"Where teens are provided a safe space to learn more about themselves and how to thrive no matter what!"
The adolescent IOP track is specific for individuals 14-19 years of age struggling to thrive in every day life. This track was specifically developed in response to the high-demand from schools and the community to assist youth in navigating emotional distress. The adolescent IOP program focuses on the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma and other mental health concerns. For individuals struggling to make it to school, isolating from peers or supports, having difficulty communicating or expressing themselves or who demonstrate significant shifts in mood.
What can you expect?
Therapists work with teens to focus on healthy behavior change, communication skills, stress reduction and emotional regulation at home, at school and in social situations. As a result of using experiential approaches, this age group is shown the way to thrive by experiencing skill utilization within the group setting, which allows application to succeed outside of the group. Group sizes are small (no more than 8 per group) to allow for processing in an intimate space.
How can family be involved?
Parents can expect guidance and direction, in addition to their children. Weekly family support sessions are offered to give parents and caregivers an opportunity to learn about the skills being taught during group session, have a space to express concerns (without teens present for a portion), and given specific tools for themselves to guide their children in productive ways. Both teens and guardians have the opportunity to feel empowered to thrive no matter the circumstance!
A welcome message from some of our Adolescent IOP Clinicians:
"This is a judge-free zone, so feel welcome to say anything and be exactly who you are right now. Be prepared to laugh, as life is more than just what's 'wrong' in our lives."
-Mike Smolenski, LPC
Our intake department is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm to answer any questions about our programs & services, where we are located or other questions you may have. Call us today to schedule your first appointment to begin your journey to thriving!