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We are here to help, listen, support, care for, and empower adolescents & their families.

embrace U is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) specializing in the mental health care of adolescents ages 10-18.

We are here to help, listen, support, care, and empower adolescents & their families.

embrace U is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) specializing in the mental health care of adolescents ages 10-18.

What is embrace U?

embrace U is an evidence-based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed for people ages 10-18 struggling with their mental health.

The embrace U care team includes a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed therapists, and registered nurses.

As an IOP, embrace U gives participants and their family support through group experiences and structured individual and family therapy. Our program will help adolescents develop coping skills, stronger self-esteem, and better ways to communicate.

How It Works

Our evidence-based IOP is personalized to fit the participant and their family’s needs.

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Contact Us

Our admissions team is available from 9-6 pm CST, M-F, to listen to the participant’s needs and answer any and all questions. Call us today at (615) 236-8619 or submit our form below detailing how we can best provide support. We will reach out within 24 business hours.

Free Clinical Consultation

To help us create a personalized treatment plan that meets the participant’s needs, we’ll schedule a free clinical consultation after we learn more about the participant’s specific circumstances.

Clinical Consultation
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Psychiatric Assessment
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Psychiatric Assessment

A mental health provider will see the participant for an in-depth assessment prior to starting treatment.

Therapeutic Assignment

Based on the clinical consultation, we will assign a primary therapist specializing in the participant’s treatment needs. They will support the participant through their time with embrace U, from admission to aftercare planning. The participant will also be matched into a therapeutic group with peers navigating similar challenges.

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Holistic Treatment
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Holistic Treatment

We believe comprehensive treatment plans are essential for sustainable healing. In addition to group therapy, the participant will be carefully placed in individual and family therapy sessions. Utilizing this multi-pronged treatment approach allows the participant to heal from the root cause, not just the symptoms.

Resolution

Resolution

Our goal is to prepare the participant and their family for sustainable healing right from the start, which is why we begin planning aftercare at the time of admission. We work closely with individuals, families, and community partners to ensure our participants have the appropriate tools and resources to graduate from our program and build healthy, fulfilling lives.

Reaching out for help is the first step toward healing. We are available to guide and support the participant and their family throughout their journey. Call us today at (615) 236-8619 or submit our form below detailing how we can best provide support. We will reach out within 24 business hours.

Why embrace U? Why Now?

embrace U was founded to combat the growing mental health crisis among adolescents in Middle Tennessee.   

Depression

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 50% of parents have reported their adolescents being diagnosed with mental health issues.

Research

The Tennessee Department of Education found that Tennessean children and adolescents are experiencing mental health issues at a growing rate.

Data

Over 50% of Tennessee adolescents diagnosed with depression received no care last year.

embrace U follows the philosophy: caring for one's health should not mean sacrificing their ability to live their life.

With embrace U, participants gain coping skills and ways to handle the pressures of teen life. The program provides adolescents with a community of peers who understand their challenges. Families find support from licensed professionals and other families participating in the program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program may benefit adolescents struggling with the following:

  • Anger management concerns
  • Anxiety 
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Blended family issues
  • Boundary issues
  • Depression
  • Family/Relationship issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Isolating behaviors
  • Poor body image
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Self-harm thoughts and behaviors
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Stress management issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Unhealthy coping skills

Weekly therapy sessions and family therapy consultations with a local therapist can be very beneficial. Still, some individuals need more support to regain lost ground regarding mental health, executive functioning, and academics. An expanded care team and a higher level of care will offer adolescents and their families the holistic approach they need to thrive – rather than survive. 

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, embrace U may be the right fit for your family: 

  • Does your child feel down, depressed, or hopeless? 
  • Does your child find themselves unable to stop or control worrying or worry too much about different things? 
  • Does your child have low self-esteem, feel they are a failure or have let themselves or your family down? 
  • Does your child have a poor appetite, weight loss, overeat, or struggle with body image? 
  • Does your child have trouble concentrating on things like schoolwork, reading, or watching TV?  
  • Does your child have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, sleeping too much, often feeling tired, or having little energy? 
  • Does your child often become easily annoyed or irritable? 
  • Does your child often feel afraid as if something awful might happen? 
  • Does your child often feel nervous, anxious, or on edge? 
  • Does your child often have trouble relaxing? 
  • Is your child withdrawn and not interested in friends or activities they once enjoyed? 

 

If you observe any of these behaviors and want to talk to someone, embrace U can help answer questions confidentially. Adolescent outpatient treatment can address what’s happening before it worsens. These issues do not normally resolve themselves and can indicate a child’s vulnerability to mental health crises, including suicide attempts. It’s vital to address them immediately to prevent a mental health crisis from developing. 

Remember, you are not alone. Contact us today. 

embrace U is an evidence-based Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed for adolescents struggling with their mental health.

Our IOP overview:

A short-term treatment program that can help adolescents ages 10 to 18 work through issues that cause emotional distress while developing new coping skills.

Adolescent participants will:

  • Benefit from therapy and education from licensed professionals.
  • Create a treatment plan with their care team and family.
  • Developing skills to encourage sustainable and healthy life choices.
  • Experience family support from family participation in the program.
  • Gain mutual support and understanding from others of similar ages.
  • Increase their self-awareness and self-worth skills.
  • Participate in comprehensive group therapy and skill-building activities with peers.

embrace U encourages you to contact our team and explore the best option for your family based on your insurance coverage. Contact our team today to learn more about embrace U and how we can help your family on the road to recovery.

In deciding whether treatment is the right course of action, keep in mind that our program is an investment in positive changes and wellness for a lifetime. Untreated mental health issues and co-occurring disorders are challenging and will not go away independently.

embrace U equips adolescents with tools to manage their mental health when the complexities of daily life overwhelm them. Committing to recovery in a program like embrace U is the first step in achieving life-changing results.

Call us today at (615) 236-8619 or submit our form below detailing how we can best provide support. We will reach out within 24 business hours.

The embrace U care team consists of a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed therapists, and registered nurses.

Weekly therapy sessions and family therapy consultations with a local therapist can be very beneficial. Still, sometimes we need more support. An expanded care team and a higher level of care will offer you and your family what you need to thrive – rather than survive. 

If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, embrace U may be the right fit for your family: 

 

  • Do you ever feel withdrawn and uninterested in friends or activities you once enjoyed? 
  • Do you ever have trouble concentrating on things like schoolwork, reading, or watching TV?  
  • Do you ever have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, sleeping too much, often feeling tired, or having little energy? 
  • Do you feel down, depressed, or hopeless? 
  • Do you find yourself unable to stop or control worrying or worry too much about different things? 
  • Do you have low self-esteem, feel that you are a failure, or that you have let yourself or your loved ones down? 
  • Do you have a poor appetite, weight loss, overeat, or struggle with body image? 
  • Do you often become easily annoyed or irritable? 
  • Do you often feel afraid as if something awful might happen? 
  • Do you often feel nervous, anxious, or on edge? 
  • Do you often have trouble relaxing? 
  • Have you had thoughts about self-harm? Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? 

 

If you experience any of these behaviors and would like to talk to someone, embrace U can help answer questions confidentially.  

Remember, you are not alone. Contact us today.

Contact Us

Call us today at (615) 236-8619 or submit our form below detailing how we can best provide support.

We will reach out within 24 business hours.

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