Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health
Over the past two decades, Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health has helped thousands of teenagers address behavioral health issues and recover from addictions to alcohol, drugs, and prescription medications. We offer a full array of outpatient programs that address the specific needs of adolescents ages 13 to 18 who are having trouble functioning at school, at home, or with peers.
Our Children’s Program, Advanced Solutions for Children, offers outpatient treatment services for children ages 7 to 12 with emotional and behavioral problems that interfere with functioning at school and home. The program helps children with impulse control problems, depression, and aggressive or self-destructive behavior.
Program options include:
Adolescent treatment services geared to teens with emotional and behavioral problems, substance abuse problems, or both.
A co-ed Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program focused on improving the management of emotions and decreasing impulsive behaviors such as self-harm. The program includes a DBT skills group, individual therapy, skills coaching, and family education.
Treatment for adolescent programs includes a comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist, evidence-based treatment, medication evaluation and management as needed, group and individual therapy, family education groups, and expressive therapies like art and yoga. Urine drug screenings and relapse prevention planning are provided for those dealing with substance abuse issues.
Through this program, we help adolescents to
- Improve self-control and coping ability
- Regain emotional stability
- Function in healthier ways at school and home
- Understand the concept of addiction
- Achieve and maintain abstinence from addictive substances
Depending on needs, treatment options include
- Partial hospital program: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week
- Afterschool intensive outpatient program for adolescents: 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. three days per week
Lunch is provided for full-day programs, and free transportation may be available within defined areas.
Last Updated: 11/27/18