Focus Depression Recovery Adolescent Residential Care

Focus Depression Recovery Adolescent Residential Care

When teens are struggling with depression, bipolar, or another mood disorder, a more intense level of care can help them get the skills they need to manage emotions and behaviors that are disruptive to their lives. See the outcomes of our evidence-based care.

Residential treatment for teens

Rogers' Focus Depression Recovery adolescent residential care in Brown Deer and Oconomowoc is led by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, and offers mental health treatment for teens ages 13 to 17 facing:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Disruptive mood regulation disorder (DMDD)
  • Co-occurring anxiety disorder (mood disorder and anxiety disorder)
  • Co-occurring non-suicidal self-injury, substance use disorders
  • Co-occurring mood disorder and other mental illnesses

A mood disorder may cause severe shifts in feelings, isolation, and loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed. Symptoms in teens vary by the disorder, but treatment is beneficial when a teen can no longer function normally at home, school or with friends.

It may not be easy and will take real work, but we can help teens build the strength and skills to overcome their challenges.

Your son or daughter will receive care at Rogers’ main hospital campuses in Oconomowoc or Brown Deer, Wisconsin. While in treatment, your teen will live on site for approximately 45 to 60 days in a safe, secure environment.  

Treatment components

While in treatment, your teen will receive more than 25 hours of therapy and skills training each week. In group, individual and family sessions, he or she will use a variety of proven effective therapy components, led by behavioral activation. This type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps re-engage your child in activities they once enjoyed. By boosting the level of activity and social interaction, his or her depressive symptoms will decrease over time. Additional therapies include mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy, along with appropriate medication management.

Other elements of therapy include:

If you’re uneasy about enrolling your teen in residential care, experience shows the sooner he or she receives the treatment they need, the sooner they’ll get back to just being a kid again. By addressing your child’s mental health challenges early on, you’re improving their chances of living a healthy adulthood.

Here’s what a typical weekday will look like.


Morning Afternoon Evening
Vitals, medications Supervised lunch Supervised dinner
Mindfulness practice DBT-informed skills training Mindfulness/check in group
Supervised breakfast Experiential therapy, art therapy Recreation
Education services Assignment work  
Depression/anxiety management group therapy, experiential therapy    
Personal wellness education, assignment time    

While busy, your teen’s weekly schedule is manageable and allows time for breaks and personal activity. You and your family may visit your child on the weekends and participate in therapeutic passes. During treatment, your child will be encouraged to participate in community activities to help stimulate him or her and reduce depression.

As a parent, you play an important role in your teen’s successes both in our care and at life outside Rogers. Through Parent University, we offer you education on your child’s treatment, skills they learn and techniques they will use. Attending these educational sessions will help ease your teen’s transition home and ensures he or she receives consistent messaging.

Our multidisciplinary staff members are trained to provide individualized care for your child’s unique, complex or severe behavioral health situation. Using a team-based approach, our staff address each factor contributing to your teen’s mood disorder. During your child’s stay, you’ll remain in close contact with the treatment team.

The team includes:

  • Board-certified psychiatrist
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Registered nurses
  • Primary therapist
  • Behavior specialist
  • Experiential therapist
  • Education therapist
  • Registered dietitian
  • Residential care specialist
  • Program manager


Focus Adolescent Residential Care setting and tour

Your teenager will find quiet and comfort in a newly refurbished setting on the second and third floors of the original Rogers Behavioral Health building in Oconomowoc. Community living space and semi-private bedrooms create a supportive environment for your care. More than 50 acres of woods and lakeside provide access to internal and external challenge courses, horticultural therapy, walking trails, a labyrinth, and therapeutic recreation on nearby lakes.

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Patient room (Brown Deer)

Day room (Brown Deer)

Group room (Brown Deer)

Day Room (Brown Deer)

Group room (Oconomowoc)

Day room (Oconomowoc)

Day room (Oconomowoc)

Patient room (Oconomowoc)

Concerned your child is struggling and could benefit from residential care?

Contact us today to request a free confidential screening.

Call 800-767-4411

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