Pacific Pathways Is Now Enrolling Young Adults Ages 18 to 24
Pacific Pathways is a young adult residential behavioral health care program, located in Petaluma, California, combining sophisticated therapeutics with a college-level educational component that resonates with the 18 to 24-year-old age group. The mission is to help young people experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges resolve these issues so they can build a life worth living
Pacific Pathways has combined decades of practice designing the approach to therapy that provides “real life“ application of evidence-based DBT therapy, through immersion in a fully integrated educational program that helps young men and women discover their gifts and passions connecting with peers, mentors, community organizations and the natural world. The sustainability-focused education helps young adults examine their lives through the lens of minimizing impact while maximizing ways to improve the quality of their lives socially, economically and environmentally.
Through a partnership with Prescott College, students actively examine how systems are interconnected, and so, are able to integrate and generalize their therapeutic work through real-world experiences. Students are engaged in understanding where and how their food is produced, how local businesses can be successful while minimizing their impact, and begin establishing connections with a wide variety of other organizations that model sustainability.
Pacific Pathways is much more than a “treatment experience“. Clinical Director Michael Beswick, LICSW, brings decades of experience to this endeavor. “We are one of the few DBT-based residential programs in the country for young adults. During the approximately four-month treatment experience, emerging adults are able to develop skills to handle situations that use to seem overwhelming, while simultaneously engaging in a learning experience that fosters academic confidence and provides them with a life direction. This time frame is short enough and long enough to disrupt maladaptive patterns and create new ways of living“.
Additionally, Pacific Pathways integrates a strong family component, with weekly family therapy and regular three-day intensive workshops that take place at a healing retreat center. These workshops have garnered a national reputation for repairing families that have lost hope.
Students will discover and relinquish limiting beliefs, find meaning and purpose in their lives and be able to embark on a path of self-fulfillment created by recognizing that they can make a difference in the world.
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About Pacific Pathways
Pacific Pathways, located in beautiful Petaluma, California, is a behavioral healthcare residential treatment experience for young men and women ages 18 to 24. The focus is on young adults with a primary mental health diagnosis, assisting them in recovering from mental and emotional health challenges. Insurance is accepted for the clinical services and the billing and authorization is handled by our team. Please check out our website, pacificpathways.us for further information. Contact Michael Beswick, Clinical Director for admissions.