A New Choice at Chantilly

Dominion Hospital welcomed its newest outpatient location in January 2018, conveniently located just off Route 28 in Chantilly, VA serving Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties. Our program is situated within the Long and Foster building and offers two levels of care for adolescents ages 13 to 17, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Our Philosophy

At Choices, both the PHP and IOP programs are rooted in evidenced-based clinical practice including cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and expressive therapies. Our multi-disciplinary team designs and implements an individualized plan of care to address and treat current symptomology and challenges that may be preventing your child from functioning successfully. Our goal is for both adolescents and their families to develop the practical skills needed to thrive while at home, school, and in the community by focusing on crisis stabilization, symptom management, positive coping strategies, and fostering family support. We believe that addressing the family system grants deeper insight into treatment for the individual, which is the reason family therapy sessions and multi-family night is at the foundation of our programs.

Key Components of PHP

  • Physician led multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Treatment held five days a week
  • Group, individual, and family therapy
  • Medication stabilization
  • CBT, DBT Skills, Psychoeducation, and Mindfulness training
  • Healthy Emotional Actions for Life (HEAL) treatment track designed for individuals struggling with non-suicidal self-injury
  • Intersect treatment track providing a complete spectrum of care to address co-occurring mental health and addiction
  • Expressive Therapy (i.e. art, music, movement and dance)
  • Coordination and planning for transition back to school
  • Coordination and planning with established outpatient providers
  • Referrals for new outpatient providers

Key Components of IOP

  • Physician led treatment team
  • Treatment held three evenings a week
  • 3 group sessions each evening
  • Weekly individual session
  • Physician consultation available per request
  • CBT, DBT Skills, Psychoeducation, and Mindfulness training
  • Multi-family night every Wednesday in which one family member is required to attend
  • Expressive Therapy (i.e. art, music, movement and dance)
  • Coordination and planning with established outpatient providers
  • Referrals for new outpatient providers

Who Can Benefit

Choices Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program would be appropriate for individuals struggling with:

  • Crisis and symptom management
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Dual diagnosis (Intersect)
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (HEAL)
  • Depression, bipolar, and/or anxiety
  • Medication management and adherence
  • School avoidance and socialization
  • Distress tolerance
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Self-esteem and body image
  • Family conflict

Facility Features

  • Therapeutic and calming space
  • Natural light creating a lower stress environment for patients
  • Outside access to the courtyard, gazebo, and water fountain during Reflection Group and Mindfulness Practice  
  • Three spacious group rooms for group therapy    
  • Smart technology (TVs and laptops) to enhance treatment
  • Ample visitor parking
  • Call box for secure access inside of the building

Admission Process

  • To schedule an assessment for PHP, please contact First Step at (703) 538-2872.
  • To schedule an assessment for IOP, please contact (703) 227-8185.
  • For more information, or if you are unsure which program may be a better fit for your child, please contact our Program Manager, Dominique Agypt, at (703) 227-8170.