Teen Treatment Program

An Integrative Approach to PHP & IOP Behavioral Health for Teens

Beyond our Psychiatry and Wellness Center, we also proudly serve teens onsite at BasePoint Academy. A teen outpatient program specifically designed to address the unique challenges that teens face today in mental health and substance use.

Behavioral Treatment For Teenagers

It’s hard to be a teenager! Adolescence introduces many challenges, and this season of exciting change, growth, and freedom brings with it accompanying stressors and choices. Add to this the increased screen exposure and social media culture, and today’s generation of adolescents are facing a unique set of demands. It can be painful as a parent to see your child struggle through this important transitional phase of development. Good kids struggle. Good families struggle. BasePoint Academy can help. BasePoint Academy helps teens facing any of adolescent’s stressors. From behavioral issues to substance abuse, our programs offer support to teens facing any mental health issue. BasePoint’s skilled professionals provide care for teens in a structured, school-like outpatient setting. Teens benefit from this model as they can learn behavioral and coping skills in a trusting environment during the day, and then return home to their families and support systems each evening.
Teen Addiction Treatment

The BasePoint Difference

BasePoint Academy’s dynamic program was created with today’s adolescent experience in mind. Our providers appreciate and understand teens are now navigating through adolescence in the world of selfies, technology, and social media. We incorporate these realities into all of our teen counseling strategies, while coming alongside them in languages they understand and respond to.

BasePoint Academy’s unique model integrates multiple modalities throughout its holistic curriculum. We believe in treating the whole child. Our program includes a structured curriculum where teen-students have access to both providers and peer-to-peer support opportunities.

We work to establish trust first within our own community and extend that with inclusion to the teen’s support system through family meetings and multifamily support opportunities.  Our Psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Strayhan, is not only board certified with a sub-specialty in forensics, but has been working with teens for over 25 years. He believes in the impact of medical provider accessibility and response to a teen’s needs throughout the process and offices onsite at a full time capacity. Our goal at BasePoint Academy is for teens to feel respect and compassion as we steward them toward healthy decision making and boundary setting.

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BasePoint Teen Program


Our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs offer your teen the opportunity to receive effective treatment in a safe space to learn and practice new coping skills during the day and return home in the evening.

Medication Management

In addition to therapy services, our psychiatrist, along with the medical staff, will complete a thorough examination to address the physical needs along with the mental health medication needs in order to assist your teen in achieving their best self.


At BasePoint,  we value the importance of education. Our school program not only focuses on treatment but appreciates the role of education as part of the healing process.  Our education counselor, along with our entire team, partner with local school districts to formulate a successful education plan while they are in our care.

Morning Mindfulness

Our day begins with embracing stillness through mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is a critical piece of the recovery process. Teens learn the pillars of mindfulness, along with relaxation techniques to better connect with their minds and bodies. Mindfulness and relaxation training are life skills that can empower our adolescents while reflecting or preparing to enter tense situations.

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Community This group is comprised of all community members –students and clinical staff — where the ongoing development and maintenance of our community is the foundation of teaching appropriate boundaries.

Experiential Group By involving actions, movements, and activities; we provide multiple avenues for healing utilizing expressive art therapy, role-playing, gardening and guided imagery to facilitate the resolution of painful emotions.

Peer Support Provides a safe opportunity for group members to hold each other accountable and provide support around use of tools and skills discussed while learning fundamental and interpersonal skills.

Teen Treatment Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thinking patterns, identifying the effects of addiction and negative behaviors, and teaching structured problem solving techniques; all while strengthening coping skills during interactive and innovative group sessions.

Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

With DBT, we provide a greater focus on the emotional and social experiences for our teens. The goal is to teach our teens how to regulate extreme or unstable emotions with an emphasis on distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness.

Family Systems

The purpose of this group is to explore relationships and their influences. Various tools will be introduced to guide participants toward a life of healthy boundary setting and fulfilling relationships. This can be helpful for both teens and parental figures to understand and implement effective coping skills.

BasePoint Academy Admission Process

We would love to speak with you to get your teen on the path toward optimal wellness. Please call our admissions coordinator to schedule a complimentary assessment. Our professional care team will review your situation and make a recommendation for the next steps. This process is confidential and complimentary.

Call us today to schedule a complimentary assessment (972) 325-2633

Your Teen Treatment Team

  • Becca Smith

    Director of Clinical Services

  • Chanel Atkinson Therapist

    Chanel Atkinson LPC-I

    Lead Therapist

  • dr.dobbins

    Dr. Kimberly Dobbins

    Executive Medical Director

  • Elizabeth Plesnarskii, LPC

    Admissions Manager

  • Kamesha Strong MSW

    Education Counselor

  • Stefanya Jordan

    Stefanya Jordan LPC-I LCDC

    Primary Therapist

Becca Smith

Director of Clinical Services

Becca is our Clinical Director for both BasePoint Academy and BasePoint Psychiatry and Wellness.  Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked within the behavioral health field for several years in various leadership roles. Becca’s clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment, crisis intervention and suicide prevention; as well as providing support and resources to the mental health community.

Becca specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy techniques and trauma-informed care and is a creative force behind an innovative positive reinforcement treatment model, Balanced Day.

