Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital offers innovative outpatient programming for adolescents who have been struggling with a variety of mental health concerns. Our adolescent outpatient program in Valdosta, GA, features comprehensive, personalized treatment for young people ages 12-17.
Who can participate in our adolescent outpatient program in Valdosta, GA
The Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital adolescent outpatient program is designed for young people ages 12-17 whose lives have been disrupted by one or more mental health challenges, including substance abuse and chemical dependency.
Our adolescent outpatient program is an optimal level for young people who need more intensive treatment than can be provided via traditional outpatient services, but who do not require round-the-clock care.
We can accept adolescents and teens who are stepping down from an inpatient or residential program, but completing a higher level of care is not a requirement. Adolescents and teens who have not previously received treatment are welcome to participate.
All admissions decisions at our adolescent outpatient program in Valdosta, GA, are made on a case-by-case basis. We thoroughly review each young person’s strengths, needs, and goals to ensure that our outpatient program is the ideal level of care for them.
One of the most important factors in our admissions process is confirming that the young person is prepared to fully engage in our outpatient programming. To gain maximum benefit from the outpatient experience, adolescents and teens must be willing to honestly address the pain they have faced as a result of their struggles with addiction and mental illness. They must also express a sincere desire to get help.
If at any point in the admissions process we determine that a teen or adolescent would be better served via another program, we will work with the family to make an appropriate referral to a trusted provider.
For more information about adolescent outpatient programming at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, GA, please contact us at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our outpatient program is the perfect place for your child.
Elements of care within the adolescent outpatient program at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, GA
Young people who participate in the adolescent outpatient program at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital complete four weeks of treatment. The first two weeks consist of care at the partial hospitalization program (PHP) level. The second two weeks involve treatment at the intensive outpatient program (IOP) level.
During the summer, outpatient programming for teens and adolescents takes place via morning and afternoon sessions. When school is back in session, the program is conducted during the evening.
Please note that our adolescent outpatient program does not have a residential component. Adolescents and teens will be on our campus in Valdosta, GA, only during scheduled treatment hours.
Depending upon each teen’s or adolescent’s needs and goals, their personalized treatment plan may include the following elements:
- Medication management
- Individual counseling
- Group sessions
- Mandatory family groups
- Supervised off-campus activities
The following are examples of the topics that are addressed via the adolescent outpatient program:
- Anxiety and depression
- Peer pressure
- Coping skills
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
- Suicide prevention
- Mental health awareness
The outpatient program may also bring in experts from the Valdosta, GA, community to speak with adolescents and teens about education, money management, legal issues, careers, and similar topics.
Young people who meet the program’s behavioral standards can also take part in supervised activities within the community. These activities serve the dual purpose of motivating adolescents and teens to take greater responsibility for their actions and providing them with supportive opportunities to expand their knowledge base and practice new skills.
Advantages of taking part in our adolescent outpatient program in Valdosta, GA
The adolescent outpatient program is an innovative and dynamic experience that is designed to help young people take greater responsibility for their behaviors and assume ownership of their personal growth and development. The experienced professionals who provide outpatient treatment to teens and adolescents use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help them make lasting beneficial changes in the ways they think and act.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help adolescents and teens identify how negative, self-defeating, or otherwise problematic thought patterns may be undermining their ability to manage stress or overcome challenges. CBT sessions are structured and supportive opportunities for adolescents and teens to develop healthier beliefs and attitudes, which can lead to more productive behaviors and improved outcomes.
The outpatient program is also designed to eliminate the shame, guilt, and isolation that are often associated with teen mental health challenges. We work closely with all young people who participate in our adolescent outpatient program in Valdosta, GA, to help them understand that they are not alone, that help is available, and that effective treatment can empower them to achieve to their greatest potential.
To best prepare each young person to make lasting progress, family groups are a mandatory component of our adolescent outpatient program. When adolescents or teens struggle with substance abuse, addiction, or mental health challenges, the entire family can be impacted. During and after treatment, parents and other loved ones have an essential role to play in the young person’s recovery. Our family groups address these issues and promote a unified approach so that all participants can achieve true and lasting healing.
To learn more about the many benefits of outpatient programming for adolescents and teens at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital in Valdosta, GA, contact us today.