FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program

We know raising a teenager isn’t easy, and some days are more difficult than others. You want to help your child through their adolescence as best you can. If your child is struggling with a mood disorder, you or your current provider may determine that he or she would benefit from a more intense level of care to help him or her break free of emotions and behaviors that are far beyond the usual moodiness. Rogers Behavioral Health can help. Our outcomes show that our depression and mood disorders treatment works.

Residential care for your teen

The Rogers FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program offers you professional mental health treatment for your son or daughter age 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
  • Comorbid illnesses (mood disorder and other mental illness)

A mood disorder may cause severe shifts in feelings, isolation, loss of interest in activities your child once enjoyed and more. Symptoms of mood disorders vary by the disorder, but you should seek treatment if your teen can no longer function normally at home, school or with friends because of his or her emotions. 

The FOCUS adolescent residential program, led by a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, is part of a continuum of FOCUS mood disorders services now in place at Rogers.

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

Your son or daughter receives FOCUS residential care at Rogers’ main hospital campus in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. While in programming, your child will live on site for approximately 45 to 60 days in a safe, secure environment.  

Treatment components

While in programming, your child 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:

  • Experiential therapy (art, recreational, horticultural and movement therapy) 
  • Personal wellness education
  • Spiritual care
  • Community outings and therapeutic passes
  • Personal recovery plan for continuing care

If you’re uneasy about enrolling your teen in a residential program, 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 in the FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program looks 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 child’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, you 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 child’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.

Your teen’s staff members may include:

  • attending physician
  • licensed clinical psychologist
  • registered nurses
  • primary therapist
  • behavior specialist
  • experiential therapist
  • education therapist
  • registered dietitian
  • residential counselor
  • clinical services manager

 

  • Heather Jones, PhD

    Clinical Supervisor

    Heather Jones, PhD, is a psychologist working full-time at Rogers’ Oconomowoc campus, where she provides clinical assessments, consultation and supervision of behavioral specialists working in ...

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  • Peggy Scallon, MD, FAPA

    Medical Director, FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program

    Peggy Scallon, MD, FAPA, is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who serves as the medical director of the FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at Rogers Memorial ...

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  • Melissa Stoffel, MS, LPC

    Clinical Services Manager, FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorder Program

    Melissa Stoffel, MS, LPC, is a licensed counselor at Rogers’ Oconomowoc campus, where she serves as the Clinical Services Manager for the FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorder Program. She graduated ...

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We want to help.

Contact us to request a free confidential screening and learn more.

Call 800-767-4411 or use our screening request form

FOCUS Adolescent Center 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 Memorial Hospital 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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Consult Room

Dayroom

Pateint bedroom

Day Room

Alternate Day Room

Patient Bedroom

Consult Room

FOCUS adult residential services

Adults with mood disorders learn valuable skills to manage through young and older adulthood.

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Inpatient services

Find out how inpatient care can help you or a loved one regain stability. 

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Mood disorder outpatient services

Daytime programs for your mood disorder help you improve symptoms and return to family.

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