Today’s society puts a lot of pressure and stress on children. Some resort to harmful coping skills. Centers specializing in adolescents are necessary due to their unique developmental issues and the contradictions in values and belief systems they often grow up with. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers opened in 2002 to provide healing for children ages 13–18. Most patients come from southern California while others come from big cities like New York City, Chicago, and internationally.
Visions was created to provide cutting edge adolescent outpatient treatment for mental health, substance abuse, and family therapy. The original founding clinicians have stayed with Visions while several dynamic team members have been added on for the growth of the program. The treatment team consists of highly skilled professionals all specializing in adolescent care. Each patient is assigned a Counselor to work with through the treatment. Other specialists are called upon as needed:
- Medical Doctors
- Licensed Therapists
- Registered Dietician
- Art Therapist
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Programming
A Psychosocial Assessment is performed to review an adolescent’s medical history, family history, leisure and social functioning, developmental history, educational functioning, legal history, drug and alcohol history, and any significant events that could affect the adolescent outpatient treatment process.
Visions Adolescent Outpatient Counseling center has two convenient locations in Los Angeles. Visions’ adolescent outpatient treatment is offered in the afternoon allowing the patient to continue with daily activities and go home in the evenings to the love and support of family. The center is open from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with Wednesday for rest. Regular drug tests are administered for the safety of the children.
Visions’ goals in adolescent outpatient treatment for Mental Health:
- Encourage and motivate the adolescent to obtain a healthy lifestyle.
- Help the adolescent to develop effective problem-solving strategies.
- Assist the adolescent in recognizing destructive behaviors and the impact on family and friends.
- Help the adolescent change problematic attitudes which stimulate a relapse.
Visions’ objectives for treatment in Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders:
- Support the adolescent to use the 12-step philosophy and encourage participation in Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and/or Cocaine Anonymous (CA).
- Assist the adolescent in identifying unhealthy coping mechanisms.
- Assess and meet the psychological and psychiatric needs of the adolescent.
- Assess and meet the adolescent’s medical needs.
The adolescent outpatient treatment comprises of several solution-based treatment programs for the individual, group, and family. Family members, significant others, and guardians are urged to participate in the treatment programs for a successful recovery.
1st Step Program is an introduction for the adolescent to the beginning of the treatment process. The program helps families and adolescents reintegrate into everyday life after long term treatment. Visions’ staff walk parents through the reality of their child’s new lifestyle.
- 8 Weeks of Clinical Support
- 2 to 3 Nights Per Week
- Includes 1 Individual Session
Intensive Outpatient Program represents the next step in care. Visions’ staff helps in opening communication among family to address existing psychiatric and/or therapeutic needs and develop a solid foundation of support in the community.
- 1 Year of Clinical Support
- Individual Sessions
- Family Sessions
12-Step Program Implemented for Teens with Addictive Behaviors
Information collected during the assessment process is used to create a Treatment Plan. The plan identifies issues to be addressed during the adolescent outpatient treatment. The Counselor meets with the adolescent to review the Treatment Plan and ensure complete understanding of expectations and goals.
Studies have shown that the best outcome for treatment depends on the family’s understanding and participation in the therapeutic process. Majority of Visions’ families share the same feelings about their child’s issues before and during treatment.
A Family Therapist leads the group on a weekly basis. The multi-family group addresses common issues to all families. The group also provides families with feedback and support from other family members who share similar experiences.
Individual Family Sessions
A Family Therapist meets the patient along with the family to address conflicts that the family may feel uncomfortable discussing in group sessions.
Discharge & Aftercare
A patient is given a Discharge Plan after discharge from the adolescent outpatient treatment. The long term treatment plan was developed by the Counselor with input from the patient and the treatment team.
The Fourth Dimension is open to all former patients of the adolescent outpatient treatment program. Adolescents are able to attend aftercare groups on an on-going basis, up to two groups a week. Individual Sessions are available on a fee for service basis. The Visions Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention or relapse prevention. Annual alumni events are held for the adolescents and family members.
- Winter Ski/Snowboard Trip
- Alumni Family Weekend
- Alumni vs. Staff Softball Game
- Knott’s Scary Farm Night
- Magic Mountain
Adolescents do not simply walk out the door of Visions Centers once treatment ends. Visions provides care beyond adolescent outpatient treatment allowing the child to find help when needed. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers are a top choice for many around the world. Stop living in fear and let Visions treatment centers help.
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.
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.
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