Caring, High Quality Patient Care
Here at CHA Behavioral Healthcare, we are proud to offer an array of therapies to help with any psychological issue both short-term and long-term. We have built up an unrivaled reputation in mental health services over the last several years. We are always focused on promoting mental health and well being rather than simply responding to mental illness. Our philosophy is to understand your areas of difficulty, gain relief from present symptoms and develop resources to cope in the future. Above all, we believe change is possible, no matter how long someone has had a mental health problem, or how much this has changed their life.
Every person reacts to life in different ways - it's what makes us human. The first step to getting your life back on track is asking for help and support from trusted experts. The experts at CHA Behavioral Healthcare can help you overcome a variety of mental health conditions. We look beyond therapy to ensure that you receive well rounded treatment, considering the physical, emotional and social needs of all our patients. We provide services for our patients at whatever stage of life they are in, from children and young people, working age adults and older people.
What you can expect at CHA Behavioral Healthcare
1) Medication management for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis, & more.
2) Medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence with buprenorphine/naloxone.
3) Relapse prevention in alcohol dependence using disulfiram, naltrexone or acamprosate.
4) Inpatient psychiatric treatment: We have admitting privileges at Cypress Creek Hospital and Kingwood Pines Hospital, in the event of emergency treatment.
5) Partial hospitalization program: We provide psychiatric services with a comprehensive team approach at Cypress Creek and Kingwood Pines hospital, 5 days a week, for up to 20 hours per week for clients who do not need inpatient treatment, but are too acute to be seen in just an office based setting.
The first step begins with a right diagnosis. We are clinically led and quality driven and dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality diagnostic service possible. Your health and well being is our primary concern, and you can be assured that we will strive to offer you the most up-to-date facilities.
A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation is the first step toward determining the nature and significance of the problems, and getting the right care. A diagnostic evaluation is the only way health care providers can assess a person's condition and provide an accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis then determines appropriate treatment and care options, as well as an accurate forecast of the course of the problem.
Sustainable operational quality
As a comprehensive mental health practitioners, CHA Behavioral Healthcare has the capacity to treat a wide range of mental illness types and sub-types, using all available treatment techniques. We provide treatment that helps people get well and stay well, helping them to achieve their full potential. Whether as inpatient, a day case patient or an outpatient, you will be cared for by a team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible treatment. Our staff are qualified in a number of approaches and will tailor treatment to your needs.
Clear and uncompromising focus on clinical excellence
Pride in what we do and humility in how we do it.
A systematic process of Medication Management is followed at CHA Behavioral Healthcare, which assists in the identification and prioritization of medication-related problems. Our Medication Management is completely in accordance with all legal requirements and professional guidelines. Our Medication Management includes five core principles:
Patient assessment and/or a comprehensive medication review
Formulating a medication treatment plan
Enhancing medication adherence through patient empowerment and education
Monitoring efficacy and safety of medication
Documentation and follow-up
Our care covers the spectrum of mental health and psychological issues, from the minor to the complex.
Depression treatment at CHA Behavioral Healthcare, can help you handle your depression and move forward with a more positive approach to your life. We will assist you in getting to the bottom of the underlying causes of your depression by working with you to examine the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are contributing to your depressed mood. Together, we will develop customized coping strategies to enable you to manage depressed moods, and you will learn tried and tested techniques allowing you to be effective in the long-run.
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
Bipolar disorder can be treated effectively. However, there is always a chance it will reoccur. That is why at CHA Behavioral Healthcare we encourage our patients to practice ongoing awareness. We will always be available should they need any further help. The major goals of treatment are to:
Treat and reduce the severity of acute episodes of mania or depression when they occur
Reduce the frequency of episodes
Avoid the cycling from one phase to another
Improve the patient's overall quality of life
An important aspect of treatment is to determine what might have triggered a bipolar episode and work at minimizing its negative impact. At CHA Behavioral Healthcare we work with the patient to identify key emotional triggers and anything that might interfere with the prescribed treatments.
