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San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly

  • Van Nuys, CA
  • Outpatient

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly in Van Nuys, California, focuses on providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for older adults aged 60 and above. This outpatient facility offers a range of on-site and community-based services, ensuring seniors receive support while maintaining independence.

The mission is to improve mental health in the community through individualized, culturally-sensitive therapeutic services. Recognized by multiple Daily News Readers Choice Awards in 2023, including Best Non-Profit Organization, the center is dedicated to moving lives forward.

  • Older Adult Full Service Partnership: Provides intensive field-based mental health and case management services.
  • 24/7 Crisis Response: Offers immediate assistance for mental health emergencies and crises around the clock.
  • Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment: Combines mental health services with substance abuse treatment specifically for older adults.
  • Community Outreach and Engagement: Connects clients to vital community resources and support services.

Specializes in treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues in older adults, aged 60 and above, ensuring tailored mental health care for seniors in the San Fernando Valley.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 10 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis

A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in California have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction, or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the California facility for their therapy and other programs but are able to return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly‘s program is complete.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy refers to one-on-one psychotherapy between a patient and their San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly therapist. Individual therapy seeks to help identify the issues that drive and contribute to a client’s addiction or alcoholism. Another goal of individual counseling is to assist the client to learn how to manage their lives without alcohol or drugs.

Therapy for couples decreases unhealthy behavior in a relationship that can trigger addiction. Either, or both, members of the couple will be improved by this. This treatment administered by San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly still targets addiction and can also make a relationship healthier through a variety of methods.

Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy is a common tool that is used during inpatient treatment. While living with active addiction in Van Nuys, California, it is impossible for family members not to be affected. In order to have the greatest chances for long term sobriety, healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits.

Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one on one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

After experiencing trauma, it’s crucial to look for a facility that can provide trauma therapy. This approach zeroes in on the traumatic incidents that a patient has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles and pain. Trauma can originate from domestic violence, sexual abuse, an early encounter with death, sexual assault, and many more. The goal of trauma therapy at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly in Van Nuys, CA is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward. Mental health professionals will facilitate the patient’s journey and see to it that he or she is no longer a victim of his or her traumatic experiences and has wholly regained his or her personal power.

Most individuals suffering from addiction have low self-awareness, so they end up making poor decisions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. Through it, patients become more aligned with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, giving them a better opportunity to respond appropriately to temptations and negative feelings.

This therapy modality at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly in Van Nuys, CA strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state and learn new stress management techniques so they won’t give in to the temptations easily. Moreover, CBT helps people communicate and express their emotions well, which can be vital in relapse management. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly

Experiential therapy is a non-traditional treatment that uses physical activities to help work through troubling emotions. Role-playing, use of props, and re-enactments are just a few common techniques in experiential therapy at San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly. Its goal is to help people work with troubling emotions, memories, and trauma that are the source of their psychological issues

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly Location and Directions
    Address
    14600 Sherman Way
    Van Nuys, CA 91405

    Phone Number
    (818) 374-6901

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    San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly Location and Directions

    Location

    Accepts

    • Age
      Adults (20+), Seniors (65+)
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
    Helpful reference information for San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center - Elderly, a drug treatment center in California located at: 14600 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 20, 2021

    Updated July 25, 2024

    Van Nuys, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Van Nuys boasts a vibrant Japanese Garden with cherry blossoms and waterfalls, perfect for a serene escape. Live music and food trucks keep things lively at the NoHo event. Alarmingly, opioid-related deaths spiked to 1,506 in Los Angeles County in 2019, while 90% of methamphetamine fatalities involved fentanyl.

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