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What should teens bring to residential treatment? 

Most residential treatment centers for youth in California will recommend to bring the following for your teen: Comfortable & Age-appropriate clothing, Approved Prescription Medications, Mementos, and School books & Assignments. Adolescent residential treatment centers in California will have different limitations and requirements and it’s important to clarify what their specific rules are, especially when identifying contraband […]

How do you place teens in residential treatment? 

It can be difficult to send your loved one to treatment, and it can feel even more difficult to choose between all the residential treatment centers for youth in California. Instead of seeing treatment as a punishment, look at it as an opportunity. If you’re unsure how to begin the search for residential treatment for […]

Does insurance cover residential treatment? How do I pay for treatment? 

Most insurance policies do cover teen residential treatment. However, whether or not residential treatment for teens will be covered ultimately depends on your specific plan and coverages. More often than not, insurance companies will have a few prerequisites for covering a high-level residential teen rehab center. Additionally, some insurance companies cover partial cost instead of […]

Will my teen keep up with education/school? 

Yes—if they’re ready. Life does not stop when an adolescent enters residential treatment. We coordinate with schools, teachers, and families to get our teens on track as soon as possible. All our residential treatment centers have school areas fully equipped with everything a student needs—computers, printers, internet access—to keep up with academic work.  

What teens are not appropriate for residential treatment? 

While each teenager is unique, we can safely say that our RTC program is probably not a good option for an individual who has never received any treatment at all for mental health, addiction, or behavioral issues. Residential treatment is an extreme step to take, and teens rarely need this level of care without passing […]

How many hours per day will my teen receive treatment? 

The treatment environment is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our teens are in active therapy 3-4 hours per day, not including complementary experiential treatment modes and various support activities. This is a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

What are the goals of residential treatment?

Our goal across all levels of care is to give our teenagers the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle when they choose to. We work to make them whole again and provide them with the coping skills they need most. We help them reintegrate into their families, schools, and society-at-large. Many of our teens come […]

What is a typical day like?

Wake-up is usually around 6:30 am and lights out is around 9:30 pm. Over the course of a week, our teens find themselves in individual therapy, family therapy, DBT Skills groups, psychoeducation groups, 12 step meetings, and more.  They also participate in complementary experiential activities like equine therapy, hiking, mindful meditation, surf therapy, rock climbing, […]