About Us

Dual Diagnosis Program

Offering state-of-the-art dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders

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Wright Building - location of the Dual Diagnosis Program

Individuals who are dually diagnosed need specialized services. Our staff is trained to understand the complex relationship between sobriety and mental health. We provide professional mental health services in conjunction with state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment. We believe anyone can achieve sobriety regardless of his or her diagnosis and we are willing to go the extra mile to help make this possible.

Our Services include:


Individual, group, and family counseling

 

Individual treatment planning

 

Assistance with recovery

  • Education about addiction, mental illness & recovery
  • Assistance in developing skills to manage psychiatric symptoms & medication
  • Help with adapting the 12-steps to meet special needs
  • Coaching in stress management, communication, anger management, and social skills

 

Relapse prevention

  • Identifying cues and triggers
  • Using role play to develop skills to prevent a relapse
  • Developing individual strategies for staying sober

 

On-site urine testing

 

Case management to help navigate the system and with the challenges of daily living

 

Transportation

Payment   We accept MediCal, private-pay, Prop-36 and specialized grant funding as payment for our services.

Schedule: Our out-patient program is flexible and individualized, and is available 6 days a week, Mondays - Saturdays.

Admission:  For an admission interview, or more information call Erin Savage, Program Manager (805) 965-3434

 
We believe that timely, appropriate communication with our client's referral source optimizes treatment. We include the client whenever possible in this process.

Our program's effectiveness is due to our helping clients:

  • Focus on the mental health aspects of recovery
  • Develop reachable goals that meet their unique needs
  • Integrate our services with any other services they are receiving
  • Cope with the challenges of daily living

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Mainstream    

Learn to Cope. Learn to Thrive.



Mainstream's Menu of Services                       

 

Supportive Services

 

  • Skill Building – Help with communication, building friendships, money management, crisis management, shopping, cooking, and health maintenance.
  • Housing - Help with finding and maintaining the highest level of independent living
  • Job coaching - Developing skills and opportunities for paid or volunteer work
  • Recreation – Help with identifying and pursuing areas of interest
  • Accessing Resources – Assistance with navigating various systems such as Mental Health, Social Security, MediCal, and state programs that help with finding work
  • Creative Care Management – Coordination of services with families as well as with other professionals
  • Education – Coaching to help to find academic and training opportunities
  • Medication – Assistance with understanding the role of medication in symptom-management, and provision of monitoring if this is helpful
  • Transportation – Providing rides if necessary for attending medical appointments and other activities
  • Sober Coaching – Help with attending 12-Step meetings and avoiding relapses
     

Individual Counseling

Mainstream offers specialized, individual treatment combining:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps individuals change self-defeating patterns of thinking.  Research shows CBT is helpful in managing and reducing stress, depression, delusions, hallucinations and negative symptoms, such as lack of motivation.
  • Supportive Counseling – Using a 1-1 format, this is designed to address the unique challenges of people with schizophrenia and other diagnoses.

Family Counseling

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We have a program designed specifically to help families facing the complexities of psychiatric disorders.  Together, we develop strategies to enhance communication and loving, respectful connection.  Important areas of focus are:

  • Assessing if expectations within the family are realistic
  • Developing ways to lessen emotional reactivity
  • Discovering the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of effective communication
  • Finding the balance between helping too little and helping too much
  • Identifying and maintaining healthy boundaries
  • Addressing and finding remedies for the “Failure-to-Launch” syndrome

Group Outings and Activities

Mainstream offers regular group outings and weekly activities designed to encourage interpersonal skills while developing individual confidence and fostering a sense of community.  Recent and upcoming group activities include:

  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles
  • Women’s Nail Spa Afternoon
  • Ventura Shopping Trip and Lunch at the Harbor
  • Mini Golf
  • Winter Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange

 

Our conviction is that a person’s psychiatric diagnosis is not their destiny. We help individuals create their own unique and successful path of recovery.

 

Click here for the Mainstream brochure

 

Mountain House

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Mountain House - residential treatment program.  View from the Mission Canyon side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain House , located at 37 Mountain Drive, is close to the historic Mission in Santa Barbara and across from lovely Rocky Nook Park. It is a state-licensed adult residential facility serving the mentally ill and dually-diagnosed. It is a beautiful forested property on 2.84 acres with lofty oaks and sycamore trees. Mountain House is a uniquely idyllic and peaceful setting that enhances recovery from mental illness for the 14 residents.

