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 of compassionate psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and other professionals to assist in the therapeutic process. A comprehensive and individualized treatment plan is developed and implemented in group therapy, individual contact, family support and education 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 our therapists will also meet with teens and family individually as needed. We encourage parents to participate in our parent skills group in which families can learn skills to promote stabilization in the home.
View a list of the adolescent outpatient groups and workshops we currently offer, along with their descriptions.
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.
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 at (925) 674-4265.