Children constantly face difficulties due to their unique developmental issues, contradictions in values and peer pressure. Adolescent therapy must be approached different from adults. Since 2002, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers have been providing clinically- based treatment options for adolescents and their families. Most patients come from southern California while others come from big cities like NYC, Chicago as well as internationally. Visions offers adolescent mental health treatment for ages 13 to 18 years old.
Children exhibiting the following symptoms may require adolescent mental health treatment:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
All Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers utilize highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques and current modalities. The original founding clinicians have stayed on while adding diverse team members for a successful treatment outcome.
Visions Adolescent Residential Treatment
Visions Residential is a 25 acre gated community in the hills of Malibu. A Mediterranean Style home provides a home-like setting conveying a sense of warmth and security. Sleeping quarters are separate for male and female residents with two to a room under supervision of a day and night staff. Crisis intervention is available on a 24-hour basis. Meals are served in a dining room. Children unable to join the others are served meal trays in their room.
A Medical Doctor conducts a history and physical to be medically cleared. The Psychiatric Director ensures that the initial psychiatric evaluation is properly performed. A Licensed Therapist and a Counselor work directly with the teen throughout the adolescent mental health treatment.
Other specialties called upon as needed:
- Registered Dietitian
- Equine Therapist
- Supervising Nurse
- Art Therapists
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Visions adolescent mental health treatment includes academic studies. Each student has a personalized education plan that is created to maintain the student’s current study curriculum. A physical fitness program “tailor-made’ for each individual is held 5 times a week for 1 hour under the supervision of the Activities Consultant.
Family members are strongly encouraged to participate in Visions adolescent mental health treatment. A minimum of 5 weekly hours are for family-focused therapy facilitated by the Family Therapist. Family Passes is a unique reward for well-behaved children. Outings every Sunday and Monday include movies, museums, the beach, go-cart racing, community service, ropes courses and rock climbing.
Goals of Visions residential adolescent mental health treatment:
- Encourage and motivate the adolescent to achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle;
- Help the adolescent to develop new, more effective problem-solving strategies;
- Assist the adolescent with recognizing and acknowledging the existence of destructive behaviors and mental health issues in their lives, and the impact they have on their family, friends and future.
Visions Residential is a private pay program and full payment is required from the family. Our team will assist with insurance benefit verification & utilization review.
Adolescent Outpatient Counseling
The outpatient center counsels after school hours allowing the child to engage in normal daily activities. Two locations in the Los Angeles area makes it convenient to receive adolescent mental health treatment.
1st Step Program is introduction to the beginning of the treatment process. Families and teens are helped with reintegrating into everyday life after long term treatment. Vision’s staff walk parents through the reality of their child’s new lifestyle.
- 8 Weeks of Clinical Support
- 2 to 3 Nights Per Week Including:
- 1 Individual Session
Each teen is assigned a personal counselor to work directly with throughout the adolescent mental health treatment. Family members are encouraged to attend weekly group sessions and individual family sessions.
Objectives of Visions Outpatient Counseling:
- Help the adolescent recognize and change problematic attitudes which stimulate a relapse, behavioral or otherwise;
- Assess and meet the psychological and psychiatric needs of the adolescent;
- Assist the adolescent in identifying unhealthy and/or negative coping mechanisms.
Visions Outpatient works out of network with insurance. We will provide the following services to our Outpatient families: Benefit Verification, Pre-Authorization, Utilization Review, Billing & Collections.
The Fourth Dimension
Completion of the active adolescent mental health treatment program allows enrollment into Vision’s alumni program. Individual sessions are available on a charge for service basis. The Visions Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention or relapse prevention.
Annual Alumni Events:
- Winter Ski/Snowboard Trip
- Alumni Family Weekend
- Alumni vs. Staff Softball Game
- Knott’s Scary Farm Night
- Magic Mountain
Visions Day School
Students unable to function in a mainstream environment are able to attend Visions Day School which provides a safe learning environment. Open enrollment allows a child to enter into the program anytime for continued schooling while receiving adolescent mental health treatment. Individualized educational plan is offered in remedial to honor level. Private tutoring is available beyond regular school days. Random weekly drug-tests are executed to provide a safe classroom environment.
- 3 to 1 Student to Staff Ratio
- Individualized 1-on-1 Instruction
- Individualized Counseling
The curriculum is adjusted according to student goal. Visions graduates have continued on to esteemed colleges and universities.
Goals of Visions Day School:
- Give adolescents a positive and clinically supported education;
- Make-up courses missed due to extenuating circumstances;
- Complete general education to reintegrate into a mainstream high school or complete academic curriculum to graduate.
Visions Centers offer cutting edge adolescent mental health treatment. Visions focuses not on the child alone but the family as a whole making them a premier choice for treatment. Early intervention can help the child better cope with obstacles down the road.
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