The residential program offers 12 hours of structured activity, around-the-clock staffing, and a counseling staff dedicated to helping clients recover from mental illness.

We have a horticultural program on the property, in which our residents and outpatient clients participate. Although the length of stay at Mountain House is potentially unlimited, we encourage our residents to move on to a more independent living situation as soon as they are ready.

We have one private room available at Mountain House for private pay. Our other beds are contracted to serve the clients of Santa Barbara County Mental Health Services. If you have any questions about our program at Mountain House, please call (805) 965-3434.

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Mainstream    

Learn to Cope. Learn to Thrive.



Mainstream's Menu of Services                       

 

Supportive Services

 

  • Skill Building – Help with communication, building friendships, money management, crisis management, shopping, cooking, and health maintenance.
  • Housing - Help with finding and maintaining the highest level of independent living
  • Job coaching - Developing skills and opportunities for paid or volunteer work
  • Recreation – Help with identifying and pursuing areas of interest
  • Accessing Resources – Assistance with navigating various systems such as Mental Health, Social Security, MediCal, and state programs that help with finding work
  • Creative Care Management – Coordination of services with families as well as with other professionals
  • Education – Coaching to help to find academic and training opportunities
  • Medication – Assistance with understanding the role of medication in symptom-management, and provision of monitoring if this is helpful
  • Transportation – Providing rides if necessary for attending medical appointments and other activities
  • Sober Coaching – Help with attending 12-Step meetings and avoiding relapses
     

Individual Counseling

Mainstream offers specialized, individual treatment combining:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps individuals change self-defeating patterns of thinking.  Research shows CBT is helpful in managing and reducing stress, depression, delusions, hallucinations and negative symptoms, such as lack of motivation.
  • Supportive Counseling – Using a 1-1 format, this is designed to address the unique challenges of people with schizophrenia and other diagnoses.

Family Counseling

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We have a program designed specifically to help families facing the complexities of psychiatric disorders.  Together, we develop strategies to enhance communication and loving, respectful connection.  Important areas of focus are:

  • Assessing if expectations within the family are realistic
  • Developing ways to lessen emotional reactivity
  • Discovering the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of effective communication
  • Finding the balance between helping too little and helping too much
  • Identifying and maintaining healthy boundaries
  • Addressing and finding remedies for the “Failure-to-Launch” syndrome

Group Outings and Activities

Mainstream offers regular group outings and weekly activities designed to encourage interpersonal skills while developing individual confidence and fostering a sense of community.  Recent and upcoming group activities include:

  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles
  • Women’s Nail Spa Afternoon
  • Ventura Shopping Trip and Lunch at the Harbor
  • Mini Golf
  • Winter Holiday Dinner and Gift Exchange

 

Our conviction is that a person’s psychiatric diagnosis is not their destiny. We help individuals create their own unique and successful path of recovery.

 

Click here for the Mainstream brochure

 

Phoenix House

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Phoenix House residential treatment facility - featuring the totem "New Life Arising"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenix House is a state-of-the art residential treatment program for adults with psychiatric challenges.

Located in a quiet area of beautiful parks, close to downtown Santa Barbara, Phoenix House is state-licensed as a Social Rehabilitation Facility, with 12 residential beds for mentally ill adults who may also have addictions.  We have one private room available at Phoenix House for private pay.  The other beds are covered by a contract with the County of Santa Barbara.

Phoenix House has round-the-clock staffing and offers 20 hours of groups, counseling, and activities per week. Our goal is to help residents recover from mental illness and live as independently as possible in the community.

The program stay is from 3 months to 18 months depending on each individual’s needs. While at Phoenix House, clients learn to manage and reduce symptoms, learn about recovery, and develop social, recreational, and vocational skills.

We believe in empowerment and our staff is committed to help clients achieve their personal goals.

Coordinating with families is often an important element of the treatment.  Specialized drug and alcohol treatment services are also available to clients in a program we run that is conveniently located right next to the residential facility.

If you would like information about the Phoenix House program, which is located at 107 E Micheltorena in Santa Barbara, please call (805) 965-3434, or contact us by clicking here.

Click Here to download our Phoenix House client handbook.

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