Turnbridge offers specialized intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents 14 to 17 years of age experiencing mental health disorders or dual-diagnosis conditions. Families can rest assured that Turnbridge adolescent intensive outpatient care provides the high level of personalization, therapeutic alliance, and comprehensiveness for which all Turnbridge programs are known.
Turnbridge outpatient team members are adept at relating to teens and developing effective outpatient treatment plans that include psychiatric care, psychotherapy, and whole-person wellness approaches. Turnbridge programming also understands how mental and behavioral health disorders affect families and offers education and counseling to client family members.
Our adolescent intensive outpatient treatment program employs evidence-based therapies and makes some of Connecticut’s most skilled treatment providers accessible to clients. Like all Turnbridge programming, we are highly client-centered and can help clients and families navigate the impacts of mental health and substance use disorders on home life and family relationships, academics and school system communication, and more.
Adolescent Treatment Expertise
Hassan M. Minhas MD
Hassan M. Minhas MD is a board-certified psychiatrist with training in Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry.
In addition to serving as the Medical Director of Turnbridge, Dr. Minhas is the Chief of Autism Services at the Hospital for Special Care and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Law and Psychiatry.
Having a highly skilled and experienced adolescent psychiatry specialist at the helm of our treatment team allows Turnbridge to perform in-depth diagnoses, identify expanded testing and assessment needs, and ensures the thoughtful coordination of all medical and clinical services.
Janet Isdaner, LCSW
Director, Turnbridge Westport
With more than thirty years of clinical practice experience and numerous leadership roles at the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare programs, Janet Isdaner provides unmatched leadership and guidance. Few clinicians offer Janet’s depth and breadth of experience and the ability to rapidly and accurately determine client and family needs and implement effective treatment plans. Janet’s hands-on leadership style allows her to add insights and value to client cases, ensure that all necessary resources are available to clients, and proactively optimize programming.
Janet’s ability to establish rapport, translate complex clinical concepts into plain language, and her warm and welcoming personality are highly valued by Turnbridge Westport clients and families.
Convenient Scheduling Balances School and Treatment — Offering After-School IOP Convenience
The Turnbridge adolescent intensive outpatient program schedule allows clients to continue attending school while receiving intensive treatment. With treatment delivered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., students can typically transition smoothly between school and therapy. In addition, treatment is calibrated to provide the high-intensity personalized care clients need and the ability for clients and family members to relax on Friday evenings and weekends. See the IOP treatment schedule.
Located in Westport, Connecticut, the Turnbridge outpatient treatment center offers privacy and convenience that makes treatment more comfortable and easier to access. Our fully-equipped clinical center offers adolescent group programming, individual therapy, and any necessary behavioral health nursing care. A collaborative care team approach allows Turnbridge to act as a holistic adolescent care provider and a central case manager around which ancillary treatment and support resources are organized and coordinated.