About Mental Health Treatment

Mental disorders are commonly experienced among young people, with about one in five adolescents who have a diagnosable mental disorder. Children and teens who show signs of a mental illness may begin drinking alcohol and/or taking drugs or exhibit changes in their normal behavior (e.g., irritability, feeling sad, withdrawing from friends, problems in school).

Yet, the signs and symptoms of a mental illness can sometimes be so subtle that it can make it difficult for parents to detect. It is important to recognize that even subtle changes (e.g., irritability) in your child’s or adolescent’s behavior can be a warning sign of a mental disorder and seeking professional help may be necessary if his or her symptoms start to become unmanageable.

Mental Health Treatment at Rancho San Diego

Sovereign Health’s Mental Health Program for adolescents is offered at our Rancho San Diego facility, which is located in the city of El Cajon in San Diego County, California. Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility is dedicated to helping youths overcome mental health conditions such as major depressive disorder (also referred to as depression) and anxiety disorders, as well as mental disorders that co-occur with alcohol and/or drug abuse.

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego offers comprehensive mental health treatment programs to young men and women ages 12 to 17. Rancho San Diego is licensed by the California Department of Social Services and The Joint Commission to provide treatment to adolescents who have mental disorders, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. We offer comprehensive treatment programs for adolescents who have the following mental health conditions:

  • Depressive disorders such as major depressive disorder
  • Bipolar and related disorders such as bipolar I disorder and bipolar II disorder
  • Anxiety disorders, includinggeneralized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia)
  • Traumaand stressor-related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder and adjustment disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and trichotillomania (also referred to as hair-pulling disorder)
  • Disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders such asoppositional defiant disorder
  • Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders such asschizoaffective disorder, brief psychotic disorder and substance/medication-induced psychotic disorder
  • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Substance use disorders
  • Other emotional and behavioral problems, including teen grief and loss, suicidal ideation, and anger problems

Taking The Teen’s Life Experiences Into Account

Being proactive about a teen’s mental health is one of the best choices anyone can make. It gives the teen a better chance at having a happy and balanced life free of anxiety, depression and self-doubt. We take into account other factors that may play a role in the teen’s mental health, such as experiencing a parental divorce, going through trauma or having been adopted, all of which may have a profound influence on mental health.

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Levels Of Care

Comprehensive medical and biopsychosocial assessments are completed during the admissions process to fully diagnose and treat the primary mental disorder along with any co-occurring conditions. We individually tailor our mental health treatment programs to meet youths’ specific needs by providing a combination of evidence-based, complementary and experiential treatments along with different levels of care, including residential treatment, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP).

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Program

Our mental health treatment program provides a holistic treatment approach that includes an array of individualized, evidence-based, complementary and experiential treatments. Family members are encouraged to participate in their loved ones’ treatment. Our dedicated treatment team of diverse medical and mental health care professionals provides teens with psychoeducation and informative groups that teach them about the symptoms of mental illness, coping mechanisms and other stress and anger management techniques, and how to better manage their symptoms.

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego offers weekly family therapy, monthly intensive family support and other family activities to parents and other family members who want to be involved in the adolescent’s treatment and recovery. Rancho San Diego’s mental health treatment program offers comprehensive behavioral health treatments for adolescents with mental health problems, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused therapy (SFT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills
  • Medication management
  • Integrated schooling
  • Process groups
  • Art activities
  • Neurofeedback
  • Optional 12-step groups
  • SMART Recovery
  • Equine therapy
  • Exercise, yoga and other recreational activities
  • Music therapy
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Strength-based perspective
  • Anger, stress and symptom management

At Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego, we aim to provide teens with a balanced, strengths-based and holistic treatment approach that includes education, evidence-based and complementary treatments, and individual, family and group therapy to provide youths with the support they need to overcome mental health conditions. Our goal is to help teens live fulfilling lives without being affected by the symptoms of a mental disorder.

Contact our 24/7 helpline for more information about Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s Mental Health Program for adolescents.

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