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to make a referral

Call: 804-612-3307

Fax: 804-474-9997

or complete the form below.

FreshSTART is a short-term, 90-day assessment and diagnostic program tailored to address the distinct developmental, emotional, and behavioral requirements of children and adolescents. FreshSTART delivers a comprehensive assessment that emphasizes strengths and needs, offers diagnoses, and provides education and treatment recommendations.

On-site education services are available, and there's also an option for a 30-day stabilization track.


90 Day Assessment and 

Diagnostic Program

30 Day Crisis Stabilization Program

structured program of care


  • Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy (minimum of one session per week)

  • Weekly Family Therapy Sessions (in-person, phone, or virtual when available)

  • Weekly Issue-Focused Process Group Therapy

  • Psychiatric Services: On-call, same-day, and next-day psychiatric appointments, utilizing onsite telepsychiatry

  • On-site Educational Services

  • Daily Psychoeducational Groups

  • Daily and Weekly Program and Recreational Activities

  • Community Involvement: Opportunities for clients to practice and develop appropriate social skills through participation in off-campus and recreational activities.

Intercept Health's LifeBridge Continuum of Care ensures a seamless transition for clients as they progress from one service to another.

clinical expertise

Collaborative Team Approach to Prevent Care Disruptions

Clinicians Employed by Intercept Health

Clinical Care Coordination by Clinicians for Service Coordination and Referrals Before Discharge

Clinicians Attend All Community-Based Meetings, Including Court and FAPT Meetings

evidence based programming

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Behavior Modification (Positive, Reward-Based Approach with a Level System)

Positive Behavior Support System Implemented in the Educational Setting

family engagement

Clients are encouraged to maintain regular phone contact with their family members and identified supports on a daily basis.

Family members/guardians are encouraged to:

  • Participate in treatment team meetings.

  • Visit their child at least once a week, whether it's an onsite or off-campus visit.

  • Engage in monthly community activities sponsored by the home along with their child.

  • Collaborate directly with our Family Engagement Coordinator throughout the treatment process to strengthen, rebuild, or repair family relationships. This includes practicing positive communication strategies that promote healthy family interactions and maintaining a strong family connection while the child is residing outside the home.

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