RISE: Reaching Interpersonal Self Effectiveness - CHC & Stanford

RISE: A Comprehensive DBT Intensive Outpatient Program for Teens (ages 13-18 | grades 8-12)

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Contact 650.688.3675 or RISE@milistadebodas.com to refer a client to RISE.

RISE Features

RISE can help prevent teens who have suicidal thoughts/behaviors, have recently attempted suicide, and/or repetitively engage in self-harm behaviors from inpatient hospitalization or ending up in the emergency room. During the evaluation, our clinical team can help to determine whether RISE would be an appropriate alternative.  In most cases, our care team can let your family know within 48 hours if RISE seems like the right fit for your teen.

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
  • Santa Clara County Medi-Cal insurance is accepted.  
  • Directed by Dr. Ramsey Khasho, Chief Clinical Officer at CHC

Download the RISE Brochure – English (PDF)

Download the RISE Brochure – Spanish (PDF)

“I finally have hope.” —RISE graduate

Who Can Benefitfrustrated teenager

Adolescents ages 13-18 (grades 8-12) 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

9-week Program

The group meets for the 9-week program 4 days per week: M, T, W, Th from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm


Program Content

Monday & Wednesday

Includes mindfulness movement and arts, skill development, and building a life worth living

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.

650.688.3675 | rise@milistadebodas.com

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