An Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Facility That Yields Results

Almost all teens want to fit in. They yearn for acceptance from peers, authority figures, and parents. Our adolescent mental health treatment facility guides adolescents through a holistic lens that identifies and streamlines relationships with all of these different social influences. Learn more about our clinical approach to teen mental health and substance abuse here.

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Ascend offers mental health and substance abuse treatment in CA that approaches your teen with an open mind. We find that placing blame or assuming fault is detrimental to their willing participation in any treatment plan. When your teen is engaged and active in improving their own mental and physical well-being, we see direct results that deal with the root of their problems. 

Each treatment plan is created after an extensive admissions process and discussion with your teen and appropriate family members. The resulting personalized program is tailored to their individual needs.

Who We Serve

Teens accepted into the Ascend adolescent mental health treatment facility typically struggle with mental health or psychological disorders. They flounder trying to complete everyday tasks and end up with unhealthy coping mechanisms that hold them back. If you think this describes your child, our admissions team can help you determine if Ascend is the best fit for their issues.

Ascend also specializes in working with LGBTQ+ teens. All members of our clinical team are well-versed in the particular needs of the LGBTQ+ community. We have found that our unique environment of acceptance provides a safe and nurturing space for every client.  

We could be the key to your child’s mental health whether they’re struggling with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, cannabis and other substance use disorder, or gender identity disorders.

Evidence-Based Therapies

At the heart of our teen program is evidence-based therapy. Some examples of therapies at our California facility for teens include:

  • Behavioral therapeutic interventions that counteract emotional disturbances and dysfunctional coping patterns
  • Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as anxiety or body image abuse
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy that helps to decrease triggers or responses to emotional triggers
  • Psychotherapy as a tool for developing healthy coping skills, life skills, and social abilities
  • Group therapies to practice functional peer interactions
  • Outdoor activities and physical training including restorative yoga
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Somatic experiencing

Our experiential approach is an especially powerful and popular part of the programs at our adolescent mental health treatment facility. Additional experiential therapies include everything from drama and art therapy to music and surf therapy. With multiple avenues for self-expression, we offer alternative solutions that appeal to your child’s mind, body, and spirit.

Family Therapy in Our Teen Treatment Program

Residential treatment programs are not a one-stop-shop to fix all the issues within a family system. It is just the first and most important effort toward assessing, stabilizing, restructuring, and strengthening a teen and the family system around them. What happens after residential treatment is just as important, and is necessary for long-term recovery. 

As your child’s primary support system, it’s critical that you are involved in their healing process. During our family therapy sessions at our mental health or teen substance abuse facility, we teach parents how to enhance their child’s progress and create a healing atmosphere that encourages healthy communication at home. 

Enroll in Treatment Today

Mental health and substance use disorders pose a significant risk to the lives of teenagers and adolescents. These disorders won’t get better on their own. Our teen-centered treatment offers a real solution for adolescents and families. Emotional, mental, and educational support can help transform their life. 

Learn more about Ascend’s adolescent mental health treatment facility when you contact us at 310.388.3713 today.