Cindy Mataraso, Psy.D
Chandra Thomas, LMFT
Clinical Director PHF
2600 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Crestwood Center in Sacramento exemplifies the company’s commitment to providing mental health consumers the range of care needed to place them on the road to recovery. This MHRC focuses on consumer rehabilitation in the least restrictive environment possible. Consumers, regardless of their individual diagnoses, receive a personalized Recovery Service Plan upon arrival. These plans assign appropriate classes and activities to strengthen the skills consumers need to move to a less restrictive care setting, and eventually back to their own communities. Once consumers have begun their personalized plans, Crestwood Center provides continual encouragement and assessment to ensure that they have the greatest opportunities to succeed.
The facility also offers a wide variety of classes, from core recovery offerings to community living skills and substance abuse education. Consumers can engage in a variety of activities like arts and crafts, exercise, relaxation, and movie nights, and they are encouraged to participate in several community-based outings each month. Consistent community interaction helps our consumers hone their social skills and prepare for a lower level of care.
As consumers progress through their treatment, they can earn self-passes, allowing them to spend a few hours unaccompanied in the community. These passes allow consumers to enhance their community living skills and demonstrate their potential to thrive outside of the facility.
Crestwood Center Sacramento offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT is a form of therapy developed by Marsha Linehan Ph.D. at the University of Washington that is an evidence-based practice used to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT assists clients in learning skills to help them to regulate their emotional responses to situations that occur in their lives that they may have previously responded to in a self-destructive or aggressive manner.
Our DBT program is offered in a closed, comprehensive and intensive treatment program, which is delivered in both individual and group sessions. These sessions focus on the four modules of DBT: Mindfulness; Emotion Regulation; Interpersonal Effectiveness; and Distress Tolerance. We also offer a DBT skills-based open group that is available to all residents of our program. The DBT program has made a considerable impact on the lives of the participants and on the overall treatment environment. As some of our participants have remarked:
“My mental status has improved. DBT has encouraged me to love and forgive myself. It has encouraged me to assess the thoughts that have haunted me for years, and for that, I am in a better place.”
“It keeps me in touch with the outside world. It keeps me knowing myself and talking about things that have debilitated me in the past and that have kept me ill. It has taught me what to do, and not to do, when I am in crisis.”
The DBT program is now integrated as a core treatment offering, along with Wellness Recovery Action Plan and SacPORT skills training classes.
Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRCs) provide psychosocial rehabilitation programs in secure, residential settings with a focus on brief lengths of stay. Learn more.
Crestwood Center Sacramento
Crestwood's Psychiatric Health Facilities (PHFs) are dedicated to restoring a sense of hope, self empowerment and realized potential of recovery in each of our consumers. PHFs are for consumers who require stabilization, medication management, behavioral interventions, psycho-therapy, psychosocial education and a transition plan to enable a successful return to their community.
Crestwood Center at Sacramento is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which requires a higher standard of care than the licensing standards in California. Crestwood believes this accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest level of care and rehabilitation.