There are several conditions in which anxiety is the main symptom including panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All of these tend to be focused around a specific issue or event. Alternatively, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety condition that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and non-specific worry.
The CHA staff specializes in treating anxiety disorders, providing a range of treatments, such as taking therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Sometimes if the disorder is severe and impacting significantly on daily life, then prescribed medications can be useful alongside CBT. We can also help you create a personalized recovery plan to bring about healthy change and teach you techniques and provide you with tools that will help you manage stressful situations in the future. As you progress on your journey to reduced anxiety, our specialists will help you to keep on track with your goals, providing ongoing emotional back up and help you to identify any potential barriers to self-improvement.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Once diagnosed with PTSD, there are various treatments available. The specialists at CHA Behavioral Healthcare will talk through the options available and recommend the most suitable treatment based on your individual circumstances. The variety of treatments available for those suffering with PTSD, may be used individually or in conjunction with one another. Post traumatic stress disorder treatment options include:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
Psycho dynamic psychotherapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is a long-term condition characterized by thoughts that make you feel anxious (obsessions) and behaviors you employ to reduce this anxiety (compulsions) and is one of the most common mental health problems. Counseling and psychotherapy can be highly successful methods in overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD treatment often involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and OCD medication. A structured program customized to fit your specific needs will be created for you after a consultant psychiatrist and trained therapist have carried out an assessment. Treatment will depend on the seriousness of the condition and will be discussed. Outpatient, day patient or inpatient care is available.
Substance Abuse and Dependence
Substance abuse and substance dependence both refer to mal-adaptive patterns of substance use that leads to significant impairment or distress. In addition, while continuous heavy substance dependence can lead to a greater risk of physical illness and may also cause severe problems, specifically from a social perspective. We understand embarking upon recovery can be an emotionally turbulent time for you. With this in mind, CHA Behavioral Healthcare offers an experienced specialist to help you discuss your issues in confidence. Our psychologists and psychiatrists work with all forms of substance abuse and dependence, and we have particular specialists with extensive training and experience in drug and alcohol treatment. Together, they will help you gain the crucial self-understanding and insight you need to recognize what triggers your desire to pursue your addiction, develop strategies to cope with trigger situations, and devise individualized methods of handling your withdrawal symptoms while you recover.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of this illness, there is strong evidence of structural changes in the brain, which suggests that it's not a learned behavior or caused by purely psychological factors. There does appear to be a genetic link to schizophrenia. Treatment for schizophrenia available through CHA Behavioral Healthcare can include medication, counseling and therapy. These will be prescribed according to your need as the illness progresses. Our goal is to support your independence and try to improve the quality of life while recognizing, and then learning to avoid, those things that trigger the symptoms.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
At CHA Behavioral Healthcare, we understand that helping someone with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) can be challenging. That is why we have developed and provide a range of innovative services which ensures a quality of life for each individual we support. Through specialized staff structured personalized programs, therapeutic input and education, we look to support individuals to maximize their potential and independence, regardless of their diagnosis. While some persons may always need much support, some do go on to lead independent lives.
Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring and regular panic attacks. There are two main forms of treatment for panic disorder: therapy and/or medication. CHA Behavioral Healthcare has been helping to treat anxiety disorders and people who experience attacks. The type and length of panic attacks treatment is dependent on each individual's specific circumstances and the severity and complexity of their condition. Some patients are treated as outpatients, others require a more structured treatment approach as inpatient for the duration of their panic attacks treatment.
Our specialist consultants, therapists and nursing teams deliver some of the leading treatment in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. With specialist facilities, our experienced professionals tailor treatment and care to suit your needs, using current and innovative therapy programs. We will help you to you to address your feelings, challenge distortions about your body shape and encourage different forms of expression within a supportive and stable environment.
CHA Behavioral Healthcare provides inpatient care for a range of acute mental health conditions. CHA patients who require a residential inpatient stay will be able to take advantage of CHA Behavioral Healthcare's psychological expertise and record for delivering positive and measurable outcomes while following an integrated care pathway.