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Virginia Beach Mental Health Center


Outpatient mental health treatment center in Virginia Beach, Virginia that helps teens and young adults overcome challenges with depression, trauma, anxiety, and more.

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Mental Health Treatment Overview
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Mental Health Treatment For Teens & Young Adults

For teens and young adults, navigating mental health challenges can be especially tough. At our Virginia Beach Mental Health Center, we use evidence-based treatments to help young people overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues.

Our outpatient center provides both Partial Hospitalization Programming (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP). PHP is a structured treatment plan of 25 hours a week for 4 weeks. For those needing a more flexible approach, our IOP sessions are roughly 16 hours a week over twelve weeks.

Our comprehensive approach also includes family therapy, academic and vocational support, and thorough discharge planning to ensure your continued success after the program.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have unique circumstances, so we offer a more personalized experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

Visit Our Virginia Beach Mental Health Center

We know the importance of providing a safe, supportive environment for you to acknowledge your mental health challenges and find a better path forward. That’s why we design open, beautifully lit, and comforting spaces that help you focus on your recovery.

Our Virginia Beach Mental Health Center is in a spacious building with private rooms for one-on-one individual therapy, group therapy, and rooms for academic and vocational learning. The facility is conveniently located at the intersection of State Route 190 and I-264, providing easy access from neighboring cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and the greater Hampton Roads metro area.

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From Chaos To Community

“As someone who has spent all of my life – up until the complete breakdown – ignoring my mental health, there’s no time like the present to start working on yourself.”

When Nick came to Sandstone, he’d been in and out of IOP and PHP treatment programs in another state. Coming to one of Sandstone’s mental health centers was his final “Hail Mary,” and he hoped it would help him heal his mental health for good.

What he got was just that, and so much more. Listen to Nick’s inspiring story of how the program helped him understand his diagnosis, develop compassion for himself, and build a community of friends and mentors who genuinely cared.

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Testimonial – Nick’s Inspiring Journey

Mental Health Treatment Options

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Depression Treatment

Depression involves persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of interest in daily activities.

Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety disorders are thought patterns of fear, dread, and uneasiness that affect other aspects of your life.

Bipolar Treatment

Bipolar disorder involves cycles of manic episodes with high energy and depressive episodes with sadness and low energy.

Trauma & PTSD Treatment

Trauma is the emotional response to a specific event like an accident, sexual abuse, or a natural disaster.

Attention Disorder Treatment

Attention disorders, such as ADHD, are marked by difficulty focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, and over-activity.

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by unstable relationships and emotions, often leading to impulsive behavior and intense mood swings.

Explore Therapy Treatments at Virginia Beach

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Individual Therapy

In our in-person therapy sessions, therapists help each new patient work through problems one-on-one, and develop their own values, strengths, and passions.

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Group Therapy

In group therapy, you will interact with people in your age group, build healthy friendships, and see firsthand that you are not alone in your struggles.

The Family Component
Family Therapy

In family therapy, your therapist’s job is to help your family members recognize the roles they play within emotional family dynamics, and learn how they can best support you.

CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy that has been scientifically proven to improve mental health outcomes by guiding changes in thinking and behavioral patterns.

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DBT

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of talk therapy that is based on CBT, but it’s specially adapted for people who experience emotions very intensely, teaching people healthier ways to cope.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy that combines memory-recall with bilateral stimulation to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.

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Not only was the group supportive, but the support from the staff was amazing.

I initially came to Sandstone for IOP and it helped me get through a really though time in my life. I ended up staying through OP and I would recommend it to anyone that needs support with their mental health.

Megan H.
Former Client
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The Continuum of Care

Care for Wherever You Are in Your Journey

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient treatment, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.

Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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60-90 days of on-site 24/7 treatment.

We offer residential treatment centers designed specifically for teens struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

We help teens learn healthy coping skills so they can better handle daily challenges. Teens are provided with an intimate, serene environment with smaller group sizes and a focus on strengthening the family unit. Every client gets robust academic support by certified teachers to ensure clients stay up to date on their coursework.

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Teen Residential Care Explained

2-6 months

Our Transitional Living Program can be combined with clinical programming to provide a comprehensive treatment experience for our young adult client’s struggling with substance use disorders.

Our homes are for individuals aged 18-30 and help clients establish a supportive community and accountability, while increasing independence and personal responsibility.

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Transitional Living Program Overview

4 weeks of on-site day treatment.

Our Teen Young Adult Day Treatment program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care that offers five days of robust programming a week.

Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help clients to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be, without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.

