Adult Inpatient Residential Treatment

What is Inpatient Residential Treatment?

Mental health issues are more common than one might imagine. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there were 57.8 million adults in the United States who were 18 years of age or older who had a mental illness (AMI) in 2021.

This number represented 22.8% of all U.S. adults. Among those with AMI, only 26.5 million (47.2%) received mental health services (including inpatient or outpatient treatment or having used prescription medication) in the past year. This occurs usually because people are unaware that they require treatment, do not have insurance that covers mental health care, or are unable to pay for it.

Our residential care is called crisis stabilization which is a path to skip the ED / ER and go straightaway into a dignifying treatment plan to challenge old patterns of belief and behavior. Our unique beachside setting includes intensive care to arrest the progression of the disorder while providing the individual with autonomy and the comfort of care in a small, hope-giving, individually tailored psychiatric setting. Crisis stabilization can take just 3-4 weeks when you have the right team of experts. The new environment, schedule, rebalanced circadian rhythm, nutrition and social therapeutic helps the group work, family plan and individual work take root. In many cases, the residential crisis stabilization is where the real shift happens because some things can't change for more than a week in the "old" environment. It takes a professional team and environment to help the brain and body reset and seize its natural biological rhythms. Desired results stick when consistent, predictable successes are informed, acknowledged and repeated. Solstice specializes in building up mindset, hardening neural circuitry for quality of life, and letting habits support mental and overall wellness. Many of our clients are tired of their loved one reminding them, stepping in, "saving" them and they report the tension between what feels like "nag" and avoidance is unbearable. For those who want independence and emotional regulation, this first step in treatment may be necessary. For the person who is suffering with mood, relationships, isolation and feels the status quo is unsustainable, call Solstice Pacific if you are ready to get to work. We will talk when you are ready for the highest standard of care in psychiatry. The habits and freedom you find here will enrich your relationships and imagination.

What are the Benefits from Mental Health Care?

The benefits of mental health care are significant. It can lessen the risk of suicide for those who have mental diseases, help them better manage their symptoms, and enhance their quality of life.

Additionally, receiving mental health care can ultimately lower the cost of medical care and social assistance, and reduce job loss or dropping out of education. Early intervention ultimately assists individuals in their overall health, function, and being able to continue in their education or employment.

Solstice Beachside Crisis Stabilization

Solstice offers a residential mental health program that provides treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. The adult program is for individuals facing mental health needs including (but not limited to) schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Upon arrival, many patients are uncertain of what they need in the short term and long term. Solstice uses the following trauma informed modalities to increase awareness and symptom relief:

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - the most important facet of Solstice care
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Choice Theory 
  • Music Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Family Counseling and Communication
  • Exposure and Response Prevention

Solstice is a licensed Social Residential Facility (SRF) that provides a range of services, such as group and individual counseling, medication management, and recreational therapy. The program is customized to meet the needs of each individual, and staff members work closely with patients to develop a treatment plan that is appropriate for their specific needs.

Why Start with Luxury RTC

Beachside crisis stabilization is 24 hours of care, open 365 days per year. As you know, emergencies don't wait. And often, emergencies or a series of crises create a hypervigilance, a steady state of stress and worry which leads to fatigue and impaired judgement, poor impulse control. We reduce stress first. Our luxury RTC (residential treatment center for crisis stabilization) offers adults a temporary, structured, warm, nutritious environment to lay the foundation for the hard work that takes place in PHP and IOP. Medicine and schedule help reduce the stress, but the real changes in the nervous system come from our hospitality, the beauty of the surroundings and a certain peace that comes from a high caliber of service. Anxiety and sadness are highly receptive to this professional but personalized setting. Stress decreases as you make less decisions each day, engage breathwork to reset your response to stimuli and nonjudgmentally accept the feedback your body is giving you. This cozy, modern, secure facility has a unique license under the Department of Social Services and a certification under Department of Healthcare Services Community Support Branch for a short stay to speed up results in the treatment phases. Not everyone will apply to admit to this location first because it is an out of pocket cost not covered by insurance. This exclusive service improves the long term health of our clients in due to these program distinctions:

  • Solstice Treats Gut Microbiome and the Autonomic Nervous System Not Just the Brain and Nervous System
  • Solstice Recalibrates Your Relationship with Screens - a Proprietary Approach to High Value Neuromechanics
  • Solstice 360, Whole Person Clinical Care - Starting in Luxury Stabilization Care Gives You a Jump Start on the 7 Proprietary Care Plans Solstice Clients Need to Optimize Health at All Levels
  • Acupuncture 2x weekly for all clients

While some California programs offer treatment in a residential setting, none can compete with the number of services we deliver daily. 

Through exercise, nutrition, antioxidant rich green juice, recreation and evidence based clinical care, our program reduces inflammation and increases cognitive flexibility. While meals are prepared in the gourmet kitchen, 7 patio seating styles are available for small group or individual sessions. Saturday is visitors day during our coffee and homemade cookies hour 3P-4P. Beachside breezes blow through while skills are developing in yoga, CBT, REBT, dialectical work (DBT) and trauma informed psychiatry lectures.

Note: Due to demand, this facility offers a maximum stay of 30 days. We recommend most patients plan on 21 days of care for an unmatched boost to their life long recovery plan.

Solstice Levels of Care and Duration

The average length of stay in a residential program is 21 to 30 days, whereas Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) requires at least 25 to 35 days and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) requires a minimum of 20 to 30 days. Together, these phases can last 2-4 months. The acceleration of independence from luxury beach stay (RTC) to upscale PHP/Day Treatment to IOP to Outpatient aftercare create skills that stick and reduce the likelihood of a psychiatric emergency or worsening of symptoms after graduation from the program.

Individuals who have not seen symptom relief from outpatient treatment are offered residential treatment. Individuals who are accepted into a residential program get a break from situations, people, or challenges that could be upsetting while still taking advantage of a setting for higher-level treatment. Treatment includes 3 nutritious meals a day, 7 days per week. Gluten and Pescatarian needs are collected before Intake.

Integrative psychiatry, used at Solstice Pacific, integrates conventional psychiatric treatments with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This gives the patient a more all-encompassing treatment plan and guarantees that not just their mental health but all facets of their health are taken into account. Yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and acupuncture are some of the CAM treatments that integrative psychiatry might apply. Receiving care in a residential setting is especially recommended if the current living environment is unsafe, unsteady in some way, or is possibly contributing to worsened symptoms. Getting space and resetting routines, habits, and environment is a powerful way to implement change and experience relief sooner.

While residential provides a safe place to heal away from the home, the family or support system is still involved in care. Involving support members in the care planning process is important for breaking the cycle of isolation and shame, and for incorporating accountability. Change happens with strong routines, healthy lifestyle, consistency, and accountability. Residential provides that first step towards change, and continuing to Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) (respectively) help reinforce that change as patients integrate back into their real-life scenarios. The focus is to rehabilitate skills that mitigate mood symptoms, decrease risky behaviors, and support long-term wellness.

Various mental health conditions can be managed by Solstice's residential mental health care, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    • Panic Disorder
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Social Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dual Diagnosis Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
    • Anorexia Nervosa
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorder

Solstice Pacific is accredited to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a testament to our commitment to providing comprehensive care for individuals facing this complex condition—this accreditation further underscores our dedication to excellence in behavioral health services. Solstice Pacific Residential Treatment Center received a Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation from The Joint Commission—find out more here!