The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Essential Touchstones

by | Oct 3, 2023

Adolescence is a critical time of growth and self-discovery, but it can also be a period of vulnerability. For some young people, the challenges they face can become overwhelming, leading to emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues. At Essential Touchstones, we understand these complexities and have curated a specialized Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to address and support these unique needs.

Embarking on the IOP Journey

The journey into our IOP begins with a thorough Initial Assessment. This essential step ensures that every adolescent admitted to our program truly stands to benefit from it. The initial session with our IOP Coordinator is a collaborative space where both the patient and their parents come together to map out the path ahead.

Navigating Diagnosis with Psychological Evaluation

Understanding the root cause is pivotal for effective treatment. Our three-fold Psychological Evaluation process ensures a comprehensive assessment:

1. Intake Assessment with a Clinical Psychologist: A deep dive into the patient’s history, challenges, and needs.

2. Battery of Testing Assigned by Psychologist: Tailored tests to pinpoint specific issues and their intensity.

3. Test and Treatment Plan Review: A session where results are deciphered and a treatment plan is collaboratively constructed.

It’s worth noting that if the adolescent has undergone a psychological evaluation at another reputed facility in the past six months, we can seamlessly integrate those findings into our treatment strategy. Our esteemed clinical psychologists, Dr. Alyssa Killebrew, Ph.D., and Dr. Taban Salem, Ph.D., bring a wealth of experience to these evaluations, ensuring accuracy and empathy at every step.

Harnessing the Power of Individual Therapy

Therapy is a transformative tool, and at Essential Touchstones, we prioritize Individual Therapy. Unlike larger group settings, one-on-one sessions allow therapists to delve deeper into individual challenges, triggers, and aspirations. With a minimum commitment of one hour per week for the ten-week duration of the program, adolescents have the opportunity to build a trusting relationship with their therapist, fostering an environment of genuine growth and healing.

Why Essential Touchstones?

Adolescence is a time of turbulence and transition. It’s a period where the right support can mean the difference between feeling lost and finding one’s way. Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment is not just about addressing challenges; it’s about equipping young individuals with the tools, understanding, and resilience to navigate the road ahead.

At Essential Touchstones, we don’t just treat; we transform. Join us on this journey of healing and empowerment.