Programs for Adolescents

African American male guidance counselor talks with a group of high school students about their plans for college.Services for adolescents at Austin Oaks Hospital are specifically designed to meet the mental health care needs of patients ages 12 through 17. Individuals experiencing serious behavioral disturbance or an inability to function at home or school may be appropriate for treatment. Each patient is provided with a variety of opportunities to learn new skills and to achieve success. Treatment consists primarily of group, family and individual therapies. Family therapy is an integral part of treatment and family members are encouraged to address problems and frustrations that have contributed to the current crisis.

The Adolescent Program utilizes the peer group to bring about change, and places the focus of treatment on helping the adolescent develop a positive self-image, appropriate socialization skills and healthy communication. The treatment team emphasizes the importance of learning to accept responsibility for individual behavior and developing healthy modes of interaction with others.

For a free and confidential assessment, call 512-798-4803.. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to calls.

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In case of a medical emergency, psychiatric crisis, or if you are at risk of harming yourself or others, CALL 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

If you need to reach us immediately, call us at 512-440-4800.
Licensed mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you or your loved one.