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Located in the city of El Cajon, California, Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility is in a valley surrounded by mountains in San Diego County. Nearby is the San Diego International Airport. Rancho San Diego’s ranch-style environment offers greenbelts, plenty of trees and greenery in a tranquil setting that allows adolescents to focus on their own needs and overcome their mental illness.

Who We Treat

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Program is offered to young men and women ages 12 to 17 who have mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Rancho San Diego’s residential facility provides specialized Mental Health Programs for treating adolescents, with comprehensive programs that are individualized to each student’s particular needs.

Housing Accommodations

Students live two per room in a summer camp environment in residences located in gated neighborhoods. Gender-specific housing is provided to young men and women. Supervision and crisis intervention are provided 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and protection of youths during their mental health treatment program. Three meals per day are prepared by our on-site nutritional chef.

Recreational Activities

Staying active during treatment is important for improving overall health and wellness. At Rancho San Diego, we understand how important exercise and recreational activities are for treatment and recovery. A mild climate and sunshine make San Diego County the perfect environment for teens to enjoy the outdoors year-round and participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, walking and outings to nearby parks and beaches.

Rancho San Diego offers the following recreational activities:

  • A swimming pool
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Baseball field
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball
  • Greenbelt
  • Nearby canyons
  • Recreation room
  • Movie theaters
  • Bowling
  • Go-kart racing
  • Beach outings
  • Park outings
  • Yoga

Educational Accommodations

Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility offers educational accommodations to students who would like to continue their education while they receive treatment. Some of the educational accommodations offered to students at Rancho San Diego include:

  • EDGE classroom and study center
  • Independent study through current school of residence
  • Credit recovery
  • Local school district hospital services
  • GED preparation
  • Independent living skills

Family Accommodations

Parents and other family members are welcome to participate in family groups, therapy and other forms of support during their teen’s mental health treatment. Some of the family accommodations offered to students and their families during mental health treatment at Rancho San Diego include:

  • Weekly family groups
  • Family therapy
  • Parenting consultations
  • Family interventions
  • Case management
  • Monthly on-site Intensive Family Support events

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About our Mental Health Program

Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility for teens provides comprehensive treatment programs for mental illness, substance use disorders, eating disorders (only females), and co-occurring conditions from a strengths-based perspective. We aim to help adolescents recover from mental health conditions and increase psychological health by incorporating all components of health and wellness in our comprehensive behavioral health treatment programs.

As part of our holistic treatment approach, we offer a plethora of housing, family and educational accommodations in addition to our evidence-based, complementary and experiential treatments to ensure that adolescents receive the highest quality of care to help them overcome mental disorders. Some of the treatment options available to adolescents in our Mental Health Program include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skill building
  • Grief counseling
  • Equine therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art activities
  • Psychoeducation
  • Medication management
  • Anger and stress management
  • Stress reduction skills
  • Neurofeedback
  • Expressive groups
  • Symptom management groups
  • Optional 12-step meetings
  • Non-12 step meetings (SMART Recovery)
  • Process groups
  • Integrated schooling
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Recreational activities (e.g., hiking)

Different levels of care are also offered to adolescents who have varying levels of need. The different levels of care offered at Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Treatment program for adolescents include:

  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Rancho San Diego’s residential treatment facility for adolescents is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the California Department of Social Services. Sovereign Health has partnered with My Treatment Lender to offer financial options to families without insurance coverage or who need assistance with covering the cost of treatment.

To find out more about Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Program offered to adolescents, please contact our 24/7 helpline to speak to a member of our admissions team.

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