Behavioral Health - Outpatient
For adults experiencing mental illness or behavioral or emotional problems, behavioral health outpatient services at Franciscan Health provide the first step in regaining a healthy lifestyle.
Helping People Find Their Way Back to Sound Behavioral Health
Franciscan Health's outpatient behavioral health services are provided by an interdisciplinary group of professionals including board-certified psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers.
When is outpatient treatment advised for behavioral health issues?
Adults suffering from depression, anxiety or grief often lose the ability to function normally in their daily lives. Some people see these issues as temporary, or something a person can “get past,” when in fact, they are mental disorders that require treatment and counseling to help the person return to a healthy lifestyle.
An individual experiencing these problems may benefit from caring, professional intervention:
- Predominantly depressed or sad mood
- Changes in sleep, appetite and/or mood
- Lack of enthusiasm or interest in activities that were formerly sources of pleasure
- Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, hopelessness
- Difficulty concentrating, making decisions or performing routine functions
- Feelings of increased anxiety and/or isolation
Behavioral health outpatient services include:
- Evaluations and psychological testing
- Outpatient individual and group counseling/therapy
- Marital or family therapy
- Substance abuse counseling for individuals or families
Partial-day intensive outpatient programs
Franciscan Health offers partial-day psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs). These focused behavioral health programs are designed for both adults and adolescents who need more frequent group and individual therapy than weekly outpatient counseling sessions can provide.