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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Your Teen Treatment Team
Director of Clinical Services
Chanel Atkinson LPC-I
Dr. Kimberly Dobbins
Executive Medical Director
Elizabeth Plesnarskii, LPC
Kamesha Strong MSW
Stefanya Jordan LPC-I LCDC
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, 4-6 weeks in length.
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).