BASEPOINT ACADEMY

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. BasePoint Academy’s dynamic program was created with today’s adolescent experience in mind.

MEET THE BASEPOINT STAFF

Dr. Kimberly Dobbins: double board certified child and adolescent Psychiatrist.

Onsite 5 days a week working with the Academy Team.

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The BasePoint Difference

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.

The permanently happy face can hide a whole lot of inner turmoil.

Marissa joyfully leads the cheer squad out onto the field or court for each game. The rules are simple: always simile and never look worried. The team and the crowd depend on Marissa’s cheerfulness to keep everyone’s morale sky-high. But what about all the other minutes of each day? Why does everyone expect her to keep smiling no matter what? Why isn’t she allowed to feel sad, hurt or worried? She’s tired of living a double life and wonders if it’s worth living at all.

Excelling at all times takes a toll on high achievers.

Johnathan’s parents are constantly reminding him of how important his grades are. They eagerly tell everyone about his awards and honors. And they just as enthusiastically remind him of his failures and shortcomings, no matter how insignificant. Well-meaning teachers harp on his “potential” and his “gifts,” but all of that feels like a burden to Johnathan Peters think he’s a a know-it-all, so he can’t win. He’s exhausted mentally and physically. He lives in fear of a not-quite-perfect grade. If he fails, does the world even need him?

When Kris was born, her parents gleefully welcomed their baby boy.

But over time, Kris recognized that she did not identify as a male. Her very core being was female. Although she hoped somehow her family and friends would accept her identity, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Her parents are furious and threatening to kick her out. It seems like both her church and school friends don’t understand and are disgusted with her. So where does she go now? If no one wants her as she is, she wonders why she is here at all. She feels like her life is a mistake.

Carrying the team can feel like an unbearable weight sometimes.

On the outside, it looks like Scott doesn’t have a care in the world. He’s athletic and popular, and it seems like the whole town shows up every Friday night to see him perform. But that may be just the problem. When the outside world attaches labels like “superstar” and “big man on campus” it can feel overwhelming. Scott lives with constant stress, worry and anxiety over performing well enough for that next win! Coaches, parents, teammates, and the whole community seems to rely on him. Sometimes the pressure is just too much!

Keeping your nose in a book doesn’t always mean that you want to be left alone.

Ava is the invisible girl at school. And everywhere else. She loves to be with her books and her studies and has a quiet personality. She’s been called a “nerd” more times than she can remember, so she has just absorbed it as who she is. Ava feels forgotten, and as if she doesn’t matter. Her parents have even said, “Oh! I forgot you were here!” But she craves friendship and belonging as much as anyone else does. And she wonders if maybe she just really doesn’t need to be here anymore. No one would miss her anyway, right?

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.

Adolescent Mental Health Programs

PHP/IOP

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.

EDUCATION

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.

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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.

What Our Teens Love

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

Adolescent Therapies

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 Group

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.