If your teen suffers from intense symptoms of a mood disorder—such as depression, bipolar disorder or disruptive mood regulation disorder (DMDD)—the evidence-based residential treatment offered in this program will help your child develop the skills and self-confidence to successfully handle life’s challenges.
With an experienced, multidisciplinary team prepared to treat your child’s complex case, this program also addresses:
- co-occurring anxiety disorders
- co-occurring non-suicidal self-injury, substance use disorders
- co-morbid illnesses
An extension of FOCUS residential programming for adults, this program offers more than 25 hours of therapy and skills training each week, using a variety of therapy components that are based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is proven to be an effective method for making healthy changes in the thoughts, behaviors and emotions of those with depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorders.
Under the guidance of a behavioral specialist, behavioral activation (BA), the primary CBT approach used in this program, will help your teen re-engage in activities he or she once enjoyed or discover new activities to decrease depressive symptoms. Teens will also build mindfulness techniques and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed skills, which increase their ability to cope in a variety of situations.
While in treatment, teens will participate in a regular schedule of experiential therapy, group therapy, individual therapy and personal wellness education. Family education and family therapy also play key roles in your teen’s comprehensive care.