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Residential Inpatient Services

Residential Treatment for Adolescents

Teenagers up to age 17 who seek residential treatment at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare may receive care in one of several unique programs. Each are designed to deliver secure, structured treatment to adolescents who struggle with behavioral, emotional or mood disorders. Psychiatric Residential Treatment for Adolescents includes the following programs:

Horizons Program

Teenagers ages 13–17 who have been identified as needing treatment for sexualized behaviors may find appropriate care in our Horizons Program. Treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment and a personalized treatment plan. This program is overseen by therapists and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Providers (CSOTP), and uses Mode Deactivation Therapy to interrupt the chain of thoughts and feelings that led to these behaviors.

Sunrise Program

This gender-specific, structured and nurturing program treats girls ages 9–17. The Sunrise Program is divided into two units by age and offers young women the opportunity to receive intensive treatment for mental health problems, abuse and victimization. Therapies are carefully combined on an individual basis to provide an environment in which young women can heal and flourish.

Treatment focusing upon sexual reactivity secondary to previous abuse is offered on an individual basis. In addition, North Spring Behavioral Healthcare has developed a program to assist sex trafficked and exploited girls.

Trailblazers Program

This treatment program is designed for adolescent boys ages 13–16 who suffer from emotional, behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Residential treatment is divided into two age-specific units. These young men require intensive intervention in order to overcome repeated problems with school performance, substance abuse or rebellion against authority.

Assessment and Diagnostic Program

This program offers a secure facility for male and female adolescents up to age 17 who may benefit from psychological testing and additional evaluations in order to clarify diagnostic and treatment needs. Through collaboration with our community partners in a multidisciplinary team approach, we make recommendations to best serve the individual needs of each adolescent in our care. Clients receiving these services participate in all program components, and the expected length of stay is 30–90 days.

Stabilization Program

This program serves teens up to age 17 who are in need of intensive residential treatment. This service is designed for non-hospitalized individuals experiencing an acute crisis that may jeopardize their current community living situation. It includes outcome-oriented, adolescent- and family-centered individualized treatment. The typical length of stay is 30–90 days, with a goal of helping patients successfully transition back to their communities.

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.