Programs We Offer
A thorough assessment by an intake nurse will determine if your teen meets the criteria for our 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.
Outpatient programs we offer include:
Partial Hospitalization: This is our full day, 6-hour program for youths aged 12 to 18. Teens attend the program Monday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Lunch is provided. If your teen is 18 years of age, they must still be in high school and living at home to qualify for this program.
Intensive Outpatient Program: This is our half-day, 3-hour program for teens aged 12-18 years of age who require a lower level of care. With this program, your teen attends Monday through Friday, from either 9:30AM until 12:30PM, or 1:00PM until 4:00PM.
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 also offer a parent skills group and parent guidance sessions 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 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday at (925) 825-8523.