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PCH Treatment Center’s In-Residence Treatment Program in Los Angeles is for clients seeking an immersive psychological treatment experience who want to reside in a supportive, recovery-based living environment. The In-Residence Treatment Program allows clients to take time out from their family dynamics, stressful work or school environment and social and recreational life so they can focus all of their energies on healing. The In-Residence Treatment Program combines a safe living environment with over 40 hours per week of psychological treatment, holistic and recreation activities, and healthy living activities. The In-Residence Treatment Program represents an opportunity for people experiencing significant emotional and/or mental distress to temporarily remove themselves from stressful and/or less supportive environments and immerse themselves in a structured and emotional supportive experience enabling them to build and/or rebuild healthy patterns and lifestyles.

The In-Residence Treatment Program has a minimum duration of four weeks, with an average length of treatment of 60-90 days. All In-Residence clients receive regular consultation with their treatment team to determine the length of stay that is most conducive to their long-term success. PCH Treatment Center feels very strongly that longstanding psychological issues, many of which are rooted in childhood developmental disruptions, cannot be “fixed” in an 8-10 day treatment cycle. Accordingly, we believe that profound psychological challenges and maladaptive behavior patterns require more than outpatient treatment.

How does PCH Treatment Center differ from a traditional residential treatment center?

PCH Treatment Center is not a true “Residential Treatment Program.” A Residential Treatment Program provides psychological treatment, care, and supervision within a residence house. At PCH Treatment Center we provide a supportive group living environment for our clients who then walk or are safely transported to our nearby stand-alone clinic where treatment takes place. We strongly prefer our model of treatment over more traditional models. Instead of sleeping, working, learning, eating, and then receiving therapeutic services in the same environment, our model of living in one environment and receiving services in another more effectively mimics “real world” scenarios. Our clients appreciate our arrangement, likening it to going to school each day or attending “college.”

When does a person need In-Residence treatment rather than outpatient treatment?

The range of psychological conditions and treatment options is large. Weekly psychotherapy helps many people with psychological problems that are not significantly impacting their ability to function in work, school, family life, relationships or recreational activities. Persons with more complex or profound psychological conditions may require more intensive treatment. Daily outpatient therapy (day treatment or “IOP”) can help someone with a reasonably stable living environment who is able to function at a certain level. PCH offers this option. However, when a person has more intense psychological problems and they are experiencing significant disruption in their work, school or family life, In-Residence treatment offers a more robust treatment experience. In-Residence treatment separates the client from negative family dynamics, eliminates the ability of a client to isolate, and inserts the client into an all-encompassing therapeutic milieu which safeguards their participation in treatment.

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