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Princeton House Extends Adolescent Outpatient Service to All Genders

July 23, 2019
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A Princeton House Behavioral Health outpatient service that provided care for thousands of teen girls since its launch five years ago is now open to all genders.

The service, located in Princeton, has always specialized in the needs of teens dealing with trauma, emotional dysregulation, and emotional eating.

“These issues are not limited to adolescent girls,” said Jody Kashden, PhD, Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Services. “By opening these specialized treatment programs to all genders we are able to help more young people.”

Princeton House Behavioral Health offers treatment services for individuals age 13 to 17 who are having trouble functioning at school, at home, or with peers as a result of emotional/behavioral problems, substance abuse issues, or both.

Care is available at the partial hospital (six hours a day, five days per week) and intensive outpatient (three hours a day, three days per week) levels at Princeton House locations in Hamilton, Moorestown, North Brunswick, and Princeton.

In Princeton, the program offers treatment methods specifically tailored to the needs of teens:

  • Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which focuses on improving management of emotions and decreasing impulsive behaviors such as self-harm
  • Emotional Eating, a track designed for teens with disordered eating patterns and mood disorders (available exclusively at the Princeton outpatient site) 

Other Princeton House locations offer specialty programming for adolescents with psychiatric or psychiatric and substance use disorder diagnoses.

For more information, visit princetonhouse.org/teens or call Princeton House Outpatient Admissions at 888.437.1610.


About Princeton House Behavioral Health
Princeton House Behavioral Health, a division of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, is a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare. We offer relief at times when life becomes clouded by mental illness, emotional difficulties, or substance abuse.

With both inpatient and outpatient care options, Princeton House Behavioral Health offers treatment programs that are customized to meet the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults, along with specialized programs for men and women. Our inpatient services are located in Princeton, while our outpatient sites are conveniently situated throughout the region in Princeton, North Brunswick, Hamilton, Moorestown, and Eatontown.

About Penn Medicine Princeton Health
Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services through Princeton Medical Center; behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health; in-home nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care; primary and specialty care through Princeton Medicine Physicians; ambulatory surgery and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), which, together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, forms Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
andrew.williams3@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


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