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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Treatment

Adolescent outpatient treatment at Sierra Vista Hospital is meant to help adolescents, ages 13 to 17, who have a behavioral health disorder but do not require 24-hour intensive care. They can receive treatment while still attending school.

The program runs up to eight weeks long and focuses on the development of life skills that can help minimize the effects of behavioral health issues. Based on dialectical behavioral therapy, the program focuses on four modules with two weeks dedicated to each module.

Sessions are held Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the hospital and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at our Folsom Campus. Tuesdays and Thursdays are family nights. Dinner is provided. Patients can transition to this program after leaving our inpatient program.

Program Modules

  • Mindfulness: The quality of awareness we bring to what we are doing and experiencing, being in the here and now
  • Distress Tolerance: Four groups of crisis survival strategies (distraction, self‐soothing, improving the moment and pros and cons)
  • Emotional Regulation: The understanding of how emotions work and the skills needed to manage emotions instead of being managed by them
  • Interpersonal Relations: The application of the skills learned in the other modules to relationships with loved ones and those around us

Call Sierra Vista Hospital at 916-288-0300 to schedule a free and confidential assessment, make a referral or learn more about our treatment programs. We are available 24/7.