Youth Program


At Hickory Trail Hospital, our team of child and adolescent specialists understand 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, engage in self-harm, begin abusing drugs or become depressed.

Our youth programs at Hickory Trail offer high-quality inpatient and outpatient treatment to meet the needs of children and adolescents ages 5-17.

Signs for Concern

  • Performing poorly in school
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Violent behavior
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Depression
  • Self-mutilation
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Behavioral problems
  • Sexualized behavior

Using empirically validated psychopharmacology and therapeutic treatment, our programs help children and adolescents by teaching them to:

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

From the moment youth enter 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
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