Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is a major center for comprehensive health services. Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services have an outstanding multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses, they offer services in English and Spanish.

Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

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 Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services offer?

Outpatient (OP)

They offer a full array of psychiatric and behavioral health services for children, adolescents, parents and families. Their goals include improving the school success, emotional, behavioral, family, social, communication and problem solving skills of children in distress. They help troubled and significantly impaired youth to overcome barriers and problems. They collaborate closely with schools, pediatricians and outside collateral support systems to insure stability and success. They focus on improving child and parent coping skills. Their unit has a huge number of programs, groups, therapeutic modalities and speciality services to help children and parents.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

The Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit is comprised of two components: The Children’s Crisis Intervention Service (CCIS) and the Intermediate Sub-Acute Unit. The goal of both units is to provide psychiatric stabilization and treatment to children in extreme distress. The treatment is provided within the the guiding philosophy of a therapeutic community and implemented by a highly skilled multidisciplinary team. The inpatient units help to assure safe stabilization and positive discharge direction for children. They help children learn positive boundary, limit setting, self control, coping, communication and behavior skills.

Treatment Types:


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

They provide family therapy to improve parent and guardian effectiveness and the support network of the children they serve. Their systems approach brings together the individuals most involved in a child’s life to improve communication and to build effective problem solving skills.

Therapies Offered:

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)

Their Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapeutic program designed to treat adolescents and young adults (ages 12-18) who exhibit difficulty regulating their emotions and behavior. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, DBT was originally created to treat adult women who were chronically suicidal, self-injuring, and exhibiting symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. It has since been adapted for teens and families. Through a supportive and validating therapeutic environment, behavioral skills are developed to improve impulse control, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, overall functioning and replacing harmful ways of thinking and behaving with healthy ones.

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. They offer short-term, solution-focused therapy to assist children and adolescents build the skills they need to overcome their problems.

Trauma Therapy

They provide evidence-based trauma treatment and services to children, adolescents and their families who experience and/or witness traumatic events. Utilizing interventions developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and the CARES Institute/Rowan University, they work with trauma-impacted families offering brief, focused, short-term psychotherapeutic intervention in individual and group formats to reduce the incidence, severity, and duration of acute stress and PTSD conditions.

Group Therapy

Their extensive group psychotherapy services helps children with a wide variety of difficulties. Children and adolescents are able to share their experiences and learn that they are not alone in their struggles, anxiety and problems. Their specialized groups include: Social Skills, Anger Management, Depression/Anxiety, Teen Challenges, Separation and Loss, Divorce and Parenting Skill-Building.

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.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services Highlights:

Trinitas Child Behavioral Health Services offers Partial Hospital Programs. Their PHP offers both full and half day services. One of their Full Day Treatment Program provides services for children ages 5-17 with a variety of behavioral and psychiatric difficulties. Their other full day program, the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (MICA) provides services for teenagers ages 13-17 to help these teenagers overcome emotional, behavioral and substance abuse problems. These programs include an educational component. They also have two half day programs. Youth who are 18 and still enrolled in school may attend their day treatment, MICA or after school programs. Program services include psychiatric evaluation, group, individual, family and milieu therapy. Medication monitoring is provided as needed.
Their specialty programs and areas of service include: Early Childhood Intervention, Sexual Abuse, LGBTQ, Gender Identify, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Social Skill Building, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Substance Abuse Services and many other programs. We are a a state of the art clinic with an extremely talented multi disciplinary staff.
They offer 12 week cycles of ADHD Group Therapy along with Parent Support / Education Groups to teach children and their parents the skills for overcoming the problems associated with ADHD. Skill building areas include body / impulse control, anger management, listening, following directions, focusing, improving memory, relaxation, self calming, communication and time management. Psychiatric evaluations and medication management services are offered as needed. They also conduct Social Skills training groups for ADHD children and adolescents all year round.
They provide services for substance abusing youth referred by their families, schools or pediatricians. Their evidence based treatment services include: development of positive coping skills, identification of relapse triggers, 12-step philosophy education, individual and family therapy, relapse prevention, ongoing monitoring and random drug screening.




  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Children And Teenagers
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children