Pacific Teen Treatment

Treatment Center

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Pacific Teen Treatment

Treatment Center


About Pacific Teen Treatment

At PTT we provide residential care for teenagers who struggle with mental and emotional health issues through a custom tailored 30-60 day residential treatment program. Our program, staffed by experienced, highly trained professionals, is dedicated to treating the contemporary issues facing today’s teenagers. We focus on personalized treatment, which includes completing comprehensive diagnostic testing, developing a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each client, and closely monitoring progress. We believe in a collaborative and family focused approach towards treatment with all family members playing an integral role in the treatment process. We focus on identifying and treating the core mental or emotional health issues that impact teens and their families. While the focus is on the underlying mental and emotional health issues, we treat teenagers who struggle with substance abuse, trauma, grief, self harm, eating disorders, personality disorders as well as other behavioral, mental and/or emotional health issues.

Our Vision

At Pacific Teen Treatment, our vision is to provide teens who struggle with mental and emotional health issues a safe, supportive environment to seek help and begin the journey to recovery.  Our goal is to empower the teenagers we work with, teaching them the skills they need to effectively manage and regulate their emotions so they can go on to lead happy, fulfilling lives.   Our program, staffed by experienced, highly trained professionals, is dedicated to preparing our clients for the real world. We focus on personalized treatment, which includes completing comprehensive diagnostic testing, developing a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each client, and closely monitoring progress. With this approach, we position the individual and family to transition back home and achieve success, however they may define it.  We specialize in treating mental and emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and PTSD. In addition, we treat a variety of mood and personality disorders as well as behavioral issues such as self-harm, eating disorders, substance use, school avoidance and contemporary issues such as social media, computer and gaming addictions.

Who We Treat

The teenagers we treat struggle primarily with mental and emotional health issues such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. They are intelligent and naturally gifted in many ways, yet struggle to regulate and manage their emotions. They tend to be very sensitive to their surroundings and the well-being of others, often at their own expense. Many of our clients have experienced trauma, which inhibits them from being able to regulate their emotions in a healthy way. We believe that adolescents who fit the above profile will not respond well to a punitive approach focused on behavioral change. Instead, they would benefit from an insight oriented approach, which focuses on the individual with the goal of teaching them how to manage their emotions in a healthier way. Rather than trying to force change upon them, we want to help empower, support and motivate these young people to make positive changes in their lives. We believe that this approach helps to ensure that the positive changes our clients (these young people?) make last well beyond their time in treatment, continuing when they return home and thereafter as they grow into responsible, productive and empowered adults.


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Can work with most PPO Insurance policies.
  • Private Insurance Only
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: State of California / 198209636
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • Certificate: BBS / 104987

Pacific Teen Treatment's Groups

Daily Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is an integral part of the treatment process. In order to successfully address the underlying, core issues that our clients are struggling with it's imperative that they receive individual care and attention. One of the ways we address this is by ensuring that all clients receive one on one therapy every day they are in treatment. Upon entering the program each client will receive a treatment team consisting of a Primary, Secondary and Family therapist so that we can assure that there will be someone from the treatment team on shift every day.

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Group Therapy

While we place a heavy emphasis on treating the individual through daily one on one therapy, group therapy is a integral part of our program as with the adolescent population there is so much value and insight that can be gained from interacting and engaging with one another through group therapy. The group therapy we provide includes but is not limited to process groups, psycho-educational groups, DBT, CBT and expressive arts therapies such as music therapy, drama therapy, art therapy and writing therapy.

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Family Focused Treatment

At Pacific Teen Treatment we make sure that the entire family is part of the treatment process to ensure that parents and family are in a position to support one another and communicate effectively. Parents will participate in parenting support groups, including Parent Effectiveness Training, family therapy sessions, and multi-family group therapy. While parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate on site, family travel to Pacific Teen Treatment from all over the country and we can provide remote therapy via phone or skype sessions.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adolescent Mental Health Facility
  • Adolescent Residential Treatment
  • Adoption
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

  • Teen
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Drug Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorder
  • Equine Therapy
  • Outdoor Therapy
  • Psychiatric Residential
  • Residential Inpatient
  • Small Residential Programs
  • Substance Use
  • Teens & Adolescent Residential
Out / Inpatient
  • Long Term (>30 Days) Residential
  • Short Term (<30 Days) Residential

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neurofeedback
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group


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Last Modified: 27 May 2022
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Pacific Teen Treatment

Treatment Center