The Center for Child and Adolescent Treatment Services is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that helps adolescents, teenagers and families with:
- Depression, anger and anxiety
- Family and school issues
- Substance abuse issues, secondary to primary diagnosis
- Self-injurious behaviors and thoughts of suicide
- Social and friendship issues
- Medication evaluation and management while in the IOP
Teenagers are referred to this program through their school and outpatient therapists who feel the teenager needs more than weekly individual therapy, pediatricians and local psychiatric hospitals. This program meets three times a week, for three hours a day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 4 p.m. The program is open-ended and runs for approximately six to seven weeks. The time of this program changes to 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the summer. CCATS is located at 152 West Street, Danbury, CT.
This IOP program includes:
- Group therapy
- Arts therapy
- Family therapy
- Treatment goal planning
- Coping skills
- Effective communication techniques
- Peer and professional support
- Discharge planning
CCATS also offers an outpatient adolescent group each Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
For questions, directions, or for an intake evaluation related to the IOP and groups, please contact Robert Meyer, LCSW at (203) 791-5110.