Addiction

The Challenge and Freedom of Letting Go

Are you faced with a big breakup and having trouble letting go?  We all know breaking up is hard to do. It’s tough whether you’re in a failing relationship, a waning friendship, a job that isn’t working out, a partnership that feels splintered, or any relationship that has simply stopped serving you. What if that relationship you so desperately need to end is your relationship with drugs and alcohol? What if the relationship that isn’t serving you is your relationship with your anger or greed? Being faced with a breakup of this caliber is tough.   It’s not ironic to …

Find Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Programs

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.  california-teen-addiction-recovery

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
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrist
  • 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.

Individual Treatment

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

Treatment Planning

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.

Family Treatment

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.

  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

Multi-Family Group

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.

Alumni Program

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.  dual-diagnosis-treatment-ca

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.

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

Acknowledging and Honoring Grief

With addiction and mental illness comes something that we often don’t want to look at, which is grief and the deep sense of loss that arrives when we or a family member steps into recovery. Drugs and alcohol and/or mental illness are often viewed as the villains in the aftermath of addiction. But the underlying weight of grief often gets shoved to the side or bypassed entirely.   The truth is, grief can be crippling. It can take the wind out of us and make us feel like we’ve landed flat on our faces, gasping for air. When we ignore …

Drug and Alcohol Teen Outpatient Counseling

Drugs and alcohol have become easily accessible for adolescents leading to an increase in abuse. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers were founded on the mission of providing cutting edge mental health, substance abuse and family treatment. Visions has been administering world class teen outpatient counseling since 2002. Majority of patients come from southern California while others come from big cities like NYC, Chicago as well as internationally.  adolescent-drug-recovery-california

Adolescents must be approached differently due to their unique developmental issues, contradictions in their beliefs, and environment. Visions administers clinically-based treatment options for the adolescent and the family as a whole. Visions has two locations conveniently located in Los Angeles offering teen outpatient counseling. Children ages 13 to 18 years are accepted into the program. Session are held 4:00 to 9:00 pm Monday to Friday with Wednesday off allowing the adolescent to continue with normal daily activities before attending teen outpatient counseling and go home afterwards to a loving and supportive family.

Visions supports every adolescent to become involved in community-based resources including healthy peer groups. Visions’ goals in teen outpatient counseling for drug and alcohol abuse:

  • Encourage and motivate the adolescent to achieve and sustain abstinence.
  • Assist the adolescent with identifying situations where drugs and alcohol were used to cope with life’s problems.
  • Help the adolescent to develop new effective problem-solving strategies.
  • Assist the adolescent with recognizing and acknowledging the existence of destructive behaviors and the impact on family, friends and future.
  • Support the adolescent to use the 12-step philosophy and encourage participation in Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and/or Cocaine Anonymous (CA).

Visions’ highly skilled professionals use effective techniques and current modalities in teen outpatient counseling.

1st Step Program – introduction to the beginning of the treatment process and help families and teens reintegrate into everyday life after long term treatment

  • 8 Weeks of Clinical Support
  • 2 to 3 Nights Per Week Including:
  • 1 Individual Session

Intensive Outpatient Program – the next step in care in which the staff is committed to opening communication up amongst the family.

  • 1 Year of Clinical Support
  • Individual Sessions
  • Family Sessions

12-Step Program Implemented for Teens with Addictive Behaviors

Visions’ original founding clinicians have stayed with the program while adding several dynamic team members for continued growth. A Medical Doctor conducts a history and physical to determine admission. The Psychiatric Director performs a psychiatric evaluation. A patient in teen outpatient counseling is assigned a personal Licensed Therapist and Counselor. All services are performed by trained personnel under the supervision of the Program Director.

Other specialties called upon as needed in teen outpatient counseling:

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

Program admission involves several assessments of each adolescent’s condition and specific issues or needs, including medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial status.

Psychosocial Assessment – reviews medical history, family history, leisure and social functioning, developmental history, educational functioning, legal history, drug and alcohol history and any significant events that could hinder the treatment process.

