The Light Program offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP) for co-occurring disorders. This day program is for teens and children ages 12-18 who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Reach out to our admissions team to learn more or start treatment for your child.

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Help for Teens Struggling with Mental Health Disorders

Teens struggling with a mental health condition such as depression, and anxiety engage in several maladaptive behaviors. These behaviors can include self-harm, risky behavior, isolation, and substance use. At The Light Program, we use a variety of treatment methods to address your teen’s mental health.

Partial Hospitalization Program Features

Our clinicians use a variety of therapeutic techniques to engage adolescents, such as art and music therapy and trauma-sensitive yoga. This helps your child find something that interests them each day. When teens fully engage with treatment, they have better outcomes.

Here are some of the unique features of our mental health day program:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and experiential techniques
  • Holistic treatments conducted by a certified therapist and reputable licensed outside agencies, including art therapy, music therapy, trauma-sensitive yoga, and more
  • Schooling from LearnWell so there is no gap in school days
  • Psychiatric services
  • Weekly education group for parents of adolescents enrolled in the program
  • Transportation available, if needed, at no additional cost

How Long Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization is a day program that usually lasts for several hours each day during the week. Our PHP runs Monday through Friday, for six hours each day. Most individuals who enter the program participate in 10-15 treatment days.

Currently, this program is available at our *Paoli, Phoenixville, Northeast Philadelphia, Lansdale and Exton locations.

Click here for a reference grid of the teen programs offered at each of our locations.

*Paoli’s program serves clients with co-occurring disorders.

Is PHP Right for My Child?

Partial hospitalization is usually recommended for teens who have tried lower levels of care, such as intensive outpatient or outpatient counseling, but have not seen significant improvement in symptoms. It also serves as a next step for teens who have completed inpatient or residential treatment.

To determine if The Light Program’s teen partial hospitalization program is right for your child, talk to an intake specialist today.

For more information about teen partial hospital programming, contact a member of our adolescent services staff.

Regan Sarmeto, Assistant Director of Adolescent Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (215) 292-5261

Laura Schuster, Community Liaison Representative
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (267) 414-4904