Our PHP intensive is specially designed for adolescents with significant mental or emotional needs that do not require inpatient care. It can be an excellent short-term transitional option for teens exiting inpatient programs. In our program, teens experience intensive, structured care from a team of compassionate experts. While the level of care is similar to that of an inpatient program, teens can return home each evening.
At Grace, we’re here for you well beyond the crisis. We keep up with the healing progress of program graduates with a comprehensive alumni program. If you think your family could benefit from a PHP for adolescents, reach out to us today at 844.564.0712.
Treatment and Services in an Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
A PHP can include the following elements:
- Group therapy: Teens meet in a small group setting with a guided conversation to build healthy relationship skills. In this setting, clients have the opportunity to support one another and discuss the process of healing together.
- Individual counseling: Each treatment plan includes a variety of individualized treatment methods and modalities (including play and EMDR) based on a thorough clinical assessment that determines each teen’s unique needs.
- Family therapy sessions: For three hours once per week, the family receives therapy together to unify and strengthen the healing process.
- Medical Supervision: Care is administered with the guidance of medical professionals who are experts in the field and well equipped for any situation.
- Care available at least five days a week: With structured all-day care 5+ days a week, teens can start to integrate healthy habits more expediently. Some weekend and evening hours may be available as well.
3 Signs Your Teen Needs a Partial Hospitalization Program
If you notice these signs in a teen you love, it may be time for a PHP:
- Inability to stabilize or refusal to participate in outpatient programs: If your teen already receives outpatient services, but symptoms continue to worsen, or they refuse to participate despite a significant decline in well-being, then it’s time for the more intensive PHP. A structured daily care routine can more effectively monitor and treat the root of these exacerbated symptoms.
- Increasing difficulty in maintaining relationships with family/friends, thoughts of hurting others or self: If you notice increasing distress in their friend or familial situations such as purposefully alienating behaviors and expressions of violence towards others or themself, then a PHP can help. The absence of a specific plan is an important distinction– if they have expressed more tangible plans or intentions, seek hospitalization immediately and do not wait. Ideation and expressions of violence without a plan to follow through are strong warning signals, but with proper and immediate help, healing is possible.
- Disordered sleep, mood, and decreased functional ability resulting from severe anxiety and depression: Structured and comprehensive clinical services provide the focused stability necessary to integrate healthful patterns and regain the ability to function in school and at home. If you notice a significant increase or decrease in your teen’s sleep, worrying shifts in their moods (especially large and sudden swings, for example), and difficulty with tasks that were once second nature, then it’s time to consider a partial hospitalization program.
Enrollment in an adolescent PHP offers teens the unique opportunity to put their new skills into practice night after night and debrief and process with peers on how it went during the daily group sessions. Additionally, a PHP can be incredibly helpful in sustaining the impact of inpatient care or for the young person who lacks a robust external support system.
Reach out to Grace Counseling Today
Don’t wait. If you observe these or other signs of distress and think a partial hospitalization program could benefit an adolescent you love, reach out to us at 844.564.0712 today. At Grace Counseling, we’re here to support your family in recovering a sense of stability and well-being.