Intensive Behavioral Healthcare

FAQ’s

Intensive Behavioral Health is an outpatient program of the hospital, offering Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Outpatient (OP) therapies. We provide treatment for severe mental illness, including but not limited to Schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. We are also able to provide treatment to patients who are suffering with severe mental illness and substance use disorders (“Co-Occurring Disorders”).

IOP requires a patient to be in therapy (group or individual) nine or more hours per week (ex. 3 days a week, 3 hours per day). IOP should last 3 to 6 months on average, but all treatment should be individualized to meet the needs of the patient.

Patients may call the program phone number for a screening for the clinicians to assess for admission criteria. Referrals are accepted by way of fax, phone, and email; program director will contact patient for more information for an eligibility determination and to schedule an intake.

Yes, we are in network with Medicare MCOs, as well as many private and Medicaid insurance providers.

Yes, we have an in-house driver for patients living in town and we are contracted with a third-party transportation provider.

Yes, our drivers are there to assist and will call the program to come out and meet patients when necessary.

Yes, Intensive Behavioral Health is wheelchair accessible and is walker/cane friendly.

Yes, our patients see the psychiatrist upon intake, 2 weeks later for a follow-up, and monthly thereafter, unless needed more frequently.

Intensive Behavioral Health has two psychiatrists on-staff – Dr. Janice Hollier (Medical Director) and Dr. Lionel Guillaume.

Intensive Behavioral Health has three counselors on staff – Melissa Vallia, LPC; Jeriel Harvey, LPC; and Lindsay Cobb, PLPC.

Yes, we can offer individual sessions for psychiatric visits and individual therapy via telehealth.

Intensive Behavioral Health has a special way of using pro-social activities, including arts and crafts, BINGO, movies and popcorn, walks and outings, etc.) to enhance the therapeutic experience.

Yes, Intensive Behavioral Health offers Thursday night (5:30 – 8:30p) and Saturday morning (9:00 – 12:00p) sessions.

Yes, we will do our best to assist all patients in attaining behavioral health treatment.

Yes, our goal is to assist all people, to the best of our ability, to obtain the right treatment for their needs.

Clinical Depression

Having persistent feelings of sadness and a loss of interest.

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Schizophrenia

Having difficulty interpreting reality and seeing or believing things are aren’t real.

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Bipolar Disorder

Having severe mood swings from feeling very low and feeling very high.

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Paranoia

Having an unreasonable distrust of others or feelings of persecution.

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Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Having difficulty emotionally recovering from a traumatic event which may include “reliving” the event.

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Anxiety Disorders

Having intense and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.

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Psychosis

Having a loss of contact with reality and may include seeing or believing things that aren’t real.

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Panic Disorder

Having a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers sever physical reactions.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Having excessive thoughts that lead to repetitive behaviors.

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Dissociation and Dissociative Disorder

having a disconnection and a lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings and identity.

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Adjustment Disorders

an unhealthy or excessive emotional reaction to a stressful event or change in a person's life that has occurred within 3 months of the event.

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Dual Diagnosis

Having both severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Generalized Anxiety & Phobias

Having excessive fear, worry, or apprehension with or without an identifiable cause.

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