Substance Abuse Assessment – examines psychoactive substance use, establishes a baseline and identifies areas of need. The assessment helps determine if there are any psychological issues that would prohibit complete recovery and if there are any risks for danger to self or others.

Psychiatric Assessment – performed by the Psychiatric Director ensures 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 to the program.

Treatment Planning - identifies issues to be addressed in the treatment program and the desired goals. The Counselor and patient review the treatment plan together to ensure that the goals and expectations are fully understood.

Substance Abuse issues affect the entire family. Many Visions therapy involves family participation. Studies show that teen outpatient counseling is only successful with the involvement of family members

Family Treatment – guides the family in understanding and participating in the teen outpatient counseling process.

Multi-Family Group – facilitated weekly by a Family Therapist to address issues common to all families such as communication, handling conflicts, and maintaining boundaries. The group also provides families with feedback and support from other family members who are experiencing similar difficulties.

Individual Family Sessions – addresses conflicts that the family may feel uncomfortable bringing up in group sessions.

Family Education – addresses roles, rules and interaction patterns commonly found in families. They discuss common issues parents bring into treatment when addressing their own family.

Discharge & Aftercare

The Discharge Plan addresses continuing care needs and provides recommendations and arrangements for support services.  family-counseling-for-teen-addiction

Visions Alumni Program

The Fourth Dimension, is open to graduates of teen outpatient counseling. Aftercare groups are offered on an on-going basis with attendance of up to two aftercare groups weekly. Individual sessions are available on a fee for service basis. Visions’ Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention and relapse prevention. The child will never feel alone.

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.

Don’t suffer through the issues alone. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers are here to help. Sign up now for drug and alcohol teen outpatient counseling and save a child.

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

 

 

Ashley Harris — Recovery Mentor

Ashley Harris, Recovery Mentor, has been with Visions since 2011. She is one of the bright lights that graces our facilities and touches the lives of our clients and staff alike.  Ashley Harris is one of those people who make me smile at the mere thought of her. She motivates and inspires those around her to embrace life and its challenges with verve, honesty and presence. She skillfully uses humor to break the ice and to make people feel at ease and she has the ability to soften the hardest heart. Ashley retains a sense of youthful joie de vivre …

Adolescent Outpatient Counseling For Troubled Teens

More rehabilitation centers are being developed around the world. Some cater strictly to children due to their crucial stage of physical and mental development. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers opened in 2002 with a mission of providing cutting edge mental health, substance abuse, and family treatment. Patients come from southern California, and big cities like NYC and Chicago, as well as internationally.  road-to-recovery

Visions has two Los Angeles centers proving adolescent outpatient counseling from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with Wednesday for rest. Outpatient counseling is ideal for those who do not need 24-hour care. Afternoon schedules allow the teen to continue with daily activities before sessions.

The objectives for adolescent outpatient counseling in Mental Health:

  • Encourage and motivate to achieve and sustain a healthy lifestyle
  • Help to develop new, more effective problem-solving strategies
  • Assist in recognizing and acknowledging the existence of mental health issues and the impact on family, friends, and future
  • Help recognize and change problematic attitudes which stimulate a relapse

The goals for treating Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders in teens:

  • Assist in identifying unhealthy and/or negative coping mechanisms
  • Assist with identifying situations where drugs and alcohol were used to cope with life’s problems, and understanding that using drugs and alcohol to cope does not work
  • Support with the 12-step philosophy and encourage participation in Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and/or Cocaine Anonymous (CA)
  • Assess and meet the psychological and psychiatric needs

Visions uses effective techniques and current modalities to treat troubled teens.

1st Step Program – helps families and teens reintegrate into everyday life after long term treatment. Parents are walked through the reality of their teen’s new lifestyle.

  • 8 Weeks of Clinical Support
  • 2 to 3 Nights Per Week
  • Includes 1 Individual Session

Intensive Outpatient Program – assists in communication amongst the family, addressing existing co-occurring psychiatric and/or therapeutic needs and developing support within the community.

  • 1 Year of Clinical Support
  • Individual Sessions
  • Family Sessions

Visions’ founding clinicians have stayed with the program while several dynamic team members have been added for continued growth of the adolescent outpatient counseling. Each teen is assigned a Counselor and Licensed Therapist to work with throughout the program. A Program Director supervises all counseling services.

