In addition to group and individual therapy, we offer a number of treatment modalities.
Cognitive behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a fundamental evidence based treatment, can be a very helpful tool in treating mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorder and severe mental illness. The goal of CBT is to change patterns of thinking or behavior which lie behind a person’s illness, and so ultimately change how they feel internally.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed toprovide clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. It has also been used to treat mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance use disorders.
Patients who participate in art therapy explore their emotions through painting, drawing, sculpting, and other creative arts. As other forms of communication begin to become difficult in older adults, art can help them discover new ways to express themselves.
Various forms of recreation can be used to help older adult patients. Exercise and games can promote positive emotional states and improved cognitive functions. Other activities, such as our karaoke sessions, allow patients to relax and enjoy themselves.
Therapy dogs visit our mood disorder unit each week to spend time with our patients. Many people find that the presence of a dog can be calming and reduce stress. Therapy dogs are not service animals; they are dogs with gentle temperaments that have been trained to interact with patients. They are not present to perform a particular task for the patients. Instead, they are there simply to provide companionship and comfort.
We help patients achieve their treatment goals by offering the following services:
- Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
- Individualized treatment plan
- 24-hour nursing care for assessment monitoring
- Medication management and education
- Symptom management
- Nutritional consultation
- Therapeutic interventions that promote stress reduction
- Expressive therapy
- Family participation (when possible)
- Discharge and aftercare planning