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Sycamores’ clinicians and staff provide a wide range of behavioral health services to children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in Los Angeles County and beyond. Whether it be at one of our nine campus locations, in the community, or on a school campus, our programs and services cover the full spectrum, from prevention and early intervention to residential treatment. In all we do and throughout our myriad of programs, we work to provide those we serve with the tools for “a better life.”

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Children, adolescents, young adults and adults can be referred to services from a primary care practitioner, their school, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Mental Health, or self-referral, to name a few. After receiving a comprehensive mental health assessment to help pinpoint specific areas of need, our clinicians can recommend:

  • Psychiatric Evaluation (medication services)
  • On-going Mental Health Services
  • Behavioral Support / Services
  • Parent Partner (to offer peer support to caregivers)
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling / Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Linkage to Community Resources

 

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Sycamores’ mental health staff take a team approach, not only working with the individual who was referred but also working with their family unit. Our staff ensures that the individual has a “voice” in their treatment plan, while also guiding each situation with strong clinical experience, provided in a technically and culturally competent manner.

SYCAMORES’ BEHAVIORAL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDE

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Individual Therapy :

Therapy provided by a Sycamores’ therapist to help reduce or eliminate emotional or behavioral difficulties. Individual therapy can be provided in a variety of settings including sessions conducted at our clinic or in a school, at the home or in the community.

Group Therapy :

Group therapy is delivered to more than one client at the same time to assist in improving, maintaining, or restoring participants daily living skills and emotional functioning.

Family Therapy :

Family therapy sessions are provided to the youth’s family or other responsible persons with the intent of assisting 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 that medication is most effective when accompanied with weekly mental health services, such as individual or family therapy, therefore psychiatry is not offered as a “stand alone” service.

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Referral for psychiatric services is provided by a Sycamores’ therapist following a comprehensive assessment. Sycamores’ psychiatrists believe in integrated care and seek to consult with the client’s primary care physician as well. Sycamores’ Licensed Vocational Nurses play a vital role in the Medication and Support Services Team and are readily accessible to answer any medication-related questions and assist with the coordination of care.

Crisis Stabilization :

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

INTENSIVE SERVICES

Therapeutic Behavioral Support:

Therapeutic behavioral services are provided to individuals up to age 21, who have been recommended for short-term intensive care to supplement their mental health services. Typically, these individuals are In danger of being transitioned to a higher (including acute) level of care, or have a planned transition to a lower level of care or home with additional and temporary support as needed.

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The services are provided under the direction of a Licensed Clinician, in collaboration with a Therapeutic Behavioral Support Specialist, and the individual and their family, and are part of an overall treatment plan. Typical target behaviors include anger outbursts, property destruction, assaultive behaviors, and self-injurious behaviors. These interventions are designed and delivered in an individualized fashion, teaching both the individual and their family how to replace destructive behaviors with alternative positive behaviors, skills, and strategies.

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 client’s crisis episodes and stabilize their home environment. This is meant to be a short-term program, where the team stabilizes the client, and then, after successful outcomes, they are stepped down to a lower level of care.

Wraparound :

Wraparound services are available to children, adolescents, and their families when there is involvement from the Department of Children and Family Services. Like the name suggests, services “wrap” around the entire family so that ultimately the youth will not need to be removed from their home and placed in an alternate setting.

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To achieve this, the family is given a team of at least four clinicians and staff members to support them, including a parent partner, and a peer parent, who has been through the system and has raised a youth with a mental health need. Additional services are also made available based on the family’s interests and needs.