Outpatient Programs We Offer
A thorough assessment by an intake clinician will determine if your teen (aged 12-18) meets the criteria for our outpatient programs. Once in program your teen is provided with a multi-disciplinary team that works together to help adolescents cope with the challenges and stressors of life at home, in school, and their communities. The team consists of compassionate psychiatrists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed therapists, expressive arts therapists, and other professionals along with parents/guardians. We believe that parent/guardian participation is essential and can lead to better outcomes. We offer family meetings, as well as weekly family support and education groups. A comprehensive and individualized treatment plan is developed and implemented based on your teen’s identified goals.
What To Expect During Treatment
Typical daily groups include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, coping strategies, process group, expressive arts therapy, medication education, relapse prevention and varied life skills enhancement groups. Our treatment is primarily through group therapy, although weekly sessions with a Psychiatrist are offered, as well as collaboration with outside providers and schools. Community referrals for families and family meetings to discuss patient progress and discharge planning are provided.
Group sessions allow for participants to express their feelings, interact, build skills and foster personal strengths and abilities. Our therapeutic groups have been designed to help teens:
- Establish and understand their support systems
- Identify and work on personal issues, manage conflicts, and reduce problem behaviors
- Teach and test new healthy behaviors
- Practice effective social skills
- Engage productively in school and with family
The family is an integral part of your teen’s support team. We encourage parents and/or guardians to attend the weekly Parent Group and family meetings as scheduled. Your teen’s psychiatrist, therapists, and nurse are available to answer any questions you have about your teen’s care.
As your teen transitions through our program, the treatment team, your teen and family will determine the appropriate next steps for ongoing treatment. You may receive recommendations and referrals to additional care providers, with whom we’ll collaborate with to ensure the best possible aftercare for your teen.
With the time commitment involved with these programs, we understand that you may be concerned about the potential impact on your teen’s school life and performance. Our therapists are well versed in navigating the education system. We support your teen by offering guidance for the family and collaboration with the school, to ensure your teen is able to track during treatment.
We also provide after school programming for teens who are ready to return to school and need continued support during this transition. Additionally, our after school program can serve as an early intervention to help teens stay in school and prevent a major crisis or hospitalization.
Who May Benefit
Our programs serve the following adolescents:
- Recently hospitalized in an inpatient mental health facility
- Needing support to help prevent a hospitalization
- Requiring structured treatment and support beyond that which can be provided by individual/family therapy alone
- Struggling to cope with school and/or home life
- Experiencing behavioral health issues such as, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, mania, suicidality, self-harm, and co-occurring conditions
How to Start
Admission to the program begins with a telephone call and an assesment appointment with one of our clinicians at (925) 674-4265.
For more information about our adolescent outpatient programs, including confidential intake assessment and admissions, you can reach us between 8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
4080 Port Chicago Highway
Concord, CA. 94520