Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (Dream Catchers)

Eligibility Requirements

Dream Catchers is a program for adolescents aged 13 to 17 years of age who reside in New Jersey.

Program Details

  • Adolescents must have mental health diagnosis along with behavioral and emotional difficulties that are negatively impacting daily functioning at home, at school, and in social settings.
  • Adolescents must require more intensive treatment than an hour per weekly basis.
  • Dream Catchers runs on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30pm to 6:45pm.
  • Program works with a psychiatrist who provides medication monitoring on site.
  • The program runs through a group modality and individual sessions are offered on an as needed basis.
  • Family participation is required during weekly family sessions, held on Thursday evenings from 5:15pm to 6:45pm.
  • Average length of treatment is 8-12 weeks, but varies by individual circumstance.

Program Set Up

  • 3:30pm-4:00pm: "Check-In"
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm: "Group Therapy Discussion"
  • 5:00pm-5:15pm: "Break"
  • 5:15pm-6:15pm: "Psycho-Education"
  • 6:15pm-6:45pm: "Wrap-Up/Behavior Review"


Transportation is provided throughout many locations in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. Please call for further details to inquire.

  • Intake and psychiatric evaluation appointments are conducted upon entrance into program.
  • Program is run and supervised by New Jersey State licensed professional staff.
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