Teen Programs at Fairfax

Our behavioral health services for teens include outpatient services. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) utilizes evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

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We Now Offer Outpatient Programs!

Teen Day Program (PHP)

Our Teen Day Treatment, commonly known as PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), is an alternative to hospitalization and does not require 24-hour overnight care. Our Day Program for teens, ages 13-17, focuses on interpersonal relationship struggles, emotional regulation, increasing self-confidence, developing coping skills, managing social anxiety, and learning how to navigate social media safely. Through evidence-based treatment models in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Seeking Safety, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), teens and families increase connection and understanding with each other, peers, and themselves. Teens are encouraged to participate in their healing process. The typical length of stay or course of treatment for the Teen Day Program is 4-6 weeks. The treatment team will work to create an individualized treatment plan.

Teen Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) treatment is an alternative to hospitalization and does not require 24-hour overnight care.

IOP is a group-based program with an average length of stay of 6-8 weeks. The adolescent IOP program follows a DBT model where participants focus on modules consisting of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

The goal of this program is to decrease interpersonal conflict and unbalanced relationships, mindlessness and judgmental thinking, intense and painful emotions that are difficult to manage, and impulsive behaviors that create negative consequence. IOP also strives to increase positive and effective interactions with others, awareness and acceptance of the present moment, understanding of our emotions and mastery of our emotional responses, and tolerance of difficult emotions and stressors. Group therapy is facilitated by licensed therapists.

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