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 therapeutic summer 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 therapy and medication management. Our therapeutic programming by a multi-disciplinary treatment team 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. 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 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 progress 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 by addressing scheduling, time management, school appropriate behavior and more. Our school readiness focus helps prepare your child or teen for greater success in the coming year.
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 – with time outside in our beautiful, natural setting.
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