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Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Adolescents up to age 17 may participate in North Spring Behavioral Healthcare’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Partial hospitalization offers care in a less restrictive setting than inpatient treatment, enabling patients to return home after programming each day.

The goal of our Partial Hospitalization Program is to help our patients achieve and/or maintain medical stability and minimize impairments contributing to maladaptive behaviors (i.e. non-productive behaviors that act as coping mechanisms for anxiety, depression or other issues). Finally, we strive to teach patients the cognitive or coping skills they need to help with mental health or substance abuse treatment, like anger management and pro-social skills.

This program provides a trauma-informed, positive structured environment and utilizes an American Society of Addictive Medicine (ASAM)-based medical model designed to implement conservative medication management, brief cognitive and behavioral interventions (such as verbal redirection, praise and encouragement), and positive reinforcement.

PHP services include at least six hours of the following each day:

  • Psychopharmacological services (medication management)
  • Psychotherapeutic services (talk therapy)
  • Psychoeducational, recreational and educational support services

Our therapeutic services are overseen by a medical practitioner and are delivered through a variety of modalities, including:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Individual, group and family therapy

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Adolescents up to age 17 may receive care through one of our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Call us for a confidential, no-cost assessment to determine which program may be the right fit.

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program

When teenagers require intensive therapy to treat substance abuse and addiction in an outpatient setting, North Spring Behavioral Healthcare is here to help. We offer a Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to help our teenage patients maintain stability, minimize maladaptive behaviors (i.e. turning to drugs or alcohol to cope with emotional or behavioral issues), and learn coping, anger management and improved social skills.

Our services include assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, consultation, treatment, prevention and community education.

North Spring Behavioral Healthcare’s Substance Abuse IOP provides addiction treatment services in a trauma-informed, positive and structured environment, using evidence-based treatments in a group setting.

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

North Spring Behavioral Healthcareʼs Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program strives to help adolescents and their families feel secure during involvement in our program. Our staff will work with the patient to decrease the symptoms that have been causing behaviors that are significantly impacting the adolescent’s ability to be successful in their home, school or community.

The Mental Health IOP’s services include assessment, treatment planning and therapy groups offered by a licensed or license-eligible clinician under supervision to address mental health issues.

We Help Children and Families Thrive

At North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, we make it our mission to help children and adolescents find a sense of hope and potential. Call 703-554-6300 for a no-cost, confidential assessment day or night, 24/7. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.