Adolescent Day Treatment Programming

Monte Nido is sensitive to the developmental needs of adolescents, and our highly trained and supportive staff takes a holistic approach to helping them become fully recovered. We understand the complexity of eating disorders and offer unique programming to treat adolescents, whether they are stepping down from a residential treatment center or seeking a partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient level of care while living at home.

Monte Nido takes a specialized approach blending adolescent-only and mixed-milieu programming, balancing age-appropriateness and clinical considerations. This allows for increased exposure to the skill building and thought, feeling and behavior management relevant to all clients.

Using the same philosophy, protocols and approaches offered at other Monte Nido programs, our adolescent day treatment programming is geared toward adolescent clinical and developmental issues, diligently maintaining a positive and healthy environment. More sensitive topics are addressed in individual sessions. Program offerings include:

  • Clinical content and psychotherapy groups that appropriately reflect the specific developmental and social needs of adolescents
    Two individual therapy sessions weekly | Relationship groups |Adapted skills groups
  • Nutrition and food
    Weekly individual nutrition session with Registered Dietitian | Coached family meals | Nutrition exposures coordinated with outpatient team | Supported meals
  • Family programming as appropriate and available
    Weekly individual family sessions | Multi-family groups | Parent education series | Extensive psycho-education to help gain understanding and tools to support recovery | Weekly phone calls to provide updates on adolescent’s progress
  • Academic support
    Programming occurs during the afternoon to allow adolescents to attend school in the mornings | Clinical team works closely with each teen on their school schedules and demands | Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are developed and followed in collaboration with each teen’s school so parents can have confidence their child’s academic needs are being met while they are working toward recovery from the eating disorder

When they are ready, adolescents can step down from partial hospitalization to Monte Nido’s intensive outpatient programming (IOP), which offers continued clinical support and containment while allowing for full school engagement. Whenever possible, adolescents will retain the same primary therapist and dietitian for their individual sessions.