Programs We Offer
After a thorough assessment by our multi-disciplinary team of compassionate psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and other professionals, we work with you and your teen to determine how to best help your teen. If your teen meets the criteria for our programs, we provide individual, group and family therapies based on your teen’s specifics needs. 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 12:30PM until 4:00PM. Lunch is provided for the afternoon session.
Both programs take place near John Muir Medical Center, Concord in a comfortable, historic Victorian house, which serves to provide a warm and healing environment for your teen and family.
What To Expect During Treatment
Typical daily activities include cognitive therapy, process groups, art therapy, medication and drug education, school/tutoring, and parent education. Our treatment is primarily through group therapy, although our therapists will also meet with teens individually as well as their families. We also offer a multifamily therapy group and parent guidance sessions in which families can learn from and support each other.
View a list of the adolescent outpatient groups and workshops we currently offer, along with their descriptions.
Group sessions are tailored to the developmental age of your teen. Participants express their feelings, interact, and grow in their awareness of 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, conflicts, and problem behaviors
- Test new behaviors and talk with peers and adults
- Engage productively with their families
You and the rest of your family are an integral part of your teen’s healing team. We encourage you to keep in touch with your teen’s psychiatrist, social worker, nurses, and counselors. Be sure to ask staff to answer any questions you have about your teen’s care.
As progress is made, our team will help you and your teen determine the appropriate next steps for ongoing treatment, referrals to additional care providers, with whom we’ll collaborate with to ensure the best possible care for your teen.
Supporting Your Teen With School
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. That’s why we support your teen by providing academic instruction with a credentialed teacher during treatment. Our team also makes every effort to collaborate with your teen’s school to ensure that your teen is not unfairly penalized for attending our program.
Teens attending a high school in the Acalanes Union School District may be able to receive school credit for participation in this program. If qualified, transportation may also be provided by the school district if they qualify. Please check directly with the school district for details.
For more information about our adolescent outpatient programs, including confidential intake assessment and admissions, you can reach us between 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday at (925) 825-8523.