The LAUNCH Program

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Mission: Our mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based services to emerging adults in the service of creating lives that are in line with their values.

Emerging adulthood, or the time period between the ages of 16 – 24 years, can be a confusing time to navigate for the individuals, parents, and family. Emerging adulthood is the period between adolescence and young adulthood in which individuals begin to gain greater independence. 

As emerging adults are making the transition to adulthood, they are grappling with all the possibilities for them, self-exploration/identity, sorting out school and work activities, identifying their own value structure, and taking care of their emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

The LAUNCH Program is designed to meet the needs of emerging adults with mental health concerns through a combination of individual therapy, skills-based group therapy, medication management, parent coaching, and general case management/life coaching. We strive to collaboratively develop individualized treatment plans and to support our clients in making values-based decisions that move them towards their goals. Our program is built upon the idea that emerging adults have unique needs and engage with mental health services in flexible ways.

We are located within the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry at 2115 Wisconsin Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20007.