Optimum Performance Institute
Optimum Performance Institutes (OPI) offers effective, innovative and therapeutic treatment to young adults who need support navigating life’s critical challenges. The transitional living program near Los Angeles is focused on giving young adults both the clinical and life-skills support they need to thrive, giving each student an independent life.
At OPI, we work with all genders age 17-28 who deal with mental health challenges, which stop them from seeing their true potential and path to independence. With varying levels of care and staffing, we have the ability to handle complex diagnoses. Our highest level of care includes a specialized program for young adults dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Real World Each and Every Day
From day one, participants live in local apartment complexes, which provide a real-life environment. They learn to cook for themselves and to grocery shop. They go into real-life situations to practice the skills they have acquired in their individual and group experiences. We help them search for non-paid or paid work opportunities that permit a greater sense of independence, self-esteem and the meaning of responsibility. They learn to function in diverse communities, understanding how to communicate and respect others who are different from themselves. They learn to budget their own weekly allowance, learn to appropriately monitor their use of personal cell phones and computers, and learn to demonstrate time management skills. They can date, socialize and still have fun. But they do this in a safe environment, with varying levels of supervision that are there to help them recognize and recover from errors in judgment.
Every participant has their own case manager and therapist who helps guide them toward an independent life. Depending upon their interests, a single day may consist of going to a job or school, volunteering at an animal shelter or taking Tae Kwon Do lessons. It also includes individual and group psychotherapy sessions, one-to-one life skills management training, medication management meetings with a psychiatrist, etc.
Pursuing their own interests acts as a “springboard” to help them see life‘s potential and begin to move forward. Through life coaching sessions and specialization, we help clients develop resilience and persistence. Persistence to meet set goals and resilience to persevere when the going gets tough.
Through the comprehensive therapeutic program at OPI, young adults work to overcome their mental health challenges and discover their own identities to find their niche in a rapidly changing world.
OPI can help you refocus, re-energize and live the life of independence you have always wanted.