At Aris Clinic, we believe summer is a great time for kids and teens to retool. That’s especially true for those who struggle with emotional and behavioral health issues. Our summer therapeutic program provides an alternative to traditional summer camps and teaches strategies for personal growth and success. We offer a multi-week therapy program weekday mornings, June through August, for youth ages 5 to 18.
Our team leads a structured, yet nurturing, half day of in-person therapy and medication management. Our summer therapeutic program is led by a multi-disciplinary treatment team. The program follows an eight-week broad topic rotation that is customized to patient age groups. For example, younger patients may work on topics such as anger, attention, impulsivity, listening and getting along with others. Similarly, older patients may work on depression, anxiety, self concept, communication and mood swings.
The intensive therapeutic programming is the same level of care as our full-day Day Treatment IOP during the school year, but without the education component. The summer IOP lasts for 6 – 8 weeks on average and is tailored to patient needs.
As summer progresses and we near the beginning of the next school year, groups will begin to prepare kids for the significant stressors patients often experience in school. For example, addressing scheduling, time management, school appropriate behavior and more. Our school readiness focus helps prepare your child or teen for returning to school and greater success in the coming year.
We have thoughtfully designed a safe, nature-based therapeutic program that prevents the spread of COVID-19, while still providing a supportive environment for mental health healing. In unprecedented times like these, empowering hope and healing in our community is more imperative than ever.
Our team works closely with patients and families to identify and address problem areas. We group patients by age and therapeutic needs to learn new strategies for personal growth.
We will closely follow safety and hygiene protocols related to COVID-19 outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and adjust our approach per their guidance.
1 in 5 children ages 13-18 in the U.S. need mental health services; only 20% are likely to receive professional help
Source: National Institute of Mental Health