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Mental Health & Substance Use Challenges

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.

If your child is experiencing mental health or substance use problems, get help today!

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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.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Social Isolation
  • Family Conflict
  • Adoption Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Use
  • Bullying
  • Body Shaming
  • School Performance
  • Failure to Launch
  • Technology Overuse
  • Other Mental Health Challenges and Difficulties

We Help Your Child Live a Happy and Productive Life

Potomac Programs provides treatment and care for mental health and substance use issues in a variety of settings—inpatient, outpatient, in-home and virtual. The environment and level of care will depend on multiple factors including the nature and severity of your child’s mental condition, their physical health and the type of treatment prescribed or indicated.

Outpatient Therapy

When a more intensive program than basic outpatient therapy is needed, or if your child is in need of a ‘step-down’ program once they have completed an inpatient residential program, we provide two in-clinic treatment options. Our outpatient treatment programs include individual, group and family therapy, therapeutic / peer mentoring and parent coaching and provide the help your child needs locally, in your own community, allowing them the opportunity to live at home when they are not receiving treatment so they can continue to work or attend school.


  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    Our partial hospitalization program (PHP), sometimes referred to as “day hospital or day program,” is a structured treatment program. PHP is a minimum of 20 hours per week. 5 hours per day, 5 days per week in person.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is similar to our partial hospitalization program (PHP) but sessions are conducted in the evening to accommodate school and work commitments. IOP is 4-6 days per week, 3 hours per day. Minimum of 12 hours per week, in person or virtual.

Currently Offered at These Locations:

Residential Treatment Centers

Our short-term residential treatment programs typically last between one and three months. Preteens, teens and young adults suited for short-term treatment often come from another treatment program or an unsuccessful living environment seeking a 24-hour treatment option. In our nurturing home-like environment, we provide an empathetic and supportive therapeutic structure that helps your child manage their daily life tasks and make healthy lifestyle changes.

Inpatient Short Term Residential Treatment for Girls | Potomac Programs | Hobble Creek Utah Valley

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In-Home Therapy

In-home therapeutic services provide structured, consistent care for children and families at home, school or a safe place in the community—where licensed therapists and clinicians conduct sessions with your child and family in a more relaxed setting, rather than in a typical office setting. The goal of in-home services is to improve your child’s ability to better function in your home and community and manage daily life challenges in an effort to reduce or eliminate potential out-of-home placements, such as hospitalization residential treatment or help the child when transitioning home from an out-of-home program.

Why Choose Potomac Programs?

  • Local

    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.

  • Accessible

    Schedules can be hectic, so Potomac Programs provides 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, offer greater access to care and provide additional flexibility to help us meet our clients’ unique needs, we offer virtual services as an alternative to our in-person programming.

  • Affordable

    We will work with your insurance company to advocate throughout the entire process with strong assessments, treatment planning and robust aftercare planning.

     

      

  • Experiential

    Therapy is much more than talking. When children are focused on an activity or task, rather than the therapy itself, they 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, team challenges and mindfulness exercises that provide interactive opportunities for them to open up and share.

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.

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