The challenges faced by adolescents are trying under the best of circumstances. Change is fast and hard to keep up with. Add to these challenges grief, trauma or social anxiety stemming from our mobile society and it is easy to see why, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 5 children ages 3 to 18 have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder. As alarming, suicide is now the second leading cause of death among youth in the United States.

While there has been greater attention and care given to the topic in recent years, mental health challenges continue to carry a stigma. In fact, two-thirds of people with diagnosed conditions receive no treatment. For those who do receive treatment, there are a significant number of people who face challenges requiring higher intensity of therapeutic care than can be handled in the traditional outpatient setting.

As troubling as these numbers are, there is hope and help for those struggling with mental or emotional health challenges. For nearly 25 years, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families has provided Hope and Help to youth and families addressing concerns in social development, emotional regulation, grief, loss and attachment. Through its array of nationally accredited programs, such as Residential Therapeutic Care, Day Treatment options and Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Services, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is the leading provider of intensive therapeutic mental health care for youth ages 9 to 18 struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges when traditional outpatient interventions are not enough. 

Following a neuro-relational approach based on the latest brain science, our team of experts meets youth and families where they are and, through the development of connected relationships, guides them in building on individual strengths. Our innovative and integrated approach to mental health treatment includes Psychiatric Consultation and Medication Management; Psychological Assessment; Individual, Group, and Family Therapy; and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy supported by On-Site Education Experts, State-of-the-Art Music Program, Recreational Therapies, Experiential Outings, Daily Skills Group and Practice and an On-Site Health Clinic.

Nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains with the Pacific Ocean just minutes away, Casa Pacifica’s rural 24-acre campus is conveniently located in Camarillo, California. We work with most insurance plans. Call us today at 805.366.4000 for a no-cost confidential conversation to learn how Casa Pacifica can bring Hope and Help to your family. Learn more at CasaPacifica.Org/START.

Casa Pacific’s Main Campus is located at 1722 S. Lewis Rd., in Camarillo.