Young Adult Stabilization

Recover. Reflect. Resolve.

Learning to manage the conflicts and cope with the stresses that accompany everyday life is an essential part of living productively throughout adulthood. Unique to residential treatment centers as a whole, our young-adult stabilization environment provides extra support to newly-admitted individuals that come from psychiatric-hospital settings or those experiencing personal crises.  

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This safe, low-stimulus setting helps prevent additional hospitalizations and mitigate the severity of stressful events, such as an interruption of necessary medications or the extremes of a mood episode. Residents can recover and begin to reflect on the event under the supervision of our compassionate 24-hour awake professionals. By collaborating together, we can help residents build a lifelong foundation of defining and applying more effective ways of resolving conflict, stress and other everyday problems. Crisis recovery in stabilization occurs in the following three phases:

Initial Stabilization

The resident focuses on recovering from the emotional upheaval of the current crisis situation. In this phase, the individual is encouraged to self-soothe through quiet contemplation, relaxation techniques, reading and/or other healthy coping methods that may have been successful for them in the past.

Problem Identification

During this phase, the resident identifies what went wrong, as well as his or her role in the crisis with an emphasis on self-accountability. While in this calm setting and temporarily removed from the situation, the resident is encouraged to examine personal state of mind and feelings leading up to the crisis.  

Prior to returning to regular treatment in the young-adult program, individuals work closely with their therapists and doctors to create a personalized plan and set goals for maintaining safety and effective functioning. A commitment to follow this plan usually signals readiness to return to their usual programming.


Q: Where is the young-adult stabilization environment located?

A: The setting is geographically distant from other Innercept program locations.

Q: Are electronics available during stabilization?

A: Our stabilization program is low stimulus, so electronics are generally not allowed.

Q: What is support like during the stabilization process?

A: 24-hour staff is awake, present, and available to the resident.

Q: Are therapist and physician meetings more frequent during stabilization?

A: Yes. Progress reports from these sessions are communicated to parents.

Q: What is the attendance policy of outside activities during stabilization?

A: School or work may or may not be temporarily suspended during stabilization.