Young Adult Program

Princeton, North Brunswick, Hamilton and Moorestown

The Young Adult Program offers Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient services to young men and women ages 18 through mid-20's who are coping with mental health and/or substance abuse problems that are negatively affecting their sense of well-being and overall functioning.  Adults in the Partial Hospital Program attend six hours per day (9:30 am - 3:30 pm) four/five days per week.  Adults in the Intensive Outpatient Program attend three hours per day (9:30 am - 12:30 pm) three days per week.  Transportation is available within defined areas.

Program Goals

  • Educate patients and families about diagnosis, symptoms, warning signs, medication options and outside resources
  • Develop appropriate, healthy, adaptive coping skills in response to triggers
  • Teach relationship-building skills
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Assist in evaluating life goals with respect to school/employment, or other pursuits
  • Increase connections to mental health/social supports (e.g., school guidance, NAMI Youth Group, DBSA, sober supports on campus, NA/AA)
  • Foster independence and encourage patients to feel capable of making adult decisions and taking on adult responsibilities

Program Features

  • Comprehensive medical management by Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist
  • A curriculum focused on age-appropriate stresses and tasks
  • Group psychotherapy, psycho-education and expressive group therapies
  • Urine drug screens (as clinically indicated)