Adolescent Services

Fairfax provides services for adolescents ages 13 to 17 with psychological, emotional and behavioral problems. We approach adolescent treatment with the consideration of social, academic and family environments. We value and explore perceptions of patients, families, and treating and community professionals.

Our professionals target those areas that are going to be critical in the stabilization process. Examples include:

  • Poor school performance or truancy
  • Running away or other self-harmful behavior
  • Abuse of alcohol or other drugs
  • Explosiveness or aggression
  • Disruptive or oppositional defiant behavior
  • Withdrawal or isolation from peers
  • Anti-social behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts

These behaviors may lead to the necessity of a structured program that hospitalization provides.

Inpatient Treatment

Our clinical program staff works closely with patients, families, and community professionals to plan appropriate treatment for each individual. Our therapeutic programming includes medication evaluation and management, group therapy, family involvement, and individual counseling as indicated, with emphasis on:

  • Crisis stabilization
  • Problem solving
  • Anger management
  • Abuse issues
  • Stress management
  • Ability to relate successfully with others
  • Drug and alcohol assessment and education


Partial Hospitalization

An adolescent who requires intensive support but does not require 24-hour hospitalization may be appropriate for ‘partial’ hospitalization, an intensive day program designed to help achieve stabilization from acute psychiatric symptoms and improve functioning.

Partial hospitalization bridges the continuum of care between hospital and outpatient settings, allowing an individual to remain living at home, with support from family and friends, while receiving a more intensive level of treatment.   The program can prevent hospitalization for those whose symptoms are becoming more severe and cannot be effectively stabilized in a less intensive outpatient setting. The program also serves as a transition from inpatient treatment for those who no longer require 24-hour care.

Adolescent patients participate in inpatient hospital programs during daytime hours, Monday through Friday, and return home in the evenings. 

Click here to download our adolescent services handbook. 

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