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Partial Hospitalization Program

a teen and her mother talk to a therapist about entering a partial hospitalization program

A partial hospitalization program is a form of therapy-based mental health treatment. In some cases, it is an ideal first step for treating adolescent mental health concerns, as it allows a teen to continue living at home. Parents can stay more involved in their teen’s treatment and progress when they return home each day. If your teen is struggling with mental health concerns, you should know how an adolescent partial hospitalization program can help stabilize a teen’s current condition. They can then build a foundation for improved long-term mental health. For information on how to enroll your teen in a partial hospitalization program in Spokane, WA, or any other mental health treatment program, contact Imagine Spokane at 888.384.3143.

What Is a Teen Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the most intensive form of outpatient mental health treatment. Parents may need to consider an inpatient or residential treatment option in the most severe cases. However, parents can be hesitant about placing their child into an inpatient treatment program, and many teens are resistant to this treatment option. An adolescent partial hospitalization program is an ideal alternative to residential care. Teens in PHPs benefit from full-day support and supervision while maintaining the freedom to return home and continue other life activities. Our PHP program runs for six hours a day, Monday through Friday. 

Adolescent PHPs typically focus on mental health conditions, substance use, or a combination of the two. PHP is usually a recommended treatment option for teens who need support with mental health concerns such as: 

  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management 
  • Impulsive or reckless behavior
  • Body image issues

The time-intensive nature of a PHP program gives a teen the time, space, and focus where they can work on improving serious mental and behavioral health concerns. Once a teen has completed a PHP program, they’ll transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and then attend a traditional outpatient program. Both options provide continued support and education with reduced time spent in sessions. 

How Does an Adolescent PHP Work?

When your teen attends an adolescent PHP, they arrive at our facility at the program’s start time and spend the day attending scheduled sessions. Our PHP employs a variety of therapy methods, including: 

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Each patient receives an individualized care plan, so your teen’s counselors will work to address any specific concerns. A teen may need additional support with trauma healing or schooling. Specific areas of concern will be identified during the initial intake assessment and adjusted as needed based on counselor observations during sessions.  

How Can Outpatient Rehab Help My Teen?

Throughout a partial hospitalization program, your teen will receive training in mental health education and awareness. A treatment plan is designed to address specific mental health concerns and teach teens how to increase self-awareness of unhealthy patterns related to thoughts and behaviors.

They’ll learn coping skills, healthy communication skills, emotion and mood management, impulse control, and conflict resolution. Teens in PHPs learn better ways to handle mental health triggers. They’ll be able to develop these skills alongside supportive counselors and understanding peers. When teens are educated and empowered with effective tools for mental health, they are better able to self-regulate and seek help and support when they need it.  

Find Teen Mental Health Treatment at Imagine Spokane

Imagine Spokane offers a teen partial hospitalization program in Spokane, WA, where we offer mental health treatment for teens ages 12-17. Upon completing our partial hospitalization program, patients transition to the Imagine Spokane IOP for continued care and support. Contact Imagine Spokane at 888.384.3143 for more information on how our outpatient rehab programs can support your teen’s mental health.