Interpersonal Therapy, also known as IPT, is a therapeutic modality that mainly focuses on interpersonal issues.
IPT is primarily used to help treat adolescents that struggle with depression, mood disorders, and eating disorders. Interpersonal therapy is split into three stages of treatment. It begins with the initial stage (diagnosis), the middle stage (teens learning to make connections between how their relationships affect their moods), and the termination stage (transitioning out of therapy). Through IPT, a young person will learn to identify and address various aspects of his or her relationships that can contribute to behaviors that may be negatively affecting other areas of his or her life.
Pacific Teen Treatment works with adolescents and its resident board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to help teach healthy and sustainable coping mechanisms. In addition to creating tailored treatment plans, we model and encourage engaging in healthy everyday choices. Healthy nutrition, regular exercise, and proper sleep habits are an integral part of our program. The goal of Pacific Teen Treatment’s program is that each teenager who attends will leave with a solid foundation of coping mechanisms and have had ample time to practice integrating them into their lives.