ViewPoint Center offers safe facilities where our patients can stabilize and rebalance. While not every patient needs this step, for those who do, our Medical Team determines how well medications are working and the potential side effects of each medication separately. Once our patients are stabilized we can start the assessment and treatment process.

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Assessment is about clarifying diagnosis. We begin using a range of assessment tests. We continue with individual and group therapy as well as residential and academic activities designed to give a more comprehensive and clearer assessment.

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Nearly 75% of patients entering Viewpoint are misdiagnosed. Our diagnoses are focused on a full medication evaluation, diagnostic assessment, and then continual reassessment. Our comprehensive approach and team environment offers a clearer picture of how to help your child going forward.

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We work exclusively with teens aged 12 – 18  in a unique, individualized setting. Typically patients stay 5-6 weeks. The length of stay allows us to create a substantive diagnostic plan that best fits the patients needs for future success.

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Providing Diagnostic Clarity for Mental Illness in Teens

Below are the tests we offer, but the real effect is the positive outlook these tests gives parents and the positive life it gives teens.

At minimum, diagnostic tools and assessments will include:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Family System Assessment
  • Health and Physical Assessment
  • Nutritional Screen Assessment
  • Self-Harm Screen Assessment
  • Psychological and Neurological Evaluation
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Medication Evaluation
  • Recreational/Leisure Evaluation


** Extended Diagnostic Testing Available When Needed

Additional Diagnostic Tools

Patients remain at ViewPoint Center engaging in a variety of settings and activities which provides diagnostic insights not often seen in other programs.

We are contingent on clinical indication and results of neurological evaluation, additional diagnostic or assessment tools for mental illness in teens may include:

  • Psychosexual Testing
  • Autistic Spectrum Testing
  • Nutritional/Dietetic Evaluation
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Vocational Testing
  • Occupational Assessment
  • Neurological Evaluation
  • Assessment/Evaluation of Learning Disabilities
  • Speech and Language Assessments
  • Psycho-Sexual Risk Assessment

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