Child & Adolescent

DeKalb CSB offers mental health outpatient and community support services for children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and substance use disorders.  Our team of behavioral health professionals engage children, adolescents, families and other natural and formal supports and services to develop a child/family-driven, strength-based and solution-focused plan of services to support the child and family in meeting their goals.

Available Services:

  • Diagnostic Assessment
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Ongoing psychiatric treatment
  • Individual Therapy /Play Therapy with a licensed clinician
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Substance Use Disorder outpatient treatment services
  • In home and/or school community support
  • Psychoeducational & therapy groups
  • Referral to medical services as needed
  • Onsite Pharmacy Services
  • Coordination of Services with Schools, Courts and agencies such as the Department of Family and Children Services and Department of Juvenile Justice
  • School Based – Emotional and Behavioral Support Services Program

The DeKalb CSB partners with local schools to provide an Emotional and Behavioral Support Services Program (EBSS). Child and adolescent specialty therapists provide school based services including, Individual, Play and Group Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Community Support Services, Coordination with Schools, Courts and other Agencies.  As needed, additional services such as Psychiatric Evaluation, Family Therapy, Medication Services, and an Onsite Pharmacy are available at one of DeKalb CSB’s Outpatient Clinics.

Prevention and Early Intervention Program

The Prevention and Early Intervention Program (PEIP) offers innovative, evidence based services to assess, engage, support, and treat individuals ages 13-25 that are at ultra-high risk for developing a psychotic disorder or are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

Emerging Adult Support Services

Emerging Adult Support Services offers additional engagement and strengths-based support to improve functioning for individuals ages 16 – 26 with a mental health diagnosis. Supplementary support includes individual and group therapy with a specialized clinician using the Transition to Independence (TIP) Model, peer support services in the community, and life skills training.