The teen and early adolescent years are crucial for brain development. It is during this time that our brains begin to mature and start to take shape. This time can also be a confusing time for teens and adolescents as their bodies begin to mature as well, along with their brains.
As a result of all these changes happening, it is important that a priority is placed on a child’s mental health. With a lot happening both physically and mentally, not properly talking about and addressing any potential mental health struggles can have major ramifications including the development of more severe mental illnesses, substance abuse and addiction, and even suicidal thoughts and actions.
At Innercept, we understand the importance of mental health, especially for teens and adolescents who may be going through physical and mental changes and aren’t quite sure how to handle these changes. Our adolescent mental health treatment programs in Idaho provide those between the ages of 13 and 18 with a unique and creative way to properly address their mental health struggles in a safe and supportive inpatient environment.
If you or a loved one is between the ages of 13 and 18 and could benefit from professional mental health treatment, keep reading to learn how we can help.
What We Offer
Whether your teen has previously seen a therapist or mental health treatment professional and it didn’t work out, or you are looking to get them enrolled into a mental health treatment program, at Innercept we offer a unique Joint-Comission accredited mental health treatment program specifically designed for treating teens and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18.
Located in the resort town of Coeur d’Alene in Idaho and with nature as the backdrop, our 90-day minimum stay inpatient program allows us the ability to work with and treat teens and adolescents who may be seeking refuge from complex emotional and behavioral issues.
Through our evidence-based integral-recovery approach to psychology, we help those in treatment see not just themselves, but also the world around them in a more detailed and effective way by focusing on the following 4 things:
- Foundational values
- Behaviors and perspective
- Social system and environment
- Self and consciousness
What We Treat
Our diverse and well-trained team of therapists and treatment professionals have years of experience working with those between the ages of 13 and 18 and the unique challenges that they face.
Many teens may be confused or not fully understand the changes that they are going through and, as a result, develop unstable and unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with those changes and the daily stressors that come with them. As they develop these unhealthy and unstable coping mechanisms, they are unlikely to ask for or seek help on their own. This can lead to a worsening mental health state and the development of serious mental health conditions.
If you are concerned that your teen is heading down a potentially dangerous path, we are here to help. We treat a wide range of complex issues and mental health conditions including:
- ADD/ADHD issues
- Autism spectrum disorders and/or related diagnoses
- Mood disorders such as bipolar disorder
- Adoption and attachment issues
- Decline in academic performance
- Gaming & Technology issues and disorders
- Strained relationships with parents and authority figures
- Anxiety and panic disorders such as OCD and social anxiety
- Executive functioning issues
- Thought disorders
- Anger management
- Eating disorders
- Somatoform disorders
- Personality disorders
- Negative peer relationships
We want to be there to help those in need or our services every step of the way. That’s why, as part of our young adult mental health program we offer:
- Adolescent Stabilization
- Adolescent Treatment
- Adolescent Transition
Adolescent Stabilization Program
For those that are coming to us from a psychiatric hospital setting, or for those who are already enrolled and may be experiencing increased personal crises, our adolescent stabilization program is designed to help prevent additional hospitalizations as well as help mitigate the severity of certain stressful events, such as an interruption of necessary medications or the extremes of a mood episode.
Our stabilization program is offered in a safe and low-stimulus setting with 24-hour monitoring and supervision by our trained and compassionate treatment professionals. Stabilization allows our residents the comfort they need while they begin the recovery process by reflecting on the event or events that led to them needing stabilization.
Our Stabilization program consists of three phases:
- Initial Stabilization – Recovery and self-soothing through the use of quiet contemplation, relaxation techniques, reading, and other healthy coping methods
- Problem Identification – Identifying what went wrong and the role they played by putting an emphasis on self-accountability
- Defining Solutions – Working with treatment professionals to create a personalized plan as well as set goals for treatment
Adolescent Treatment Program
Our treatment program requires a 90-day minimum stay at our Idaho facility. We are located in the resort town of Coeur d’Alene, close to local amenities while being free from urban culture on site.
Upon admission, all of our residents will receive a treatment plan and a daily schedule. The treatment plan and accompanying schedule will be created based on their clinical needs. All treatment plans are goal-based, integrating the objectives of both the adolescent and their family.
As part of the treatment plan, our adolescent residents will learn valuable life skills that create the framework they’ll need to transition into adulthood. They will also participate in a variety of therapies and treatments including:
- Individual therapy
- Family education and therapy
- Group therapy
- Psychotherapy including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Mood regulation
- Executive functioning
- Life skills
- Health education
- Coping skills
- Culinary classes
- Expressive art therapy
- Values and morals
- Healthy relationships
- Ethics and world view
- Goal setting
- Integral recovery group
We also offer a variety of educational tools including:
- The ability to complete their high school curriculum
- GED services
- Classes on schedule maintenance, decision-making, finance, health and fitness, leisure, conflict resolution, healthy relationships, and recognizing the importance of attending to daily responsibilities
Adolescent Transition Program
Our Adolescent Transition Program is unique in that, for those that have shown personal growth and achieved the behavioral goals outlined in their treatment, we provide opportunities for our teens to feel like teens again.
In addition to the many resources of previous levels of care, we allow those in our transition program access to social outings, technology, and allowance shopping, all within the safety and supervision of the program.
Our social outings create opportunities for residents to connect with peers and work on social skills, while allowance shopping promotes budgeting and making smart purchases.
In addition to these valuable life skills, our adolescent transition program also offers:
- Comprehensive medication management with weekly check-ins
- Individual and family therapy
- Group therapy and specialty groups
- Formal clinical staffing led by our full-time Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with written progress reports and updates given to parents and referral sources
- 24-hour crisis team
- Transportation to all appointments
- Educational, volunteering or employment opportunities
- Shared programming experience in a home setting to encourage relationship skills with roommates, peers, and authority figures
- Help navigating the academic and volunteer opportunities available both internally and externally in the community
Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Programs in Idaho
Mental health is an important issue for those of all ages. For adolescents in particular, it can be especially challenging as they continue to develop and learn how to properly handle the changes they are going through.
Not properly addressing these struggles can have major ramifications including the development of more severe mental illnesses, substance abuse and addiction, and even suicidal thoughts and actions.
If you feel that your teenager is struggling mentally as they try and navigate all the changes happening in their life, it is important to get them the help they need before things get worse. Even if you have tried treatment in the past for them and it didn’t work, it’s important to remember that just because it didn’t work once doesn’t mean that it will never work. Sometimes it’s as much about the environment and the treatment professional as it is about the actual treatment.
At Innercept we understand the unique challenges that adolescents face. We also know how mental struggles can play an added role in these challenges. That’s why we created our adolescent, intensive 90-day inpatient mental health stabilization and treatment program.
Our program utilizes an integral-psychology approach that focuses on the person as a whole which allows us the ability to more effectively assess, diagnose, and treat those between the ages of 13 and 18 who are suffering from a multitude of complex psychiatric issues.
For more information about our adolescent treatment program and how it can help you or a loved one, and to take a tour of our facility, contact us today.