Military Dependent Program for Females Ages 9-20

Lakeland Behavioral Health System helps children, adolescents, and teens struggling with mental health disorders build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

Supporting Military Families

Lakeland Behavioral Health System is proud to serve the families of the brave men and women who protect our nation. Our Harmony Program was created specifically to provide a comprehensive residential treatment experience for dependent children of active-duty military members and retirees of the U.S. armed forces.

The Harmony Program features personalized care for military dependents ages 9 to 20 whose lives have been disrupted by a wide range of mental health disorders. The compassionate treatment professionals who staff the Harmony Program have considerable experience working with military families, and they are dedicated to providing superior services, maintaining a supportive healing environment, and treating each participant and family member with the utmost dignity and respect.

The Harmony Program includes programming for female military dependents. This page addresses the care and services that are provided to female children, adolescent girls, and young adult women. For information about residential care for male dependents of military members or retirees at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please click here.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, has a documented history of helping children, adolescents, and adults who had been struggling with a variety of mental health concerns. As its name indicates, cognitive behavioral therapy is focused on the connection between cognition, or thoughts, and behavior, or actions.

When your daughter participates in CBT sessions at Lakeland Behavioral Health Hospital, she will work with experienced professionals to better understand the connection between what she thinks and how she acts. CBT is designed to help individuals such as your daughter to identify negative thoughts, understand how they can lead to self-defeating behaviors, and then make the changes that will support healthier and more productive outcomes.

CBT is a short-term intervention that produces long-term results. Initially, your daughter will work at replacing negative thoughts and actions with a positive perspective and behavior pattern in order to achieve a specific goal. As she becomes more skilled in this effort, your daughter will be able to apply the principles of CBT in order to achieve positive outcomes when she encounters future obstacles and challenges.

Promoting Positive & Appropriate Behavior

Our incorporation of cognitive-behavioral therapy into the Harmony Program is just one component of a comprehensive effort at Lakeland Behavioral Health System to help girls and young women to take greater responsibility for their actions and assume accountability for the impact of their behaviors.

The professionals who serve in our Harmony Unit understand that inappropriate, self-defeating, and otherwise unacceptable behaviors are often symptoms of an underlying cause. Girls and women who struggle to control their behavior may be dealing with low self-esteem, unresolved trauma, or one or more mental health disorders. Instead of merely masking the symptomatic behaviors, our goal at Lakeland Behavioral Health System is to provide the comprehensive residential services that will identify and address the root causes of the problem.

The intensive nature of treatment in the Harmony Unit ensures that your daughter will receive the guidance and support that she needs to take ownership over her actions, connect with her best self, and successfully pursue the healthy and productive future that she deserves.

Working with TRICARE

At Lakeland Behavioral Health System, we have significant experience working with military families whose healthcare is funded by TRICARE. As we continue to enhance the treatment opportunities that are available military dependents via the Harmony Program, we work closely with TRICARE representatives to ensure that all services meet their strict specifications.

Our familiarity with TRICARE means that military members or retirees who are seeking professional assistance for their daughters can rest assured that Lakeland Behavioral Health System is prepared to provide the quality treatment experience that they deserve.

For answers to any questions that you may have about using your TRICARE benefits to fund your daughter’s residential care at Lakeland Behavioral Health System, please contact us at your convenience. One of our TRICARE experts will be happy to provide you with the information that you need in order to get put your daughter back on the path to a healthier and more hopeful future.

We turned to Lakeland Behavioral Health for treatment because their programs are the most well-equipped in the state.

– Ethan K.