The goal of the program is to help individuals stabilize their mood so that they can transition to less intensive outpatient therapy. Designed to help develop the coping skills needed to resume life, our program provides goal-oriented, short-term treatment to help overcome emotions and behaviors that are a barrier to health and wellness.
The program uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a framework for treatment. CBT focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Studies have shown that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of mood conditions, including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.
How the Program Works
The Adult Mood Program consists of two levels of care – partial hospitalization (up to six hours a day) and intensive outpatient (three hours a day) treatment programs. Typically, patients may start at the higher level of care and then transition to the lower level of care as symptoms become more manageable. Our care team provides an assessment to tailor treatment to each individual.
What to Expect
A typical day might include:
- Individual appointments with your therapist
- Community meeting
- Group therapy
- Cognitive behavioral group
- Stress management group
- Family group (weekly)
El Camino Hospital offers a range of additional specialized programs for those with other mental health conditions. For those who require more acute therapy and care, we offer inpatient psychiatric treatment.
Talk to Someone
Inquire about services or get a physician referral. Our call-back and chat services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.