Schedule an appointment

Parents or guardians can call 651-241-8900 to learn more or arrange an intake meeting.

Program days and hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
4 to 7 p.m. year round

Find us

333 Smith Ave N
United Hospital, fifth floor, mental health department
St. Paul, MN 55102

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Adolescent afterschool program

Teens actively discussion issues during group therapy

When your teen needs intensive care in the community for a mental health condition, our adolescent intensive outpatient program is here.

Our program meets for three hours, three times weekly after school, and is for school age youth, 13-17 years old.

We provide support for adolescents with emotional and behavioral health issues to help them grow and thrive. We help patients maintain mental health, and assist patients who need help with transitions from inpatient care or partial hospitalization into the community.

Good for treating

Our program helps address:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self-defeating behavior
  • self-injurious behavior
  • mood dysregulation
  • anger issues
  • peer relationship issues
  • family conflict

What it is

Each three hour program includes:

  • one hour of a psychotherapeutic group led by a licensed mental health professional
  • skills-based group to learn proven methods for managing symptoms and conditions

Expected outcomes

Expected outcomes are:

  • continued recovery
  • new skills to prevent anxiety and depression
  • improved resilience to manage day-to-day experiences, life and school

Family involvement

Your family will participate in some sessions, with topics such as:

  • building trust in the family relationship
  • fun family activities
  • engaging in healthy communications
  • dealing with social media

What to expect

Adolescents typically participate in the program for six to eight weeks.

An intake meeting with a mental health professional is required for admission to ensure participants will benefit from the group, and are willing and able to participate. Intakes are done by appointment.

Parents or legal guardians can call directly to schedule an intake meeting. A referral from a physician or other care provider is not required.

Good to know

  • Adolescent must be attending school in the community.
  • Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program.
  • This program is an additional support to the adolescent’s ongoing mental health services, such as their individual therapist or prescriber.
  • Insurance coverage for the program may vary. Our team can help you check your coverage before starting the program.