The Farmhouse: DBT Residential Treatment
Get grounded at the Farmhouse: a comprehensive DBT residential treatment program for teens.
A unique residential, adolescent DBT treatment program in Southern California serves teens with mood and behavior dysregulation while teaching emotional regulation, self-compassion, adult living skills, and improved family communication.
Unique Customized Services:
- Full psychological assessment at admission and discharge for tracking treatment outcomes
- Psychiatric services and Medication management
- Nutritional Psychiatry informed menus with client and family education on balancing your mood with food
- 24-hour crisis intervention and DBT skills coaching
- Increased independence in learning and applying skills as clients progress
- Individual DBT therapy and DBT Skills Training Groups
- DBT Family Therapy and Family Skills Training
- Borderline Personality Traits treatment track
- Schooling: customized learning program to address academic vulnerabilities
- Mindful organic gardening and basic cooking skills to build mastery, enhance adult living skills and help kids unplug from electronics
- Mindful Self-Compassion (Making Friends with Yourself program) & addresing low self-esteem
- Recreational therapies: yoga, hiking, personalized fitness plans
- Faith-based integration as requested
- Reduce emergency and life-threatening behaviors
- Gain emotional stability and behavioral control
- Improve medical stabilization (medication management)
- Increase motivation and commitment for treatment
- Reduce behaviors that interfere with treatment progress
- Improve the quality of family relationships and social support in the community
- Gain behavioral skills to manage life problems:
- Increasing tolerance of distressing situations (Distress Tolerance Skills)
- Managing emotions (Emotion Regulation Skills)
- Improving one’s own self-awareness (Mindfulness Skills)
- Developing more effective social interactions (Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills)
Description of RTC Therapy Programs
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group
#Adulting (Chores) Group
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Group
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group
Executive Functioning Coaching
Healthy Lifestyles Multi-Family Group
Interpersonal Effectiveness Group
Individual Skills Coaching
Mindful Cooking & Culinary Lab
Multi-Family Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group
Mindfulness & Mindful Self-Compassion
Parent Effectiveness Training
Physical Fitness & Yoga
Sleep Hygiene Group
Good Neighbor Policy
The Farmhouse supports neighborhood harmony and positive relationships within our community. We understand you, as our neighbors and members of the community, may have concerns about our presence. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our treatment home, the clients we serve, and the role we play in helping adolescents and their families.
Our residence is licensed by the CA Department of Social Services, Facility Number: 306090043. We follow all state and city regulations, planning, and zoning laws. We operate under a Group Home license, which allows us to serve a maximum of six children at one time. This small size, combined with a high staff-client ratio, allows us to provide the oversight, evidence-based care, and safety our youths need. This also allows us to be the best neighbors possible, which means unless you need us, we strive to be invisible neighbors.
Our Professional Team
Our dedicated team is made up of clinically trained, licensed mental health professionals with experience working with adolescents. Our residence has a full-time clinical director, program manager, and a full suite of expert therapists and milieu counselors. We maintain a 3:1 staff to client ratio.
The safety of our clients and our neighbors is the most important thing. Children and adolescents receiving treatment at the Farmhouse are supervised 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by our team of highly qualified professionals. We utilize strict line-of-sight policies, state-of-the-art monitoring technology, and maintain a high staff-to-client ratio. By keeping our clients safe, we keep our neighbors safe.
Who We Treat
We help youth struggling with depression and anxiety as their primary problem, as opposed to other programs where substance abuse is the primary focus. Before accepting a client, our admissions team, led by a licensed therapist, completes a thorough review of their history, including all hospital, school, and psychiatric records and relevant documentation. This review allows us to verify that each resident is appropriate for an unlocked environment and do not present a danger to other clients, staff, or the community. Our goal is to equip our youth to understand and manage emotions and develop more effective social interactions.
Our skills-based programming focuses on mindfulness, effective communication, and distress tolerance. We teach our teens practical ways to manage stress and regulate their emotions.
Noise, Activity, and the Condition of Our Homes
Our staff is committed to maintaining a safe and tranquil environment that helps young people heal, reconnect with their true selves, rediscover their passions, and develop practical skills that promote long-term recovery. Our residence is unlike adult treatment programs where clients often gather outside, smoke cigarettes, or come and go independently. We enforce a strict no smoking, no alcohol, and no drugs policy.
We also maintain rigorous supervision protocols. Teens are never allowed out of line-of-sight and line-of-hearing. Staff supervise clients when outdoors, during exercise activities, swimming, or playing outdoor games. We keep clients engaged in treatment, treatment-related, or therapeutic activities at all times.
Our program schedules provide daily structure, consisting of therapeutic groups such as yoga, mindful cooking, organic gardening, meditation, and art therapy. We include education and fitness-related activities as well. Our clients do not have excess free time. The recreation time they do have is supervised and typically involves playing cards, board games, journaling, exercising, or doing arts and crafts. Teens also use this time to call their parents or siblings.
We meet and exceed all safety standards required for a typical residential treatment home. We maintain our property to the standards set by each community. Surveillance cameras monitor our properties 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the security of our adolescents and neighbors. We respond immediately to any concerns. We care about our neighbors and instruct our staff to be respectful, mindful, and courteous at all times.
We embrace the motto a good neighbor is an invisible neighbor.
Parking and Traffic
Our residence has ample parking for daily staff. If we hold a public event, we hire a valet. Our core professional staff is on-site between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday, with supervisory staff on-site 24/7.
We do meaningful, important work with our adolescent clients and their families. By being good neighbors in a safe and quiet neighborhood, we make it possible for our teens to get the help they need in a comfortable home environment conducive to growth and recovery.
We welcome any questions, comments, or concerns you have. We are completely transparent about who we are and what we do. If you want to know more, please email us at FH@compassbehavioralhealth.com. The Farmhouse Executive Leadership Team reads and responds to every email received.
Before opening a new treatment center, we invite neighbors and community members to meet our local leadership team. We hold an open house and welcome anyone to take a tour and see our residence and grounds. We provide contact information to the facility for day-to-day questions or concerns. We welcome your interest and are happy to address any questions you have. We look forward to participating in good neighbor activities specific to our location.
Let’s start the conversation that will change your entire journey.
Contact us to schedule a free in-person consultation today.