Mental Health Therapy & Treatment Programs for Children and Adolescents in Pittsburgh, PA

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital offers comprehensive mental health treatment programs for children and adolescents ages 3-21 whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness. Our facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides many levels of care to help your child or adolescent start healing from the mental health challenge they are facing. 

Mental Health Treatment Program Overview at Southwood

Discover the mental health treatment programs available at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA 

Since 1984, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital has been devoted to providing the most comprehensive mental health treatment programs possible in order to address the needs of as many children and adolescents that we can. As the region’s only behavioral health hospital solely dedicated to providing children and adolescents with quality mental health treatment optionsour facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides mental health services to young people ages 3-21 through varying levels of care, including: 

  • Acute inpatient program – This program provides mental health treatment for children and adolescents of all genders, including transgender patients, ages 4-18 who are experiencing severe symptoms of a mental health disorder. 
  • CHOICES residential treatment program – The CHOICES residential program serves adolescent males ages 10-18 who have a primary mental health diagnosis and a history of sexually maladaptive behaviors. This program is housed in a 32-bed facility in Bridgeville, PA.
  • Intellectual developmental disability and autism spectrum disorder program – The IDD/ASD  program is a residential program that helps males ages 6-21 who are experiencing behavioral, neurodevelopmental, and emotional challenges associated with an intellectual developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder. This program is located in our facility in Canonsburg, PA.
  • Family-based mental health services program – This program is for children and adolescents of all genders ages 3-18 and provides mental health treatment, casework services, and 24/7 crisis-stabilization services in the home environment.

If you have any questions about how you or your family might benefit from the mental health treatment programs through Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, please contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable member of our staff can answer any questions you might have about how you and your family can start the healing process at our facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Acute Inpatient Program at Southwood

Get more information on acute inpatient program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA 

If your child or adolescent is experiencing severe symptoms of a mental health disorder or is in need of help reaching emotional or mental stabilization, they may benefit from the acute inpatient program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital. Our facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provides mental health therapy for children and adolescents of all genders ages 4-18, including transgender patients.  

Our acute inpatient program provides mental health services for patients struggling with many different challenges, including: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Autism spectrum disorder 
  • Oppositional defiant disorder 
  • Intermittent explosive disorder 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 
  • Panic disorder 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

The staff at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital is trained in child development and is experienced in working with children and adolescents to treat mental health disorders. We use a trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy approach to help your child or adolescent heal from the mental health challenges they are facing, as well as yoga and music and art therapies. 

Depending on your child or adolescent’s unique recovery needs, we offer both inpatient and residential levels of care at our facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During your child or adolescent’s stay, our expert staff provides daily psychiatric and medical assessments to ensure they are on track for continued success.  

If you have any questions about the acute inpatient program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, please call us directly. 

CHOICES Residential Treatment Program

Learn more about Southwood Psychiatric Hospital’s residential treatment program for adolescent males in Bridgeville, PA

CHOICES is a comprehensive mental health treatment program for adolescent males ages 10-18. This residential program is located in Bridgeville, PA, just a few miles from Southwood Psychiatric Hospital’s main campus.

To be accepted for admission into the CHOICES residential mental health treatment program, adolescents must meet the following two criteria:

  • Have a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder
  • Have a history of sexually maladaptive behaviors

CHOICES residents much also have an individual education plan (IEP) and be enrolled in an approved educational program.

Please note that, although the CHOICES program specializes in providing mental health therapy to adolescent males who have demonstrated sexually maladaptive behaviors, we cannot accept adjudicated youth who have been convicted of a sexual offense or any other felonies.

Treatment within our residential mental health program follows the principles established by Pennsylvania’s Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP). We endeavor to provide child-centered mental health therapy, family-focused services, and culturally competent care in the least restrictive manner. We also work closely with parents and other caregivers, referring professionals, school personnel, local or state agency representatives, and other relevant individuals to ensure that residents have the comprehensive support that they need during and after their time with us.

For additional information about the CHOICES residential mental health treatment program for adolescent males, please contact Southwood Psychiatric Hospital at your convenience. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions. 

Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder Program at Southwood

Get more information about the intellectual developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Canonsburg, PA

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital’s intellectual developmental disability and autism spectrum disorder program is a residential program that provides treatment for males ages 6-21 who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental challenges associated with a learning disability or autism spectrum disorder. To receive care in the IDD/ASD program at our facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvaniaresidents must have a mental health diagnosis in addition to an intellectual developmental disability or autism spectrum disorder.

When you choose mental health treatment for your child or adolescent in the IDD/ASD program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, our expert team will provide personalized care based on a comprehensive functional behavioral analysis. This typically includes a review of your child or adolescent’s medical history, individualized education program (IEP), and/or intensive crisis management plan (ICMP); interviews with family members, direct care staff, and your child; and clinical assessments. 

Our IDD/ASD program at our facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, provides flexible programming based on your child or adolescent’s individual needs, with staff-to-resident ratios ranging from 1:4 and 1:8 so all children and adolescents engaged in this program benefit from the thorough support that they need to be successful during the treatment process. We offer weekly family therapy sessions and regular family events to help families maintain their cultures and traditions while residents are in treatment. We also offer telepsychiatry to help residents who might be nonverbal maintain regular contact with their family members. 

If you have any questions about the intellectual developmental disability and autism spectrum disorder program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital, please contact us at your convenience.

Family-Based Mental Health Services Program at Southwood

Find out more about the family-based mental health services program at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital in Canonsburg, PA

When your child or adolescent is experiencing the symptoms of a mental illness, finding a way to help them might feel overwhelming. You might be facing numerous barriers to getting them the mental health treatment they need, such as a busy work schedule, their over-flowing school calendar, or transportation limitations. 

Southwood Psychiatric Hospital’s family-based mental health services program is a mental health treatment option that brings mental health therapy and 24/7 crisis-stabilization services right to your home. Our team of master’s level clinicians and mental health workers incorporate intensive home therapy, casework services, and family support services to help children and adolescents ages 3-18 heal from the mental health challenges that have disrupted their lives.  

Our caring and compassionate staff cares for all mental health disorders, including: 

  • Major depressive disorder 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Borderline personality disorder 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Panic disorder 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 
  • Intermittent explosive disorder 
  • Bipolar disorder 

Our expert team in the family-based mental health services program will work very closely with you and your family to develop an individualized treatment plan comprised of personalized mental health therapies and interventions you will to learn implement and use as a family. During the program, you will also learn coping skills to help you address situations that may arise after treatment. 

The family-based mental health services program currently serves Beaver, Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties out of our office located on the second floor or the Canonsburg campus located at: 

Family-Based Mental Health Services Program Office
342 Linden Creek Road
Canonsburg, PA 15317  

If you have any questions about Southwood Psychiatric Hospital’s family-based mental health services program, please contact us directly. 

I learned a lot during my stay here which helped me in my longer journey.

– Former client