ASPIRE at Hoag - Teen Outpatient Mental Health Program

The Challenge

Adolescence is a time of significant growth and change. Challenges in school, family, or social relationships can result in significant emotional distress and difficulties meeting the demands of daily life. When an adolescent is feeling overwhelmed, and lacks effective tools to manage and overcome life stressors, they are more likely to engage in unhealthy and maladaptive behaviors that hinder growth and can be harmful.

In 2010, 30 percent of students in the Newport-Mesa school district reported drug abuse, 50 percent reported alcohol abuse, and the numbers continue to rise. If you are a parent of a teen in Orange County today, you likely have your own story – direct or indirect – to underscore this unfortunate reality.

Just like physical health, the sooner a mental health or emotional concern is identified and addressed, the better the outcome. Learn about possible symptoms.

The Hoag Solution

Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute has launched a programmatic answer to this glaring community need. ASPIRE (After School Program: Intervention and Resiliency Education) is an intensive outpatient program for adolescents, ages 13-17, with primary mental health disorders and possible co-occurring substance abuse challenges. The program guides teens and their families through an eight-week curriculum of skills-based training in stress management, resiliency, interpersonal communication, mental health and substance abuse education. Learn more about the ASPIRE program.

ASPIRE accepts most major insurance plans.

For more information, or to schedule a confidential assessment, please contact us.