Adolescent Program

Our 24/7 Crisis Assessment
and Admissions Program

We offer care services to adolescents ages 13-17, who have emotional or behavioral problems. We also have board-certified adolescent psychiatrists who can manage each patients treatment.

We use both individual and group sessions to help teens heal and learn positive behaviors. We also give patients and their families an aftercare plan to help continue progress after leaving the hospital.

This program offers a wide range of treatment methods including:

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Educational and vocational treatment
  • Activity therapy
  • Nutritional education

We encourage families to join in the treatment process, because family members can have a positive impact on the patient's success. We also provide an aftercare plan to help continue progress after leaving the hospital. If your adolescent has a psychotic disorder, our First Episode Program can identify and treat these disorders. We offer both inpatient and outpatient care, and we accept most insurance plans.

What We Treat

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Outpatient program for adolescents

Our outpatient clinics offer counseling to individuals and families who need help dealing with psychotic disorders, life transitions, abuse and depression. At the Village at Vanderbilt, we can assess your teen, provide psychotherapy treatment and help children adjust after leaving the hospital

Teens can also be seen in our integrated Mental Health Center, which includes therapists, nurse practitioners and child psychiatry fellows.

If your teen is suffering from a psychotic disorder, our First Episode Program can identify and treat these disorders. We offer both inpatient and outpatient care, and we accept most insurance plans.

Our assessment includes four main parts:

  • Psychosocial Assessment - Our social worker provides a psychosocial assessment of your teen within 72 hours of admission.
  • Psychological Assessment - If a psychological evaluation is needed, a Licensed Psychologist will help check your child's status.
  • Nursing Assessment - This assessment is completed on all patients by a registered nurse within 24 hours of admission and is used to identify the primary concern, prior history and possible factors causing the issue.
  • Nutritional Assessment - A registered nurse provides a nutritional screening upon your child's admission.

School program

Our School Program provides care in 48 Nashville Public Schools. We have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years, and we serve about 900 students per year. Our team includes mental health therapists, nurse practitioners, and child psychiatry fellows.

Partial hospitalization program for adolescents

This program is designed to care for children, ages 13 to 17, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral and social problems. We offer therapy and medication evaluation services weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Your child can relax in our warm, therapeutic rooms, and children do not have to stay overnight. We work with parents to provide individualized care for your child, and we see you as an important part of our team.

To learn more about our program or ask about referrals, please call (615) 936-3680 to speak with Jessica Lavender, LPC-MHSP, Director of Partial Hospitalization.

To view a virtual tour of our facility, click here.