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DIRECTION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES

Welcome!

Direction is a diverse team of clinicians dedicated to bringing excellent, innovative mental health care to children and their families.  Over the past 15 years, we have served over 3000 clients and have won over a lot of skeptical kids who thought that mental health care has to be really boring.  

At the heart of Direction is our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), both of which offer daily psychiatric services including group therapy, work with parents, and medication management.  The IOP runs 3 hours per day, the PHP runs 5 hours per day. They are designed for clients dealing with all forms of mental health and substance abuse crises which demand more attention than standard outpatient treatment can provide.  The programs last for several weeks and is covered by the vast majority of insurances. Clients finishing the PHP often step down to the IOP.  The programs are offered for kids between the age of 12 and 21.

In addition to these programs, Direction is stepping up efforts to offer other help to families searching for mental health resources in a state which simply does not have enough.  Aided by the young folks here who know a lot more about technology than us, we are working to create online content in the form of blogs, e-books, videos, and online parenting groups open to the public.  

 

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NEWS

UPDATED: AUGUST 16, 2023

NEW PARENT HANDBOOK!

We have put the finishing touches on our new Parent Handbook and copies are available.   The Handbook is more than just an introduction to Direction.  It offers a full description of our philosophy and approach to both treatment and parenting in general.  "Good Parenting Principles" is a reorganization of all the stuff we believe makes for good parenting in a clearer, simpler, and more down-to-earth format.  Check it out here:

Direction's Parent Handbook

FAREWELL TO VICTORIA AND PAUL!

It is with heavy hearts we report that Victoria and Paul will be leaving DBHA to spend more time at home as a family and raising their three wonderful young boys.  It is truly a loss for Direction but they will be continuing to collaborate with us and will always be part of our family.  Victoria and Duncan's podcast will also take a brief hiatus during this transition but we expect it to come back strong this Spring!

FIRST PODCAST VIDEO!

Check it out here!

NEW PODCAST!!

Duncan and Victoria have started a podcast called "Is There a Med for That" and the first several episodes are available for listening!  We are super-excited about this project, and you can check it out under our Podcast Menu, or just click here.

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Available now on Amazon.
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Available now for streaming.

CONTACT

Hours of Operation

10 AM - 6 PM Weekdays

Direction Behavioral Health Associates
25 Technology Way
Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-880-8188 / Fax: 603-880-9188

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