John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center

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John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center is located in Baltimore, Maryland. John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric difficulties.

John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center Focus:

Mental Health

Mental Health Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Intervention Services

Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

The Circle of Security is intended for parents of young children up to age 5. The purpose of the group is to strengthen and promote secure parent-child relationships during this crucial age period. The program teaches parents principles to raise young children in a safe, nurturing, loving and secure environment. Participants’ skills are enhanced to promote them to become “good enough parents". The Chicago Parent Program is a group program for parents of children ages 2 to 5 that uses videos and small group discussion to explore parenting strategies.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Individual and family therapy focusing on adolescents who engage in self-defeating behaviors. Multi-family group therapy comprised of adolescents and their caregivers participate in group therapy together to learn and practice DBT skills.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. Treatment for preschool-age through adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. The caregiver and child work collaboratively to recover from trauma.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Life Skills

The Social Skills Group Intervention is a group therapy for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) to learn and practice basic social skills and develop more appropriate techniques to get along with others and manage stressful social experiences.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

John Hopkins - Children's Mental Health Center Highlights:

The RealCare, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is a group therapy for adolescents that uses realistic infant simulators to offer an experiential approach to explore and discover the emotional, financial, physical and social responsibilities of parenthood.
The combination of community resources and experts from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine and School of Nursing allows the program to provide a number of related services in support of its primary goal of treating alcohol and drug dependence.
The School-based Mental Health Program is located at various southeast Baltimore public schools. Therapists based in these schools work closely with school and county staff to provide individual, family, and group counseling as well as crisis intervention for children and families. The team can make referrals for testing and further treatment. The multi-disciplinary professional team includes a child psychiatrist who goes to each school for scheduled medication consultations. The team also work with individual schools to address their specific mental health needs. Children and their families must have Medical Assistance or be eligible for it.

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Daily Fee: $3,000.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in Maryland

  • Ashley Addiction Treatment 800 Tydings Lane Havre De Grace, MD 21078
  • Baltimore VA Medical Center 10 North Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Recovery Centers of America - Bracebridge Hall 314 Grove Neck Road Earleville, MD 21919
  • John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 4940 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224

Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children
  • Special programs for patients with HIV or AIDS