Treatment and Counseling for Children and Teens

Serving patients ages 5 to 18, the Child and Adolescent Programs provide treatment and counseling for children and teens who have psychiatric, behavioral and/or dual diagnosis issues. A child or adolescent’s emotional problems can surface at home, at school and among peers. Family, friends and teachers who observe any of the following warning signs should seek professional help for the child or teen:

  • Statements or behaviors that pose a danger to oneself or others
  • Disruptive at home and elsewhere
  • Depressed mood
  • Severe anxiety
  • Inattention
  • Falling grades
  • School conflict
  • Hallucinations (visual and/or auditory)

If these signs are present, an assessment should be conducted to indicate what treatment is necessary.

Inpatient Program

The inpatient program provides 24-hour supervision and care with a focus on stabilization of immediate concerns as well as support for ongoing treatment needs. A multidisciplinary treatment team focuses on the crisis that precipitated the admission while strengthening the family system as support for ongoing treatment. We provide highly structured group and family therapy sessions. Music therapy, pet therapy and recreation therapy are also an integral part of the program. Discharge planning services ensure a smooth transition to follow-up with outside care providers.

Partial Hospitalization Program

The Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program consists of group therapy, educational sessions and activity therapy sessions. Other program components include weekly sessions with a psychiatrist, individual family sessions as needed.

Get Help Today

Please contact Aurora Pavilion at 803-641-5900 or 800-273-7911 today to learn more about our Child and Adolescent Programs and to schedule a needs assessment. Counseling and treatment for psychological disorders can help adolescents develop long-term strategies for managing their mental health needs.