Due to COVID-19, High Focus Centers is offering a hybrid treatment model which consists of both in-person and online telehealth services. With telehealth video conferencing technology, your child can receive treatment and therapy from the safety and comfort of home.
Adolescence is a critical time in emotional development as teens undergo significant changes in both their brain development and hormone regulation. These changes, coupled with stress from school and social pressure from peers, can lead to mood and behavioral disorders. According to the Department of Health & Human Services, 32 percent of U.S. high school students report feeling sad or hopeless. Unfortunately, of teens who are diagnosed with a major depressive episode, almost 60 percent never receive treatment.
While teens may have a high incidence of mental health issues, they’re also particularly receptive to positive influences in emotional and behavioral learning. With the proper treatment and guidance, teens can learn coping and life skills to help them throughout their adult lives.
Adolescent Mental Health Disorders Treated at High Focus Centers
High Focus Centers offers psychiatric programs for adolescents and teens ages 10-18 with varying levels of structure and intensity to provide options that fit their individual needs. Patients are taught Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills (DBT) to help improve with emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance and receive a psychiatry session every week. Our treatment options help teens with psychiatric disorders, including:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
- Mania or Psychosis
Learn more about teen mental health disorders by visiting High Focus Center’s Education Center.
Levels of Outpatient Teen Mental Health Treatment
High Focus Centers offers adolescent psychiatric programming at two levels: A Partial Care Program and an Intensive Outpatient Program.
Partial Hospitalization Program: a high-intensity full-day program that meets five days per week.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): an after school, half-day program which meets up to five days per week.
In response to COVID-19, both programs are offered through teletherapy. As a result, times will vary by location. Please contact us to learn more about program hours in response to COVID.
High Focus Centers’ outpatient teen mental health treatment programs provide the therapy, treatment, education, and support adolescents need with added flexibility to meet the needs of their school and social life. No matter your child’s needs, our treatment specialists will help provide treatment that is right for them.
What If My Teen Also Struggles With Addiction?
When adolescents are struggling with their mental health, they sometimes turn to drugs or alcohol to cope. If your teen struggles with both substance abuse and their mental health, High Focus Centers’ co-occurring intensive outpatient program may be a better fit. This structured treatment program addresses both mental health and addiction disorders.
Adolescent Mental Health at High Focus Centers
If your teen is struggling with their mental health, it’s important to seek help right away. Adolescent programming is available at multiple High Focus Centers mental health treatment facilities throughout New Jersey and at our Norwalk, Connecticut location. We also have teletherapy options available for most of our programming. Contact our staff today to learn more about our teen programs.