Pasadena Programs
Tailored to Your Unique Journey
Integrative and Inclusive Treatment Approaches

We understand that an individual's path to healing and a meaningful life is distinct, shaped by their unique experiences and how these have impacted their nervous system. Our interventions reflect this diversity, offering a wide range of approaches to meet the specific needs of each person we care for. The approaches used at PCH to support therapeutic change are holistic and inclusive and target the mind, body, and heart, with the objectives to educate, equip, and empower our clients.

PCH Pasadena Day Program / IOP

Our Higher Acuity Program in Pasadena caters to clients who require a greater degree of containment and structure in their treatment journey. Recognizing that some individuals benefit from a more focused and supportive environment, this program is meticulously designed to provide the necessary stability and guidance.

Our approach in the Higher Acuity Program is centered on creating a safe and productive space that is conducive to achieving treatment goals. 

The Higher Acuity program includes a wide array of holistic and recreational activities, as well as practices promoting healthy living. It’s designed to offer additional structure for those who need it, integrating a therapeutic milieu to provide enhanced support and facilitate deeper healing. This comprehensive approach ensures a nurturing environment that is conducive to both recovery and personal growth.

The Higher Acuity Program includes the following:

Secure Environment

Tailoring the level of support and supervision to each client’s specific needs, ensuring a secure environment that fosters progress and well-being.

Structured Treatment Plans

Developing comprehensive and personalized treatment plans that focus on addressing the complexities of each client's mental health needs.

Therapeutic Support

Providing consistent and intensive therapeutic interventions, including individual and group therapy sessions, led by our experienced clinicians.

Skill Building

Emphasizing the development of coping strategies, life skills, and resilience to equip clients with the tools they need for long-term recovery.

Collaborative Care

Working closely with clients, their families, and other care providers to create a cohesive and integrated treatment experience that includes mindfulness meditation, mindful psychiatry, yoga, physical fitness, and neurofeedback.

Treatment with Supportive Housing

PCH offers our Comprehensive Day Treatment Program with Supportive Housing for individuals who are not local to the Los Angeles area or who require a more immersive psychological treatment experience. This program is an ideal choice for those seeking to reside in a supportive and structured environment. It expertly combines a secure living space with an extensive program of psychological treatment, encompassing over 40 hours per week.

The program includes a wide array of holistic and recreational activities, as well as practices promoting healthy living. It’s designed to offer additional structure for those who need it, integrating a therapeutic milieu to provide enhanced support and facilitate deeper healing. This comprehensive approach ensures a nurturing environment that is conducive to both recovery and personal growth.

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” Anne Lamott

Family Program

PCH understands that mental health challenges impact not only the client but also their closest relationships. Research shows positive outcomes increase and gains are
maintained when the client’s relationships are addressed in treatment. It’s easy for family members to become overwhelmed with worry, fear and hopelessness. It can be
hard to know how best to support a loved one. We address this and more through eight modules of interactive learning and relationship support in addition to individualized family therapy sessions.


What makes our program different?  


Our program utilizes the latest research and practice in the field of couple and family therapy. We provide practical tools to manage relationship distress, improve communication and build a healthier connection. We help participants to integrate this knowledge through visuals, group process, exercises, role plays, demonstrations, and multi-family groups. Family members get to practice these new skills in real time with the help of our seasoned facilitators who are all licensed and experienced in couple and family work.  


PCH believes the huge challenges families undergo, while incredibly painful, can also provide a unique opportunity to engage in the deeper work; to not only repair and
rebuild, but to thrive both individually and together.  We are committed to providing an inclusive, safe space where everyone is welcomed and invited into the conversation. We want families to know they are not alone - a community of support is available to
them at PCH.

The Family Program includes: 

Ongoing Family Therapy Sessions

Conjoint and separate therapy sessions and psycho-education are arranged weekly around the family’s and Client’s schedules.

Teleconference Family Sessions

Therapy sessions for families who live remotely or have logistical issues precluding them from coming to the PCH campus.

Transitional Living

In our Transitional Living program at PCH Center, we emphasize a personalized approach to step-down care. Recognizing the unique backgrounds and future aspirations of our clients, this program is crafted for those ready to move forward from our supportive housing, offering them increased autonomy within a structured and nurturing environment.

Embracing Life’s Goals and Values

Our focus is on helping clients identify their personal goals and values, equipping them with the skills to pursue a life aligned with these aspirations. This phase of the journey allows clients to gradually reintegrate into their regular lives, whether that involves returning to education, work, or engaging in volunteer activities. It’s about reconnecting with what matters most to them – from family and hobbies to career goals and personal well-being.

Supportive Transition Back to Daily Life

As clients prepare to transition out of our program, we collaborate closely to develop a comprehensive discharge plan, integrating effective treatment modalities like dialectical therapy, family therapy, and more. Our aim is to support our clients in returning to a fulfilling life, filled with the joys of family, work, and leisure, while confidently managing the challenges of anxiety or depression. At PCH, we're more than just caregivers; we're partners in your journey to living a valued and rewarding life.

After Care

At PCH Treatment Center, we recognize the crucial role of aftercare in the success of any treatment plan. To facilitate the smoothest possible transition from intensive residential or day treatment, we offer comprehensive After Care services, both with and without Transitional Living options. 

The After Care program is designed to support clients in adapting to daily life after their treatment. It focuses on essential life skills and coping strategies, ensuring a smooth transition back into everyday routines. Clients receive assistance in financial planning and management, fostering the ability to maintain a stable budget. Time management training is also provided, enabling effective organization of daily and weekly schedules. This holistic approach extends to practical skills like navigating public transportation, enhancing personal organization, and meal planning, encompassing everything from shopping to cooking.

The program also emphasizes personal development and community integration. Clients are prepared for re-entry into the workforce with employment preparation training, and they are connected with volunteer opportunities to enhance community engagement. Social skills development is a key component, ensuring clients can build and maintain healthy relationships. For those facing specific challenges such as anxiety, the program offers specialized support techniques. Additionally, traveling and sober companionship services are available for clients needing extra support during critical moments, thereby maintaining and building upon the progress achieved during treatment.

“Everybody is broken in some way. We are always trying to find somebody whose broken pieces fit with our broken pieces and something whole emerges.” - Bruce Springsteen