Adolescent Day Program


At Hickory Trail Hospital, our team of child and adolescent specialists understands the unique needs of youth. The transition from childhood to adolescence and into adulthood can be a time of tension, difficulty and turmoil. During this transition, some youth withdraw from family and friends, some signs for concern are:

  • Performing poorly in school
  • Sexualized Behavior
  • Violent behavior
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Depression
  • Self-mutilation
  • Suicidal thoughts

Unlike most adolescent Day programs, we offer an in-house, dedicated teacher who ensures adolescents do not fall behind in their schoolwork while receiving therapy. Our therapists work closely with families and guardians in order to maximize the gains made by our adolescent clients in their daily therapy work.

Educational Services 

Adolescents participate Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00 pm (Summer hours 9:00am – 1:30pm).

We work with adolescents who are 13 through 17 years of age.

  • Strengthen daily functioning
  • Develop coping skills
  • Improve social and interpersonal relationships
  • Learn effective problem solving skills


Our diagnostic and treatment components include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis
  • Medications when indicated
  • Weekly visits with a psychiatric professional
  • Case management
  • Transportation assistance
  • Social support & Family Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral skills
  • Recreational therapy groups including; sports, yoga, pet & art 
  • Psychoeducational classes & Group Therapy with a focus on:
    • Positive thinking
    • Mood management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Distress tolerance
    • Goal setting
    • Interpersonal skills building
    • Mindfulness
    • Bullying
    • Distorted thinking
    • Spirituality & wellness
    • Self-acceptance
    • Grief & loss
    • Building healthy habits

The treatment team consists of the patient, family members, the physician, the therapist/social worker, nurses, and mental health professionals. Anyone on the treatment team can address questions regarding a patient’s individualized treatment plan. The primary group therapist serves as the patient’s case manager. The therapist coordinates the individual treatment plan with the assigned physician to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. The therapist also coordinates therapy sessions and family therapy, along with coordination of discharge and outpatient appointments.

From the moment a patient enters our program, aftercare planning begins in order to assure continuity of care and help them successfully adjust back to daily activities upon completion of treatment.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

While we cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, you can call to schedule a complimentary assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 972.298.7323. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


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2000 N. Old Hickory Trail | DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972.298.7323
Physicians are on the medical staff of Hickory Trail Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Hickory Trail Hospital. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations.

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