In an effort to reach the teens in our care where they are, we offer a variety of different adolescent mental health treatment programs. While each approach to care is different, more than one may be used to properly treat your teenager’s mental health disorders and concerns.
We offer trauma-informed care, which means that we help our clients uncover the root causes of mental health disorders in a safe, supportive setting.
If your teenager is struggling with their mental health, reach out to our team of skilled professionals today. There’s compassionate, expert care waiting for them in Boise. Contact us online or call us 208.487.8260 today to learn about the treatment options available and which may be best suited for your child.
Imagine Boise’s Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Programs
All teens will receive five sessions weekly with our facility psychiatrist and crisis intervention on an as needed basis. Based on an initial psychiatric evaluation, recommendations for medications will be given. On-site nursing care will be available every day to address their medical needs and to assist with medication management.
Specific topics that might be covered during group or individual therapy sessions include:
- Teen emotional regulation
- Anger management
- Co-occurring disorders
- Life skills
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Family therapy
- Coping skills
- Identification of triggers
One of the adolescent mental health treatment programs we offer is group therapy. In group sessions, your teen will engage with other young people in a safe space. All of this happens in a supportive setting that encourages vulnerability and fosters camaraderie. There are many benefits of group therapy, including:
- Holding each other accountable
- Sharing personal stories
- Learning from others facing similar issues
- Developing empathy
- Finding community and a support network
Sharing successes and failures with other young people who are going through similar things in life can be empowering. And being vulnerable while verbalizing their mental health story and realizing, maybe for the first time, that there are others who are also facing similar issues, may allow your teenager to open up, listen to new ideas, and receive the social interaction and human connection necessary for moving forward.
Any family member of a teen who participates in an Imagine program can attend our weekly Family Therapy Group. The Family Therapy Group is intended to give participants the coping tools necessary to assist their loved one as they work through their behavioral challenges. It also provides external support to family members who have already been affected by the teen’s mental health disorder.
Family therapy sessions may help with:
- Encouraging understanding
- Improving communication
- Reducing stress
- Improving relationships
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Our cognitive-behavioral therapy program is based on several core principles including that psychological problems are based, in part, on:
- Unhelpful ways of thinking
- Learned patterns of unhelpful behavior
- The need to learn better ways of coping with these thoughts and patterns
A CBT program is one of the adolescent mental health treatment programs we offer in Boise, Idaho. It aims to relieve a client’s symptoms by placing a priority on helping your teen do important thought exercises inside of and outside the sessions. In doing so, cognitive-behavioral therapy will help teach them vital coping skills and new ideas for handling challenging situations today and in the future.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Threading the needle between the intense structure of an inpatient residential treatment program and the relative autonomy of an outpatient approach to care, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) can reduce harmful symptoms of mental health disorders at a fraction of the cost of full residential treatment programs.
The benefits of PHP for your teen include:
- A structured environment
- Intensive treatment
- Various types of therapy
- On-site educator
- Sleeping in their own bed
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The intensive outpatient program at Imagine Boise is a primary treatment plan and one of the adolescent mental health treatment programs we offer after a PHP program. After a comprehensive assessment, an IOP may be recommended in the cases of mental health issues and substance abuse. An IOP may also be recommended for teens who need intensive but not residential treatment for their mental health disorders. One of the biggest benefits of an IOP is that clients are able to use everything they are learning during their sessions right away in the real world, meaning they could see a more immediate positive impact on their lives and mental health.
Individual therapy is one of the treatment options offered within the teen mental health treatment programs in Boise, Idaho as a part of the PHP and IOP programs. It consists of one on one psychotherapy, during which a trained professional helps your teen work through the various personal issues they have been facing. This approach to care has been proven to be an effective treatment option for a variety of emotional difficulties and mental health disorders.
What to Expect from Our Mental Health Treatment Programs
Throughout their care at Imagine Boise, your adolescent will:
- Develop strategies for self-care
- Improve their coping skills
- Receive a boost to their self-esteem
- Experience a reduction in stress
- Identify and manage triggers
- Develop empathy
- Increase self-understanding and improve their well-being
- Decrease feelings of shame and foster a sense of purpose
Hope and healing are available—contact our team to learn more.
Reach Out to Imagine Boise to Learn More
Don’t hesitate to call us at 208.487.8260 or contact our team online. With a variety of treatment options and vast experience in treating mental health disorders in adolescents, Imagine Boise is ready to help your teen get better.