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Adolescent Group Therapy

An after school outpatient program with group therapy topics that include life skills, anger management, coping skills, self-esteem building, stress management, and social skills training.

Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization

Adolescents ages beginning at age 12 are eligible for this program. We provide a safe, structured, therapeutic environment to assist adolescents in identifying counterproductive behaviors, current stressors, on-going issues, strengths, and supports. Individual, group and family therapy are all provided along with medication management. We partner with schools, social service agencies, parents, and caregivers to ensure follow-up services are available after discharge.

No-cost, Confidential Assessment and Referrals

  • In order to quickly respond to your needs, a trained mental health professional is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Although walk-ins are welcomed, you can make an appointment immediately by calling 708.915.6411.
  • Our assessment and referral staff assesses each individual to determine his or her behavioral health needs, and to make referrals based on those needs.
  • Common symptoms include prolonged sadness, bizarre behaviors, suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behaviors, uncontrollable anger and aggression, and disturbances in eating, sleeping, and ability to perform daily activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get help?

    Our assessment and referral staff will complete an assessment in order to provide recommendations to address your behavioral health needs. Our team will then provide referral recommendations in order to link you with available services. The Assessment and Referral Team is available 24/7 by appointment; however, walk-ins are also welcome. Individuals may be referred to a variety of services, including, both Ingalls programs and community resources. Programs include individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, partial hospitalization program, group therapy, and inpatient hospitalization.

  • How much does an assessment cost?

    Assessments are provided free of charge.

  • Do I need to make an appointment?

    No, walk-ins are welcome. The assessment and referral department is located on the first floor of the Wyman Gordon Pavilion at Ingalls Memorial Hospital. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call us at 708.915.6411 to speak with one of our assessment and referral specialists.

  • How long will the assessment take?

    Most assessments take about an hour.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring a list of all current medications, dosages, and times. If you have insurance, Medicaid or Medicare please bring your card. If you anticipate an overnight stay, please bring appropriate clothing for three days.

  • What insurance is accepted?

    We have agreements with a large number of private insurance companies and managed care companies. Medicare and Medicaid are also accepted.

  • What behavioral health services are currently being offered at Ingalls?

    We offer inpatient psychiatric hospitalization programs for adolescents, adults and older adults; day programs for adults; adolescent after school programs; and outpatient individual and family services.

  • What does a typical day look like?

    Our partial hospitalization program and our inpatient programs are highly structured and therapeutic. Individuals attend several groups throughout the day. Groups consist of verbal process therapy, expressive therapies (art and movement), recreational therapy, skills building, and psycho-educational components. The adolescents also have an educational component. Each patient is also assigned to a therapist and a psychiatrist, both of which will meet with the patient throughout the week.

  • How long is the average hospital stay?

    Each patient has an individualized treatment plan, so length of stay is determined based on the individual needs of each patient as determined by your doctor and program team.

  • Will my family be allowed to be involved in my treatment?

    Yes. Visiting hours vary by unit, and are offered several times per week. Family therapy sessions are highly encouraged.

  • Will there be recommendations put in place following discharge?

    Discharge planning is an essential piece of the individual’s treatment process and begins at the time of admission. Typically, individuals are linked up with follow-up services, including, but not limited to: individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, partial hospitalization program, and medication management.

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