FAQs For Teen Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment

At BasePoint Academy, we’re eager to provide resources for our teens and families as they navigate mental and behavioral health concerns. From depression and anxiety to substance use and anger management, our teen-specific treatment plans are administered by field experts and compassionate providers. We’re here for you and your family.

If you or your teen are struggling with mental or behavioral health issues, you’re in the right place. Contact our administrative support team and learn how to get started.

A PHP is a Partial Hospitalization Program. This is our extended-hours treatment program offering an attentive level of care without requiring teens to stay on-site. They will receive comprehensive and consistent daily treatment with the freedom to sleep at home and maintain healthy relationships wait wa

As a teen-focused treatment provider, we’re committed to ensuring academic pursuits don’t suffer during treatment. It’s important to maintain education while receiving necessary treatment. We have an established partnership with the local school systems and academic counselors to ensure students don’t fall behind in their studies. 

An IOP is an Intensive Outpatient Program that is a lower level of care than a PHP program for those teens that have developed a strong sense of personal autonomy and are ready for more freedom in their schedule. IOP treatment includes group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, education, and psychiatry for med management and testing as needed.

Our teen recovery program offers Partial Hospitalization, which takes place Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 pm. The length of the program is determined by your teen’s level of participation and the progress they make.

Our Teen Intensive Outpatient is Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The program days will vary based on the needs of our teen student community.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that approximately 50% of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders are present by age 14. Of that 50%, approximately 25% of teenagers experience mental disorders that result in serious impairment.[1]

We’ve developed a comprehensive but streamlined process to ensure your child remains on track in their education. Your child will spend two hours a day with our academic counselor. They will contact and coordinate all school assignments and tutoring needs while your child is in our program. Any special accommodations, such as 504 or IEP, will be made here.
In many cases, private insurance will cover the majority of the program. Any out-of-pocket costs will be discussed prior to admission, and a customized payment plan can be determined based on your family’s needs. The most important element to consider is that your teen receives the help they need.

We know that shuttling your kids and teens around Dallas to various school and extracurricular activities is a full-time job on its own. Let alone while also managing home and work responsibilities. We are a comprehensive teen recovery program, and as such, we have transportation options available! Ask us how it works! Contact BasePoint Academy

According to the Mayo Clinic[2], teens may exhibit the following three primary symptoms of depression:

  • Feelings of sadness
  • Tearfulness and crying episodes
  • A sense of emptiness or hopelessness


Other possible symptoms include:

  • Oversleeping
  • Loss of interest (hobbies, friends, exercise, extracurricular activities, etc.)
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Anxiety
We know this journey involves the whole family, and we’re prepared to provide a multi-layer approach to care so you can stay informed. Upon admission, your child is assigned a therapist who will be available by phone when he or she is not with your child. They also will visit with you during family sessions where everyone can be involved.

Our program consists of individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, education counseling, and psychiatry for medication management. There may also be additional testing as needed.

Group Therapy will consist of various topics that teach coping skills, mindfulness, healthy boundaries, emotion regulation, resilience, health and wellness, and values.

Please refer to our handbook upon admission for a thorough explanation of all groups and the goals associated with each one.

The CDC reports[3] that the most common mental health disorders in children and teens are as follows:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety problems
  • Behavior problems
  • Depression

Contact BasePoint Academy For Teen-Focused Treatment In Dallas

Together, we can help teens find hope, healing, and lasting change.


[1]Lipari, R. N., Rubenstein, L., Blau, G., & Hedden, S. (n.d.). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE USE AND REASONS FOR USING SERVICES IN SPECIALTY, EDUCATIONAL, AND GENERAL MEDICAL SETTINGS. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_1973/ShortReport-1973.html# on  April 4, 2023

[2]Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, October 14). Mayo Clinic. Depression (major depressive disorder). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20356007  on April 4, 2023

[3]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2023, March 8). Data and statistics on children’s Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/data.html on April 4, 2023