What is 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 clinicians conduct sessions with both your child and family in a more relaxed setting—rather than in a typical office setting. The goal of in-home therapy services is to improve your child’s ability to better function in the home and community in an effort to reduce or eliminate potential out-of-home placements, such as hospitalization or residential treatment, or help the child when transitioning home from an out-of-home program.
Potomac Programs In-Home Therapy
For preteens, teens and young adults experiencing and struggling with mental health and substance issues—the earlier they are diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be. Identifying behaviors and symptoms early on and implementing a course of care with specialized treatment can prevent further and more severe problems from developing as they grow into adults.
Potomac Programs provides safe, nurturing and healing care to help your child and family address and overcome the following issues that may be affecting their everyday life.
- Psychological Trauma
- Social Isolation
- Academic Difficulties
- Substance Use
- Family Conflict
- Other Mental Health Challenges and Difficulties
How Potomac Programs In-Home Therapy Works
Potomac Programs offers a support system designed to help preteens, teens and young adults maintain good mental health as they experience life changes and struggle to deal with a variety of behavioral and emotional challenges. We can be of value by reducing out-of-home placements for treatment or by helping your child transition home from an out-of-home program.
Using a ‘Family Systems’ approach we provide two clinicians, both with masters and / or doctorate degrees in the mental health field. One clinician is assigned as the clinical mentor, to work with your child, and one is assigned as parent coach, to work with you, the parents. We believe that working with your child, family members and the family system as a whole is essential to the healing process. As a result, your child and family members better understand and manage their responses to situations that are putting stress on the family dynamic.
Our sessions occur in the community, rather than in an office. Your child's clinical mentor can meet with your child in-person at home, school, their favorite spot in town or virtually in the comfort of home. Our community-based approach allows for interacting in real world situations so that children are supported in managing real world challenges with real world solutions. In addition to weekly scheduled sessions, family clinicians show up for families in real-time—when they need support and guidance the most. This strong relational and in-the-moment support helps lead to positive, lasting change.
Why Our In-Home Therapy Program Works
Our ‘Family Systems’ approach supports the entire family, encouraging communication, trust, connection and continuous growth. Your child gains confidence, self-esteem and learns about healthy relationships with consistent interaction with their clinical mentor. As skills are implemented, boundaries are established, and communication channels open, we are here to cultivate and support a healthy family system and facilitate positive and sustainable change.
Interested in Potomac Programs In-Home Therapy?
The best way to figure out which type of therapy treatment is best for your family is to talk with one of our mental health professionals. They will consider the symptoms, treatment history and goals you outline for what you and your child want out of therapy to recommend the best next steps specific to your situation.
If you think in-home therapy may be right for your child and family we invite you to contact us today to learn more about how Potomac Programs can help.