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Outpatient Treatment

Many mental health and mood disorders can be treated on an outpatient basis. Signature Psychiatric Hospital’s outpatient programs provide necessary treatment services while also allowing you to continue with your daily home life.

Our programs serve those struggling with life’s difficulties while finding them hard to manage alone. You’ll receive the support and structure you need from our licensed professionals who are dedicated to helping you get better.

“Mental illness is not something that can be treated with a single visit and certainly not in an Emergency Room,” according to Lisa St. Aubyn, CEO of Signature Psychiatric Hospital. “That’s why Signature takes a complete, holistic approach to mental health by offering many tiers of care to specific groups in the community. It’s an approach that works.”

Typical problems, symptoms, behaviors and/or diagnoses may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse/dependence
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Childhood problems including ADHD
  • Family issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Gambling addiction
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Anger management
  • School and workplace issues
  • Thought disorders

Outpatient services include:

  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Case management
  • Adult chemical dependency intensive outpatient program
  • Medication management
  • Aftercare

Group Counseling Programs including the following are also offered:

  • Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Dual Diagnosis Group
  • Adolescent Group
  • Older Adult Silver Lining Group

Group Counseling Programs

Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program provides a supportive group for individuals with a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence and who may also have a mental health diagnosis. Emphasis is placed on the effects of alcohol and other mood-altering drugs on one’s life, including mental health. The program also includes the development of relapse prevention skills and a related plan.

Those who participate:

  • May have been unsuccessful in maintaining abstinence with the support of individual therapy and/or support groups.
  • May be required to attend an intensive substance abuse treatment program by the court DHS, their employer, or other entity.
  • May have been discharged from an inpatient program or who, if left untreated could require hospitalization.

Groups meet at 5:30 p.m. and provide effective treatment for alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, including problem use of prescription drugs.

Dual Diagnosis Group

Groups meet at 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. and provide a supportive process group for individuals who have both a substance abuse or dependence diagnosis and a psychiatric diagnosis. Participants have also demonstrated a period of recovery even though their clinical history might include a recent relapse. We address the processing of stressors, the development of symptom recognition and redirection and stress management skills. Participants work toward demonstrating and understanding the co-occurring concept of addiction and involved symptoms, and build relapse prevention skills with a related plan. They also learn the importance of intra-group and community based support.

Adolescent Group

The group assists adolescents ages 13-17, who have a mental health diagnosis and/or severe behavioral problems, with developing the skills necessary to successfully handle themselves in the adult world.

Those who participate:

May have experienced some form of abuse, neglect or similar events and may have learned to cope with this through alcohol and/or drug use, fighting, cursing and disrespecting others or other oppositional behaviors.

Participants will be provided the opportunity to:

  • Learn assertiveness without aggression
  • Build self-esteem and improve self-image
  • Gain skills to manage anger properly
  • Learn to cope with difficult feelings by changing self-talk, correcting negative thinking and using empowering affirmations
  • Learn to identify negative choice patterns and how to make positive changes
  • Develop communication skills to express thoughts, feelings and emotions maturely

The group meets from 6 to 9 p.m. at our Gladstone location.

Older Adult Silver Lining Group

This group meets at 9 a.m. and provides support to older adults who have experienced grief, loss, depression, anxiety, substance use or other life challenges that are disrupting the quality of their lives.

Silver Lining groups provide a safe environment and opportunity to process their situation and correct cognitive distortions that are affecting their present behavioral skills.

Participants can:

  • identify methods to manage grief or loss.
  • learn to cope with difficult feelings by changing self talk, correcting distortions and using empowering affirmations.
  • learn to use creative outlets for hurtful emotions and how to make social contact when needing support.
  • learn to identify negative choice patterns and develop anxiety coping skills.

Aftercare

Unique to Signature Psychiatric Hospital, we offer a free aftercare group each Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for our former patients. Group topics change each week. We encourage you to use this free support service to maintain your mental health for life.

Signature’s outpatient therapy team consists of dedicated and skilled professionals with many years of experience treating adolescents, adults and seniors. The outpatient team is made up of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Psychologists (PhD), Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors (LADC), Licensed Psychiatrists (MD or DO), Physician Assistants (PA) and a certified case manager.