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What is Psychiatric Day Treatment?

Anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, and personality disorders are all prevalent health concerns. They can impact people both mentally and physically, and these disorders have the potential to harm everything from careers to family relationships. As a result, this functional impairment leads to a reduced quality of life.

Psychiatric day treatment is a method used to improve mental health and battle back against such disorders. An intensive psychiatric day treatment program incorporates a range of services, including individual and group therapy. Along with some patients moving onto this treatment directly, others use it to transition from an inpatient treatment facility or partial hospitalization program.

The overall aim of a psychiatric day treatment program is to provide the professional support, advice, and training necessary to help patients along their own recovery journeys, giving them the platform to enhance their mental health.

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Professional Psychiatric Day Treatment with Atlantic Behavioral Health in Massachusetts

Mental health treatment is not something you can take for granted. It is important to select a treatment provider that has the knowledge, skills, and care necessary to improve your situation. That is what you will find with us. Our intensive outpatient treatment is designed to help patients make a positive, productive return to daily life, ensuring they have healthy family relationships and are able to push forward with their professional or educational pursuits.

As part of our psychiatric day treatment, we utilize a range of wellness programs to best match up with each specific patient. An individualized approach allows us to create the best treatment plan for your needs and requirements. Mental illness is not straightforward. It comes in many forms and affects people in different ways. At Atlantic, we account for these differences to identify core issues and build a program that has the best chance of success.

With our psychiatric day treatment, there are four main tactics we use. These are:

With this combination of treatment solutions, we are able to deliver a supportive, structured environment for those struggling with mental health issues. Provided at our welcoming medical facility in Massachusetts, we have a team of trained, experienced psychiatrists and therapists who will help you achieve your treatment goals.

Our intensive outpatient services allow you to continue with your daily life. Unlike residential treatment, which requires you to remain in-house as part of the program, intensive treatment gives you the freedom to remain at home and maintain your family and career commitments.

To learn more about how our psychiatric day treatment helps, contact us today to discuss your situation and see how Atlantic can make a difference.

Is Psychiatric Day Treatment for Me?

If you’re wondering about that, call us today. A member of our team will take your call and listen to your concerns and help you understand your options and whether you qualify for our mental health or psychiatric services. 

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Mental Health Group Therapy Session

Attending Sessions at Atlantic Behavioral Health

While you have the freedom to maintain your normal day-to-day life, intensive outpatient treatment still requires a high level of dedication. Sessions take place across the week, and you must be willing to commit at least nine hours to attending in person at our Massachusetts medical facility.
Our psychiatric day treatment runs from Monday through Friday, and we have three different session times: 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, and 6pm-9pm. By offering sessions across the day, you are able to select the best times that fit in with your schedule. The psychiatric day treatment program lasts for between 10 to 12 weeks. All sessions take place in person.

How Psychiatric Day Treatment Works

To give you a greater idea about how a psychiatric day treatment program works, let us go through the main treatment types we use.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is an effective way for people to take on their mental health challenges. It is a method where patients are able to listen and discuss with others in a similar situation. Whether it is drug abuse or obsessive-compulsive disorders, groups are made up of those going through the same types of challenges.

This is beneficial as groups are able to share relevant knowledge and advice. It also provides a platform where participants (after listening to other stories of the same ilk) have a greater willingness to express themselves in a non-judgmental environment. Additionally, people develop support networks with those in the group, where they assist with building up and seeing other people’s progress.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is another important component of our intensive outpatient treatment. An individual environment gives us the opportunity to delve deeper into your own personal issues and mental health concerns. By focusing solely on you, we gain a deeper understanding of your situation.

This is important for skills training and developing effective coping strategies for your mental health treatment. Additionally, individual sessions allow you to develop a healthy relationship with your therapist, which typically leads to you opening up more, and that results in more effective treatment.

Medication Management

Medication may be recommended as part of your treatment program. With our medication management, we provide you with the right medication at the right time to reduce adverse reactions and support your treatment. As part of this management, we identify substances to avoid, determine dosage levels, and tell you when to take specific medications.

Are You Qualified for Psychiatric Day Treatment?

Psychiatric day treatment is an effective solution for many who are struggling with their mental health. However, it’s not for everyone. It is important to check you are qualified to receive this treatment type. Call right now to speak with our on-site admissions counselors to begin the process of qualifying for Atlantic Behavioral Health’s outpatient program.  We can verify your insurance coverage and begin a pre-admission assessment right now. 

The Advantages of a Psychiatric Day Treatment Program

There are numerous advantages gained from attending a psychiatric day treatment program. If you are struggling with your mental health or substance abuse issues, here are some of the reasons to opt for an outpatient treatment plan:

A Flexible Option

One of the biggest benefits of an outpatient program, particularly when matched against residential treatment, is the flexibility it supplies. You don’t have to uproot your life to undergo treatment. With a psychiatric day treatment program, you are able to maintain your career or educational schedule. You can still carry out your household responsibilities. This type of flexibility can be invaluable for those who require the freedom to continue with their day-to-day lives.

Receive Support from Family and Friends

This flexibility also means you are able to avoid the dangers of isolation. You can still have the direct support of your family and friends while you undergo treatment. This aspect can be further enhanced if they get directly involved in your therapy. With a strong family network throughout treatment, you are more likely to maintain sobriety and improve your mental wellness.

Build a Community

A strong community made up of others in recovery is key to long-term success. If you interact and work with peers going through the same situation, you are able to construct a network that understands what you’re feeling and experiencing. This community can be with you years down the road.

Lower Cost

When compared to residential care, outpatient treatment is generally much easier on your finances. This is because you don’t have to factor in round-the-clock care and accommodation. With day treatment, you can expect to pay four times less than the residential equivalent. If you are struggling to receive medical insurance coverage for your treatment, this difference in cost can make treatment much more feasible.

Additionally, as you are able to maintain your career with a day treatment program, you don’t have to worry as much about money coming in to pay for your treatment bills.

Maintain Your Privacy

With any type of recovery, the feeling of shame or embarrassment can be a difficult hurdle to overcome. People can struggle to admit they have a problem. Embarrassment can stop them from seeking professional treatment.

With our outpatient services, there is no need to be overcome by these feelings. We work with discretion to maintain your privacy. Our facility is a safe, welcoming space where you are able to gain confidence in your recovery, away from judgment and negative feelings.

Effective Treatment

Last but certainly not least is the proven effectiveness of intensive outpatient services. With the above points in mind, alongside the skills training, advice, medication management, and coping methods you gain, this treatment method is known to deliver positive results.

Start Your Psychiatric Day Treatment with Atlantic Today

Are you ready to enroll in our day treatment program? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. The quicker you seek the help you need, the quicker you obtain the building blocks towards recovery.

With Atlantic, you have a professional, reputable treatment provider in Massachusetts that provides professional care in a welcoming setting. Reach out today to get started with your psychiatric day treatment.

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