The overall goal of online adolescent programs is to help teenagers and their families develop the skills they need to resolve problems and manage feelings and behaviors effectively. The online programs are designed to be intensive and to supplement the individual and family therapy that a client may already be receiving. Treatment is completely individualized and focuses on the issues that matter most to the teenager and his/her family. Additionally, because the programs are scheduled during after-school hours, teenagers are able to remain in their own school throughout the treatment process. The Online Adolescent programs serve adolescents from ages 13 to 18. Some of the areas that are addressed within our program include:
- Alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Obsessive Thinking and Compulsive Behaviors
- Bipolar Disorders
- Family Conflict
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-destructive behaviors
- Truancy or running away behaviors
- Anger problems
- Defiance and conduct problems
- Eating disorders
- Low self-esteem
- School problems
- Panic Attacks
Online Partial Day Program for Adolescents
This is an online after-school program that focuses on helping teenagers deal with a variety of mental health and addiction issues. The program uses a systemic approach that helps teenagers resolve issues both within themselves and within their families. The initial groups each day are designed to give teenagers a chance to identify the causes of their emotional and behavioral struggles and then learn the skills they need to cope effectively.
In the evening, parents join the teenagers online to address the conflicts and communication issues within the family. These online groups are designed so that parents and primary caregivers can ensure that their teenagers deal with the issues that they are struggling with at home. These online groups focus on effective parenting strategies, conflict resolution strategies, communication skills, and problem-solving skills within the family. The groups also allow families to work through the conflicts that are occurring within the home and to develop the skills they need to resolve conflicts in the future. In addition, all teenagers are evaluated by a psychiatrist and are provided medication management as needed.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents
The Online Intensive Outpatient Program is a half-day program that is designed to help teenagers deal with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse issues, addictions, chemical dependency, low self-esteem, eating disorders, thoughts of suicide, self-destructive behaviors, bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, family problems, and communication issues. The online program is a less intensive option than the Partial Day Program and is designed to help teenagers and their families continue to develop the skills they need to cope with life once they leave New Dimensions. Teenagers have the option of attending the afternoon or evening sessions, based on the individualized treatment plan that is created with the treatment team.
What to Expect
To be admitted into our adolescent online therapy programs, your teenager must first be assessed by one of our therapists via telemedicine. During the assessment, the therapist will work with you and your teenager to identify your goals for treatment and help you determine if our treatment programs are the best fit for your needs. Once the assessment is completed, your teenager will then meet with a psychiatrist via telemedicine to evaluate their medication needs. After these assessments are complete, you and your teenager will complete the admission paperwork and then begin the online treatment program. Your teenager can expect to spend about 6 hours a day involved in the Partial Hospitalization program and about 3 hours a day in the Intensive Outpatient Program. The program operates Monday through Friday.
New Dimensions Can Help!
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.
Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit www.mhthrive.com to learn more.