Now Accepting Patients for our Tween and Teen IOP programs.
HHS started as a dream in 2012 as a two room counseling center by Kristine Schlichting, PhD. Since then, it has grown to four locations and multiple services to meet the needs of the community. Since COVID-19, we have seen exponential levels of anxiety, depression, self- harm, school refusal, and maladaptive behaviors in our adolescent population, leaving families stuck and frustrated and teens very vulnerable. The Academy for Teens IOP was created as a program for parents and children to receive evidence-based treatment for lifelong mental health and recovery.
The Academy for Teens IOP is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) at our 300 Hebron Ave. Suite 203, Glastonbury CT location. We conduct the program Monday through Thursday from 5-8 pm. This schedule allows work and school schedules to remain intact. Parents attend at least once to twice a week with their teens to learn the DBT skills being taught in the program. This allows the integration of the skills in the home. The typical length of the program is 8- 12 weeks.
We are setting the standard for IOP care. Our clinicians and medical staff are very experienced and fully licensed. On our IOP staff, we have a Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, licensed child and adolescent psychologists, licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and a licensed art therapist. Each IOP staff member has 10 to 30 years of experience working with adolescents in various settings. The Academy for Teens IOP is licensed by the state of CT.
While DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) is the core of the Academy for Teens IOP, we incorporate a number of other treatment modalities, such as the integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, coaching, yoga, music, and art therapies, and hands-on experiential activities. These services are designed to: (A) promote mental health and improve functioning in teens and families; and (B) effectively decrease the prevalence and incidence of mental illness, emotional disturbance ,and social dysfunctioning.
We work with all adolescents, age 12 to 18, struggling with difficult behaviors such self-injury, school refusal, suicidal ideation, as well as significant mood and anxiety disorders. We are fully inclusive and welcome all genders and the LGBTQA+ community. Because every adolescent is unique, we develop an individualized treatment plan designed to meet the precise needs of the teen and family.
For Tweens (9-12) & Teens (13-17)
Looking for collaborative and holistic approach to adolescent wellness that incorporates professionals and specialists across a diverse range of modalities and methods?
During our 8-week group IOP, your child will collaborate directly with a board-certified multidisciplinary team.
This team, composed of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists will focus on developing and strengthening skills in emotional regulation, resiliency, health coping and self-discovery.
Modalities used in IOP include:
- Dialectrical Behavioral Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Yoga Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Sessions take place 5-8pm, Monday-Thursday
*Parents involvement is required.
Helping Children And Teens With Mental Health
Find out more about the Teen IOP watching Kara Sundlun interviews Dr. K
If you would like more information on our Intensive Outpatient you can contact us via phone, email, or fill out the form below.
CALL: (860) 946-0447
It takes a village for raising kids these days. Thank you for providing that ‘village’ and community to her and our family. It made all the difference.
I feel safe and supported here. I am really learning more about myself and how to deal with things.
I have never seen my child so engaged and she wants to go to IOP. We have been to three other IOP programs and this one really works.
The support I get from staff is great. I like the other kids.
The parent support group is just for parents and the we need something just for us through this process. The support helps and network of parents helps.
I did not want to come to the IOP at first, and now I have friends there and it has become a place to get help. It is better for me than just weekly therapy because it is a group of people helping me.
I was so worried about my child and what they were doing, but from the first intake meeting with Dr. K , I knew we were in good hands and that this program was the right fit for our family.
I fought with my parents to not go to to IOP in the beginning, but then- I really liked it and I will miss it.
I honestly was not sure about IOP in the beginning- but- my wife and I came to the parenting sessions with Steven and our daughter stopped cutting and having suicidal thoughts during the program and it really worked. We are really happy we all stuck with it.