Outpatient Clinic

CBT Therapy

Outpatient Treatment Programs

CBT Outpatient Clinic

Willow Springs Center offers a robust outpatient treatment program.

We will work with you and your family during your child’s treatment with us. With the outpatient therapy program, you will play a big role in your child’s progress. We hope you will take advantage of all we have to offer, and put forth the necessary effort to set your child and family up for success.

The program is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, with emphasis on positive choices – connecting feeling to actions. We will focus on developing skills to assist you in winning back your lives.

To ensure this program is right for your child, he/she will be assessed by a licensed therapist prior to being admitted to ensure they meet the following prerequisites:

  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) determination
  • Maximum Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score of 55
  • No history of severe aggression or violence towards others in a school or treatment setting
  • Willingness to participate in a treatment program
  • Enrolled in Medicaid (fee for service or managed care)

Willow Springs’ outpatient therapy team will consist of:

  • Mental health technicians will assist your child in managing the program schedule while teaching your child new skills for socialization, making positive choices and coping with their emotions.
  • Recreational therapist will lead a variety of groups combining recreational activities with therapeutic interventions. These groups may include creative arts, physical activities, relaxation as recreation, various types of games and community outings.
  • Group therapist is a licensed clinician who will provide interactive play therapy groups a minimum of twice a week. The groups are a wonderful place for your child to express themselves in a safe environment. These groups are an extremely important and beneficial part of your child’s treatment.

You can schedule a time to meet with program staff to talk about your child’s progress and how their new skills are working at home and in the community. You may even have family therapy sessions scheduled if needed.

Your child’s treatment team will meet regularly to talk about your child’s progress and set new treatment goals. This meeting will provide you with insight on your child’s interventions. It will also help you develop strategies to ensure your child is successful.

The day treatment program at Willow Springs utilizes the “character counts” model. This model emphasizes we are each responsible for the choices we make every day, and we want to assist your child in making the best choices. Our program staff is always available to give or receive feedback pertaining to your child’s behaviors. They are also willing and able to assist you in developing strategies to address them at home to maintain structure and consistency throughout their day.

Play sessions and learning centers are an essential part of our program curriculum, providing a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.

The therapeutic group may reflect back to the child’s observations of what has happened during the play sessions, if appropriate. Above all the child is given strategies to cope with difficulties they face in life and which they themselves cannot change.

For more information on our outpatient treatment programs and scheduling, contact us.