Psychoeducation helps clients learn more about themselves and discover practical ways to overcome mental and behavioral health problems.

How Psychoeducation Works, and Who It’s For

Psychoeducation is a way to educate people—about their diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and everything in between. Education might sound like a given in a mental health facility, but the truth is, it’s not always standard practice.

This type of intervention is used to treat the full range of mental and behavioral disorders. Psychoeducation breaks down what is happening in your body, why a treatment was chosen and exactly what it will do, benefits and side effects of any medications, and coping strategies for long-term recovery. It includes information not only for clients, but for their family members as well.

What are the Benefits of Psychoeducation?

Knowledge is a powerful tool. Individuals are generally more at ease when they understand exactly why their therapist is recommending each kind of treatment. Psychotherapy is meant to break down information in a clear, understandable way.


People are less likely to relapse if they know what is at the root of their behavioral or substance use disorder. Psychoeducation gives individuals hope and realistic options for the future.


It’s easy for someone to think that their symptoms are just things that they have to live with. That’s hardly ever the case, and psychoeducation aims to inform clients on how to successfully manage symptoms.


Armed with information, and reliable, safe care, clients at Sequoia can take steps to better care for themselves. Knowledge of your condition and treatment can be a victory in itself, and that is just one small win for our clients.

The Sequoia Approach to Psychoeducation

At Sequoia, we approach treatment holistically. We understand that individual and family psychoeducation keep you at ease about your treatment programs during your stay. Psychoeducation is a major part of our group and individual treatment sessions. Aligned with our trauma-based approach, it focuses on getting to the root of the issue and treating the whole individual, not just masking the symptoms.

What We Treat

If you are struggling with your mental health, substance abuse, or both, we are here to help you regain control over your life. Our inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs are designed to treat a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and co-occurring disorders in a comfortable setting.

Mental Health

We diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, including trauma effects, dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and codependency.


Substance use disorders we treat include addiction to alcohol, opiates, fentanyl and prescription opioids, methamphetamine and other stimulants, benzodiazepines, cannabis, and other psychoactive substances.

Other Behavioral Health Concerns

A mental health crisis can be layered and confusing. If you don’t see your disorder listed—or don’t know exactly why you are struggling—reach out to us to see how we can help. We treat each client at Sequoia on a personal level, and we’re ready to help you overcome whatever you may be facing.

Ready to Start Your Healing Journey?

Our experienced, compassionate team is here for you. Reach out to us today by calling us or scheduling a conversation at a time that works for you. All information will be kept private and confidential.

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