Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents Seeking Substance Use Treatment

Provides competent, ethical and compassionate treatment, which seeks to assist adolescents in their goals for living healthy and productive lives.  The program is clinically driven in accordance to ASAM (American Society Of Addiction Medicine) criteria, as it seeks to individualize treatment approaches for the unique needs of each participant receiving services.  This program will focus on prevention, intervention and treatment of substance use disorders through evidence based practices.  These services are provided by staff who specialize in Substance Use Disorder Treatment.

To schedule an intake assessment appointment please feel free to contact our intake coordinator at (703) 955-3187.

NEW LOCATIONS! Beginning Summer 2019 this program will be offered in Warrenton and Lansdowne. 

The Program Serves:

Ages 13-18, male and female, who meet criteria for placement in a clinically managed intensive outpatient program.  Each participant will be treated with dignity and respect as they pursue their path of discovery and recovery during their 10-12 week participation in the Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Program.  As part of their evidenced based treatment, random urine drug screens and alcohol reading strips will be given. 


You will find our program goals themed throughout our services and your individualized care. Our program goals are:

  • Understand the disease of addiction
  • Increase sobriety time
  • Learn how to utilize community/family/social support
  • Build a sober lifestyle
  • Recognize potential dangers to your recovery
  • Improve self-care

Group Days and Hours:

The program takes place Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00 pm, with Thursdays being the family segment of treatment, during the second half of the group starting at 5:30pm and ending at 7:00pm. 

Intensive Outpatient Program Services Include: 

Utilization of Evidenced Based curricula:

  • Living in Balance
  • Group Treatment for Substance Abuse
  • 12 Step Facilitation Outpatient Program
  • The Matrix Model for Teens and Young Adults 

Treatment Modules

  • Group therapy three times per week
  • Individual and Family Therapy Bi-Weekly and Monthly
  • Monthly ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) assessment to track the individual participant’s progress. 

Additional Services to Include

  • Step down treatment recovery group
  • Support groups resources and referrals
  • Random urine drug and alcohol screening
  • Referrals to other ASAM appropriate levels of care

Each individual entering the Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents will receive a comprehensive biopsychosocial-spiritual and substance abuse assessment from our mental health/substance abuse therapists.  Additional assessment tools will be utilized to include the SASSI, C-SSRS, and a pain and nutrition screening. 

Admission and Exclusion Criteria: 

  • The program participant cannot be in withdrawal, nor be intoxicated.
  • Certain criminal offenses will be staffed case by case.
  • The individual cannot have any psychosis/psychotic behaviors, nor SMI (Serious Mental Illness).
  • The primary (First/Main) diagnosis MUST be a substance use disorder.
  • The program participant must live in a safe, stable, sober and supportive environment.
  • The program participant must be between 13 and 18 years old.
  • The program participant must meet ASAM criteria (2.1 level of care, which is a minimum of 6 hours per week for adolescents) for admission and continued treatment.
  • Program participant needs to have family/guardian support, which will participate in the treatment process.
  • If the program participant is receiving psychiatric medications, they must be under the care of a psychiatrist, and a release of information needs to be signed. We encourage services of psychiatric and mental health/substance use disorders be together with Youth For Tomorrow Behavioral Health Services.

The clinical staff of Youth for Tomorrow’s Intensive Outpatient Program have a developed, evidenced-based theoretical approach, to work with adolescents which battle a substance use disorder. They are highly skilled, empathic, and possess extensive knowledge, expertise and experience in the field of addictions  

Intake Process: 

The intake process begins with a call to our intake coordinator at (703)-955-3187, and an appointment is then scheduled. Following the screening, the information is then given to our Substance abuse Program Manager, with the appointment, for a full, confidential, ASAM criteria guided, bio/psycho/social/spiritual assessment. Other assessment tools that will be used are: Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, Pain & Nutrition assessment and the SASSI. To enter into the ASAM 2.1 level of treatment, a criteria form is submitted to the ARTS program, for a 72 hour turnaround evaluation for approval. If found appropriate, the participant will be contacted and then begin the Intensive Outpatient Program.


Our program will be using the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Reimbursement Structure.  The ARTS program accepts Optima Health Family Care, Virginia Medicaid/Magellan Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Aetna, Anthem Health keepers Plus, Humana, Virginia Premier and INTotal Health.  We would bill the individuals insurance first and any co-pays or deductibles would then be billed to the parent/legal guardian and can vary depending on the individual’s insurance plan coverage.  To enter into the ASAM 2.1 level of treatment, a criteria form is submitted to the ARTS program, for a 72 hour turnaround evaluation for approval. If found appropriate, the participant will be contacted and then begin the Intensive Outpatient Program. 

Our Team:

Chris Coleman, LPC, LSATP, CSAC, MAC, NCC 
- Warrenton Office

Outpatient Substance Abuse Program Manager

Chris Coleman

I started my career in substance use disorders in 1994, in a residential substance abuse cottage, with at-risk youth, from the inner cities of New York State. Following this, I entered the outpatient setting, working in a crisis center for the indigent and homeless population, in need of substance abuse services. I would perform individual and group counseling, while referring patients into proper levels of treatment like inpatient, intensive outpatient, outpatient and halfway houses. During this time, I also performed volunteer work in the prisons, working with substance abuse cases in a faith-based organization. 

I stepped out of the field in what I like to refer to as my “Jonah experience”; a prophet in the Old Testament from the Bible that tried to run from God. This experience had me realize that the field of helping professions is more than a job and career, but a calling of compassion, healing and empathy. I re-entered the field working in medication assisted treatment, and then assisting in the development a substance abuse program and group facilitation with intensive in-home counseling. I have provided services with the probation & parole population, have worked in secure and locked facilities as a therapist developing substance use disorder program, private practice with children, adolescents and adults, as well as a therapist in the outpatient role of Community Services Boards. I specialize in substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders (those with mental health and substance use disorders), anxiety, high/at-risk populations with substance use disorders and criminal thinking.

I have Masters degrees in: Addiction Counseling and Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Master Addiction Counselor through NAADAC, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional with International Certification & Reciprocal Consortium (IC&RC), and National Certified Counselor through National Board of Certified Counselors. 

Aisha Thompson PhD, LCP
Clinical Psychologist and Substance Abuse Program Loudoun

Dr. Aisha ThompsonDr. Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Substance Abuse Program Coordinator. She has devoted her career to serving children, adolescents, and families. She is excited to be a part of the Youth for Tomorrow team. Dr. Thompson is passionate about empowering others to access their God-given potential, learn from their experiences, and grow to be the best version of themselves.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Mary Washington. She has a Masters of Education in Risk and Prevention from Harvard University and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and has been working in the Northern Virginia area ever since. 

Dr. Thompson has experience in a variety of clinical settings such as inpatient, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospital programs, community mental health, and residential care. She specializes in assessment and diagnostic services, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, developmental and complex trauma, and serving at-risk and underserved populations. She is committed to using evidenced-based practices and applies a strength-based and person center approach.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, practicing yoga, art, and enjoying the outdoors.


Offered in two of our locations:

Warrenton Office

20 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 201 Warrenton, VA 20186

Loudoun Office

19415 Deerfield Avenue Suite 101 Landsdowne, VA 20176


To schedule an intake assessment appointment please feel free to contact our intake coordinator Kimberly Sharp at (703) 955-3187.

Licensed and Accredited by:

DBHDSJoint Commission COA