When you are dealing with a mental health issue, you want compassionate care from experienced professionals. If you have mild to moderate symptoms, outpatient therapy—seeing a mental healthcare provider once a week or so in their office—is usually a good choice.
However, if you have more serious symptoms, you may need the help of a structured outpatient program that provides treatment three or more days per week. Mills-Peninsula Medical Center offers a variety of outpatient treatment programs for teens, adults and seniors. Our programs are tailored for individuals and designed to meet the needs of different age groups.
We offer an after-school adolescent mental health program to help teens who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms including depression, self-harm, substance abuse or anxiety.
Therapy focuses on symptom relief, problem solving and improving your teen’s ability to function independently. Our goal is to work with the whole family in order to return your teen to an active and productive life.
Our intensive outpatient treatment is appropriate for adult mental health patients with moderate psychiatric symptoms. Individualized treatment includes group therapy, education about a healthy lifestyle, stress management and, if appropriate, dual diagnosis treatment.
Treatment is three to four hours each day. Services are scheduled to allow patients to work or do other regular activities. Patients at the intensive outpatient treatment level typically are in treatment for a few weeks.
Key features of this mental health program for adults include:
- Intensive therapy— Sessions may be more frequent at the start of treatment and taper down depending on needs.
- Group therapy— Participation in various groups to help you learn coping skills and develop a healthy lifestyle.
- Family therapy — A family therapist is available to meet with you and your loved ones to help you improve communication and develop new ways to interact with each other.
We offer an intensive outpatient treatment program designed with the older person in mind. Our caring and highly qualified staff will help you overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety and mental health issues due to the loss of your spouse, job loss or retirement, reduced income and status, isolation, medical issues, changes in your living situation or family conflict.
The program can provide an alternative to, or transition from, inpatient care. Attendance is three to four days a week, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and lunch is provided.
Our Dual Diagnosis Track for Mental Health and Substance Abuse is uniquely suited to older adults who are experiencing both mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as alcohol or drug problems, including addiction to prescription medicine. Attendance is three to four days per week, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and lunch is provided.
Mills-Peninsula’s weekly, one-hour group Transitions After Care Therapy provides the valuable support you may need in coping with the challenges of aging, including changing roles and responsibilities, physical limitations, loneliness, depression, alcohol or drug abuse or the loss of a loved one. This group is a valuable transition from intensive outpatient programs and a beneficial addition to individual psychotherapy. Participants attend weekly, one-hour group sessions.