Bradley REACH at Apalachee Center

 More than one in five children in the United States has a mental, behavioral, emotional, or developmental disorder.

 

At the same time, there is a severe shortage of adolescent and child psychiatrists, leaving many Floridians without access to quality care. To address this issue, Apalachee Center and Bradley Hospital, an internationally recognized psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, and a teaching hospital of Brown University, have partnered to provide virtual behavioral health care for adolescents aged 13 to 18 in Florida.

Bradley REACH allows expert clinicians to provide intensive virtual therapy to adolescents from the comfort of their own home. This model allows us to reach teens in need all over the state in a setting that makes parental engagement easy and reduces the need for inpatient care and emergency admissions.

Our program is designed for teens who might struggle in school and with serious emotional, behavioral, or relationship issues. Bradley REACH can provide treatment for adolescents with any mental, behavioral, emotional, or developmental disorder, including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Self-harm
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Eating disorders

This program helps participants work on emotional and behavioral issues and prevent the need for emergency room visits and inpatient stays. It is designed to:

  • Build coping skills
  • Reduce or eliminate self-harming behaviors
  • Manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improve communication for both the child and families

 

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Bradley REACH offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) which includes family therapy, individual therapy, group therapy and psychiatric care provided by our multidisciplinary team made up of a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, nurse and behavioral health specialist. PHP is ideal for teens who need more than outpatient care or who need step-down care and continued support after an inpatient stay. The PHP program is a day program providing six hours of intensive treatment per day from 8 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday for, on average, three to four weeks, depending on the child’s needs. During these hours, teens engage in three daily group therapy sessions and twice weekly individual and family therapy sessions.

 

Is Bradley REACH right for your family?

Bradley REACH is a fully virtual program for adolescents. Your child must be aged 13-18, willing to engage in the program and have access to the internet to participate. Bradley REACH treatment takes place during the school day at the hours listed above. Your child will be required to miss school to participate in the program. They will receive a medically excused absence. The Bradley REACH team will work closely with schools to help your child transition back at the right time. Twice weekly family sessions mandatory but scheduling of these sessions is flexible.

 

Want to learn more?

Get a call from our program coordinator to learn more and/or get your child enrolled.

 

Providers

Referring providers can access our referral form here.