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Children's Health Council

RISE: Reaching Interpersonal Self-Effectiveness - A Collaboration of Experts from Children's Health Council and Stanford Children's Health

RISE: A Comprehensive DBT Intensive Outpatient Program for Teens (ages 13-18)

Accepting Referrals Now

Contact 650.688.3625 or help@chconline.org to refer a client to RISE. RISE is located at CHC, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto.

RISE Features

RISE brochure

  • Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including
    • Individual and group therapy
    • Multi-family skills groups to help foster positive family relationships
    • 24/7 phone coaching for teens
  • Small group setting
  • Longer program duration, increasing likelihood of desired outcomes
  • Seasoned, licensed clinicians who specialize in working with teens
  • Adolescent psychiatry and medication management
  • Support with transitions between IOP, inpatient and outpatient therapy
  • Coordination with outside mental health providers, school staff and appropriate medical professionals
  • Insurance-based. Medi-Cal Insurance not accepted at this time
  • Financial assistance available
  • High school credits possible
  • Directed by Dr. Ramsey Khasho, Chief Clinical Officer at CHC

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“I finally have hope.” —RISE graduate

Who Can Benefitfrustrated teenager

Adolescents ages 13-18 with:

  • Suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors
  • Self-harm behaviors (e.g., cutting)
  • Significant decrease in functioning at school and/or at home
  • Severe symptoms of anxiety and/or depression
  • Significant difficulty regulating emotions

Goals of the RISE Program A Comprehensive DBT Intensive Outpatient Program for High School Teens

RISE stands for Reaching Interpersonal and Self Effectiveness — one of the primary goals of DBT and a cornerstone of the program.

  • Reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Reduce self-harm behaviors (e.g., cutting)
  • Improve ability to regulate emotions and cope with stress
  • Improve important areas of life such as school, home, friendships and family relationships
  • Reduce the need for higher level of care
  • Help teens build a life worth living

Life Is Worth Living

12-week Program

The group meets for the 12-week program 4 days per week: M, T, W, Th from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
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Program Content

Monday & Wednesday

Includes mindfulness experiences, Executive Functioning coaching and interpersonal skills development

Tuesday & Thursday

Includes mindfulness movement and arts and family skills development with parents

“Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is currently the only well-established, evidence-based treatment for decreasing suicidal feelings or self-harming behaviors in youth.” —Dr. Michele Berk

We are here for you.

650.688.3625 | help@chconline.org

RISE is a collaboration of experts from CHC and Stanford Children’s Health.

A Collaboration of Experts from Children's Health Council (CHC) and Stanford Children's Hospital