The Full Day Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a short-term (10-14 days), intensive treatment program for male and female adolescents ages 13 and above who are experiencing an acute crisis. The program includes multidisciplinary assessment, treatment, and stabilization with the goals of maintaining safety, crisis management, and symptom relief. PHP is held Monday through Friday for six hours per day. Adolescents attend PHP instead of school as a medical leave of absence. PHP allows the adolescent to remain in his/her home and community while receiving an intensive therapeutic experience primarily through group therapy with peers.
We offer two Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) – for Mental Health or Substance-Related Disorders. These programs are open to male and female adolescents, ages 13 and above, who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems that are significantly impacting their ability to be successful in the home, school or community. An adolescent attending an IOP program must be currently attending school and maintaining a level of safety that does not require constant supervision. The components of the programs include weekly multifamily therapy, group therapy, educational programming, and activities. IOP is held four days per week, three hours per day after school hours, with multi-family group one evening per week. The typical length of the program is eight to ten weeks.
Psychological Services provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents who are suspected of having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorders including dyslexia and dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders, and/or emotional/behavioral disorders including those characterized by mood dysregulation, anxiety and disruptive behaviors.
Outpatient therapists provide individual and/or family therapy to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. Treatment plans are individualized and sessions typically occur on a weekly basis.
Outpatient therapists offer a variety of group therapy options for both children and adolescents. Group therapy is a good option for children and adolescents experiencing difficulties relating to others and who need support in developing effective interpersonal skills.
Board-certified psychiatrists provide individuals (children 6-11 years, adolescents 12 and above) with outpatient mental health services after an initial psychiatric evaluation or consultation. They ensure a comprehensive approach to behavioral health by coordinating with the referral sources and/or other treatment providers. Following the initial evaluation, the psychiatrist will discuss treatment options including medication. Other recommendation may include therapy or more intensive services such as Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or inpatient psychiatric hospitalization depending on the severity of symptoms and safety concerns.
The Kellar School is a therapeutic education program serving students grades 3 through 12 who have been identified as eligible for special education services. The structured, individualized program is designed to meet the needs of students with emotional and/or learning disabilities. These students may also have social, behavioral or health-related issues that significantly interfere with their ability to learn.