Other consultants called upon as needed:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Registered Dietician
  • Art Therapist
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Admission into the adolescent outpatient counseling involves several comprehensive assessments. When required, other sources used include family, previous treatment professionals, teachers, and community experts.

Psychosocial Assessment – reviews the education, social functioning, drug, alcohol, medical, family, and developmental history.

Substance Abuse Assessment – examines psychoactive use and evaluates the teen’s treatment and recovery belief and determines any indication of treatment resistance.

Psychiatric Assessment - performed by the Psychiatric Director to ensure the initial psychiatric evaluation is properly administered and psychiatric services are provided.

Treatment Planning – utilizes information collected during the assessment process to identify issues to be addressed in the treatment programs and desired goals.

Visions’ advocates for family involvement in treatment. It is proven that the best outcome for treatment relies on the participation of the family in the therapeutic process. Mental Health and Substance Abuse affects the entire family with nearly 100 percent of patients sharing the same feelings prior to and during treatment.

  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

The adolescent outpatient counseling program includes a minimum of 5 weekly hours of family-focused therapy.

Multi-Family Group - led by a Family Therapist every Saturday. Issues common to all families are addressed such as communication, handling conflicts, and maintaining boundaries. The families are also provided with feedback and support from other family members sharing similar experiences.

Individual Family Sessions – addresses conflicts that the family may feel uncomfortable bringing up in group sessions. Individual patient and family members meet with a Family Therapist to assess needs in completing treatment goals.

Family Education - provides adolescent and families with information on the progression and stages of family illnesses. Parents discuss common issues each family deals with. The goal is to teach the teen and family members an understanding of typical roles and family rules that people act out in problem families.

Discharge & Aftercare

The Discharge Plan and Continuing Care Plan are developed upon admission into the adolescent outpatient counseling program by the Counselor with input from both the patient and the treatment team. The plan addresses continuing care needs that may include therapeutic schools, individual and family therapy, medication management, and/or outpatient programs.  adolescent-drug-recovery-california

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

Completion of the adolescent outpatient counseling allows for membership in the Visions Alumni Program. Teens attend up to two aftercare groups a week on an on-going basis. Individual sessions are available on a fee for service basis. The Visions Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention or relapse prevention. The alumni group holds annual events for adolescent and family members.

  • Winter Ski/Snowboard Trip
  • Alumni Family Weekend
  • Alumni vs. Staff Softball Game
  • Knott’s Scary Farm Night
  • Magic Mountain

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 Treatment Centers are a popular choice for families around the world. All personnel are trained in adolescent outpatient counseling for troubled teens.

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

Asking for Help and Self-Care are for Everyone

Asking for help is a radical act of self-care. Removing oneself from the isolation of overwhelm and exhaustion and stepping into vulnerability is part and parcel to taking care of our own needs. It’s not necessarily a sign of strength to strong-arm our way through our difficulties; however, we often get stuck in this idea that we have to “soldier on,” regardless of our own immediate needs.   Emotions come in waves. They can be placid waves or they can feel hurricane-like in their strength. It’s ok to fall apart and feel what we are feeling. It’s how we heal, …

Find the Best Teen Treatment Programs in California

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.

Or

  • 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.

Mental Health is Mental Wealth

When someone suffers from mental illness, there is a deprivation of the joy and emotional wealth that’s present when there is ideal mental health. Mental illness can drain our joie de vivre, and make for a muddy emotional existence. Relationships with loved ones tend to be difficult, and there tends to be a propensity for loneliness and isolation. Worse yet, when mental illness is left untreated, the toll it can take on the one suffering and their loved ones can be taxing and sometimes devastating.   Some types of mental illness are more straightforward in their treatment: anxiety and depression, …

What Does Teen Outpatient Treatment Cost

More rehabilitation centers are emerging around the world making it an overwhelming decision to choose one. Cost is a factor many weigh when deciding on treatment centers. Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers opened in 2002 with a mission to provide mental health and substance abuse and family therapy. Visions advocates for the family in its entirety making them a top choice for teen outpatient treatment.  The nmajority of patients come from southern California while others come from big cities like NYC, Chicago, and internationally. Teen outpatient treatment is not cheap but it is cheaper than the alternative outcome of hospitalization, incarceration, or a lifetime of internal conflict.  rehab-for-teen-drug-addiction-ca

Visions Outpatient Counseling has two Los Angeles locations providing teen outpatient treatment for ages 13 to 18 years old. Sessions are 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays with Wednesday for rest. Afternoon hours allow the child to continue with daily activities before sessions and go home afterwards to their family.