Becca is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental health by working closely with community partners and empowering individuals to find healing and stability.

Becca is not available for individual appointments. If you would like to speak with Becca Smith you can call the number below!

Chanel Atkinson Therapist

Chanel Atkinson LPC-I

Lead Therapist

I am a firm believer of meeting people where they are in life. My therapeutic process focuses on working collaboratively to address issues and find solutions that work best for the individual. My goal is to establish a safe relationship, instill hope,  and empower individuals by emphasizing the power of doing what is in their control.

I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and later earned my Master’s in counseling from Southern Methodist University.  In my previous work at a private practice, I worked with adults, adolescents, families, groups, and couples. I also have worked with those in the LGBTQ+ community and those struggling with chemical dependencies. Aside from clinical experience, I have also spent the last few years as an ABA therapist providing services to children and adults who fall on the spectrum.

In my free time I enjoy a casual binge of Netflix, playing with my dogs and trying out new restaurants because I like an excuse to eat!​


Affirmative Therapy for LGB and Trans Individuals

Anxiety & Depression

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Self- Esteem

Family and Relationship Issues

Stress Management



A Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)

Texas Counselor Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association


Dr. Kimberly Dobbins

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Dobbins brings over a decade of experience and is double board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry. In addition to being a professor at UT Southwestern in Dallas, her experience comes from multiple care settings to include high acuity Psychiatric ER, VA outpatient mental health clinic and a community Child Psychiatry clinic.  Dr. Dobbins will lead the BasePoint Academy’s client treatment as well as seeing patients individually in BasePoint Psychiatry and Wellness.

Dr. Dobbins received her undergraduate degrees from Xavier University of New Orleans and the University of Detroit Mercy. She earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and her Child Psychiatry training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

In her free time, Dr. Dobbins enjoys spending time with her family, reading novels, traveling and tries to limit her Amazon shopping.

Elizabeth Plesnarskii, LPC

Admissions Manager

Meet Elizabeth “Liz” our Assessment Manager for BasePoint Academy.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor and brings with her over 7 years experience in the mental health field with various roles in both the inpatient and outpatient setting(s). Elizabeth graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013 with her Bachelor’s and from Texas Woman’s University in 2015 with her Masters in Counseling.
Elizabeth finds great joy in meeting people on their darkest days and to not only provide hope for better ones ahead, but to walk hand in hand through the hard ones.

Elizabeth is intentional about providing the utmost personable, comfortable, and loving care to those in need. Elizabeth is passionate about lowering the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.

Kamesha Strong MSW

Education Counselor

Meet Kamesha Strong our Education Counselor. Kamesha graduated from Jackson State University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in Social Work and in 2017 from The University of Texas-Arlington with her Master’s in Social Work. Kamesha enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling as much as she can. Kamesha comes to BasePoint Academy with a background in working with at-risk youth in after school programming and as a site coordinator providing academic, behavior, and attendance support in Dallas ISD. Kamesha is here to support our teens in meeting their educational goals while they are seeking treatment and serving as a liaison between the families and the school districts to assist in their transition back to their home school base.

Stefanya Jordan

Stefanya Jordan LPC-I LCDC

Primary Therapist

Stefanya is our Primary Therapist at BasePoint Academy.  Stefanya received her Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at San Antonio in Psychology and a Minor in Wellness (Go Runners!) and her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of North Texas at Dallas.  Stefanya came to us after working closely with women and their children who had been profoundly affected by substance use and mental health.  Stefanya’s passion has always been to help others and feels blessed that every day she gets to do what she loves.

Stefanya brings knowledge in many areas and has practiced in the use of various therapy modalities including: REBT, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.  Stefanya believes in a holistic approach to addressing challenges in one’s life and working to change internal and external stimuli in an effort to produce more productive and positive outcomes.

Stefanya’s favorite hobbies are working out, eating, and spending time with loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions For Adolescent Treatment

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient are fancy terms for outpatient with extended
hours that include group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, education and psychiatry
for med management and testing as needed.

Private insurance will cover the majority of the program. The out-of- pocket cost will be discussed
prior to admission and a customized payment plan can be determined based on your family’s needs.

We are a comprehensive teen recovery program and as such, we have transportation! Ask us how it works!

Your child will spend 2 hours a day with our education counselor who will contact and coordinate all school assignments, tutoring etc… while your child is in PHP program. Any special accommodations such as 504 will be made here.

Upon admission your child is assigned a therapist who will be available by phone when he or
she is not with your child. They also will visit with you during family sessions.

Our program consists of individual therapy, group therapy,  family therapy,  education counseling, and psychiatry for med management -along with any additional testing as needed.  

Group Therapy will consist of various topics that teach coping skills, mindfulness, healthy boundaries, emotion regulation, health and wellness, and values.

Please refer to our handbook upon admission for a thorough explanation of all groups and the goals associated with each one.

Our teen recovery program offers Partial Hospitalization which takes place Monday-Friday 8-3:30p, length of program is driven by the progress your teen makes, average length is 4-12 weeks.

Our Teen Intensive Outpatient meets a minimum of 10 hours a week, program days will vary based on the needs of the milieu (ask us for current scheduling for IOP).

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