Adolescent mental health

Adolescent services at Pinewood Springs are available for teens ages 13-17 who are experiencing serious mental 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 programs is 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 understand the unique problems and stress teens can face in their lives. We 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 

Adolescent Inpatient Services

Our adolescent behavioral health program provides inpatient care for individuals who are 13 to 17 years old and experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, including:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Negative thoughts
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Toxic relationships 

Our facility includes 9 semi-private rooms designed to provide a calm, safe environment. We want our patients to feel comfortable as they engage in different therapy sessions, classes and group exercises.

The treatment model consists of:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Individual therapy as needed
  • Group therapy
  • Alternative therapy (including music and recreational therapy)
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Family therapy and involvement
  • Discharge planning

The program is staffed by a team that is specially trained to treat adolescents, including:

  • Licensed therapists
  • Recreation therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Board-certified teen psychiatrists
  • Registered nurses 

Admittance into our inpatient program

The first step in treatment is a comprehensive assessment. After the psychiatric evaluation, our staff creates a personalized treatment plan that will include individual, group and family therapy. Family involvement is key part of our program.  Our specialists, patients and families must all work together for the same goal. We will offer a safe, therapeutic environment where teens in crisis can find stability.

Learn more about our adolescent mental health programs by calling our 24-hour help line at (877) 342-1450

Adolescent Outpatient Services 

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides an intermediate level of care for teens ages 13-17 who may benefit from more than just individual therapy alone or who are at risk of crisis but are not in need of inpatient hospitalization. This level of care provides short-term, intensive programming integrated with participation in regular school and community activities. 

The program is led by experienced multi-disciplinary team of Licensed Therapists, Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, a Therapeutic Facility Dog and other professionals. Pinewood Springs integrates SAMHSA’s evidence-based illness management and recovery model and the matrix model to provide adolescents with new tools to manage and resolve the practical challenges of everyday life. 

This program is appropriate for youth struggling with:

  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Difficulty regulating feelings
  • Management of daily living skills
  • Communication and relationships
  • Short attention span, inability to concentrate on tasks
  • Crisis Management
  • Non-suicidal self-injury
  • Grief, loss or abandonment
  • Medication management and compliance
  • School anxiety
  • Toxic relationships
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Trauma 

Program hours are Monday through Thursday, 4 – 7 p.m.

Participants will attend 4 sessions a week where they and their families will learn effective strategies to achieving a healthy life balance. Parent group sessions each week.

Learn more about our adolescent outpatient program by calling our Outpatient Team at (931) 777-6120.