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/Beyond Healthcare offers mental healthcare treatment to adolescents and teens between 11-17. Our partial hospitalization programs (PHP) provide comprehensive care for a few hours most days a week. Meanwhile, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), sometimes referred to as “day treatment,” provide support three days per week. These are group-based therapy programs led by a licensed therapist designed to treat individuals struggling with debilitating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, ADHD, and other mental disorders that interfere with success at school, with friends, and with family.

Teens benefit from the peer-to-peer interactions that reinforce that they are not alone in their struggles. Group therapy provides peer support and fosters a level of engagement beyond what can be achieved in individual outpatient therapy.

Step 1: Book an Appointment

Please call us to schedule or book an appointment online. Our friendly staff will ask you a few questions regarding your teen’s condition and verify insurance.

Step 2: Complete a Diagnostic Assessment

As a first step in your teen’s treatment, our trained therapists conduct a thorough mental healthcare diagnostic assessment consultation. The assessment will determine what level of care is appropriate for your son or daughter and inform our treatment teams of their specific needs. We are a Joint Commission Accredited mental healthcare provider and use evidence-based assessment tools to diagnose your teen’s mental health conditions. The assessment usually lasts an hour and a half and is conducted in person or virtually. Following the appointment, your teen will be enrolled in one of our group therapy tracks or referred to an alternate provider.

Step 3: Begin Group Therapy

Our multidisciplinary treatment team customizes PHP or IOP programming for each patient in collaboration with the patient’s support network, including their family and pediatrician. Our group therapy programs are centered around interactive, group-based therapy, psychiatric, and individual care. Our staff includes:

  • Master’s level licensed social workers and counselors
  • Nurse practitioners who collaborate with our psychiatrists
  • Care coordinators

We also offer in-house medication management and coordinate any medication therapy with our mental health therapies. Group-based therapy is so effective because children and teens rely heavily on their peers—our patients find great comfort knowing that they are not alone in their suffering. Our adolescent and teen patients lean on one another and heal together with the support of Beyond Healthcare’s treatment team.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP program 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. As part of our PHP program, patients receive 25 hours of group therapy, one hour of individual therapy, and one to two sessions with a nurse practitioner per week. Additionally, there are weekly phone calls to update families on their teen’s progress, and we offer family sessions.

The duration of PHP treatment depends upon your teen’s individual progress but typically lasts six to eight weeks. PHP patients receive weekly one-on-one treatment with a therapist and weekly medication management. We actively monitor your teen’s progress towards their treatment goals and provide parents and guardians with updates.

Many patients do not find lasting success without robust PHP programming like Beyond Healthcare’s that addresses their complex mental healthcare conditions with a variety of evidence-based therapies, including psychiatry, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, experiential therapy, and additional specialized services if needed.

We have found that intensive daily treatment yields lasting results and positions your child 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 child to make significant progress in a relatively short time. We expect our patients respectfully engage in group discussion by actively listening and sharing with others.

PHP programming includes daily schooling in coordination with your child’s school. We provide an integrated set of academic services for students to promote academic wellness during treatment and support the transition back to the school environment following treatment.

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 program also includes family therapy sessions, where you’ll work with an experienced therapist to examine how you’ve handled challenges in the past, such as issues relating to a loved one’s struggle with mental health. You’ll discuss how you can work through challenges in a healthy way and can build tools to overcome potential obstacles. Your therapist will help guide these sessions, but the involvement of every family member is essential.

The goal of PHP is often to step down to IOP, which is considered a lower level of behavioral health care. PHP is ideal for patients requiring moderate to high levels of mental healthcare and who have difficulty maintaining their day-to-day activities at home, work, and school but are not at risk of harming themselves or others.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our IOP program runs after school three days per week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) for three hours per session (4 p.m.- 7 p.m.). IOP groups are typically comprised of eight to twelve kids organized by age. Your teen attends their regular school with the support of IOP programming designed to support their mental health challenges while balancing school, sports, friendships, family, and other relationships. Our IOP patients receive ongoing medication management and individual meetings with their therapist as needed.

You can expect your teen to develop positive coping strategies, improve their self-esteem and learn how to regulate their emotions. Since your teen is back in school, our IOP therapists are there to assist with many of the issues teens deal with on a day-to-day basis.

The duration of IOP treatment depends upon your teen’s individual progress but typically lasts six to eight weeks. IOP is often a step-down level of care following success with PHP. We actively monitor your teen’s progress towards their treatment goals and provide parents and guardians with updates. Your teen has the option to engage in individual therapy service and medication management with Beyond Healthcare, separate from their IOP group. IOP includes family therapy sessions designed to improve how families work through day-to-day challenges and overcome obstacles.

IOP is suited for patients with moderate mental health symptoms who do not self-harm or have suicidal tendencies.

Step 4: Stay Connected Following Discharge from Care

Beyond Healthcare aims to be your partner in your teen’s mental healthcare following discharge. Our Community Connections program for patient alumni is here to support you and your child in the healing process. We also provide parenting education groups to help parents learn how to successfully guide a child with mental health challenges.

We strive to create opportunities for greater connection between patients, family members, alumni, and friends who may be searching for others who might have similar interests and challenges. Community Connections consists of group support activities for alumni, family, and friends in a fun and casual environment that fosters peer-to-peer interaction and builds social bonds.