Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program in Austin

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Cross Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas, is pleased to offer a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents ages 8-17 who are struggling with a variety of mental health and addiction concerns.  

In our adolescent PHP, young people can receive focused support from a diverse range of professionals and participate in evidence-based therapies in a structured outpatient environment.  

Adolescent PHP Overview

Adolescents may enter our PHP by stepping down from a higher level of care or by starting care directly at the PHP level. By taking part in our PHP, young people can receive intensive, personalized support while continuing to live at home and participate in the community when they are not receiving treatment. 

Our PHP treats adolescents who are suffering from behavioral health concerns such as: 

  • Depression 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Substance use disorders 

The typical length of time spent in our adolescent PHP is about 20 days, depending on individual patient needs. Patients meet five days a week and engage in full-day programming that includes a meal to participants each day. 

What We Offer

A strong focus of our adolescent PHP is the use of evidence-based interventions, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. We may also incorporate gestalt and solution-focused therapies into our programming.  

In our adolescent PHP, young people can take part in individual and family therapies with our PHP therapists on an as-needed basis. We also provide nursing assessments and medical screenings as well as medication management services for those who may need them. 

In our daily group therapy program, PHP participants may work with a program therapist, recreational therapist, or registered nurse to explore topics such as coping skills, recovery, relapse prevention, physical health concerns, and behavioral health. Among the group therapy types we offer are process groups, psychoeducational groups, creative arts therapy, and recreational therapy groups.  

Why Choose Our Adolescent PHP

Each young person who participates in our adolescent PHP receives a personalized care plan that is designed to support their individual needs. If you choose our PHP, you will also have the chance to play an active role in your care.  

As part of our adolescent PHP, we may offer monthly off-campus trips. Through these outings, we aim to help young people in our program practice coping skills, improve emotion regulation and stress tolerance, and engage in creative expression.  

Additional benefits of our adolescent PHP include: 

  • Support from a multidisciplinary team of professionals 
  • Comprehensive discharge planning, including recommendations for continuing care 
  • A comfortable environment where patients can receive compassionate support 

Through our personalized PHP services, young people can learn how to manage the symptoms they have been struggling with and build confidence for the future. 

Admissions Process

At Cross Creek Hospital, located in Austin, Texas, our admissions process begins with a thorough assessment. This assessment allows us to recommend an appropriate level of care at our hospital or provide referrals to another facility or community service if needed. Assessments are available 24/7, and parents and prospective patients may connect with our admissions team by phone or walk-in appointment.  

At Cross Creek Hospital, we aim to provide excellent, focused care that can support a positive outcome for each patient. With appropriate permission, we may communicate with referral sources such as therapists, psychiatrists, and school counselors throughout a young person’s time in our PHP.  

In our adolescent PHP, young people can receive the clinical and educational services they may need in an atmosphere of dignity, respect, and hope. We strive to provide continuity of care that begins with a patient’s admission to our program and extends beyond their time at our facility. 

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Cross Creek Hospital. 


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