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Outpatient for Youth, Adolescent Outpatient Program

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Outpatient for Youth

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Evening Program (IOP)

This Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an intensive, short term program that aims to decrease disruptive symptoms, reduce problem areas, and provide skills for more effective coping through a combination of process group therapy, psychoeducation, and psychiatric services.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4:00pm-7:45pm
*complimentary dinner served at 5:00pm

Outpatient for Youth is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that serves teens between the ages of 13 and 17. Many of our teens are in traditional or alternative school programs, experiencing challenges in their family or home life, and struggling with academic performance and social relationships. There are many causes, but most stem from problems with mood, mental health, behavior, or alcohol and drug use. At Las Encinas we recognize that these challenges go hand-in-hand with the kind of suffering often associated with trauma, loss, heartbreak and broken relationships, addiction, and other painful human experiences. Without a compassionate intervention by people who care, the cycle of suffering continues. Our goal is to offer a safe and therapeutic environment that fosters healing, restoration, and revitalization for the entire family through highly structured and intensive services three evenings per week. 

Services Include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication management
  • Individual, family, and group therapy
  • Multi-family groups
  • Psychoeducation groups 
  • Nursing support & medical evaluation
  • Case management with after-care planning & referrals
  • Communication & collaboration with referring school, therapist, doctor, or other individual

Clinical Issues Addressed:

  • Academic decline and academic pressure
  • ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar diagnosis
  • Behavioral problems
  • Stress, relationship problems, grief and loss
  • Drug abuse, drinking, and dual diagnosis
  • Trauma, self-harm, self-esteem
  • Mood swings
  • Interpersonal conflict and decision making
  • Psychosis