School refusal

Anxiety, avoidance and/or refusal to attend school can have significant short- and long-term effects on social, emotional and educational development for adolescents. Treating these issues requires a collaborative approach that includes the student, school staff, parents and mental health professionals. Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is here to help.

Adolescent anxiety

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health offers two levels of care for adolescent anxiety services: Intensive Outpatient Program and Partial Hospitalization Program. Our treatment approach is in a group format that occurs Monday through Friday for 3-5 hours per day. In addition, there is weekly individual and family sessions. It is designed to help adolescents learn to manage and regulate intense emotions while assisting in reducing anxiety in various situations. Our goal is to help adolescents improve their daily functioning and cultivate a meaningful life.

The program is designed to help adolescents manage symptoms regarding difficulties in the following areas:

  • School anxiety and school refusal 
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoidance/isolation
  • Depression tied to anxiety
  • Symptoms associated with PTSD

Program Features

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure therapy
  • Medication management
  • Group therapy focusing on skills education and application
  • Weekly individual sessions focusing on goals and progress
  • Weekly family sessions focusing on psychoeducation
  • School transition plans
  • Tutoring services

Adolescents may be referred by parents, schools, therapists or physicians, or may simply walk in for a free and confidential one-on-one assessment.

Clinical professionals and educators - read more about how to make a referral.

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