therapist will lead the sessions, but it’s important that every family member is involved.
PHP is frequently used as a stepping stone to IOP, which is regarded as a lower level of behavioral health care. Our PHP is ideal for teens who need moderate to high levels of mental healthcare but are having trouble managing their daily lives at home, at work, and in school without endangering themselves or others.
Ohio Mental Health Services for Adolescents and Teens
Our treatment team will work with each family to determine the appropriate length of your program. This will be determined by progress on your individual goals, symptom reduction, and readiness for less intensive care. Not sure what group program is best for you? We are here to help you determine what would help your adolescent the best. Contact us for a free consultation by calling 833.698.0453.