The Healthy Emotions Program (HEP) is offered year round as an After School Intensive Outpatient Program designed for adolescents ages 13-18. This one of a kind program will develop coping skills to manage difficult emotions. Patients in HEP follow their regular schedule during the day and come to treatment in the afternoon. This treatment program will focus on skills building and support for adolescents and their parents. Adolescents who enter HEP typically have difficulty functioning in one or more of the following areas: family/relationships, school, and community. The treatment team works closely with families to tailor the program to the individual needs of the adolescent and their family.

Healthy Emotion Program Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Length of stay

  • 6 week program


Parent night is Tuesdays as a closed parent group starting at 5-6:30 PM followed by a Parent/Teen Activity from 6:30-7:00 PM.

Please review this HEP Flyer if you have additional questions.

Please click here for more information and HEP FAQs

Adolescents that could benefit from this program may:
  • Struggle with emotional awareness/intelligence
  • Need distress tolerance skills
  • Difficult time problem solving
  • Struggle with social interactions
  • Show consistent difficulty in tolerating change or stressful life events
  • Struggle with following age appropriate boundaries and limits
Services are provided by the following professionals:
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Psychiatric Technicians
Benefits to the Healthy Emotions Program:
  • Evidenced-based structured programming for skill development
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Framework
  • Mindfulness-based stress management techniques
  • Psychological Education
  • Parent coaching and skill development group
  • Medication management as needed

Enrollment Process:

Interested in getting your child or teen started in one of the After-School Intensive Outpatient Programs?

No current psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist for your child/teen: The first step to admission is to call 952.826.8475 for a no cost, 20 minute, Mental Health Screening via phone.

If your child/teen is currently working with a psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist: The first step is to speak with that psychiatrist, therapist or psychologist about these programs to confirm their agreement that these programs would be helpful for your child/teen. The second step is for your psychiatrist or therapist/psychologist to call 952.826.8424 to speak with one of our Direct Admissions Coordinators. Alternatively, they may fax their recommendation for your child/teen to participate in this program to 763.315.6677 or 763.315.4436.

Additional questions?

Please email or call:
April Knipfer, LICSW, Operations Supervisor