Behavioral Health has historically been a piecemeal system. Clients often go to one office for a counselor, another for a psychiatrist, and yet another to receive case management services. Naturally, the resulting lack of communication between the providers does not benefit the patient. We believe choosing a behavioral health provider is a personal and important decision. Our goal at ABC is to promote positive behavioral health through comprehensive outpatient programs in one setting for children, adolescents, and adults – all in a smaller, intimate environment where you can work on personal problems and challenges that are interfering with school, work, or enjoyment of your life. Our professional and dedicated staff help clients face their issues scientifically, and with grace and dignity, promoting healthy balanced living and recovery. We offer intensive outpatient psycho-educational therapy and individual therapy.

For many people-intensive psycho-educational group therapy can be extremely powerful. These are groups where a trained therapist teaches members specific skills, such as anger management or coping skills, to help work on improving their lives in one way or another. While each of us is unique and may have unique circumstances, none of us is alone in our struggles. Intensive psycho-educational group therapy reduces isolation and alienation and increases the sense that we’re all working on similar challenges together. Members are encouraged to turn to each other for support, feedback, and connection. In a safe atmosphere, the members share their own experiences and how they’ve navigated or overcome their challenges, and get honest feedback from people who care about them. They notice how they’re feeling throughout the session and learn to open up and to talk about it. They practice these skills in the group, and as they do, their confidence in practicing them outside the group grows. In addition to strengthening relationship skills, reducing isolation, and finding their voice, intensive psycho-educational group therapy is especially valuable for individuals dealing with depression, social anxiety, and life transitions. It is often most helpful to attend both intensive group and individual therapy concurrently to further focus and work on developing skills in private discussions with their therapist.

Personalized Programs

We also know that clients must receive unconditional, warm, positive regard. We have gone to great lengths to eliminate the white coat syndrome. From the discrete welcoming building to our cozy therapeutic rooms — we want our clients to see and hear that healthy, happy living is good and within reach. Clients participate in a personalized program that includes:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Medication Evaluations
  • Meditation

Our Mental Health Programs

It is through these personalized programs that we aim to create lifelong wellness for our clients. We have successfully helped many people reach their greatest potential in life.

Children ages 4-11

A great deal of our work focuses on developmental processes, intending to help children develop appropriate skills and emotional regulation to prepare them to become healthy adults. Our outpatient Child Program treats children as young as age four in a private suite, separated from patients in higher age categories. The program takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings to not interfere with the child’s schooling.

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Tweens and Teens Ages 12-18

Young people can have mental, emotional, and behavioral problems that are real and painful, and are sources of stress for them and their families, schools, and communities. A great deal of our work focuses on developmental processes, with the goal of helping tweens and teens develop appropriate skills and emotional regulation to prepare them to become healthy adults. Our outpatient Tweens and Teens Programs treat adolescents ages 12-18. The program takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings to not interfere with the kids’ schooling. Our patients receive specialized and age-appropriate care as we are one of the only mental health IOP agencies in the area with a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist on staff. After all, disorders that present themselves in childhood and adolescence can manifest differently than those in adulthood. We believe family is a key factor in the treatment of the adolescent patient, therefore the family and the treatment team work closely together to achieve the best outcomes for the patient’s well-being in this program. Our tween and teen IOP treatment is intended to provide crisis stabilization and consists of group therapy where the teens feel they are not alone and understand their issues are not unique to them. The program also includes an initial psychiatric evaluation and continued oversight by a psychiatrist who specializes in children or adolescents. ABC groups can help teens with a variety of behavioral health and substance use issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • School Phobia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender/Identity
  • Marijuana, alcohol, opioid, and other substance use

After completion of the IOP program, clients may continue to stay under the care of the psychiatrist. To continue the support after successful program completion, ABC also offers teens the option to attend a once-a-week 90-minute Aftercare Program that aides the adolescent to stay connected to a dynamic support group until they are ready to exit. ABC also recommends individual and family therapy along with IOP, as well as after IOP completion. Our families and parents are encouraged to attend a weekly complimentary one-hour Parent Group as a part of this program. Groups are led by psychiatrists, pharmacists, and counselors and cover a variety of topics such as medication awareness and education, communication techniques, good coping skills and strategies, relationships and boundaries, and healthy parenting skills and are held while the teen client is in a group. But the first step is to schedule a free clinical phone consultation with us. We will gather some information about your specific needs and concerns, and determine the appropriate level of care and group for your situation. Intake calls usually only take a few minutes and can be scheduled online by clicking the link below.

Teen Aftercare Support Group

This 90-minute weekly group is specifically designed for teens who have completed the IOP group to help them continue to connect with their peers, build skills such as resiliency, communication, boundaries, decision making, and coping; gain insight into thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and feelings; and increase confidence, self-esteem, and self-care. This is accomplished through using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment model that, when actively used and practiced, is effective in helping regulate challenging and potentially self-destructive ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that negatively impacts life. DBT encourages the practice of self-acceptance, while at the same time embracing the necessity for change, which creates a more flexible and effective approach to life. DBT combines cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness skills.

