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Levels of Care for Teens

Levels of Care for Teens with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

The teenage years are the core developmental years of your life. This is when you develop habits, form opinions, find passions, and seek out role models. You have unique needs. We have designed an evidence-based curriculum that is specifically geared toward teens.

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Adolescent Care

A full continuum of care built for teens

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There are a lot of misconceptions and stigmas around what treatment and recovery encompass for teenagers. Our clinical team focuses on helping teens and their families identify and improve their relationships and address underlying concerns.

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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 care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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How We Are Different

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

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Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.

Evidence-Based Therapy

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

Small Group Sizes

You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.

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

We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.

The Family Component

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

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“Great treatment which not only focuses on your recovery but also strategically looks at mental health and relationships with your family and friends to recover successfully.”

Mateo G.
Former Client

Teen-Specific Approach

Giving you the freedom to be

Be seen. Be heard. Be valued.

We can’t change people. We can’t change families. But we can empower you with the tools, steps, and community you need for long-lasting change.

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Teen Therapy Treatments

Explore therapy options for teenagers

We deliver customized treatment options for teens on all levels of their recovery journey.

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Addiction and mental health often go hand-in-hand. Work on both at Sandstone.

Often teens struggling with drug and alcohol use also have underlying mental health or behavioral disorders such as depression, anxiety, or personality disorders. Our clinical team focuses on helping teens to identify and improve any underlying concerns, so they are fully prepared to address addiction from all directions.

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Seeking Treatment

Getting help for mental health, substance use, and drug addiction can be daunting. Find out how to talk to teens about therapy and recovery.

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Ask any mental health or substance use disorder question on your mind

Check out our selection of frequently asked questions — or call us to ask us today.

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Our after-school teen IOP offers up to 17 hours per week of clinical services including group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy sessions, academic and vocational support, and community activities. Here’s an Illustrative Schedule for reference.

Treatment for adolescents requires a very different approach from treating adults. Adolescents have specific mental health and developmental issues which require specialized, age-specific programming to effectively address these issues.

The assessment is the first step for all of our clients. The primary reason for the assessment is for us to get to know you and your situation so we can recommend the right program for you, whether that is at Sandstone Care or elsewhere.  It is also a great time for you to get to know Sandstone Care as well.

Yes, we understand that many people who abuse drugs and alcohol also suffer from depression, anxiety, etc. So, we have a psychiatrist on staff who can diagnose co-occurring disorders and help address the underlying issues that often lead to substance abuse.

The teens and young adults at Sandstone Care are bright and creative spirits who have been impacted by a variety of mental health issues. Typically, they are struggling with, or have experienced, anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or substance use. Individuals with a history of violence, are actively suicidal or psychotic, that have a severe and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia, or that exhibit behavioral issues that would disrupt the treatment milieu are not appropriate for Sandstone Care. Each client is carefully screened by the admissions team and the Program Director, and if needed, the Executive Clinical Director and Medical Director for appropriateness.

Medication management can be an important part of the treatment process. If medication is recommended, our medication provider will see the client on a regular basis until an ongoing provider is established. If a client has an outside provider and they would like to continue to guide their medication during Sandstone IOP, a release will be required to ensure integrated care.

Our young adult (18-30), Mental Health IOP is a comprehensive, collaborative outpatient program that meets 4 times a week for 3 hours a day. Our intimate, small groups focus on a well-balanced recovery, utilizing weekly multifamily group, academic/vocation “adulting” skill building 2 times weekly; specialized group therapy led by licensed clinicians, and medical providers who are available to meet participants for medication management and collaborate weekly with each clinician. Clinical groups are a combination of skills-based programs emphasizing the use of DBT and CBT, and person-centered process groups for individuals experiencing mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and previous trauma.

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