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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Transforming Lives Through Behavioral Health Support

Behavioral health is crucial to our overall well-being and quality of life. When we struggle with mental health issues, substance abuse, or emotional distress, it can impact our ability to function in all areas of our lives. Seeking help and support for behavioral health concerns is vital to caring for ourselves and creating a better life.

Early intervention in behavioral health can significantly increase the likelihood of children leading fulfilling and successful lives as they age. Children can develop the necessary skills to excel when these concerns are addressed early on. By prioritizing our behavioral health, we can improve our quality of life and help contribute to the world around us.

How We Cover a Full Spectrum of Needs

Sycamores clinicians and staff provide a wide range of behavioral health services to children, adolescents, youth, adults, and families in Los Angeles County and beyond. Whether at one of our 10 clinic locations, in the community, or on a school campus, our programs and services cover the entire spectrum, from prevention and early intervention to residential treatment. We strive to equip those we serve with the resources necessary to create a better life.

Sycamores’ mental health staff takes a team approach, working with the referred individual and their family unit. Our staff ensure that the individual has a voice in their treatment plan while guiding each situation with strong clinical experience, provided in a technically and culturally competent manner.

Available Behavioral Health Services
After receiving a comprehensive mental health assessment to help pinpoint specific areas of need, our clinicians can recommend the following:
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (medication services)

  • Continuing Mental Health Services

  • Behavioral Support/Services

  • Parent Partner (peer support offered to caregivers)

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling/Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Connecting to Community Resources
Sycamores mother and daughter

Outpatient Services


Therapy is provided by a Sycamores clinician to help reduce or eliminate emotional or behavioral difficulties that may be impacting a person's functioning at school, work, in the community and/or in interpersonal relationships.

Group therapy is delivered to multiple clients simultaneously to assist in improving, maintaining, or restoring participants' daily living skills and emotional functioning.

Family therapy sessions are provided to a youth's family or other responsible persons, to assist the caretaker in supporting the youth's therapeutic goals.

Psychiatry / Medication and Support Services

Psychiatry and Medication Support Services are provided in person or via telehealth. Sycamores believes medication is most effective when accompanied by weekly mental health services, such as individual or family therapy. Therefore, psychiatry is not offered as a "stand-alone" service. Sycamores psychiatrists believe in integrated care and seek to consult with the client's primary care physician.

Co-Occurring Disorders

The Co-Occurring Disorders Program (COD) offers integrated dual-diagnosis treatment for youth and adults struggling with mental health conditions and substance misuse. Certified drug and alcohol counselors work adjunctively and collaboratively with the mental health clinical staff to augment consumers’ mental health treatment.

Crisis Stabilization

Crisis stabilization is an immediate emergency response to enable a person to cope with a crisis while maintaining their current living situation and level of functioning. Sycamores staff provide assessment, evaluation, and collateral services with the legal guardian, as well as individual therapy, to ensure that the individual is able to remain safe.

In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home

Intensive In-Home is our most acute level of outpatient care, considered a step down from residential. The goal of treatment is to stabilize the individual’s crisis episodes and their home environment. This is designed to be a short-term program where the team stabilizes the individual, and then, after successful outcomes, they are stepped down to a lower level of care.

Full Service Partnership (FSP)

A field- and/or office-based mental health program for children, youth, adults, and caregivers, FSP offers individual and family counseling and 24/7 assessment and crisis services. Eligibility requires Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) and at least one of the following:

  • Risk of removal from home by Child Protective Services
  • Parent/Caregiver with mental illness/substance abuse (children ages 0-5)
  • Extreme behavioral problems at school
  • Moving back into a home/community setting from an out-of-home placement
  • Been involved with probation, on psychotropic medications, and transitioning back to home/community

Wraparound services are available to children, adolescents, and their families when there is significant impairment in daily living. There may or may not be family involvement with the Department of Children & Family Services. As the name suggests, services "wrap" around the entire family so that the youth will not need to be removed from their home and placed in an alternative setting.

To achieve this, the family is given a team of at least four staff members to support them, including a facilitator, clinician, community wellness specialist, and a parent partner or peer partner who has been through the system and has raised a youth with a mental health challenge. Additional services are available, based on the family's interests and needs.

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