Adolescent mental health

The adolescent program at Pinewood Springs will be available for teens ages 13-17 who are experiencing serious behavioral and emotional challenges. The teen years are a vulnerable time, and so the treatment they receive to overcome these challenges must be addressed differently than with adults. The goal of our teen mental health program will be to help our patients identify and resolve issues that may be preventing them from thriving, being happy and being able to function within their families and community.

At Pinewood Springs, our board certified physicians will understand the unique problems and stress teens can face in their lives. We will seek to offer answers, options, and a path for getting better through the creation of an individualized treatment plan, designed to help teens find stability and gain the skills they need to cope with everyday life. Our first step will be to provide a comprehensive assessment for each adolescent patient. After this assessment, our physicians and staff members will develop a personalized treatment plan, incorporating group, individual, and sometimes family therapy. Families will be involved in our program to ensure that each teen is able to transition back to normal life.

Our highly trained staff of physicians, counselors, and other mental health professionals will work to diagnose and provide stabilization for a variety of conditions, including the following:

  • Depression and bipolar disorder
  • Mood swings and anger
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Suicidal and self-harm thoughts
  • Self-harm, such as cutting
  • Bullying and victimization
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Psychosis / unusual perceptions
  • Obsessive thinking / compulsions
  • Trauma
  • ADHD or attention difficulties
  • Grieving issues
  • Difficulty with family and friends

Our inpatient programs will be staffed with compassionate psychiatrists and specially trained support staff, who will offer a safe, therapeutic environment where teens in crisis can find stability.

Learn more about our adolescent mental health programs by calling (615) 342-1450.