When your child is experiencing behavioral health problems, it can affect daily life at home, at school, or in the community. We’re here to help restore harmony and hope in your child’s life by providing care in a safe, encouraging, and healing environment. 

We offer a full range of behavioral health services for children ages 8 - 13 and adolescents ages 14 -17 experiencing mental, emotional, or behavioral problems.

Why Choose Us for Youth Mental Health Care

  • Whole person care: We provide comprehensive treatment of all aspects of mental health care for children and teens. Depending on specific needs, your child’s care team may include youth psychiatrists, nurses, clinical and occupational therapists, teachers, case managers, social workers, chaplains, dieticians, or behavioral care assistants.
  • Customized to patient and family: Our team creates a personalized care plan just for your child and family. We focus on supporting the entire family with the goal of restoring hope, courage, and resiliency.
  • Full spectrum of treatment: From hospitalization to treat urgent needs through outpatient follow-up care, we are here to support you throughout all steps of your child’s mental health treatment journey.
  • Return home each day: With our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, your child can receive treatment during the day and return home each evening. We may also use this type of “step down” program following hospitalization for critical care.
  • Specialty programs: We offer specialized adolescent programs for certain conditions, such as eating disorders, self-injury, chronic illness, or serious medical conditions.

Conditions We Treat

We provide treatment for illnesses related to depression, anxiety, attention deficits, trauma, substance abuse, obsessions and compulsions, pathological impulsivity, and psychosis.

A mental “illness” related to these disorders refers to a disruption in the connection between the mind, body, and environment. We approach treatment with the idea that the body and mind are connected, and aim to treat mental illnesses to improve your child’s functioning and quality of life.

What to Expect

We’re here for your child, no matter what they need help with. Our services are tailored to your child’s unique needs by a team of expert mental health professionals, including:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical therapists
  • Registered nurses
  • Case managers
  • Teachers

Your First Appointment

During your child’s first visit to the Behavioral Medicine Center, our team will conduct a one-hour, intake assessment with a licensed therapist. We’ll go over health history and complete a psychiatric evaluation to determine the level of care your child needs. A parent or guardian is required to accompany the child to the appointment. 

By the end of the appointment, you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan based on your child’s needs. 


Treatment programs typically begin one week after the intake assessment. Before we start any level of treatment, our licensed therapist will discuss details of the program with you and your child. Your child’s treatment program will include approaches that best suit their personality and needs, such as: 

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Parent groups and family meetings
  • Safety planning
  • Daily check-ins

Programs are organized by age and developmental stage to optimize your child’s group experience. In our partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient programs, families are encouraged to attend at least one weekly group session to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment program. 


To determine the need for inpatient treatment, our psychiatrists use strict, objective criteria from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. We are dedicated to providing inpatient treatment only as is clinically necessary to ensure the safety of our patients and others

If it is determined that a higher level of care is needed, we will help you understand what it means to admit your child to our inpatient units.

Our Services

We work with you and your child to determine the right level of care and make adjustments as needs change. We’ll help you understand treatment options, including when your child is ready to complete a program or start another.

Youth Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available to children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. We offer:

  • Individual outpatient therapy to help your child, whether they need an hourly visit once a week or more extensive therapy. Our team helps your child by focusing on reducing and managing symptoms, developing coping skills, and ongoing support.
  • Addiction services for adolescents to help your child with problematic behavioral patterns (related to social media, gambling, video games, etc.) and problems relating to substance use and/or alcohol. We offer evidence-driven therapy and medication options for an effective and holistic approach to recovery. 

Youth Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We offer a variety of intensive outpatient programs designed to treat specific mental illnesses in children and adolescents. These programs provide intensive, individualized care for complicated or severe illnesses without the need for hospitalization.

Each of our programs is designed to treat your child for specific mental illnesses and even associated illnesses. Programs include:

  • FLEX IOP, for ADHD and associated illnesses
  • Mental Health IOP, for depression and anxiety
  • Shield IOP, for high-risk self-harming behaviors
  • Tranquility Track IOP, for generalized, social, and separation anxiety
  • DUAL IOP, for substance abuse and associated illnesses
  • MEND IOP, for co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders

Time dedication: Your child will need to dedicate three hours in the evening, two to three times per week. The program is about eight to 10 weeks in length, but may be modified on a case-by-case basis. This program allows your child to maintain school attendance.

Youth Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Youth Partial Hospitalization Program provides treatment when your child is at risk of hospitalization or was recently discharged from an inpatient program. The program offers individualized, intensive outpatient psychiatric treatment.

Our program optimizes your child’s psychiatric care by allowing for further treatment of symptoms and the associated circumstances at home, school, and in social environments.

Time dedication: Your child will need to dedicate up to six hours five times a week. The program is about two weeks in length, but may be modified on a case-by-case basis. School excusal required and provided by program. 

Youth Inpatient Program

Our Youth Inpatient Program provides treatment when your child is at high risk of harming themself or others.The program offers intensive treatment in a safe and controlled environment where your child’s health is the highest priority.

Our program provides your child with a therapeutic, safe, and inclusive environment. The goal is to foster mental and emotional healing so your child can safely return home

Time dedication: Your child will most likely need to spend about one week in the program, determined on a case-by-case basis. 

Take the Next Step

Help your child find relief from the effects of mental health disorders. To request more information on our programs, call us at 909-558-9113. We look forward to providing your loved one with the care they need.