Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs
Our Adolescent Behavioral Health programs provide care for patients ages 13 to 17 who have emotional or behavioral health problems. We offer a full range of inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization care options, and school-based counseling services. The personalized, compassionate approach of our board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists and other highly trained mental health professionals helps teens thrive at home, school and work.
24/7 Crisis Assessment and Admissions
Our highly trained mental health professionals offer help in urgent/emergency mental health situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more about our Psychiatric Assessment Service.
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Conditions We Treat
- First episode psychosis
- Learning difficulties
Adolescent Behavioral Health: Why Choose Vanderbilt
- Inpatient programs
Our child and adolescent inpatient programs provide care for patients experiencing acute crises with mental illness and need 24-hour care. We offer a full range of treatment options, including group-based therapies. Our team works together to create a care plan that is right for your child.
- Innovative care options
Our adolescent partial hospitalization program provides flexible treatment options for your child’s care plan and helps bridge the gap between full inpatient services and appointment-based therapy.
- School-based programs
Our School-Based Counseling Program provides care in more than 40 Nashville-area schools. We have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years, helping more than 1,000 students each year. Our team includes mental health therapists, nurse practitioners, and child psychiatry fellows.
- Family involvement
We know a child's issues can affect the whole family, so we invite families to work closely with our treatment team. Every patient receives family meetings twice per week during inpatient programs. We seek your input as we develop individual treatment plans made for your adolescent's unique needs.
- Team approach
We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Daily nurse contact
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Medication evaluation
- Medication management
- Milieu therapy