Adults

Our outpatient Adult Mental Health program treats all mental health concerns for ages 18 and up. One in five adults experiences some mental health illness in a given year. Often patients report they have been struggling with proper diagnosis and treatment for years. We offer a comprehensive treatment program to meet the clients’ needs and manage their concerns. We use effective treatments and service delivery strategies as well as safe and effective medications and psycho-social interventions, used in combination, to effectively treat most behavioral health issues. We offer day and evening programs for your convenience. Our goal is to not interfere with your life and work schedule while helping you manage and treat your situation. Our Adult Mental Health IOP program provides superior treatment through combining group therapy with an initial evaluation and continued oversight by a board-certified psychiatrist. The groups are led by licensed and experienced therapists who specialize in working with adults and various issues. Groups meet three times a week, day and evening. The length of the program is individualized, depending on the needs of the client. We work with clients with a range of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse Recovery
  • Grief and Loss Support
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Disorders
  • Gender/Identity Issues
  • Vocational Stressors
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder

After completion of the IOP program, the client may continue to stay under the care of the psychiatrist. ABC also offers the option to attend a weekly 90-minute Adult Aftercare group after successful IOP completion that aids to stay connected to the support group and refine their adjustments until they are ready to exit. ABC recommends individual, couple, or family therapy along with IOP, as well as after IOP completion. But the first step is to schedule a free clinical phone consultation with us. We will gather some information about your specific needs and concerns, and determine the appropriate level of care and group for your situation. Intake calls usually only take a few minutes and can be scheduled online by clicking the link below.

Adult Mental Health Aftercare Support Group
This 90-minute weekly group is specifically designed for adults who have completed the Mental Health IOP group to help them continue to connect with their peers, build skills such as resiliency, communication, boundaries, decision making, and coping; gain insight into thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and feelings; and increase confidence, self-esteem, and self-care. This is accomplished through using an integrated approach utilizing a variety of strategies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art therapy, narrative therapy and others to help you explore and gain a new perspective on life.

Exclusively Women’s IOP Program

Women’s bodies are different from men in significant ways. Women’s hormones and reproductive cycle changes can influence their vulnerability to emotional disturbances and can affect life decisions. Additionally, mood disorders are twice as prevalent in women compared with men, particularly during the childbearing years. Postpartum depression, difficult childbirth or gynecological issues, miscarriage, grief, major transitions, illness, past traumatic experiences, substance/alcohol use, and other physical changes may overwhelm a woman’s ability to cope and may place her at risk for depression, anxiety, or other emotional responses that disrupt daily living. Our women’s program provides superior treatment through combining group therapy in an all-female environment, with an initial evaluation and continued oversight by a board-certified female psychiatrist. The IOP groups are led by a licensed and experienced therapist who specializes in working with women’s issues. The group meets three times a week, and the length of the program is individualized, depending on the needs of the client. In this safe, single-gender environment we work on a range of behavioral health issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar and Mood Disorders
  • Trauma and Abuse Recovery
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Disorders
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Women’s Cancers
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)/Menopause
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychological effects of infertility and treatment
  • Psychiatric issues during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Sex-related Issues
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Gender and Identity Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss Support

After completion of the IOP program, the client may continue to stay under the care of the psychiatrist. ABC also offers the option to attend a weekly 90-minute Adult Aftercare Group program after successful IOP completion and recommends individual, couple, or family therapy along with IOP, as well as after IOP completion. But the first step is to schedule a free clinical phone consultation with us. We will gather some information about your specific needs and concerns, and determine the appropriate level of care and group for your situation. Intake calls usually only take a few minutes and can be scheduled online by clicking the link below.

Focused Experience in Women’s Health

Lack of specific knowledge regarding women’s bodies and the unique effects of hormonal influences are barriers to receiving proper care. With a dedicated female staff of psychiatrists and counselors who have focused experience in women’s mental health and substance use, we offer specialized services for women:

  • Psychiatric consultations and ongoing medication management
  • Hormonal testing as needed
  • Medication safety in pregnancy and lactation
  • Group and individualized therapy
  • Peer support group
  • 1:1 access to a female clinician throughout the program
  • Knowledge of nutrition in mental health

Below are some of the mental health services we offer for women:

  • Psychiatric Issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar and mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Self-Injury

Psychosocial Issues

  • Life stages and life transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Sexual Identity and Preference Issues
  • Emotional Trauma and Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Life balance and stress management

Pregnancy and Postpartum

  • Pre-pregnancy consultation for women taking psychiatric medications
  • Psychiatric disorders throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding
  • Postpartum depression and other postpartum illnesses
  • Psychological effects of infertility and treatment

Gynecology

  • Mental health complications related to conditions of endometriosis, chronic pain disorders, hysterectomy, breast, and gynecologic cancers.
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Mood symptoms related to menopause
  • Sexual Dysfunction