Frequently Asked Questions

What diagnoses do you treat?

Our program is designed for youth ages 12-17 who struggle with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, self-harm/self-injurious behaviors, trauma related/post-traumatic stress disorders and co-occurring disorders.

What level of care is appropriate for my youth?

What areas do you serve?

Camino a Casa serves children and families from Ventura and Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to San Diego and a range of areas in between.

Do you provide outpatient services?

Mental health treatment for children often means working towards stabilizing maladaptive behaviors and emotional struggles.  Camino a Casa offers age-appropriate mental health services to assist families and caregivers in supporting their child’s emotional growth and well-being. These services include partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient programming and intensive in-home behavioral health services.

How do I know if my child is a fit for the program?

All youth are different, as are treatment programs. We know there is no better way to determine the best program for your child than by meeting us. We specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, self-injury and offer LGBTQ+ supportive services.

Who will be providing treatment?

Camino a Casa’s treatment team consists of highly experienced child and adolescent mental health experts including board-certified psychiatric providers, behavioral health specialists, clinicians, case managers, nurses and allied health staff.

What commitment is required from me during my child’s treatment?

Our family programming is a major part of the treatment process. Adolescents have the best chance of success when their family is actively involved in the treatment process. We integrate families to help them learn to understand the underlying trauma that leads to symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles.

Will my child be attending school while in the residential treatment program?

Students join our on-site accredited education program, staffed by credentialed educators. We provide a safe, relationship-based and therapeutic environment to teach skills and equip students with self-confidence, positive character traits and problem-solving strategies so they can successfully transition to a less restrictive setting as soon as possible.

How long will my child be in treatment?

Our average length of time is six to eight weeks; however, each youth’s individual needs will determine the duration of their stay, which is determined in collaboration with the child’s treatment team.

How often may I visit my child during treatment?

Family involvement is a vital part of Camino a Casa’s treatment program. We support the enhancement of the family relationship through visitation, face-to-face contact, verbal and written communication and family therapy.

Parents and guardians are expected to participate in weekly family therapy sessions in addition to family programming to support the transfer of skills that will be essential when the youth transitions home. Youth in our Residential Treatment and Partial Hospitalization programs participate in family therapy a minimum of once a week, and visit with their family on those days.

What is your admissions process?

Contact 805-366-4000. Our Admissions team will gather all necessary and important information about your youth including insurance information.

Do you accept Medi-Cal or Medicaid coverage?

Camino a Casa’s programs are not covered by Medi-Cal or Medicaid policies.

How can I verify my insurance?

Camino a Casa is in-network with most major insurance providers to help families access high-quality and effective care. Our dedicated Admissions team can answer your questions and work with you to determine the best treatment solution for your youth. Contact us at 805-366-4000.

You Gave Me Hope

"Casa Pacifica gave me the hope, strength, and tools I needed to move forward with my life."

Camino a Casa Client

We've Made So Much Progress

"Thanks to Casa Pacifica and their wonderful Camino a Casa program, we've really made huge strides
with our daughter's behavior. She's back at school and happy again."

Parent of A Camino a Casa Client

A Big Thank You to Casa Pacifica

"Our son was having major difficulties and the Camino a Casa program really
turned things around for him. We're so happy to have our son back!"

Parent of a Camino a Casa Client

You make the decision, we’ll take care of the rest.

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