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By July 13, 2014No Comments

Rehabilitation centers are emerging around the world. Children require special care due to their crucial stage of physical and mental development. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers were created to provide cutting edge mental health, substance abuse, and family treatment. Visions treats 13 to 18 year old adolescents, including their whole family, making them the best teen treatment program in California. The majority of patients come from southern California while others come from big cities like NYC, Chicago, and internationally.  Mental-Health-Bulletin_Page_1

The goal of Visions teen treatment is:

  • Encourage and motivate to achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Assist to develop effective problem-solving strategies.
  • Help recognize and change problematic attitudes which stimulate a relapse.
  • Assist with recognizing and acknowledging the existence of destructive behaviors and the impact they have on family, friends, and future.

Visions Residential Treatment is a 25 acre gated community located on the hills of Malibu. The average length of stay is 45 to 90 days. Male and female quarters are constantly supervised by day and night staff with crisis intervention available on a 24-hour basis.

Visions centers’ founding clinicians have stayed with the program while several dynamic team members have been added. All of Visions’ professionals are highly skilled in dealing with adolescents. A Medical Doctor conducts a history and physical exam to medically clear the patient for admission. The Psychiatric Director ensures that the initial psychiatric evaluation is properly performed. Each resident is assigned a personal Counselor and Licensed Therapist.

Other teen treatment personnel utilized as needed:

  • Psychologists
  • Supervising Nurse
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Equine Therapist
  • Art Therapists
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

An on-site school uses a personal education plan for each patient on weekdays for three hours. An Activities Consultant supervises a physical fitness program “tailor-made” for each patient.

Visions’ mission is to provide clinically based teen treatment which includes family members. It is proven that nearly 100 percent of families share the same feeling about their child’s problems.

  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

The success of teen treatment depends on the understanding and participation of family in the therapeutic process. Family sessions are led by a Family Therapist.

Multi-Family Group – address issues common to all families and provides families with feedback from other family members in similar situations.

Individual Family Sessions – assesses family therapy needs and addresses conflicts the family may feel uncomfortable bringing up in group sessions,

Family Education – provides families with an overview of the stages of family illnesses including adjustments made.

Family Passes – a unique incentive for good behavior in the teen treatment program. Every Sunday and Monday involves outings to include movies, museums, the beach, go-cart racing, community service, ropes courses, and rock climbing.

Visions Residential is a private pay program and full payment is required from the family. Our team will assist with insurance benefit verification and utilization review.

Visions Outpatient Treatment has two convenient locations in Los Angeles. Afternoon sessions are 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays with Wednesday for rest. The child is able to continue with daily activities and go home after sessions.

1st Step Program – an introduction to the teen treatment process which helps families and adolescents reintegrate into everyday life after long term treatment.  It entails eight weeks of clinical support, on two to three nights per week, including one individual session.

Intensive Outpatient Program – the next step in care that opens communication among the family to address existing psychiatric and/or therapeutic needs.

  • Primary Care Phase (Months 1 to 2)
  • Continuing Care Phase (Months 3 to 6)
  • Aftercare Planning (Months 7 to 12)

All counseling services are supervised by the Program Director. Some treatment services include:

  • Substance Abuse Groups
  • Individual Sessions
  • Family Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Anger Management Group

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 and collections.

The Fourth Dimension is an alumni program for those successfully completing the active phase of teen treatment. Aftercare groups are offered on an on-going basis twice a week. Individual sessions are available to Visions’ alumni on a fee for service basis. The Visions Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention and relapse prevention. Annual events are held for the adolescent, family, and Visions’ staff.  contact-us

Visions Adolescent Day School has open enrollment with educational services from remedial to honors level. School hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each patient uses an individualized educational plan and has direct access to teachers with 1-on-1 instructions.

  • WASC Accredited Curriculum (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)
  • Transferable Accredited Curriculum
  • 3 to 1 Student to Staff Ratio
  • Random Weekly Drug Testing

Many Visions Day School graduates are accepted to esteemed colleges and universities. Aside from academics, students receive weekly teen treatment sessions on an individual basis.

Objectives for Visions Day School is to administer teen treatment and offer other services such as:

  • Give a Positive and Clinically Supported Education.
  • Complete General Education to Reintegrate into a Mainstream High School Environment.


  • Successfully Complete Academic Curriculum and Graduate from Visions Day School.
  • Help prepare for College
  • Assist in Completing Honors Level Work.

Visions Centers offer teen treatment for mental health, alcohol abuse, and substance abuse. Be it 24-hour care, afternoon sessions, or day school, there is a program for each adolescent. Don’t wait too long to seek help so your child can grow into a happy and productive adult.

Please click below to schedule your consultation or call us at 866-889-3665.

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