DIRECTION BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES

Direction is a diverse team of clinicians dedicated to bringing excellent, innovative mental health care to adolescents.


Since 2008, we have served over 3000 adolescents and their families.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program provide an alternative, intermediate level of care. Many adolescents have more acute needs than can be met on an traditional outpatient basis, but do not require inpatient hospitalization.  Direction’s programming is designed to meet those needs.

Direction takes a generalist approach.  There are no “exclusionary” diagnoses, and, from our point of view, no problem is too big or too small.  We have successfully treated adolescents with virtually every type of mental health and substance abuse problem you can imagine.

 

NEWS

SAD NEWS FOR THE DIRECTION COMMUNITY


It is with great sadness that we received the news of Joe Walsh’s passing on October 25th, 2020, after a long battle with illness.  As anyone could attest to who met the man, Joe was a one-of-a-kind individual.  He was many things to our institution: Direction's cofounder and Program Director, a superb clinician, and the original WED Educator.  He was more to us who knew him best:  he was our beloved colleague, mentor, student, and — most of all — friend.  We will miss him.  


Joe’s wife, Lindsay Goldstein, has set up the Joe Walsh Memorial Fund, the proceeds of which will be used to further Joe’s ambitious clinical and educational vision to help children and families in need.  If you would like information as to how to make a donation, please contact us.  



AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2020, DIRECTION’S HYBRID PROGRAM SCHEDULE WILL BE CHANGING 


​We will now be operating on an in-person basis on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Wednesday will be reserved for a “virtual day” in which kids can participate online and Aftercare clients can join.  Parenting Groups will be moved to Wednesday only (for now) and offered online as well.


In order to keep our environment safe, we must limit the number of clients we have attending the program.  Accordingly, we will be asking for full commitment from those who are enrolled, and will require that clients attend at least four days per week (preferably all five).  Any four days will work, including the virtual day on Wednesday.  

Of course, the landscape is changing all the time.  While we hope to remain in-person, we may be forced to return to the virtual model at some point as the situation dictates.   For safety reasons, we continue to be unable to offer one-way transportation to the program, and kids will need to be brought to and from our site if they cannot drive themselves.


Feel free to contact our office for more details.

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CONTACT

Hours of Operation

10 AM - 6 PM Weekdays

Direction Behavioral Health Associates
5 Pine Street Extension
Nashua, NH 03060

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

 
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