North Suburban opens new intensive outpatient program for North Metro Denver youth
Behavioral Health and Wellness Services for ages 9 - 17 is the only one of its kind in the area.
Thornton, Colo. — In response to the growing needs of the communities in the north metro Denver area, North Suburban Medical Center has transformed part of its Northwest Emergency Room to the area’s only Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed to meet the behavioral health needs of children (ages 9 – 11) and adolescents (ages 12 – 17).
The new HealthONE Behavioral Health & Wellness Outpatient Services – Northwest location in Westminster at 11230 Benton Street provides an intermediate level of care for children and adolescents with needs too complex for individual therapy alone, but who do not require inpatient care.
“The COVID pandemic hit us hard in many ways, but by far, our youth have been impacted the most, and they continue to struggle – their behavioral health needs are at an all-time high,” said Hollie Seeley, President and CEO for North Suburban Medical Center. “Over the last few years, we have seen an increased rate of suicide, especially in Colorado, among those who are 10 – 14 years old, and more importantly, we have seen an increase in the number of child/adolescent behavioral health patients in our emergency rooms. Adding intensive behavioral health services for our youth has never been more critical and providing these much-needed services to the communities we serve will give our kids better outcomes.”
This unique IOP is designed to help young patients who are impacted by a variety of challenges, including depression and/or anxiety; management of daily living skills; self-injury; difficulty regulating feelings; short attention span and/or an inability to concentrate on tasks; school failure; and substance abuse. Participants attend a minimum of three sessions per week to learn how to achieve a healthy life balance.
Our team of experts creates care plans for patients that often include structured therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, group-based therapy, individual counseling interventions, trauma-informed therapy and/or interpersonal effectiveness training and life skills. Our programs are flexible, allowing patients to continue to participate in school and extracurricular activities as appropriate.
For more information about Behavioral Health & Wellness Outpatient Services – Northwest, call (303) 360-3736 or learn more about our behavioral health and wellness outpatient services.