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PHP Explained

12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.

Our Teen & Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address our client’s needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.

Our mood disorder track focuses on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety, while our dual diagnosis track supports clients with substance use and mental health challenges. Each program focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.

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What is IOP?
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We’re available 7 days a week to help answer any questions you may have.

Sandstone Care Advantage

The Obvious Choice for Effective Treatment

At Sandstone Care, we believe in personalized and specialized care. Unlike generic treatment approaches, we understand that each person’s circumstances are unique.

Using thorough assessments, our licensed therapists and medical professionals gain a deeper understanding of your background, challenges, and goals. We then equip you and your family with the necessary tools to support your recovery journey.

With our full continuum of care, you’ll receive the right level of support at every stage. Whether you need high-support inpatient care, or just a few hours of outpatient treatment a week, our expert team will collaborate with you to find your best fit.

Center For Depression, Trauma, & Anxiety at Sandstone Care

We help teens, young adults, and their families overcome challenges with depression, trauma, anxiety, and other mental health conditions in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Address: 5040 Corporate Woods Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • Phone: (757) 585-3518
  • Hours: 24 Hours
  • Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Assessments
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FAQs

Questions About Mental Health Treatment for Teens and Young Adults?

You’re not alone. Explore some of the questions others ask — or call us at (888) 850-1890 to get answers to your specific questions today. Ask us anything.

Our care team is an integrated team of professionals consisting of licensed clinicians, medical providers, and highly-qualified teachers. Each mental health professional collaborates with one another to create your personal treatment map to recovery.

Medication management & medication assisted treatment can be important parts of the treatment process for mental illness. If after a psychiatric evaluation medication is recommended, our medication provider will see you on a regular basis until an ongoing provider is established.

If you have an outside primary care/medication provider and would like to continue using them during Sandstone outpatient services, a release will be required to ensure integrated care.

No, our mental health facility in the Hampton Roads area operates strictly by appointment. However, providing support to individuals seeking treatment for themselves or their loved ones is our top priority.

Our dedicated phone line is available around the clock to address any inquiries you may have about our mental health services. Our team of professionals is always ready to offer mental health evaluations, compassionate guidance, and assistance to ensure your needs are met.

Our mental health care programs may be appropriate for a teen or young adult who is using substances to cope with their mental health issues or mental illnesses.

If substance abuse (more appropriately known as “substance use disorder”) continues to be the primary issue being addressed after stabilization, then one of our substance use treatment programs may be a better fit and a referral will be made.

Research consistently demonstrates that age-specific mental health programs, like the one offered at Sandstone Care, are more effective and lead to longer-lasting positive outcomes. The key factor is tailoring the treatment to what matters most to you.

When mental health care is customized to your specific age group, it becomes more relevant and resonant with your life experiences, challenges, and developmental needs. This personalized approach addresses issues in a way that directly connects with your reality, making the interventions more impactful.

Studies indicate that this alignment with personal context increases engagement and commitment to the treatment process. When the care is based on what matters to you, it is more likely to be effective in producing positive, lasting changes in recovery for your mental health and well-being. Our mental health facilities in Virginia Beach provide an individualized focus that ensures treatment is aligned with your unique circumstances, leading to more meaningful and enduring results.

Loved ones play a vital role in the overall wellness of a person. That’s why we offer individual family therapy sessions bi-weekly to examine the role the family members play in each other’s lives, and how they can better support one another.

We want to provide the effective family therapy that Virginia Beach residents deserve, so we focus on promoting connection and healing in your family dynamics. Our program utilizes weekly multi-family groups to reinforce new skills being learned in group counseling. Multifamily therapy is a source of support, self-esteem, and guidance for the families of both young adults and adolescents.

We provide behavioral health services and thorough case management to ensure that each family receives the best care for their situation.

Yes! Please complete an Insurance Verification to see if we accept your health insurance. Please note that we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

You can begin the process of receiving our Virginia behavioral health and mental health treatment by calling our Admissions department at (888) 850-1890.

Please note that our Virginia Beach mental health center is not a crisis center; If you or a loved one are experiencing an emergency mental health crisis, please call the suicide prevention crisis line at 988.

We offer outpatient and inpatient mental health services in Colorado, Maryland, Virginia, & Illinois. If you are in need of a residential treatment center, click your state to learn more about the residential treatment centers near you.

Our Virginia Beach mental health treatment center proudly provides outpatient mental health treatment services to Virginia Beach and the surrounding communities in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area including Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Poquoson, Yorktown, Smithfield, and Pungo.

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Let’s take the first step together.

We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.