We Offer Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment for Families with Children Ages 9-31
Your child often hears that their preteen, teen and young adult years will be the best time of their lives. But for many, this critical period of mental, emotional and social development can be stressful as they begin to figure out who they are and plan for the future.
Behavioral health problems are common in preteens, teens and young adults and can make things like school, work, socializing and everyday life more difficult. One in five adolescents, ages 12-18, live with a mental health condition. Between 20% - 30% will have one major depressive episode before they reach adulthood. Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders will first present by age 14 and 75% will present by age 24.
We Provide Specialized Treatment Services
Since 2006, Potomac Programs has provided a safe, nurturing and healing environment to help families and their children address and overcome a variety of behavioral health issues that may be affecting their everyday lives.
Why Choose Potomac Programs?
With locations in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dade County, FL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Utah Valley, UT and the Washington, DC Metro Area—we offer structured, consistent care for children and families at home, school or a safe place in the community—which provides the idyllic setting for therapeutic and recreational support.
Since schedules can be hectic, we provide both day and evening programming as a way to remove further barriers to treatment. Also, in order to truly be adaptive in supporting our clients and provide additional flexibility to help us meet our clients’ unique needs, we offer virtual teletherapy services as an alternative to our in-person sessions.
Therapy is much more than talking. When focused on an activity or task, rather than the therapy itself, people tend to be less guarded, providing more authentic reactions and emotions. We engage your child’s physical and emotional capacities with a variety of hands-on activities, experiences, creative arts, family and team challenges and mindfulness exercises that provide interactive opportunities for them to open up and share.
Family Systems Approach
We believe that working with the entire family unit, both the child and family members, is essential to the healing process. This tailored approach allows the family to work together to help the child and relieve the strain on the family. Family members explore their individual roles within the family, learn how their individual actions affect each other and discover ways to support and help each other in order to restore family relationships and rebuild a healthy family system.
We're Different. This is What You've Been Looking For.
Choosing the right treatment program for your child is one of the most difficult decisions you’ll make as a parent. Our therapists aren’t like other therapists you’ve worked with. They’re licensed of course, but you’ve had enough of so-called experts who can’t relate. Our therapists are easy to connect with and are very good at what they do. We are here for your child and family, providing you all with a safe, supportive, caring and effective treatment plan that facilitates lasting change.