Our intensive outpatient program can help individuals suffering from depression and anxiety. The program is intended for individuals struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, or chronic medical conditions, or those experiencing the impact from a neurological disease or mild memory impairment.
After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, treatment plans are created for each individual and include:
- Psychiatric evaluation and medical management
- Group therapy and family intervention
- Neuropsychological testing for cognitive-decline conditions
- Genetic testing for Alzheimer’s
- Imaging techniques, including CT, MRI, and PET scanning for the most accurate diagnosis.
A multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, a geriatric specialist, neuropsychologist, psychiatric clinical nurse practitioner and licensed clinical therapists meets weekly to discuss each individual in the program and give input on the best way to proceed. Psychiatrists also are available during the week as well as a clinical nurse practitioner, therapists and case managers.
Psychotherapy groups focus on specific, here-and-now difficulties related to low self-esteem, stress management, grief, loss and more. Psycho-educational groups provide comprehensive information related to psychiatry, psychology, medication and general wellness. The groups also address a host of issues pertinent to medical conditions, such as cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., and co-morbid psychiatric disorders.
Other helpful techniques are incorporated into the patient’s individualized treatment plan and may include Tai Chi, lifestyle changes, yoga, mindful meditation, memory fitness, music appreciation and family therapy.