SACRAMENTO OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Sacramento, CA

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Virtual treatment available: DMA outpatient programs can also be accessed via online telehealth services.

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program Sacramento is a day treatment program that provides care for those in need of an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and more. Here, patients benefit from one-on-one therapeutic support as well as group sessions in an encouraging environment of peers where they can safely practice new skills that are transferable to home.

Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program is a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. Our team of experienced insurance verification specialists will confirm not only if the level of care you are seeking is covered by your policy but also determine what, if any, out of pocket cost you would incur. Reach out to the team today to verify your coverage

MEET THE TEAM

Facility Manager

Armando Ornelas

Regional Director for California Virtual

Robert Thomas

Program Director

Christy Brown

Therapist

Johnny Tillis

Facility Manager

Armando Ornelas

Armando has been working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program since August 2018 and is currently facility manager at the Sacramento outpatient program for adults and adolescents. Starting out as a mental health technician, he spent his time working directly with patients and supporting them during their time in treatment. Armando graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Currently Armando is pursuing his master’s degree in clinical social work and is set to complete the program in 2022. Armando has a passion for social justice and works to hold himself and others accountable to ensure everyone is provided quality services and treated fairly. In his free time, Armando enjoys being creative through watercolor painting as well as reading manga and watching Netflix.

Regional Director for California Virtual

Robert Thomas

Robert graduated from Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, California, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology-human development. He went on to continue at Pacific Oaks and received his master’s degree in marital and family therapy. He is a member in good standing with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). Robert is also a clinical staff consultant to the Mental Wellness Network foundation in Ontario, Canada. In addition, Robert is the founder and owner of “just BE you” Life Strategies ~ Coaching. He has worked in a variety of mental health positions, ranging from program director, lead primary therapist and on-call therapist in multiple settings, within RTC, PHP, IOP, sober living and private practice environments. Robert’s clinical specialties cover dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, depression and anxiety, ODD, sexuality, relationship issues, creative self-expression, narcissism, youth and young adult populations, and parent advocacy.

His theoretical perspectives consist of dual components of his personal/experiential journey combined with his behavioral studies in human development, marital and family therapy, family systems and life coaching as an integrative approach completely tailored on an individual basis per patient. Robert combines his passion and motivation to lead and model what Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program strives to promote, which is the well-being of individuals and families in the communities that we serve.

Program Director

Christy Brown

Christy began working with the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in February 2022 as the Program Director. Prior to working at Discovery, Christy was the clinical director for an outpatient mental health clinic in Sacramento and has worked in mental health for over 6 years. In addition to working in mental health, Christy has a background working with older adults living with dementia and their families who care for them. Christy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and a master’s degree in clinical social work with a concentration in adult mental health and wellness from University of Southern California (USC). Christy enjoys working in this field due to her caring heart and desire to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. It is Christy’s hope that she can continue to learn from her colleagues and patients and assist leading the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Sacramento team in providing quality care to our patients and families. In her free time, Christy enjoys spending quality time with her family, playing with her cats, watching reality television and experimenting with cooking new dishes in the kitchen.

Therapist

Johnny Tillis

Johnny began working with Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in July 2022. Johnny has background experience working as program managers, program supervisors, regional director, TBS and wraparound clinician, social worker at an inpatient hospital, as well as background working in the prison system. Johnny has over 10 years of experience working in the field. Johnny has background working with at-risk youth, foster youth, homeless youth and youth experiencing trauma as well working with their families. Johnny has a bachelor’s degree in social and criminal justice from Ashford University and a master’s degree from Ashford University in psychology and master’s in marriage and family therapy. Johnny loves the field and loves helping and serving others. Johnny has a passion for the mental health field to reduce stigma towards seeking mental health support and increase access to effective mental health services in the most at-risk and underserved areas and provide health and hope. In his free time, he loves spending with his family, serving at his local church, cooking and traveling. Johnny is looking forward to working with youth and families here at Discovery.

Here’s What Patients Say After Completing Treatment*

  • 97% feel hopeful about their future*
  • 95% believe they can handle life after treatment*
  • 99% know what helps them get better*

“This place changed my life. I have so much love in my heart for all the staff, and I feel that if someone is open to getting better, they can get a lot out of this program.” – Sammi N., former patient at DMA Sacramento

“I came out of this program much stronger and more stable, with tools to help me in case I ever feel unstable again. I received more than adequate care here. I was given coping tools, the staff was very attentive and the groups were very helpful.” – Beverly W., former patient at DMA

“My daughter has made strides in this program and learned some invaluable coping skills. I highly recommend this program to other people who are suffering from mental health issues.” – Taneesha W., parent of DMA alumni

*Percentage includes adult and adolescent patients who admitted to the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program in 2021 (between 1/1/21 and 12/31/21) and completed the Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) (N = 2,278). Average length of stay is 34.2 days for those who completed treatment (did not discharge to a higher level of care, due to insurance, against treatment advice, transfer or administratively).

Support Group

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

Preferred In-Network Provider for All Major Health Insurance

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