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Potomac Programs

Stop struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges.

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For more information about our clinical services for teens and young adults, please call or fill out the form. One of our program therapists will be happy to speak with you about our programs and your family's needs.

Try What REALLY Works

It might be hard to believe, but people who emerge from Potomac Programs enjoy the experience. They tell us we are warm, welcoming, and our favorite – non-institutional. We don’t feel like a hospital because we are NOT a hospital.

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Eve (Afternoon and Evening Schedules)

Day (Morning and Daytime Schedules)

If you need help before or after school (or work), but you need more than a traditional one-hour therapy session, we have options for you. Here is an example of the times our groups are typically offered.

Currently offered at this location:

Group Name Type of Therapy and Issues Addressed Minimum Required Attendance
DBT IOP Primarily DBT-focused groups for substance abuse and other addiction issues 3 hours at a time, 3 days per week
DBT IOP Primarily DBT-focused groups for depression/anxiety and other mental emotional health issues 3 hours at a time, 3 days per week
SUP IOP Primarily 7 Challenges-focused groups for substance abuse and other addiction issues 3 hours at a time, 3 days per week
Day PHP Primarily DBT-focused groups for depression/anxiety and other mental and emotional health issues 5 hours at a time, 5 days per week


Potomac “Home” is our name for appointments that occur in the community rather than in our offices. When you’d prefer to get support at random times of the day or evening, Potomac Home services are usually only 1-2 hours per week.

Someone You Can Count On

If you struggle with being distracted all the time, or bored, or you feel particularly lonely, depressed, or anxious, Potomac Home can help. Say you are battling to stay sober, trying to spend less time on your phone, or you just want someone you can count on to be there when you’re feeling particularly fearful; Home is the right Potomac program for you.

Choices Tailored To You

Potomac Home staff come in two types: “clinical” and “coach”. Both are for you (we call them “Mentors”). You have your choice of a “clinical” Mentor, who is a licensed therapist, or a “coach” Mentor, who is just what it sounds like – a coach for your life. A Potomac Home Mentor will meet you at school, at home (obviously), or at a favorite spot in town, like a coffee shop or climbing gym. Some of our life coaches can coach you over a phone or tablet.

A "Whole Family" Solution

We also have the same options for your parents but instead of calling them Mentors we call them “Parent Coaches”. Your parents can choose to have “clinical” or “life” assistance. And some of our life coaches can coach your parents over a phone or a tablet or a computer.

Earning Our Reputation

This in-the-moment support via phone or text is why Potomac Home has earned its reputation for success with tough, real-world situations.

Ready When You Are

In addition to weekly scheduled sessions, Potomac Mentors and Coaches are available for you and your parents in real time, at critical moments when you might need support and guidance the most.

Wherever You Are

Many of our Home participants have come to us after completing a wilderness program or residential treatment. They can’t stand the thought of going back to an office for more therapy. Potomac Home is a better alternative. We meet you wherever you are most comfortable.

Optimize Your Support Network

Here’s an example of how your Potomac Home Mentor and Parent Coach work together with your family to optimize the resources you have in your community. Many people are surprised to learn that there are hundreds of solutions for you within the circle of friends and leaders you already know!


Coming Soon: 24/7 Care

30 - 90 day inpatient overnight residential treatment (RTC) to keep you safe and get you back on track.

Potomac’s 24/7 program is for when you need to get away overnight. If you or your loved ones are worried about you taking your own life – or even worried about you having so much anxiety that you never leave the house to live your life – then the Potomac 24/7 program is for you.

24/7 is often referred to as “residential treatment” because you live with us overnight. You eat with us, sleep at our facility, participate in school classes, and have your therapy all under one roof – in other words, in one residence.

Potomac 24/7 is designed to keep you on track in school while you sort yourself out. We get you on the right medications, evaluate your neurobiology, and address family issues. You have individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy. We do what’s called “experiential” therapy in large doses. That means we give you therapy in the guise of experiences: experiences like animal-assisted therapy (think horses and dogs); experiences that build your resume for future jobs; experiences with drama, art and music; experiences involving yoga, construction, and academics; and other intellectual and cultural experiences. This is the opposite of a hospital setting.