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Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment

Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment

  • Schenectady, NY
  • Outpatient

Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment is a mental health clinic in Schenectady, New York that offers various treatment methods and therapies. The level of care provided is outpatient and treatment is tailored to each family's individual needs. Some of the treatment options available include couples therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), family therapy, group therapy, individual and trauma therapy, and residential long-term treatment (over 30 days). These treatments are all evidence-based and focus on healing, self-improvement and symptom management.

The hospital also accepts Private Health Insurance, making it easier for individuals to access the supports and services they need. There are qualified staff and clinicians to aid patients from diagnosis and through treatment. Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment is affiliated with Ellis Hospital, which can offer additional resources and resources to those in need. Together, the hospital and clinic can provide comprehensive and compassionate care for children and adolescents, helping them strive to reach their full potential.

  • 1 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 1 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 9 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations

Conditions and Issues Treated

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in New York.

Outpatient therapy provided by Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment‘s Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

Group therapy happens at Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Schenectady, NY patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.

This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

Payment Options

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  • Medicare
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  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment Location and Directions
    624 McClellan St
    Schenectady, NY 12304

    Phone Number
    (518) 382-2290

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    Ellis Hospital Child and Adolescent Treatment Location and Directions



    • Age
      Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Ellis Hospital

    Listed May 15, 2021

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Schenectady, New York Addiction and Treatment

    More than 2 million New Yorkers are currently suffering from some type of substance abuse and many of those are minors. Alcohol abuse, in particular, is prevalent among those underage. As a result of the high prices and regulation of prescription drugs, many New Yorkers turn to heroin instead. This has led to a serious heroin epidemic in the state.

    Schenectady boasts a vibrant community with ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, arts, and cultural events. It's a city steeped in rich colonial history, nestled near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers. From 2020 to 2022, the number of newborns with neonatal withdrawal symptoms increased by 25%. In 2021, the rate of opioid-related emergency department visits was 55.1 per 100,000 population.

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