Mental Health

Mental Health

The Program

TLC Child & Family Services offers therapeutic services to adolescents and their families. Our goal is to offer adolescents and their families a multi-disciplinary treatment program that is either an alternative or an addition to the residentially-based program. This unique program creates an integrated set of services for high-risk adolescents and promotes greater success in the family, school and community. We coordinate services with the school, county mental health, community service providers and the family. TLC’s Outpatient Services staff includes clinical psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists. Medication support services are provided through a consultant psychiatrist.

Therapy Services

We offer individual, family and group therapy for adolescents and their families. Milieu therapy is offered for all students either enrolled at Journey High School or residents of TLC’s residential programs. Students enrolled in the Outpatient Services program participate in daily therapeutic groups such as Social Skills, Yoga, Men’s and Women’s, Animal Assisted Therapy, Substance Abuse, Social Awareness and Personal Goals. Outpatient Mental Health Services provide up to nine groups per week to meet clients’ needs.
All of our residential and Journey High School students are assigned a primary therapist who conducts the weekly individual therapy sessions and bi-monthly family therapy sessions. As students need less therapy or find structure in the community such as jobs or after school sports, they are released from the therapy groups. In it’s stead, students continue in individual and family therapy. In addition, aftercare services are available.

Who We Serve

Our clientele include adolescents with a wide range of mental health challenges including, but not limited, to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorder
  • Asperger’s traits
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Self Harming Behaviors
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Thought Disorder
  • Eating Disorders

Funding and Range of Services

Outpatient Mental Health Services is funded by a separate contract from the client’s county mental health department. An individual plan is created for each client. The intensity of services varies depending on the needs of the client and family. Services may range from once a week individual therapy session to weekly individual and family therapy and up to 4-5 group therapy sessions per week.

For further information, please contact our Director of Outpatien