Types of Treatment
Nevada County Behavioral Health has a number of providers who offer different types of treatment. Therapists who see children in our office, use these types of treatment.
Cognitive Behavioral TherapyCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based talk therapy. Youth and their parents work with a mental health therapist in a structured way that helps increase awareness of inaccurate or negative thinking. As a result, they can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
This is a structured therapy that builds on the normal communicative and learning processes of children. Therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feeling in play therapy, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills and learn a variety of ways of relating to others. Play provides a safe psychological distance from their problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development.
Nevada County Behavioral Health includes the family when treating children. Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling done to help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. It may include all family members or just those most able to participate. Your specific treatment plan will depend on your family's situation. Family therapy sessions can teach you skills to deepen family connections and get through stressful times, even after you're done going to therapy sessions. Family therapy can help you improve troubled relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the effects of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family. Your family may pursue family therapy along with other types of mental health treatment, especially if one of you has a mental illness or addiction that also requires individual therapy or rehabilitation treatment.
Wraparound is usually done with a treatment team approach. Team members may include the children's therapists, parent advocates, behavioral specialists and child psychiatrists. Treatment typically lasts for 12-18 months. Nevada County's Wraparound treatment provider is Victor Community Support Services.
Family Preservation is a team of professionals that offer parenting education and treatment to children in the family's home for up to six months. These services are usually twice a week, and are provided by Sierra Forever Families.