Alpine County Behavioral Health Services offers outpatient services for substance abuse and mental health issues. The organization serves northern California Sierra Nevada mountain towns with a facility in Bear Valley and three locations in Markleeville, California. Services for substance abuse are highly individualized, typically including a mixture of individual and group therapy. Evidence based therapies and the 12 steps are used to help clients navigate the early recovery process.
Treatment and Staff
Alpine County Behavioral Health Services has each potential client go through an initial bio-psycho-social evaluation which leads to a personalized treatment plan. For those in need of detox or residential care, referrals are available as well.
Each client receives some combination of group and individual therapy. Individual sessions are each an hour long and typically take place once a week. Evidence based therapies such as CBT and DBT are used frequently in all sessions and the 12 steps are introduced in group and individual therapy as well. An on-site AA meeting is held once a week. Clients are encouraged to attend and to attend meetings in the community as well. Still, participation in a 12-step program is not required.
Support for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety can be addressed during therapy as well, and a visiting psychiatrist is available for medication management services. The staff consists of LADCs, mental health clinicians and a consulting psychiatrist. Group sizes range from five to 10 people at a time.
A Family Night and Talking Circle are each offered once a week. Family Night gives clients and their family members a chance to work on issues around communication and codependency. Talking Circle is a process group with Native American influence, though clients do not have to be Native American to participate.
Alpine County Behavioral Health Services offers substance abuse treatment rooted in evidence based therapies and the 12 steps. Using a mixture of individual and group therapy, clients learn new ways of coping with stress. Thanks to state funding and Medicaid, these services are available free. While those in need of more comprehensive programming may want to look elsewhere, others should find the small group treatment approach at Alpine County a good fit.
Alpine County Behavioral Health Services Location
Alpine County Behavioral Health Services
367 Creekside Dr
Bear Valley, CA 95223
Alpine County Behavioral Health Services Cost
Free. Reach Alpine County Behavioral Health Services by phone at (209) 753-2831.
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