Comprehensive Treatment

residential dbt for young adults

Pacific Pathways’ comprehensive residential treatment program for young adults is configured to support their specific developmental needs. Our clinical program and psychiatric services are innovative and among the best available in the country. The program provides services that are designed to help young adults continue to transition into functional and sustainable independent living while working and/or going to school. Our residential DBT for young adults, clinical care, and transitional housing will support our clients on their path to success.

Phillip Jones, MA

residential dbt for young adults

Residential Program

Pacific Pathways provides a comprehensive residential treatment program for young adults. Our treatment program includes a high-end living experience with healthy eating and nutritional support. Wellness offerings, including yoga and mindfulness complement the clinical offerings. Personal time, educational, academic support, and outdoor activities are built into a typical day in the home-like environment.

Comprehensive Residential Treatment

Co-Occurring Treatment

Co-occurring treatment means clinical treatment for clients who are struggling with mental health challenges and substance use. Our programs focus on recovery from mental health challenges like depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, and PTSD. We offer treatment for other mood disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders. In addition, our residents may work on substance use disorders. They can utilize resources like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), recovery self-help groups, and complementary therapies including neurofeedback.

residential dbt for young adults

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is considered to be the gold standard in evidence-based treatment for serious mood disorders. Mood disorders may be accompanied by self-harming behaviors, suicidal thinking, and/or substance use. Residential DBT for young adults supports them in their behavioral skills for emotional regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness. All our therapists undergo intensive post-graduate training in DBT for young adults with the Behavioral Tech organization, the authorities on DBT. To view the body of research that provides the evidence-basis for the effectiveness of DBT, click here.

Pacific Pathways Experiential Therapies

Experiential Therapies

Pacific Pathways is surrounded by the beauty of nature. Nearby are the Northern California redwoods of Muir Woods, and the seashore of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our counselors help our residents connect with the healing elements of nature. While kayaking on the gentle waters of the Point Reyes marshes, or ‘forest bathing’ in surrounding redwood groves, we tap into our natural healing resources. We will be harvesting lavender from the lavender farm at Mandala Springs Retreat Center, our sister program.  We will be going on the occasional weekend retreat to address anxiety and depression with complementary therapies.

Pacific Pathways Educational Support

Educational Support

Some of our residents have struggled with high school or college because of a history of ADHD and/or learning differences. Others have faced traumatic experiences and struggled with depression and anxiety. Pacific Pathways is able to provide a non-stressful re-entry to appropriate and meaningful academic work, under the direction of our Educational Director and counseling staff. We have a close relationship with Prescott College in Prescott, AZ, and offer a number of for-credit college courses. There is virtual and on-site instruction. Please note– tuition costs are additional.

Pacific Pathways Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Our hope is that you will experience your time at Pacific Pathways as something like a wellness retreat. We address mental health and substance use issues with clinical expertise. We also endeavor to provide a soothing and healing environment in which everything–especially the personal relationships with caring and compassionate staff–contributes to resilience and personal growth. The staff will help you to put together a personalized daily program of fitness and healthy eating. Further, we will help equip you with resources for maintaining your health and wellness goals as you move on from Pacific Pathways.

Pacific Pathways Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Pacific Pathways is a pending certified B-Corp treatment center. Pursuing a program of rigorous sustainability goals throughout our organization is important to us. We’re using ethically-sourced products in our supply chain and collaborating closely with stakeholders in the community. We work to ensure social justice in the workplace, and for our residents. Our clients are supported in pursuing sustainable lives in a world that can sometimes be harsh and unjust.