Levels of Care/Who We Treat

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility offers a Mental Health Program to treat male and female adolescents from 12 to 17 years old. Licensed by the California Department of Social Services and The Joint Commission, Rancho San Diego provides high quality behavioral health treatment to youth who have mental disorders, eating disorders (only girls), substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders.

Licensing and Accreditation

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s facility is licensed by the California Department of Social Services (DSS) and has received accreditation through The Joint Commission for treating adolescents with an alcohol and/or drug addiction, eating disorder, mental health condition, substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders.

Mental Health Conditions That We Treat

Comprehensive behavioral health treatment programs are offered at Rancho San Diego’s residential treatment facility to address teens’ mental health conditions such as:

  • Major depressive disorder (also referred to as depression)
  • Bipolar disorder I and II
  • Specific phobias
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trichotillomania (i.e., hair-pulling disorder)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder

In addition, Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego is where:

  • Adolescents can receive treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction or dependence, also referred to as a substance use disorder, in our Substance Abuse Program.
  • Female adolescents can receive treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in our Eating Disorder Program.
  • Teens who have co-occurring disorders can receive treatment through our Dual Diagnosis Program.

Other Emotional and Behavioral Health Conditions We Treat

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego is also equipped with highly trained and compassionate staff members who are available to treat other emotional and behavioral health conditions that affect teens. Some of the other emotional and behavioral health conditions that are treated at Rancho San Diego include:

  • Teen grief and loss
  • Suicidal ideation and self-harming behaviors
  • Bullying
  • Anger problems
  • Internet, gaming, cellphone and social media addiction
  • Gambling
  • Parental divorce
  • Issues due to adoption

Levels Of Care

Our staff assesses teens during the admissions process to gain a better understanding of their background, history of mental illness and presence of any underlying or comorbid substance use disorder or medical condition. Treatment plans are tailored depending on the adolescent’s particular needs.

Rancho San Diego’s multidisciplinary treatment team consists of highly trained psychologists, a psychiatrist, medical doctors, case managers, therapists and other medical and mental health professionals. During intake, the treatment team thoroughly assesses teens with comprehensive medical and biopsychosocial assessments, which assists in the diagnosis and creation of individualized treatment plans based on students’ particular needs. Students are diagnosed and assessed for the primary condition in addition to any co-occurring medical or psychological conditions. As a result, an individualized treatment plan is created that is based on the student’s specific needs.

The level of care that is needed during teens’ mental health treatment can be profoundly impacted by the severity of symptoms, primary mental disorder, and whether or not it co-occurs with substance abuse or a medical condition. The Mental Health Program at Rancho San Diego offers the following levels of care to students with mental health conditions:

  • Residential Treatment Center (RTC): Nonmedical (general and specialized) services provided to adolescents 24/7 by trained staff
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Comprehensive and intensive therapeutic services provided in a medically supervised program; serves as a step down from inpatient care in lieu of continued hospitalization
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Scheduled treatment and group sessions from a person-centered approach

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Our Holistic, Individualized Treatment Approach

All programs offered at Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego utilize a holistic treatment approach to integrate all aspects of teens’ well-being using a combination of individual, group and family therapy and evidence-based, complementary and mind-body therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Music therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Yoga and meditation

Experiential and recreational activities are also part of Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Program for adolescents. In addition, teens have the opportunity for GED preparation, credit recovery and independent study through their current school or residence along with other educational accommodations. Our EDGE classroom and study center is available for 7.5 hours per week to students who would like to study, read or do homework.

To assist families during the admissions process, our trained admissions staff will check for insurance coverage for treatment services and help to provide financial options to families if they need assistance with covering treatment costs. Sovereign Health works with My Treatment Lender to offer treatment loans to students and their families who have difficulty covering the costs of treatment.

For more information about the Mental Health Program at Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s facility for youth, please contact our 24/7 helpline.

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