Outpatient Adolescent Programming

Individualized care that is built around healing, respect, empowerment, and choice.

Adolescence is a period of intense growth and transformation, marked by physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. While it can be an exciting time, it also presents numerous mental health challenges. Teenagers must navigate a complex landscape of social pressures, academic expectations, identity formation, and hormonal fluctuations. Outpatient adolescent programming at Continuum Outpatient Center was designed to provide the needed support for adolescents struggling with a substance use disorder or a mental health issue.

The Continuum team utilizes evidence-based therapeutic interventions and medication management to support adolescents through their recovery process. Continuum Outpatient Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers specialized treatment for adolescents 13 – 17 years of age, who do not require the structure of an inpatient level of care or are transitioning from an adolescent inpatient program. The Adolescent program meets three days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Tuesday and Thursday) and Saturday (9am-1pm). Our program offers an engaging clinical immersive experience, physical activities, and an experiential outing on Saturday mornings.

Our 12 Week Curriculum

The Four Agreements

Here at Continuum, we use holistic healing techniques along with evidence-based treatments to help with the healing process. The Four Agreements are introduced in week one to give the patient a solid foundation of reliability and trust for which to build their future life upon.


Mindfulness focuses on the mind-body connection and allows a person to fully live in the moment and be fully present without being overwhelmed or overly reactive to the world around us.

Brain Works

Understanding how trauma and negative thoughts can affect your brain and thought processes can be crucial in finding success in recovery. We take the time to help you understand how your own brain responds to certain situations and triggers.

Life Skills

Substance use and mental health disorders can put important aspects of life in the background. At Continuum, we focus on everyday life skills to give you the tools you need to start your healthy, independent, and thriving life in recovery.


Human Relationships

Humans are social creatures. Sometimes, the stress of substance use and mental health disorders can fracture relationships with friends, family, and loved ones. We’ll teach you how to start towards mending those relationships.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention can help you identify the particular stressors and triggers that led to the development of substance use and mental health disorders in the first place. From there, we teach skills and techniques to avoid or cope with triggers.

Trauma and Growth

Trauma can play a huge part in the development of substance use and mental health disorders. By teaching skills that help you overcome past trauma, we can help give you a solid foundation for long-term success in recovery.

Boundaries and Balance

During treatment, we’ll teach you how to set healthy boundaries and find balance in your life. These two skills are key to achieving long-term success in recovery.

DBT Basics

By teaching the basics of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), we help you to live in the present moment, cope with stress in a healthy way, and mend damaged relationships.

Self Care

Mental health and substance use disorders can take a toll on the body and mind. By placing an emphasis on self care, we’re able to help you get your mind and body back on track towards wellness.

Emotional IQ

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. All of these emotional skills are very important to someone in early recovery.

Family Roles

Substance use and mental health disorders can strain and fracture family relationships. We’ll teach you how to start mending and maintain healthy relationships with family and loved ones.

How can outpatient adolescent programming be used to treat mental health or substance use disorders?

Therapy can assist in developing coping strategies to equip adolescents with a range of skills and techniques to manage their mental health challenges. This might include learning relaxation exercises, problem-solving skills, mindfulness techniques, or cognitive restructuring to challenge negative thought patterns.
Therapy can be an effective approach to resolving adolescent mental health problems, and is a valuable tool in our outpatient adolescent programming. Our outpatient adolescent program establishes a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where adolescents can openly express their thoughts and emotions. This environment encourages them to explore their feelings without fear of repercussions, fostering a sense of trust and emotional support.
Therapists work with adolescents to help them identify and understand the fundamental problems affecting them. This helps to understand the underlying causes and triggers of their mental health problems. By gaining insight into their thoughts, behaviors, and experiences, adolescents can better comprehend the root causes of their difficulties.

Looking for an Adolescent Outpatient Treatment?

We understand that life doesn’t slow down, which is why outpatient care is so crucial. Our adolescent intensive outpatient program can give you the flexibility you need in your daily life, all while having the opportunity to receive quality care. Your path to recovery starts as soon as you call.

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