Behavioral Health Services

Indian Creek Foundation’s Behavioral Health Services department provides behavioral health supports to children and adults who have an intellectual or developmental disability and mental health challenges.


Home and community based supports incorporate the use of positive approaches, relationship development, skill building, and environmental adaptations to promote positive behaviors. Medication management and psychotherapy promote recovery and symptom management.


Services include: Intake/Extended Assessment, Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS), the Outpatient Mental Health Center, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism, Therapeutic After School Program (TASP), Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP), Transition Age Youth (TAY) Program, and Peer Support Services.

Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services provide opportunities for individuals with lived experience in mental health recovery to offer support to others. A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is someone who is in active recovery with their own mental health challenge or dual diagnosis and has undergone special credentialing through the state of Pennsylvania to provide mental health and recovery support to others.


The role of a CPS is centered on promoting recovery and a sense of resiliency to others who experience chronic or persistent mental illness. They are a model of “living hope” to others as they navigate the complexities and symptoms of their mental health. A CPS provides individual mentoring, coaching, and guidance to peers who are working towards their own mental health goals.


To learn more about Peer Support Services, or to get started, follow the link below.

Referrals and Admissions

For more information, contact the Peer Support Coordinator at 267-203-1500 ext. 206.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) take a comprehensive approach to supporting children and adolescents who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. IBHS services at Indian Creek Foundation are available for children and adolescents up to age 21.


In the IBHS program, a team of professionals will develop strategies to establish a strengths-based treatment plan that can be transferred to caregivers for maximum effectiveness. Children and adolescents are individually evaluated so that each plan is customized to address specific needs and goals.


To learn more about Intensive Behavioral Health Services at Indian Creek Foundation, or to get started, follow the link below.

Referrals and Admissions

For more information, contact the IBHS Intake Case Manager at 267-203-1500 ext. 137.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy for Autism

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Indian Creek ABA is a licensed ABA provider

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven therapy based on the science of behavior and learning. Through ABA, children with autism develop a progression of sustainable skills in communication, socialization, play, and independence. We begin with a functional behavior assessment (FBA) and build a treatment plan using evidence-based methods to maximize each young learner’s individual success.

Our ABA therapists work with children and their families to facilitate ongoing skills learning beyond the therapy environment. When families integrate ABA methods into their daily lives, children get to grow and learn with consistency across all of their support systems. All ABA services are provided by trained staff under the supervision of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

To learn more about ABA therapy at Indian Creek Foundation, or to get started, follow the link below.

Referrals and Admissions

For more information about ABA Therapy, contact the ABA Clinical Coordinator at 267-203-1500 ext. 334.

Therapeutic Children and Youth Autism Services

Therapeutic After School Program (TASP)

The Therapeutic After School Program is designed for children aged 5-14 with an Autism diagnosis. In this interactive therapeutic environment facilitated by qualified clinical staff, children work on individual and group goals to advance social and behavioral skills. TASP takes place in a recreational setting and applies evidence based programs and lessons. Children will have opportunities to practice the skills and strategies they learn within their groups and out in the community.


Transition Age Youth Program (TAY)

The Transition Age Youth Program is for individuals aged 15-18 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this community setting, teens work with clinical staff to build on existing strengths and develop essential skills for transitioning to young adulthood. Teens will have opportunities to participate in on-campus and community-based activities to practice and enhance their skills and strategies.

Summer Therapeutic Activities Program (STAP)

The Summer Therapeutic Activities Program is for children and teens aged 5-18 with an Autism diagnosis. In this interactive therapeutic environment, children and youth work with qualified clinical staff to advance individual and group social and behavioral goals.

To learn more about Therapeutic Services for Children and Youth at Indian Creek Foundation, follow the link below.

Referrals and Admissions

For more information about Autism programs for children and youth, contact the TASP/TAY/STAP Coordinator at 267-203-1500 ext. 139.

Outpatient Center

Outpatient Center for Children and Adults with Dual Diagnosis

Our psychiatrists and clinicians specialize in working with children and adults who have a dual diagnosis of a mental health challenge and a developmental disability. Creative therapeutic approaches and recovery focused treatment are provided in a trauma informed setting. Available services include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy and Medication Management.

ASSESSMENT SERVICES Initial assessment for the program includes a full bio psychosocial assessment. Other available assessments include comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, psychological evaluation and IQ testing. The comprehensive assessments are performed by licensed clinicians, who are trained in the unique needs of children and adults who have a dual diagnosis.


INDIVIDUAL THERAPY Creative methods such as play therapy, role playing, stress reduction methods, empowerment models, and trauma informed treatment modalities are used to meet the unique needs of dually diagnosed individuals.


FAMILY THERAPY Family therapy helps to define goals for both the individual and the family as they work toward a better state of mental health. Family therapy sessions may require one or more family members to be present.


PSYCHO-EDUCATION Psycho-education programs are used to teach skills such as children’s social skills groups, anger management, how to recognize safe and appropriate boundaries, or how to get along with housemates. Psycho-education programs are typically time limited.


GROUP THERAPY Groups evolve throughout sessions to meet the changing needs of individuals served. Examples of group therapies include:

  • Happy Healthy Life – an adapted illness management and recovery class
  • Health and Wellness
  • Drama and Music Therapy
  • Self-Empowerment

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT Our psychiatrists work collaboratively with the individual, family, and the team of support staff to ensure a complete assessment of needs, as well as full communication around the need for medication and the ongoing impact of prescribed medications.


BEHAVIOR SUPPORT FOR ADULTS (AGE 18 AND OLDER) Behavior planning is available for adults with an intellectual or developmental disability with an emphasis on Recovery and the individual’s mental health needs.

Referrals and Admissions

Admission and referral requirements vary by service and policy coverage. Indian Creek Foundation accepts private pay, private insurance, and Pennsylvania Health Choices. For more information, contact the Outpatient Coordinator at 267-203-1500 ext. 322.