Mood and Anxiety Program
The Mood and Anxiety Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is dedicated to serving the needs of adolescents with a primary diagnosis of a mood or anxiety disorder.
Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, nurses, medical assistants, counselors, social workers and psychologists.
Services We Provide
Outpatient Counseling Services
Intensive Outpatient Services
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a time-limited skill-based treatment for individuals aged 13-17 whose mood and anxiety symptoms require an intermediate level of care between traditional outpatient and inpatient care. The IOP program involves 3-hour group sessions held in the evenings 3 days/week as well as individual and family sessions. Clients will have access to a mix of group and individual counseling, family services, psychiatric services and medication management services as well as crisis services. Two different IOP programs are offered: one for mood regulation and the other for anxiety and avoidance symptoms.
Anxiety and Avoidance Program
The Anxiety and Avoidance Program is a group-based treatment for 5-8 people at a time. Group members learn skills to fight anxiety. Those include how to handle problems, have a calm and focused mental state, and handle social situations that create distress.