Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment Program in Austin

Cross Creek Hospital treats Adolescents with behavioral disorders with Inpatient programs. These programs help children struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), learning disorders and conduct disorders.

The goal of all therapies is for each child to successfully return to his or her home, school and community. Services are delivered in safe, nurturing environments. Which mental health treatment program is best for the adolescent or teenager depends on their unique set of symptoms and circumstances. Cross Creek Hospital offers free assessments and referrals for mental health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A licensed Masters-level social worker, nurse or professional counselor is available to provide immediate response to individuals by phone or in person.

Cross Creek Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Programs focuses these core objectives:

  • Helping the child cope with day-to-day circumstances that may have a negative impact on their life
  • Improving the child’s ability to function
  • Improving the child’s quality of life

Our Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Program is designed for children and adolescents whose social, emotional or behavioral disorders are severe enough that they are unable to function normally in school, home or a community setting.

This program provides therapeutic and diagnostic treatment planning specific to the individual needs of the child, including psychiatry and individual, family and group therapies.

Accepts patients ages 14-17 (18 year olds will be admitted to our Young Adult Program).

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Our Program Has Your Family in Mind

Common psychiatric or emotional disorders seen in adolescents include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), learning disorders and conduct disorders.

Family is the focal point for our program.  We realize that successful inclusion of family is an important component of treatment. Therefore, our staff members work closely with family members to facilitate treatment. During family therapy sessions, issues are discussed and strategies put in place on how to cope and interact better at home or school.

Services this Program Offers

At Cross Creek Hospital the focus of treatment in the Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Program involves providing a safe, hopeful, and nurturing environment for adolescents, along with expert psychiatric care. We utilize a Multidisciplinary Team approach to your child’s care.  Your assigned treatment team will consist of a psychiatrist, nurses, a licensed clinical therapist, and therapeutic care specialists who will work together so that a solid clinical treatment plan is implemented. They are committed to the success of your child. The goal of the program is for each child to return successfully to his or her home, school and community.

Our 20-bed inpatient unit treats adolescents from age 13 to 17. The unit is locked and completely separate from the adult units. In addition, sleeping areas, group therapies and school sessions are segregated by age. Average length of stay is 7 – 10 days but can be shorter or longer depending on the need of the child.

The inpatient unit is designed to stabilize patients during an acute crisis (such as an inability to keep themselves safe and/or to think clearly and coherently). Our approach involves multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment of each child. Our team performs a comprehensive assessment that reviews functioning and determines possible reasons for the crisis. An appropriate treatment plan for the child and family may include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as medication treatment.

Each adolescent on the unit participates in both a creative and recreational therapy program that includes music therapy and yoga both of which are designed to meet his or her emotional and physiological needs.

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