Introducing the Adolescent PHP in Middletown and the Adult PHP in Harrisburg

We are pleased to announce that Mazzitti and Sullivan Counseling has launched a brand new partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents at our Middletown location and a PHP for adults at our Harrisburg location. These partial day programs are intended to be flexible with the daily schedules of patients who may be enrolled in school, or those who are currently employed.

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Treatment in Middletown

Our new adolescent PHP treatment specializes in addressing drug and alcohol abuse and underlying co-occurring disorders among teens between the ages of 13 and 18. Our caring staff of substance abuse and mental health counselors focuses on helping participants develop the skills and coping mechanisms they need to live sober and balanced lifestyles. In addition to learning healthy approaches to coping with addiction, individuals receiving treatment will learn ways to avoid drug and alcohol abuse in the future.

Our Middletown partial program is designed to find the root of the problem through counseling in a group setting. Patients will participate in multiple types of PHP therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapies, and experiential therapies like art and yoga. The contingency management model is also integrated into our partial hospitalization treatment, which has been shown to strongly impact adolescents during treatment through motivational incentives and rewards.

The partial day program at Mazzitti and Sullivan is structured in a way that allows teens to attend sessions at a time that is conducive to their schedules. Adolescents enrolled in our Middletown program receive treatment for 16 hours per week, four days each week. They attend group therapy sessions Monday-Thursday between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. This allows participants to attend school during the day and helps them avoid unhealthy behaviors they may have previously been involved in during the after-school hours.

Adult Partial Hospitalization Treatment in Harrisburg

Just as the adolescent program is designed to work better with patients’ schedules, our adult partial day services provide the flexibility for individuals to continue living at home, while also receiving the treatment they need. This program is ideal for adults who are struggling with increasing symptoms of substance use or are stepping down from an inpatient program and in need of continued structure and support. Patients will learn the importance of health and wellness, life skills, relationship building, and therapy practices such as yoga and creative arts.

Therapy groups for our adult partial hospitalization program meet Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and the treatment spans from two to four weeks, allowing schedule changes to be limited to a short timeline. In addition to the PHP group therapy sessions, adults will also have two, half-hour individual sessions each week.

An additional feature to this program is that adult patients have a family lunch that allows loved ones to visit daily and engage with staff from 12:00pm to 12:30pm. Our staff highly encourages the attendance of this lunch time in order for family and friends to learn more about the goals of the program and to understand the process of recovery.

Patients who are working at the time of treatment are encouraged to make arrangements with their employer or use limited vacation time to attend counseling sessions. Our staff can also assist with obtaining Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage for adults to participate in treatment.

Payment for Adolescent and Adult Partial Programs

These programs are credentialed with Medicaid and numerous commercial insurances. If insurance does not cover this type of treatment, patients can arrange to pay through self-pay rates or be set up on a payment plan to avoid any financial obstacles.

Our focus with this program is to provide the appropriate support and treatment needed to help those who are struggling with addiction or co-occurring disorders. If you are interested in learning more about our partial hospitalization program for yourself or a loved one, please call our Admissions office at 800-809-2925, or contact us online.

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