Mental Health Treatment Options for Kaiser Permanente Insurance Members

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health. When you’re experiencing emotional distress or symptoms of a mental health condition, Lightfully Behavioral Health is here to help. 

We understand that managing emotions and behaviors can be challenging, especially when they are having a significant impact on your daily life. Navigating insurance coverage can also leave you wondering where to turn to for the right support. 

The good news is you don’t have to face this alone. Kaiser Permanente, one of the most popular insurance providers in the state of California, offers in-network coverage for treatment at Lightfully Behavioral Health to meet your mental health needs. 

Read on to learn about the different mental health treatment levels of care we have available at Lightfully for Kaiser Permanente members, as well as what sets us apart from other providers. 

4 mental health treatment options available for Kaiser Permanente members through Lightfully 

Everyone can struggle with their mental health sometimes. Everyone struggling with mental health, whether a temporary struggle or dealing with a mental health disorder, deserves personalized treatment that can meet their particular needs. That’s why we have options to help every person struggling with differing levels of mental distress. From mild symptoms that medication and psychotherapy can help manage to more severe symptoms that are making a person a risk to themselves and others, we have a level of care that can provide each person with treatment to help.

The goal of our treatment programs is to help you learn to manage your mental health distress or mental health disorder symptoms while also developing life skills and healthy coping mechanisms that can benefit you for the rest of your life. 

As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can benefit from mental health treatments from Lightfully’s programs. At all our locations, we are an in-network mental health care provider for Kaiser Permanente. We believe that every person deserves care that is personalized to their particular needs and symptoms, not a cookie-cutter approach. 

We offer the following four levels of care, and all four levels are available to Kaiser Permanente members:

  • Residential Treatment Center (RTC)Our RTCs are located in the Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks and San Diego areas. These facilities provide clients with 24-hour residential care where they can focus solely on their treatment and mental health needs in a beautiful, supportive and relaxing home-based setting. Treatment in our RTCs includes three individual sessions per week with a primary therapist, weekly family sessions, up to five group sessions daily with trained clinicians and weekly sessions with our staff psychiatrist. You will also receive an individualized weekly treatment plan and the chance to meet with your whole treatment team. 
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) — Also called our Day Treatment Program, our PHP provides you with supportive and structured care during the day while you return to your home each night. This provides you with similar treatment and services as our residential care, but you have the opportunity to practice your new skills as well. Some things our PHPs include are two individual sessions weekly with your primary therapist, six to seven hours of daily programming, weekly family sessions, weekly sessions with our staff psychiatrist, a weekly individualized treatment plan and meeting with your whole treatment team every other week. 
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)Our IOP provides partial day treatment for our clients who are struggling with primary mental health psychiatric disorders. Our IOP includes a weekly session with your primary therapist, three to six hours of programming a day, ongoing family therapy, individualized weekly treatment plans, daily group sessions and monthly meetings with your whole treatment team. 
  • Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (vIOP) — We strive to broaden access to mental health care, including flexible treatment program options. We believe mental health care treatment should be accessible even with busy schedules. Our vIOP helps our clients receive quality treatment online that meets their needs and schedules. It can provide a careful balance of support and autonomy for those transitioning from higher levels of care, or it can be a welcoming and supportive environment with peer support for those who are new to therapy. Our vIOP includes being in a small group of 10 clients or fewer with daily group sessions, an individual session with your primary therapist each week, three to six hours of programming a day, ongoing family therapy, an individualized weekly treatment plan and a monthly meeting with your whole treatment team. 

At Lightfully, we believe in continued support even after your treatment plan has ended. We offer continued alumni services with resources, tips, support and support group offerings each month. 

Lightfully’s process-based therapy: Personalized treatment plans to help you achieve lasting results

At Lightfully, we believe in treating the whole person, not just the diagnosis. That’s why our unique clinical model of process-based therapy is at the heart of every level of our treatment programs. 

Process-based therapy (PBT) is our personalized approach to mental health disorder treatment that helps us provide whole-person-centered care. PBT uses evidence-based interventions from a variety of proven techniques in an integrated approach. This integrated approach helps us tackle the four core processes that are the basis of every mental health disorder:

  • Difficulty with emotions
  • Difficulty with thoughts
  • Difficulty with behaviors
  • Difficulty with relationships 

We are one of the only behavioral health clinical treatment providers to use process-based therapy to provide our clients with the most personalized care. 

Kaiser Permanente members can receive mental health care at all Lightfully Behavioral Health locations

We have locations in many areas of our beautiful, diverse state of California. As a Kaiser Permanente member, you can explore and receive treatment options at any of our locations throughout the Golden State. We don’t only treat adults — we also have Teen program locations in San Diego. These include a Residential Treatment Center and a Partial Hospitalization Program/Intensive Outpatient Program. 

If your schedule keeps trying to prevent you from getting the treatment you deserve, you can look into our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program, which can be the flexible option you’ve been looking for. This program is also available under Lightfully U for college students who need access to care and flexible program options. 

Change is possible. If you’re a Kaiser Permanente member and you’re ready to take the first step, reach out to our Admissions Concierge Team. We’ll take the next steps together, toward the fullest, brightest version of you.