At The Reading Hospital, children and teens learn to deal with changes,
losses, family problems, peer relationships, and school and behavior
problems. Our staff provides support for enhancing self-esteem and
developing social skills. We help clients deal with problems ranging
from adjustment difficulties to learning problems, including attention
deficit disorder and other developmental issues.
Outpatient Counseling Services help children,
teens, and their families deal with everyday problems, such as
relationships, parenting, stress, and other concerns. Our staff
operates in a broad range of specialties, including: psychiatry,
psychology, psychiatric nursing, addiction counseling,
recreational therapy, activity therapies, social work,
occupational therapies, and other related fields.
Partners Partial Hospitalization Program is
designed to help young people, ages 13 to 18, with psychiatric
or emotional problems. Partners Program offers individual and
group therapies, and family intervention. This two to three week
intensive program is scheduled weekdays, and offers an
integrated psychotherapy and educational program.
The Adolescent Program at Spruce Pavilion offers
help to young people ages 13 to young adult who require
short-term hospitalization (typically five to ten days) for
psychiatric or emotional problems. Adolescents reside in a
separate area designed with their specific needs in mind.
Clients have daily interaction with their core treatment team,
which includes a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker,
nurse, and therapeutic services staff. Individuals also have
direct access to specialized medical and diagnostic services as
needed, including psychological testing, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, and nutritional services. Educational support
services are available through the Berks County Intermediate
The Transition Program is a partnership between
The Reading Hospital Behavioral Health Services and the Berks
County Intermediate Unit (BCIU). The six-week or longer
educational program, based primarily on BCIU’s curriculum, is
designed for students, ages 13 to 18 years, to help them make a
seamless transition from the Partners Partial Hospitalization
Program back to everyday school life.
Our Pediatric Consultation Service allows
primary care physicians to refer patients under the age of 18
for psychiatric consultation related to behavioral health issues
or concerns. Physicians are invited to contact The Center for
Mental Health for more information about this program.