Engage Renew

Engage Renew is our day program for teens, ages 13-17, struggling with managing symptoms of Anxiety,Depression, or another Mood Disorder that are best treated in a structured full day setting. The primary goal of our day program is to help each of our teens and their families establish a safe and supportive environment in the home and school setting. Our day program is often a great transition for a teen transitioning from an inpatient setting, or when it is determined to be most beneficial for the teen to stay in the home setting while seeking treatment.

Participating in daily group therapy, daily school studies, regular family therapy, and fun community activities, our teens get the most comprehensive outpatient experience available. Transportation to and from this program is available upon request.


WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?

Engage Renew was developed based on our communities developing need to provide more intensive quality treatment in our community, while also keeping teens home with their familes. Engage Renew is designed for teens struggling with significant symtoms of depression, anxiety, or another mood disorder that have negatively impacted their school and home life. Teens who attend this program may have a history of hospitalization, significant challenges managing anger, frequent self-harm, possible substance abuse, or ongoing school refusal. Therapeutic group therapy sessions separated based on individual participants current therapeutic needs.

Teens can sometimes have difficulty making sense of and expressing their emotions. A change in academic performance, anger, withdrawal or somatic complaints can be a cry for help. Our team believes that these behaviors are signals and clues to an individuals internal conflict. Identifying the purpose of these symtoms allows our team to support each individual in identifying new ways of coping and managing lifes challenges. These insights allow us to develop an individualized treatment plan that will promote stabilization, safety, and success in their school and home life.

BUILDING COMMUNITY FOR YOUR TEEN

Having a sense of “community” contributes to teen resilence. Our team works hard to collaborate with your teens current suppports, such as teachers, counselors, doctors, coaches, healthy friends, and anyone else you feel would be supportive to your teens new goals. We know that it takes a village, and no matter how big or small your teens community of support is right now, we will help to build them a quality team of allies within your community.

HEALING YOUR FAMILY

Each of our teens participates in Family Therapy. It is often important that everyone in the family works towards improving communication and managing daily stressors. Our team supports each family on understanding the diagnosis and behaviors of the teen enrolled. We work hard to help family members to understand how they can support the teen enrolled and while also focusing on their own self care. The parents of our teen participants are strongly encouraged to attend our weekly parent support group, where they gain valuable tools to support and respond to their teen in more effective ways.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to reduce the impact of a teens current symptoms on their education and future goals, while providing excellent clinical care to help your teen gain the insight and skills necessary to get their life back.Teens participate in daily process groups, skills groups, relapse prevention groups (if appropriate), and school studies. While parents participate in our parent support group as well as family therapy. Our education team works hand and hand with your teens current school to support them in keeping up on their school work and not falling behind in their education while seeking treatment.

We know that time does not stop for treatment. We support our teens by giving them a safe place to seek treatment for their symtoms, while also managing their educational needs in the process. When struggling to manage your symptoms, the addition of school responsibilies can be overwhelming, therapeutic support is provided by our clinical team within group therapy sessions as well as during daily school study sessions to provide the additonal support your teen needs.Teens participate in end of day reflection groups to discuss how the days “glows,”or favorite moments and successes of the day, and “grows,” or areas where memebers can continue to work on personal growth.Our teams supportive feedback provides acknowledgement for participants when they utilize the skills they are learning effectively, while also helping them to identify new solutions. Specific positive feedback when we feel like nothing is good or we can’t do anything right.

Teen Programs Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding to get help is an important decision. Our team is dedicated to supporting your teen and family in determining what type of therapy will best meet your needs. Our Intake Coordinator will meet with you and your family to work with you to determine whether what level of care would best meet your family’s current needs. Our team offers Individual Therapy, two Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs; Engage Me and Engage Beyond, one Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program; Engage Thrive and a full Day Program; Engage Renew.

Individual therapy is typically the first level of care our team provides. Often, when teens act out behaviorally it is usually their way of expressing that something is wrong with them or their family. Teens can often have difficulty making sense of and expressing their emotions. A change in academic performance, anger, withdrawal or somatic complaints can be a cry for help. If there is not a safety concern, individual therapy is often the best first step. However, if your teen engages in self-injurious behavior, begins to socially isolate themselves, is no longer interested in things they used to enjoy, expresses frequent self-criticism, or inaccurately perceives that others are criticizing them, this may be reason to consider more than individual therapy. This decision should be considered with the support of the teen’s current and regular therapist. If your teenager is not seeing a therapist, we offer a free intake assessment to determine the appropriate level of care.

Our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provide a short term increased level of support in order to help your teen more quickly develop the skills necessary to establish more safe and healthy behaviors. Individuals currently may have a significant disruption in school behaviors, academic performance, possible drug use or self-harm behaviors, and may be safety concerns for the individual. A client who is a best fit for IOP is typically able to be challenged by the therapeutic process without concern for unsafe behaviors or the use of drugs and alcohol being used to cope. Teens participate in this program three days a week for three hours each day. We have three different Intensive Outpatient Programs; see Our Programs page for more information. Often, an individual in our IOP has been to individual therapy in the past but it has not provided enough therapeutic intervention and support to see significant change, or the individuals symptoms have progressed and they need additional support to provide safe treatment. Individuals participating in this program are strongly encouraged to continue individual therapy in conjunction with the program since a client’s individual therapist will be a longer term relationship verses our program which is designed to be more short term. Our team will work to coordinate your teens & young adults care to make sure they are getting the best treatment available and can transition them back to individual therapy as soon as possible.

As out of network providers we work with most PPO and HMO plans for our Intensive Outpatient Programs. These services are typically covered by insurance plans and vary in the level of coverage provided for treatment. Please contact our main office to discuss how we can support you in getting the best coverage possible.

Youth Enrolled in the Adolescent Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program typically work on building skills in the following areas:

  • Social withdraw
  • Blaming others for his or her own feelings
  • Extreme moods
  • Rejection of previously held values
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Change in peer group

Reach Us

Address: 650 Hampshire Road Suite 104 Westlake Village, California 91361
E-Mail: info@engagetreatmentprograms.com
Phone: 805-497-0605