Ratio of 1 staff member to 3 students
Our treatment team consists of highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques and current modalities. Each adolescent/young adult is assigned a personal counselor who works directly with them throughout their treatment.
The psychosocial assessment reviews an adolescent’s medical history, family history, social history, to determine any significant events that could impact a resident’s treatment process.
Adolescents face different challenges than adults during substance abuse treatment and must be approached differently as a result. Unique developmental issues and environmental considerations (such as peer pressure) must be taken into consideration, which is why Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers offers a comprehensive, clinically-based treatment program designed exclusively for adolescents and their families. In addition to alcohol and drug abuse, the facility offers treatment for co-occurring mental health issues and eating disorders.
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Jesse is an experienced counselor of teens, young adults and families, having served as a counselor and Educational Supervisor for adolescent and young adult outpatient and sober-living populations. Jesse has been a teacher and counselor in the Humanities and Human Development for over 20 years; he’s been trained in peer mediation, conflict resolution and council training by the Crossroads School in Santa Monica. He received his BA in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, his Masters Degree in Critical Studies from the California Institute of the Arts, his Chemical Dependency Counseling training from UCLA, and his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Jesse is a Registered Recovery Worker and MFT trainee. His articles on “Adolescent Conflicts in Cinema” were published in Film Quarterly and the South Atlantic Quarterly magazines.More
Fiona Ray, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Behavior. She provides support in day-to-day operations and administration in an effort to maintain an environment conducive to learning and the recovery process. She also acts as liaison between the educational institutions and Visions Day School ensuring students are maximizing both potential and productivity. Fiona facilitates group process as well as provides one-on-one counseling and family therapy, identifying systemic issues, determining substance-abuse patterns, educating on relapse prevention, and supporting clients in their process. Fiona has worked in the field for over 10 years and her passion lies in witnessing the growth and transformation in the lives of both adolescents as well as their families. She is currently working towards her Doctorate Degree in Psychology. Her commitment and quality of work is unparalleled. Fiona is an active member of the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment, the American Counseling Association and the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.More