The Youth Anxiety Center offers specialized, intensive treatment to teens and young adults with severe and debilitating anxiety. The goal is to achieve rapid stabilization of acute symptoms with an emphasis on restoring the patient’s health and preventing future setbacks while the patient continues to reside at home. These short-term, full-day treatments are unavailable elsewhere on an outpatient basis and serve as an alternative to, or a step-down from, an inpatient hospitalization program. Treatments include individual therapy, group therapy, parent and family meetings, and medication management. Aspects of the program include education about psychiatric illness and its treatment, behavior modifications, and coping skills that generate solutions to problems at home, at work, or during life transitions.
The multi-disciplinary treatment team in the partial hospitalization program will coordinate with any existing outside providers to ensure a smooth transition back to regular outpatient care. When a patient leaves the partial hospitalization program, a follow-up treatment plan is provided to enhance continued symptom relief and improved functioning.
In addition to providing specific treatment services to older adolescents and young adults with anxiety in the partial hospitalization program, the clinicians train psychiatry residents and social workers in these treatment modalities.
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The partial day hospitalization program provides treatment for a variety of psychiatric conditions and combines many treatment modalities, including:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Behavioral interventions
- Occupational therapy
- Medication management
Education, Inc. provides fully accredited school programs on hospital grounds. Tutoring is arranged for teens who are unable to attend the Education, Inc. program.
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we work with patients and their family to transition back home. We work collaboratively to create a personalized aftercare plan that defines strategies for dealing with challenges.
Referrals & Appointments
Our inpatient and outpatient programs are run by highly skilled psychiatrists and psychologists with sub-specialty training in areas ranging from addiction to sleep disorders. To learn more about our inpatient services or to be admitted for inpatient treatment, please call 888-694-5700. To learn more about our outpatient services or to find a psychiatrist, please call 877-NYP-WELL.
Please note, if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).
Refer A Patient
At NewYork-Presbyterian, we treat a diverse patient population with conditions ranging from the most common to the rarest and most complex. Clinicians in private practice or at other hospitals are welcome to refer their patient to NewYork-Presbyterian. Please call 888-694-5700 to arrange a referral.