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Adolescent Psychiatric Care and Substance Abuse Treatment

New Directions

Adolescent Psychiatric Treatment


Outpatient Psychiatric Care, Short Stay Inpatient Hospitalization, Partial Hospitalization

New Directions is a psychiatric treatment program for teenagers when they are in crisis. A positive, stable and compassionate environment provides a safe place to work through issues that led to hospitalization. Patients frequently struggle with one or more of these kinds of symptoms that are not easily resolved:

  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Self harm
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Sexual acting out
  • Thoughts of hurting others
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Withdrawal from family/friends/school
  • Runaway behavior
  • Inability to maintain personal relationships
  • Failure to resolve issues in outpatient counseling

Treatment plans are based on thorough psychiatric evaluations and mental health assessments. Therapists work quickly to identify problems that are affecting the behavior of concern. Effective coping alternatives are taught based on intense DBT skills training and group therapy. Safety plans with alternate coping skills that work best for the patient are developed for successful transition home. Strategies to increase commitment for positive action and motivation for change are integrated in the treatment approach.

The Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team includes a psychiatrist, advanced practice nurse and nursing staff, licensed mental health therapist, dietician and recreational therapist.

Case Managers will assist with understanding treatment options, discharge planning, aftercare needs, and working with insurance carriers. The case manager will coordinate communication needs with the professionals you rely on at home, with your permission.

Referrals can be made by physicians, therapists, ministers, social service agencies or family members. Referrals are accepted 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Assessments can be completed at the hospital or mobile assessments are available by appointment.

Please call us at 270-843-1199 or 800-548-2621 to schedule a confidential assessment or for further information.