Geisinger Behavioral Health Centers

Moosic’s Trusted Adolescent Inpatient Treatment Program & Hospital – Coming Fall of 2024

When adolescents have behavioral health concerns, they may need stabilization and support. An inpatient program can be a safe, nurturing environment for their healing process.

Located in Moosic, Pennsylvania, near Scranton, Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast provides personalized, age-appropriate inpatient care for adolescents ages 13 to 17 who have:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder

We offer intensive support and immediate intervention for those who are in crisis or require stabilization. Through our inpatient, round-the-clock care and diverse programming, adolescents can enhance their functioning, build healthy coping skills and thrive in a safe environment.

Our compassionate, highly trained staff includes registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed social workers and counselors, board-certified psychiatrists, mental health technicians, creative arts therapists and other skilled professionals.

Along with providing structured, focused care, we involve families, so you can provide crucial support.

When to consider an inpatient program

The decision to seek inpatient psychiatric care for your child can be difficult. We’re committed to providing you with information and support as you choose the right level of care for your child. This may include inpatient treatment at our hospital or a referral to another reputable provider or program that better meets their needs.

If you believe your loved one may require acute care for a behavioral health disorder, contact us today. Our admissions team will answer your questions about our programming, items your child may bring to the hospital, insurance and payment options — anything you’d like to know.

Co-occurring behavioral health concerns

The adolescents we care for often have multiple behavioral health concerns, also called co-occurring disorders. Addressing both concerns simultaneously leads to the best outcomes. Our professionals are experienced in working with young people who have complex behavioral health needs, and they’re equipped to provide evidence-based interventions and therapies.

Adolescent inpatient treatment at Geisinger

Our state-of-the-art facility overlooking Montage Mountain includes designated areas for group and individual therapy. Your child’s safety is a top priority, so we offer features such as CCTV monitoring and door access controls.

We also offer:

  • Multidisciplinary staff
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Clinically excellent service
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment
  • Age-appropriate programming
  • Medication management services

Adolescent inpatient programming

Our youth inpatient behavioral health program provides comprehensive, effective therapeutic interventions.

Group therapy sessions are conducted several times a day, while individual sessions are scheduled based on each person’s needs. These sessions offer opportunities for education and personal growth, covering topics such as:

  • Assertiveness
  • Healthy coping skills
  • Trauma
  • Optimism
  • Changing negative thought patterns

We also offer diverse therapies that can help teens reach their short-term and long-term objectives, including:

  • Individual therapy: Teens can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences in a way that promotes personal growth, self-awareness and the development of healthy coping strategies.
  • Group therapy: Teens come together in a supportive, structured group setting to discuss relevant topics, interact with peers and develop social skills.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): We may use cognitive behavioral therapy during individual or group therapy. CBT helps young people heal from trauma and provides targeted support for their families. It helps adolescents modify unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, enhancing their ability to cope.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): This highly effective treatment combines elements of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help patients develop skills for emotion regulation, stress tolerance and interpersonal connections.

We may also incorporate experiential therapies into your child’s care plan. These can include:

  • Motivational interviewing: This counseling approach can promote behavior change and enhance motivation by helping adolescents explore and resolve indecision about making positive life changes.
  • Creative arts therapy: This therapy uses forms of artistic expression, such as visual arts, music, dance/movement, drama and writing, to promote healing, self-expression and personal growth.

Continuing care after discharge

Inpatient treatment is just one step on each child’s journey to healing. That’s why we create a comprehensive discharge plan for each patient, so they can continue their progress outside of our center.

Our aftercare planning process begins on the day of admission and involves collaboration among the treatment team, the patient and their family members.

Your child’s discharge plan may include referrals and resources for outpatient therapy, primary care providers and medication management services. We strive to provide a detailed plan that ensures continuity of care and promotes your child’s success.

If you’re looking for inpatient behavioral healthcare services for adolescents in northeastern Pennsylvania, contact our team today. We’re here to provide the support you and your child need as you navigate the next steps toward achieving improved health and lasting healing.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast.