"Children do well if they can."

Psychiatric Day Treatment also referred to as “Intensive Treatment Services” or “Day Treatment”, provides therapeutic and educational resources to children and families.


The program serves children (ages 6-13) that deal with emotional and behavioral challenges.  Behavior Specialists work with the children in a safe, structured, therapeutic environment to provide support and help them learn skills. Our team does this by leading daily therapeutic groups to teach skills and coping mechanisms, working within the Collaborative Problem Solving model, nature connection therapy, and assistance with transitioning back to public school when treatment goals have been met. Our team works together with families to identify lagging skills, set goals, and help get development back on track. Our goal is to help children and families thrive.

During the school year, the classroom is led by a Lincoln County School District teacher and teaching assistant.

Children are referred to Day Treatment Services by Lincoln County's Inter-Agency Planning Team including Lincoln County Health and Human Services Mental Health Division, Lincoln County School District, and community mental health and psychiatric providers. 

If you have questions about Day Treatment, call us at (541)336-2254.

Children entering into Day Treatment will typically have met the following criteria:

  • Weekly Individual Therapy

  • Weekly Family Therapy

  • Monthly WRAP Meetings

  • Weekly Group Therapy

  • Daily Activity Therapy (Group Skills Training)

  • Daily Milieu Therapy

  • Quarterly Psychiatric Consultations with Medication Review and Recommendations being provided to Primary Care Provider.

Day Treatment is funded through the families' private insurance or Oregon Health Plan's Medicaid plans.  To verify whether your insurance covers Day Treatment contact them and verify coverage for Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization. It is important to maintain your coverage for the duration of services.



1. Difficulty maintaining behaviors needed to succeed in a regular classroom/child care setting.         

2. Experienced a significant disruption in functioning for an extended period of time (typically more than 6 months).         

3. Demonstrated need for a higher level of care than WRAP; meaning that coordination of prior solutions offered by the school, physicians, and outpatient mental health counseling has not significantly reduced challenges at the time of referral.                

4. Family and youth are willing and able to attend and engage in treatment actively.  

5. The child is intellectually capable of comprehending the treatment used in the program and has a diagnosis that benefits from this type of treatment. 

6. The child does not significantly endanger other children already being treated at Olalla indicating a need for a higher level of care.             

7. Approved by InterAgency Planning Team