Visions’ centers employ highly skilled professionals trained in adolescent treatment while the founding clinicians have stayed on for a successful program. Each patient is assigned a counselor to work with throughout the teen outpatient treatment. Other specialized consultants are utilized as needed.

  • Licensed Therapists
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologists
  • Medical Doctors
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Art Therapists
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

1st Step Program

The 1st Step Program is an introduction to the treatment process. This program helps families and adolescents reintegrate into everyday life after long term teen outpatient treatment.  It includes 8 weeks of clinical support on 2 to 3 nights per week including 1 individual session

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program represent the next step in care. Visions staff help open communication upon family, addressing psychiatric and/or therapeutic needs.

  • 1 Year of Clinical Support
    • Primary Care Phase (Months 1 to 2)
    • Continuing Care Phase (Months 3 to 6)
    • Aftercare Planning (Months 7 to 12)
  • Individual Sessions
  • Family Sessions

The 12-Step Program is implemented for Teens with Addictive Behaviors.

The objective for Visions’ teen outpatient 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 the impact they have on family, friends, and future.
  • Help the adolescent recognize and change problematic attitudes which stimulate a relapse.
  • Assist adolescent in identifying unhealthy and/or negative coping mechanisms.

Additional goals for Visions’ Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders:

  • Assist the adolescent with identifying situations where drugs and alcohol were used to cope with life’s problems and in understanding that using drugs and alcohol to cope with or solve problems does not work.
  • 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 to address any legal issues, which may involve criminal activity.

Studies have shown that teen outpatient treatment is more likely to succeed with the participation of family in the therapeutic process. Nearly 100 percent of families share the same feelings about their child’s issues prior to and during treatment.

  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Hopelessness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger

All counseling services in the teen outpatient treatment are performed by trained personnel under supervision of the Program Director. Visions offers several counseling groups which focus on the family unit. All counseling groups are facilitated by a Family Therapist.

Multi-Family Group

This group is held weekly to address issues common to all families. The multi-family group also provides feedback for families and support from other family members experiencing similar complications.

Individual Family Sessions

Individual sessions are for adolescents and their families who feel uncomfortable bringing up certain issues in a group. Individual sessions assess family therapy needs for completing treatment goals.

Family Education

Adolescents and families are given information on the family progression and stages of family illnesses. Roles, rules, and interaction commonly found in families are addressed.

Discharge & Aftercare is provided after completion of the teen outpatient treatment program. The Discharge Plan is a continuing care plan developed by the counselor with input from the patient along with the treatment team upon admission to the program. The plan addresses continuing care needs which may include individual and family therapy, and medication management.

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.  treatment-for-teenage-mental-disorders

The Fourth Dimension, Visions Alumni Program, is free of charge to all after successful discharge from the teen outpatient treatment program. Information learned from the active phase of treatment are put to use in aftercare groups and self-help groups. Aftercare groups are offered on an on-going basis. Alumni can attend up to two aftercare groups a week. Individual sessions are available to all Alumni on a fee for service basis. The Visions Alumni Coordinator makes support calls for crisis intervention or relapse prevention.

An added bonus to enrollment in the Visions Alumni Program are annual events for Alumni and family members.

  • Winter Ski/Snowboard Trip
  • Alumni Family Weekend
  • Alumni vs. Staff Softball Game
  • Knott’s Scary Farm Night
  • Magic Mountain

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.

Teen outpatient treatment is worth the cost to save a troubled child. Value cannot be placed on a life. Please click below to schedule your consultation or call us at 866-889-3665.

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