Mental Health Services

At NET we believe that people have inherent strengths and with support, guidance, quality treatment and access to additional community resources, youth, families and individuals can overcome significant challenges. NET provides a continuum of trauma informed care designed to promote resiliency. We offer site-based therapy; home, school and community-based treatment; intensive family therapy on site or home-based; and site or home-based services to address the specific needs of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In all levels of care the treatment team collaborates with other systems and services that are being provided to assure an integrated and comprehensive approach to care.

Children in our PACE program enjoy creative play equipment thanks to a grant from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and KaBoom!
  • School-Based Therapeutic Services (STS)
  • Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence (PACE)
  • Family-Based Programs
  • Outpatient Therapy
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
  • SafeTogether Program

School-Based Therapeutic Services (STS)

Group and individual therapy as well as individual behavioral support is provided to students in the public or charter school setting. Students are referred by their home school. NET provides these behavioral health services in six Philadelphia elementary and middle schools, including Ludlow, Juanita Park Academy (JPA), DeBurgos, Dunbar, Ben Franklin Elementary, and Stearne.

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-408-4944.

Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence (PACE)

NET is one of only three agencies designated by Community Behavioral Health as a Philadelphia Autism Center for Excellence (PACE). PACE includes an array of services for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, including diagnostic and level of care evaluations, outpatient services and social skills groups, autism specific behavioral consultation, mobile therapy, and one-to one behavioral support through Behavioral Health rehabilitation Services (BHRS) after-school and summer therapeutic programming, resource connection, and parent training.

NET has lovely, kind people who treat me with respect and that is what’s important. Services have been really helpful – you can see the improvement [in my son]. Everybody that knows us said they can’t believe how he’s behaving. He didn’t want to go to any birthday parties or go to church at all. Now, he’s the first in line and his socializing has shown big improvement. I love everyone that’s involved with my child’s care. The Parent Support Specialist has gone above and beyond her call of duty. I am really happy with NET.

Parent of child in the PACE Program

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-408-4944.

Family-Based Programs

This program uses a team-based approach in which clinicians provide intensive behavioral health treatment and case management support to all members of the family in home, school, and community settings. The family-based program focuses on the family as a system and how the system affects the identified child of concern.

My husband and I are pleased with the services that our family is receiving. My child is receptive to the activities and uses the strategies, language and exercises that are introduced by both therapists. He looks forward to his weekly sessions!

Parent in Family-Based Programs

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-408-4944.

Outpatient Therapy

Therapists provide both individual and family therapy and, if needed, psychiatric assessment and medication management. Specialized treatment is offered for youth and adults who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence and other traumatic life events. Our staff are also trained to provide evidence-based trauma treatment to children between the ages of 2 and 5 as well as their parents and caregivers.

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-408-4944.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic

NET Centers operates a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) at our Spring Garden location. As such, the Outpatient Mental Health services, Intensive Outpatient (Addictions Services) and Outpatient (Addictions Services) offered at this location are enhanced as part of the CCBHC. The CCBHC is a pilot program being implemented in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), and Community Behavioral Health (CBH). Pennsylvania is one of only eight states selected to be in the pilot and NET is one of only eight provider organizations selected in Pennsylvania. We operate the only CCBHC in Philadelphia.

The pilot is designed to integrate behavioral health with physical health care, increase consistent use of evidence-based practices, and improve access to high quality care. In addition to quality mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment NET offers at the Spring Garden site, enhanced supports include same day access as needed; access to a physical health screen; care coordination with physical health and other community providers; access to case management and peer supports as needed; and improved coordination of care with an array of community partners.

To access services, call 877-638-4581.

Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

Also referred to as “wraparound”, BHRS services are provided to children whose behavior is seriously impacting their ability to function well in the home, school and community setting. An assessment is done to determine what services are needed and to determine that the youth’s needs cannot be met in an outpatient setting. Services consist of individualized levels of behavioral consultation, mobile therapy, and goal- directed one-to-one behavior support.

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-408-4944.

SafeTogether Program

As many as 70% of parents living with a mental illness in the United States lose custody of their children. SafeTogether, a collaborative pilot program between Child & Family Connections, Inc. and NET Centers, teaches parents with a serious mental health illness how to create a customized, legally binding family plan that ensures a responsible adult is caring for the children in the home. The program is designed to reduce custody loss and decrease the risk of out-of-home placement by keeping children safe and in their home. The program also provides assurances that the parent is receiving effective and appropriate psychiatric care so the family can return to everyday functioning.

In SafeTogether workshops, parents establish an integrated support team of friends, family, and health professionals with defined roles and responsibilities. Children who are developmentally-appropriate are involved in aspects of the plan design and creation. Each family also receives individual coaching sessions to help them implement their plan.

For more information, call 215-408-4920.

SafeTogether is a collaboration between Child & Family Connections, Inc. and NorthEast Treatment Centers with funding from the Barra Foundation and support from our community partners: Community Legal Services, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at University of Pennsylvania, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services, Disability Rights Pennsylvania and the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania.