Behavioral Health Services for Teens in Fresno, CA

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with behavioral health issues? If that is the case and you are unsure of where to turn, Ascend is here to assist you. Ascend Behavioral Health is a behavioral health center based in Fresno, CA, which gives hope to teens struggling with mental health conditions. From depression to anxiety, substance abuse, and other mental health conditions, our therapists can help teens cope and minimize their symptoms. 
A few symptoms of mental health conditions include excessive worrying, restlessness, social avoidance, insomnia, and more.

Our goal is to help teens displaying these symptoms through our Intensive Outpatient Program and traditional outpatient therapy sessions. We teach teens how to cope and give them the skills they need to succeed. Our mission is to provide families and teens hope throughout challenging times. We understand that mental health can be overwhelming, and we are here to provide support, guidance, and healing. Below, we break down the various behavioral services that we offer. If you're searching for behavioral health services in Fresno, CA, call Ascend Behavioral Health today.

Outpatient Mental Health Services

For those needing more traditional outpatient services like individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, or psychological assessments, we offer those as well. Typically outpatient sessions are once per week, meeting with a therapist to discuss any concerns or problems you may have. Often, teens graduating from Ascend's IOP will transition into ongoing weekly therapy and individual and family therapy to continue their growth and development. 

Intensive Outpatient Services, IOP

At Ascend, we offer an Intensive Outpatient Service for those who need more than standard outpatient sessions. Our IOP meets four times per week for three hours each session. During this time, teens meet in a group setting with a highly skilled therapist. The first half of each session focuses on learning. Topics may include learning about mental health symptoms, learning about coping skills and how to use them, learning how to understand and control emotions, learning about relationships and how to navigate them, and more. Following the learning portion of each session, the focus of the group becomes the application of learning. This combination of learning and application allows teens to solidify what they have learned when returning to school, home, peer groups, and the community.

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Who We Serve

It is Ascend’s mission to serve teens who are struggling with mental health conditions. Often times we serve those who need more help and assistance than their school, outpatient therapist, or families can support. When things get especially difficult in life, Ascend is here to be your beacon of hope. 


Typically, teens that find their home at Ascend are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. We often see that teens don’t present with “adult” symptoms of these disorders. They may be irritable and acting out, moody and argumentative, isolating and pushing others away, engaging in self-harm, using drugs or alcohol, or not seeming like themselves. When these concerns are present and they are interfering with school, family life, or friendships, it’s time to consider enrolling in Ascend’s Intensive Outpatient Program. 


While we are happy to help assess and refer, often times teens who are actively psychotic, have a developmental disorder, or have a severe eating disorder are better suited for programs who serve these specific disorders. 




We hope that everyone is staying safe during these times. 


We are fully operational and have implemented video group therapy to continue delivering our quality services, all in the the comfort of your own home.