Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Programs

Sierra Vista’s inpatient and outpatient adolescent mental health treatment programs helps stabilize teens between the ages of 13-17 (12-year-olds will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

The inpatient treatment program is for teens who are in an immediate crisis while providing the skills to help minimize future incidents.

Admissions Criteria

  • Danger to Self, Danger to Others, or Gravely Disabled
  • Mood Disorders such as Major Depression
  • Impulsive Outbursts
  • Acting Out Behaviors
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Psychosis

Mental Health Treatment Overview

We perform a thorough mental health assessment and develop an individual plan for each adolescent. The treatment team assesses the needs of the individual and provides a supportive, respectful environment that encourages and reinforces positive behaviors, such as:

  • Goal Setting
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Problem Solving
  • Positive Thinking
  • Positive Peer Relationships
  • Respect for Authority
  • Expression of Feelings
  • Impulse Control & Delayed Gratification
  • Expression of Feelings (regarding self and others)
  • Conflict Resolution

Therapies Include

  • Process Groups
  • Individual and Family Meetings
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Anger and Aggression Management
  • Education & Social Skills
  • Medication Management & Education
  • Aftercare Planning Development

Adolescent Outpatient Services

The outpatient program runs for up to eight weeks and is presented in four modules. Each module is two weeks long and will teach skills for each of the following:

  • Mindfulness
    The quality of awareness we bring to what we are doing and experiencing, to being in the here and now.
  • Distress Tolerance
    Consists of four groups of crisis survival strategies: Distraction, Self‐Soothing, Improving the Moment, & Pros and Cons.
  • Emotional Regulation
    Learn to understand how emotions work and the skills to manage emotions instead of being managed by them, and to build positive emotional experiences.
  • Interpersonal Relations
    In this module all the skills come together in a synergistic way.

For more information on our Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Services, click here.

Family Involvement

Please view the testimonial below from an adolescent and parent who graduated from our mental health program.

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