Step Down Treatment

At Casa Serena, we know that recovery is a process. Therefore, we have designed your program to move you through the phases of treatment at your own pace. We offer multiple levels of treatment where you can expect the same commitment to individualized service and community support.

As you move through our levels of care, you will continue to receive group and individual therapy, case management and medication support with a tailored schedule designed to meet your work and/or school needs, if applicable.

DBT and Anxiety Management Outpatient Program

At Casa Serena, we provide all the tools you need to step into a new life worth living. Our Mental Health Outpatient Programs support your recovery by helping you gain the knowledge and strength to empower you in finding your joy. Driven by an evidence-based curriculum and combined with holistic practices, this comprehensive mental health program lets you step down through the levels of care to support your individual needs.

We offer full and half day programs 6 days a week that include:

DBT: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
This skill building and role-playing group is designed to improve emotional regulation and enhance client’s ability to manage distress tolerance.

DBT Skills Coaching: Individual Therapy Sessions
These individual sessions focus on problem solving behavior, decreasing and dealing with post-traumatic stress responses and helping enhance client’s own self-respect and self-image.

Grief and Loss
This group addresses unresolved personal grief and loss as well as feelings of grief and loss associated with the recovery process.

ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Focus is placed on psychological flexibility and valued engagement in life, as clients learn how to experience life more fully, without as much struggle, and with vitality and commitment.

Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women
This integrated, strength-based curriculum focuses on the kinds of trauma women are most at risk of experiencing, and helps women recover from the effects of trauma in their lives.

Life Transitions
Handling life transitions can feel like the world has been turned upside down, causing feelings of emotional discomfort, mourning, fear, anxiety, and depression. This process group explores healthy coping mechanisms for change and life transitions.

Garden Therapy
Engaging clients with nature and the elements, clients learn to reduce anxiety and add new life skills as we provide perspective and emotional growth in a mindful setting. Clients will use the harvest to prepare meals.

Anger Management
This interactive psycho-education group focuses on techniques and strategies for both recognizing and managing anger while exploring the psychology of anger.

Somatic Experiencing
This group offers a holistic strategy to achieve healing and resolution of trauma or emotional wounds. This group promotes awareness and release of physical tension that proponents believe remains in the body in the aftermath of trauma.

Staying Sober: Relapse Prevention
This group is designed to interrupt the maladaptive thought processes that lead to relapse and concentrates on developing a concrete relapse prevention plan.