When you are experiencing the symptoms of a mental health concern, it is essential to get the level of care that meets you where you are in your healing journey.
The partial hospitalization program (PHP) at Tower Behavioral Health is an ideal level of care for adults age 18 and older of all genders who need structured outpatient care without round-the-clock monitoring.
Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programming
A partial hospitalization program offers several hours of therapy, multiple days a week, providing a more structured therapeutic environment than an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or traditional outpatient program provides. At Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pennsylvania, you can step down to our PHP from a higher level of care or enter directly at the PHP level.
Taking part in the PHP at Tower Behavioral Health offers many benefits, including:
- Convenience: You can go home once the treatment day ends, allowing you to continue going to work or participating in other activities outside of therapy.
- Support network: During group therapy sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to build strong bonds with others who have shared similar experiences with a mental health concern.
- Real-life skills: The more flexible therapy schedule gives you the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained in therapy to real-life situations.
You do not need to complete a higher level of care to participate in our partial hospitalization program. We make all admissions decisions for our PHP on an individual basis after completing a detailed intake assessment of each patient.
The Care Experience
When you seek support in the partial hospitalization program at our Reading, Pennsylvania, facility, you will follow a plan of care that we tailor to your specific needs. We will gather the information we need to customize your care through a detailed assessment of your medical history, the nature and severity of your symptoms, and your recovery goals.
Although we personalize everyone’s care, there are some common elements you may experience, including:
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Medication management
Group therapy is a primary component of the care you receive in our PHP, with discussions covering topics such as distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and mindfulness. We also provide lunch so that you have opportunities to build relationships with other participants in the program.
Most people receive care in our partial hospitalization program for eight to 12 days, but your length of stay will depend on your individual progress.
You will do important work in our partial hospitalization program that helps you learn to manage the symptoms that have disrupted your life. When you’re ready to transition out of our care, we want to make sure that you continue that success for years to come.
At Tower Behavioral Health, we begin to create your continuing care plan as soon as you enter our PHP so that you leave with the most comprehensive plan possible. Before you leave our facility, we will make the appropriate referral, whether that is to a higher level of care or to outpatient therapy, case management services, or peer support services. Our goal is to equip you with the resources you need to stay on your healing journey long into the future.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Tower Behavioral Health.