CEDAR Clinic Treatment

Following a consultation, CEDAR clinicians are available to provide ongoing clinical services when they are indicated. The choice and frequency of these services will be determined by an individual's or family's unique background, goals, and values along with what we know about how treatments work best. Although the evidence remains preliminary, some treatments that are effective with psychosis may be helpful in treating psychotic-like symptoms and reducing risk for psychosis. As a team, we keep up to date on the latest developments for helping young people manage confusing changes in their lives.

Services can include individual, family, and group therapies, medication management, and consultation to other providers. They are designed to help you make your life more of what you want it to be.


Overall Goals:
  • Understand and help with current concerns
  • Strengthen supports
  • Reduce symptoms
  • Reduce stress
  • Prevent or delay the worsening of symptoms
  • Improve functioning (school, work, friends, family)
  • Build coping skills


Some Specific Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors and Reducing Symptoms and Risk:

  • Education: to improve support and understanding

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: to teach and strengthen coping strategies

  • Problem-Solving: with the individual, family, multiple families together, school or work

  • Medication: to treat symptoms, when appropriate

  • Stress Reduction: strategies include:
  • Building Routine: developing a regular,
    predictable schedule

  • Cutting Down: doing less for a while (activities, demands)

  • Prioritizing Your Health: getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising

  • Increasing Positives: making time to have fun, relax

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