MindTherapy Clinic (Marin County, CA) Announces New Teen & Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs Opening Friday, June 6 at Ribbon Cutting Lunch Event

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New Outpatient Programs Offer an Integrated, Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Complex Psychiatric Disorders and Family Problems, Including Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Distorted Body Image, Delayed Maturation, Low Self Esteem, Self-Harm and Trauma

MindTherapy Clinic announces the opening of new Teen and Young Adult intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOP) to address the San Francisco North Bay’s growing addiction treatment and mental health needs. A special Grand Opening event for clinical professionals, staff and the media will be held Friday, June 6 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Corte Madera Mayor Michael Lappert will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:45 am.

The facility is directly off Highway 101 in Corte Madera at the Lucky Drive exit in Marin County, near public transportation and ample parking. The program is tailored to meet the treatment needs of teen and adults through groups, individual therapy, family therapy and psychiatric medication management. The new evidence-based outpatient treatment programs are based on the sophisticated dual diagnosis treatment, new brain imaging technology and integrated therapy models offered by MindTherapy Clinic.

"These are critical times for young people in the Bay Area and our IOPs provide a way for those with mood, attention, academic, relationship, or substance use disorders to get the professional help they need," said Dr. Mark Schiller, Founder and Medical Director. "With the support of the family and our inter-disciplinary team, students and young adults can remain at home and continue a regular school schedule. Helping young adult clients move toward meaningful work and/or college is a central task.” Dr. Schiller is an expert on technology-informed psychiatric medication management.

Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter, Clinical Director, said the enhanced IOPs are designed to provide support and education for young people and their families. "Marin parents recognize that change is possible and we empower parents to do their work, too, rather than expect troubled offspring to figure it out," Perlmutter said. "These MindTherapy integrated IOPs support the family to learn and grow together during treatment, in turn creating the conditions under which the young person is most likely to make a project out of his or life, education, and recovery." Dr. Perlmutter is a nationally-known licensed psychologist who specializes in family systems therapy.

In addition to schedules designed to allow participants to continue going to school and working, the MindTherapy programs blend the best in medical, psychological and community-based modalities to create a comprehensive and integrative program. Teens and their families will be taught important skills that will assist in coping with stressful situations, improving relationships and changing problem behaviors.

Programming focuses on emotional regulation, maintaining stability, interpersonal relationships and coaching and includes:

  •     Group therapy focusing on emotional regulation, distress tolerance and improved interpersonal relationships (DBT Skills and Process, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, ACT, Seeking Safety, Psychodrama and REBT groups)
  •     Individual Psychotherapy
  •     Family Therapy
  •     Case Management
  •     Psychiatric Medication Treatment and Monitoring

The MindTherapy Clinic treatment team includes a psychiatrist specializing in brain imaging and dual diagnosis, licensed psychologists specializing in family systems treatment and expressive therapies, licensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs) and licensed neurofeeback practitioners, "Our holistic, client-centered approach is designed to help clients commit and create a realistic, long-term plan for maximum success," Schiller said.

MindTherapy Clinic’s IOPs require families to be engaged in treatment, says Schiller. "We are committed to helping clients heal in all areas of their lives, including their relationships, physical health, mental health, employment, finances, housing and social support systems," he said. "We are pleased to offer a safe, nurturing environment for clients to explore the issues underlying their challenges.”

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