The Family Role in Mental Health Treatment

Families have a pivotal role in the treatment and recovery of a loved one from mental health disorders or addictions. Whether it be parents, children, spouses, or others, allowing the family to heal together increases treatment success and long-term recovery.

“It’s important to get the family involved because sometimes disorders find their way into the family system, and it’s hard to recover from that when the system keeps pulling you inside of it over and over and over again. So when we change the system the potential for change for the client is much greater.” – Dr. Melissa Flanigan, Clinical Director

From parent coaching for adolescents to family therapy, including the family is an important step in the therapeutic process that Mission Harbor includes when the family is willing. Allowing the family to heal together increases longterm health and happiness for all involved. 

Mission Harbor is a trusted mental health outpatient clinic in Santa Barbara with locations in Southern California as well, and we have a dedicated asset to the community. Our treatment team utilizes advanced technology and therapy types to treat complex mental health issues. The care provided is uniquely crafted to each individual’s needs and scenario. Everyone deserves a second chance and everyone recovers differently.  At Mission Harbor, our commitment is to save and protect the residents of Santa Barbara and Southern California from a life of mental health struggles. Treatment options, therapy types, and an exceptionally well-credentialed staff create an environment that promotes long-lasting recovery and wellness.

The facilities at Mission Harbor are staffed with trained experts to best assist patients with their mental health issues. We are capable of dealing with any and all cases with a licensed staff, equipment, and approved techniques. Our mission is to help those who want to help themselves, and we support your decision in seeking help.

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