& Their Families
The teenage years are already difficult, but when your child begins to show signs of a behavioral or mental health disorder, you may not know where to turn. The Forum’s outpatient center was created to heal teens through comprehensive, evidence-based therapies tailored to their needs. While many centers focus on adult clientele, our programming is specifically for adolescents. Our approach addresses the real-life issues they face every day: social difficulties, academic problems, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, substance use, technology addiction, finding their identity, rebelling against authority, etc. Here at The Forum we understand what it takes to get your teen back on track as we navigate their mental health journey together.
WHAT WE TREAT IN OUR
SAN DIEGO OUTPATIENT CENTER
Mental Health Disorders
For adolescents who struggle to manage emotions related to the highs and lows of life, the result can be a variety of mood regulation difficulties, resulting in symptoms of anxiety, depression, OCD, and more. Our treatment model teaches coping skills, resiliency, strategies, and techniques to help your teen manage their mood and improve overall functioning.
Teenagers with ADHD can be impulsive and reckless and have difficulty with attention and concentration, resulting in poor academic performance and difficulties in relationships and commitments. Our clinicians treat adolescents who have ADHD and/or undiagnosed ADHD (but symptomatic), to help them succeed in all contexts of their lives.
Underlying learning challenges can impact self-esteem, motivation, and mood. Dyslexia and other learning disorders can set your child back in school and impact their overall mental health. Our clinicians understand these struggles and empower your teenager to develop the academic and personal tools they need to thrive in school and other settings.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Every teen on the spectrum has unique talents, challenges, and abilities. We understand how important it is to tailor treatment to your child’s needs. At The Forum, our PEERS program for adolescents with autism is rooted in a world-renowned, highly effective approach for teenagers and their families.
Complex Dual Diagnosis
Substance abuse often occurs alongside mood disorders and mental health challenges. Our comprehensive treatment approach to teens with a dual diagnosis allows us to address the root causes of both mental illness and substance abuse while helping them develop coping skills to manage the symptoms of both diagnoses.
The choice to drink or use drugs can prevent teens from succeeding academically, socially, and emotionally by arresting development or laying the groundwork for other risky behaviors. Our addiction treatment addresses issues related to substance use, video game addiction, technology addiction, and more.
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We’re a team of clinical experts specializing in behavioral and mental health assessment and treatment for the adolescent population. With a variety of specialties represented among our staff, The Forum is uniquely equipped to offer evidence-based, comprehensive care to clients between the ages of 12 to 17. We’re passionate about helping teens and families gain insight, strategies, and tools in order to regroup, reunite, and recenter. Our areas of expertise include: Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorders, Behavioral Disorders (ODD, Conduct Disorder), Mood Disorders (depression, anxiety, OCD), Addiction, Complex Dual Diagnosis, and more.
We help your teen unlock their full potential.
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