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Intensive outpatient program

Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program groups are now forming!

Our six-week adolescent Intensive outpatient program addresses the devastating
difficulties many adolescents face due to active thoughts of suicide and/or engaging in
self-injury, substance abuse, binge eating, trichotillomania and other self-destructive
behaviors.

Our goal is to reduce the length of — or even eliminate the need — for hospitalization by providing necessary support and intensive therapy pre-hospitalization.

We want to help you:

  • Break compulsive behaviors
  • Stop self-harming behaviors
  • Improve self-understanding, self-acceptance and self-reliance
  • Improve family and peer interactions
  • Make healthy lifestyle changes
  • Acquire solid knowledge of basic daily living skills
  • Learn alternative coping mechanisms
  • Adopt components of a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle
  • Develop insight into why or how negative patterns develop and discover how to break the cycle

Our program details:

THREE-HOUR SESSIONS / THREE DAYS A WEEK
Our 6-week intensive sessions often achieve results that typically require 6 months or longer in our standard DBT program.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND GROUP SESSIONS
Our program offers individual sessions as well as interactive skills group learning sessions.

FAMILY SUPPORT AND EDUCATION
Family members will attend weekly support group to learn best ways to support their adolescent in achieving healthy lifestyle goals.

INCLUDES MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
On-site Psychiatrist / Medical Director available to assist with medications as needed, compliance, and to help manage any associated side effects.

24-HOUR PHONE COACHING
Our dedicated team is only a phone call away for coaching assistance in utilizing the skills taught in our program.

LEARN INTENSIVE DBT SKILLS
Learn mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

PROFESSIONAL TEAM AVAILABLE TO YOU
Psychiatrist and Intensively-trained, licensed mental health therapists dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes.

COORDINATION OF CARE
Our team can coordinate care with your individual therapist outside of the Lilac Center if you wish.

WARM AND CARING ENVIRONMENT
Our confidential office offers a home-like environment in the central neighborhood of North Kansas City.

SMALL GROUP SIZE
Program limited to 12 clients at a time and is ongoing with a limit of two new clients added per week.

Our staff is extensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy and and we adhere to all the best practice guidelines for providing evidence-based treatment. Our staff consists of our medical director, Dr. Trueblood, MD, clinical social workers, and clinical professional counselors.

Group location:
North Kansas City, MO
Varying times. Please call.