Children Adolescent Day Treatment Program

Children/Adolescent Day Treatment Program

The program is a collaborative treatment/educational model regulated through the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  Clinical services are provided by Northern Tier Counseling, Inc. and the educational component being provided by SERVE, Inc.  The program is a therapeutic program which is designed to meet the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulty functioning in their school, home, or community environment.  Treatment within the program is individualized based on the student’s clinical needs.

The goal of the program is to stabilize the behavioral health symptoms, improve social, emotional, family and educational functioning.  All students entering the program will be evaluated by the program psychiatrist.  Treatment is provided through group, individual and family sessions.

All students will participate in group therapy on a daily basis with other students their age.  The students also receive weekly individual therapy.  Family therapy is an important component the programs treatment plan and should occur a minimum of one time per month.  All students meet with the program psychiatrist upon admission and then for follow up every 4-6 weeks or sooner if needed.

The program serves children in grades Kindergarten to 12th grade enrolled in school districts in Bradford and Sullivan Counties.  Each student who enters the Program is assessed by a Mental Health Professional and with that Mental Health Professional develops an individualized treatment plan that will best meet their behavioral health needs.  Each student is given instructional support that is at their level or is tailored to meet their Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals.

Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapies can also be received while attending C/ADTP if deemed medically necessary or recommended through the student’s IEP.

The school district’s provide transportation to and from the student’s school district to the program site in Towanda, PA.

Eligibility for the Program:

To be eligible for C/ADTP services a child or adolescent be identified with a Behavioral Health diagnosis by a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist, thus making the services Medically Necessary.  The student must be enrolled in a school district in Bradford or Sullivan County’s.   The school district that the student is attending must be aware and agree with the placement within the program.  Through this evaluation and an interdisciplinary team meeting, the duration and frequency of treatment services are determined.


Where are the services provided?

60 Chiola Lane, Towanda, PA.  18848

Who pays for these services?

Most insurance carriers will pay for C/ADTP.  CCBHO/Pennsylvania Medicaid Access Card will also pay for services.

How do I access these services?

If you are interested in an evaluation please call our office at 1-888-322-1682 and select option 3 for our intake department.  Referrals are accepted from individuals, families, schools, community agencies, providers of children and adolescent services, community physicians and other sources.



Jenny Young LSW is the Clinical Director of the Children’s Services at Northern Tier Counseling.  She can be reached at 1-888-322-1682 ext. 1226