Adolescent Mental Health

Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System realizes that, like children, adolescents require specialized care in order to successfully recover and heal from mental health crises, emotional problems and behavioral health disorders. We offer a spectrum of programs that meet the needs of adolescents.  Programs are specialized and are designed to successfully guide youth on their road to recovery.

Outpatient Counseling and Medication Clinic

Treatment priority for outpatient services is to provide full evaluation and treatment to adolescents and families while the child remains in their own home.  Outpatient treatment plans are individually tailored to accommodate the mental health issues of each child, including the frequency of appointments. The outpatient  mental health clinic is located on the second floor of the Riverside campus.

Attachment Clinic

Children who have experienced trauma at a young age can struggle with attaching to a healthy, caring parent.  Whether a teen is diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder or not, if he or she is struggling with attachment, Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System wants to help.

Our Attachment Clinic, located at Riverside Behavioral Health’s Outpatient Services, serves adolescents. Not sure if a teen or family could benefit?  Would you like to explore collaborating? We welcome your calls to discuss possible referrals and collaborations. Please contact us at 918-293-2554 and request the Attachment Clinic.

Acute Program

Treatment priority is crisis stabilization for adolescents who are in danger of harming themselves and/or others or have a deteriorated level of functioning.

 

Reactive Attachment Disorders Residential Treatment Program

Offered at the Riverside campus, the RAD program provides residential psychiatric treatment to adolescents with attachment disorders in a specialized program utilizing the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Model. Youth cannot learn or grow unless they have the secure base of a mutual emotional bond with a caretaker. The RAD program aims at enlarging and enhancing the circle of relationships in the youth’s life that allows for the fullest functioning of the child and his/her family.

Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Neuro Residential Treatment Program

This mental health program provides safe, knowledgeable care to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders/neurological-based psychiatric disorders. Due to the broad range of forms in which autism can exist, treatment is largely individualized, but in general it emphasizes enhancing communication skills, decreasing challenging behaviors, increasing independence, teaching skills that reflect the normal rhythm of life and fostering community membership.

Delayed Functioning Residential Programs

These two programs provide knowledgeable, specialized treatment to adolescents with psychiatric disorders and developmental delays, including severe learning disabilities, borderline IQ and mental retardation. The programs provide treatment to adolescents with IQs of 80 and below. Treatment focuses on teaching social skills, independent living skills and academic skills. The treatment team tailors treatment to each adolescent’s specific strengths and weaknesses.  The ultimate goal is to help developmentally delayed adolescents safely and successfully reintegrate into their home communities.

HOPE Residential Treatment Program

HOPE stands for Helping Others’ Positive Efforts, which captures the true spirit of the program. This mental health program helps adolescents with IQs between 45 and 75 who also exhibit emotional or behavioral problems.  Residents learn safety skills, communication skills and ways to live cooperatively with their families and community. They obtain independent living skills, establish daily living patterns, and identify possible vocations and placements after discharge.