Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

Teen studyingAll outpatient services are offered virtually through secure video conferencing. To make a referral for any of our services, please contact our Behavioral Health Resource Center 1-800-640-1211 or 207-973-6048.

About the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic

Our outpatient programs support the needs of youth and their families by offering many of the services needed in one place. Through our program, patients can access medication management, individual and family therapy, group therapy, occupational therapy, education, and support. 

Guiding you through the care experience

The youth’s care is directed by a psychiatrist and a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is completed in a timely manner following the referral call. Ongoing medication management, therapy, or intake to our day program are available following this evaluation.

Outpatient Group Therapy Schedule

Monday

4 - 5 pm
"Afternoon Unwind"

4 - 5 pm
"COVID and Beyond"

Tuesday

4 - 5 pm
"LGBTQIA+"

6:30 - 7:30 pm
"Pathways to Recovery"
 

Wednesday

4 - 5 pm
"Enhancing Social Skills Group"

4 - 5 pm
"Staying Connected and Building Self-Esteem"

4 - 5 pm
"Girls Group"

Thursday

3 - 4 pm
"Growth After Trauma"

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Adolescent Eating Disorder Group"

Friday

 

Group Descriptions

Afternoon Unwind

Age range: 7 - 9
All genders
End your day on a positive note by enjoying some calming activities, talking about things that may be stressors and learning coping skills. Fun supplies will be provided to participants through a free monthly subscription box, which will be mailed to the home.

COVID and Beyond

Age range: 9 - 11
All genders
Through the use of games and activities, we will cultivate a growth mind set and build resiliency. This group is a safe place place where children can share and learn from others, to help them cope with the ongoing hardships from COVID-19. Our focus will be on communication and coping skills to help manage big emotions across settings.

LGBTQIA+

Age range: middle/high school
All genders
Peer support, psycho-education, empowerment, healthy relationships, and exploration on what it's like to be an LGBTQIA teen

Pathways to Recovery

Age range: 14 - 19
All genders
Pathways to Recovery’s goal is to provide young people the self-empowering, no shame/no blame support, and education needed to start and maintain their recovery journey. Group members will have the opportunity to learn four key components of breaking addictive behaviors, while participating in supportive discussions that encourages building and maintaining motivation, managing thoughts/feelings/behaviors, teaches ways of coping with urges, and guide the idea of living a balanced life.

Enhancing Social Skills Group

Grades: 5 - 7
All genders
This group will focus on developing and practicing prosocial skills, including dealing with feelings, alternatives to aggression, friendship skills, and responding to bullying.

Staying Connected and Building Esteem

Grades 6 - 8
All genders
Support, therapy, and psycho-education to those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are actively working on their recovery. Preferred that participants be in individual therapy as well.

Girls Group

Age range: high school
For particpants identifying as female
Safe, supportive environment for participants who identify as female to discuss challenges, mental health issues, and other struggles that all teens can face with peer support, psycho-education, and learning new therapeutic skills.

Growth After Trauma Group

Age range: 14 - 17
For particpants identifying as female
Traumatic events are those that can cause overwhelming anxiety or distress. Following traumatic experiences, youth often describe feeling empty, confused, and alone as they attempt to make sense of and cope with feelings of anger, sadness, and guilt. This group will offer support in a safe environment to foster growth, healing, and recovery. Preferred (but not required) that participants be in individual therapy as well.

Adolescent Eating Disorder Group

Age range: middle school/high school and early college
All gengers
Support, therapy and psycho-education to those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder and are actively working on their recovery. Preferred (but not required) that participants be in individual therapy as well.

Questions?

Please contact AcadiaCARES@northernlight.org to see if there's a group right for you! To make a referral for any of our group offerings, please contact our Behavioral Health Resource Center at 1-800-640-1211 or 207-973-6048.