New Intensive Outpatient Program

July 20, 2017

Helps Teens with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Issues

Teens struggling with mental illness and substance abuse have a new source of help, thanks to The Barry Robinson Center, which opened an adolescent dual-diagnosis outpatient program Monday, July 17. The first program of its kind in southeastern Virginia can put teens on a path to healing and recovery at a time when the problem of substance abuse continues to increase.

Members of the regional behavioral health community received a preview of this comprehensive new program at an open house at the Center last week. Dozens of people learned about the program and met the team of professionals who will be working with participants.

“This program is absolutely needed in our community, and it’s long overdue,” said Lucy M. Kooiman, administrative director for Behavioral Medicine Services at Bon Secours Maryview Behavioral Medicine Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, which offers short-term inpatient care for adolescents. “Our average length of stay is just a few days, and until now, we had nowhere to send these kids after discharge. The Barry Robinson Center program is an extension of care, and we’re very excited to have this available.”

The Barry Robinson Center’s intensive outpatient program provides holistic treatment for adolescents with diagnoses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD and who use drugs or alcohol.

“Our program’s proven therapeutic approach uses Co-Occurring Disorder Groups focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and skill building,” said Katrice Stancil, the Center’s director of community-based services. “We’re helping our participants develop skills that promote recovery and wellness. “

Teens attend the program three hours daily for three days each week, for 9-12 weeks, depending on need. The program also includes discharge planning to ensure teens have appropriate support services after completing the program.

Call The Barry Robinson Center at 800-221-1995 or 757-455-6100 for more information.

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