The Adolescent years has always been trying times for most. It has become harder with today’s society. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers opened their doors in 2002 to provide cutting edge mental health, substance abuse and family treatment for ages 13 to 18 year old. Most patients come from southern California while others from big cities like NYC, Chicago and international.
Visions offers several types of treatment programs. Teen Outpatient Treatment and Teen Inpatient Treatment both offer comprehensive clinically- based treatment options for adolescents and their families.
Visions Adolescent Outpatient Counseling
Visions teen outpatient treatment is conveniently offered at two Los Angeles locations. Afternoon sessions allow the child to attend school or work before therapy and go home to love and support afterwards. Sessions are 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm with Wednesday for rest.
The 1st Step Program is an introduction to the beginning of the teen outpatient treatment. The program helps families reintegrate into everyday life after long term treatment. Visions’ staff walk parents through the reality of their teen’s new lifestyle and helps them understand the next step.
The Intensive Outpatient Program is the next step in the care process. The family is helped to communicate, address existing psychiatric and/or therapeutic needs and develop a solid foundation of support within the community.
The 2-Step Program is implemented for Teens with Addictive Behavior.
Visions Teen Outpatient treatment 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 Adolescent Residential Treatment
Teen inpatient treatment is an intensive program filled with activities that help the child come to terms with their problems and begin to make positive choices leading to a healthy and productive life.
Visions Residential is located in the hills of Malibu, California surrounded by nature. A Mediterranean Style home creates a comfortable home-like setting in a 25 acre gated community. Quarters are separate for male and female patients with day and night staff supervision. Crisis intervention is available on a 24-hour basis. The average length of stay is 45 to 90 days.
The treatment team consists of highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques and current modalities. The founding clinicians have stayed on while adding dynamic team members for a successful program.
Medical Doctor – A doctor with mental health and substance abuse treatment experience ensures the initial medical evaluation is properly executed on each resident. A history and a physical is conducted by the Doctor. Once medically cleared, the child will be admitted into the residential program.
Psychiatric Director – An experienced Psychiatrist ensures that the initial psychiatric evaluation is properly performed and psychiatric services are provided as needed. Adolescents diagnosed with a Mental Health or Co-Occurring Diagnosis (mental health and substance abuse disorders) will be admitted.
Program Director – All counseling services are performed by trained personnel under the supervision of the Program Director.
Psychologist – Psychological testings are conducted by a licenses psychologist upon referral.
Registered Dietitian – Nutritional Services are provided under supervision of a Registered Dietitian. All patients are given a nutritional assessment. Dietary consultations are available when required.
Equine Therapist – Horses have been known to help in showing significant improvement. Teens learn to identify and recognize feelings and thoughts that may be difficult through traditional therapy.
Art Therapist – Focus is on art-making as a therapeutic process. Children unable to talk about their feelings usually do best when putting thoughts down by ink or paint.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Informed Programming – DBT is designed to help change bad behavioral patterns such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, anger and interpersonal difficulties.
A Licensed Therapist and Counselor work directly with the patient throughout the treatment.
Visions offers three hours of individualized schooling on weekdays. Each patient receives a personalized education plan. Conditioning is a ‘tailor-made’ fitness program led by an Activities consultant. Multi-Family Group and Individual Family Sessions are led by a Family Therapist. Family Passes are a unique incentive for well behaved children. Sunday and Monday outings include movies, museums, the beach, go-cart racing, community service, ropes courses and rock climbing.
Visions Teen Outpatient Treatment and Teen Inpatient Treatment share similar goals.
- 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;
- Help the adolescent recognize and change problematic attitudes and behaviors which stimulate relapse.
Visions Alumni Program
The Fourth Dimension is a program offered to graduates of Visions teen outpatient treatment and teen inpatient treatment. Continued participation in aftercare groups and self-help groups are recommended. Individual sessions are available on a charge per 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 provides therapy during the teen outpatient treatment and teen inpatient treatment depending on what best fits the child. Visions’ offers aftercare which continues beyond the center walls to provide guidance to an adolescent when feeling lost.
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