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The Menninger Clinic®

Adolescent Day Treatment Program

The Menninger Clinic's Adolescent Day Treatment (ADT) program helps adolescents who are struggling with their mental health, interpersonal relationships, and at home and school difficulties. The program's goal is to stabilize the adolescent within a daily community of their peers and avoid inpatient hospitalization by providing skills and knowledge to reduce acute symptoms.


Adolescent Day Treatment Program Details

The program is open to 12- through 17-year-olds who may be transitioning to a lower level of care from a hospital or residential treatment program or who need more intensive care than an outpatient or an intensive outpatient program can provide.


The Adolescent Day Treatment program benefits adolescents who are at risk of self-harm, have exacerbated mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and substance use, and have a decline in function at school and their day-to-day lives.  


During the four-week program, the adolescent receives:

  • Daily group therapy
  • Weekly individual therapy
  • Weekly family therapy
  • Medication management

The program includes evidence-based therapies such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as experiential therapies like narrative therapy, nursing groups, pet therapy and more.


To measure progress, participants will complete evidence-based objective measures of symptom reduction and improved well-being.

Our educational support specialist will be the liaison between your child and their school for any educational needs.

Program Schedule

  • Programming is Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm with daily groups
  • Academic time is Monday through Friday for two hours
  • Individual therapy, family therapy and medication consultation will be scheduled weekly
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided

Getting Started

To enroll your teen in the Adolescent Day Treatment program or to learn more, call us at 713-275-5400.

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