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 times, teens graduating from Ascend’s IOP will transition into ongoing weekly therapy (individual and/or family therapy) to continue their growth and development.

Group activities and games at Fresno teen therapy clinic

Who We Serve

It is Ascend’s mission to serve Fresno kids and 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, kids and teens that find their home at Ascend are struggling with anxiety and/or depression. We often see that kids and 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.