mental health treatment

mental health treatment in a community for integrated wellness

Our mental health affects the way we view ourselves, and the world around us. Mental health can also drive our
emotional and psychological well-being
, which in turn can either positively or negatively impact our relationship with loved ones, our community, and perhaps most important, ourselves.
If you are struggling with a mental health disorder, you are not alone.
Mental health conditions are very common.
Nearly one in four U.S. adults and adolescents face a mental health condition during their lifetimes..
Galen Hope’s founders, Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, M.D. and Amy Boyers, Ph.D. have dedicated their professional lives to learning and innovating in the fields of mental health treatment. With a philosophy of leaving no stone unturned, the clinical team at Galen Hope helps adults and adolescents of all genders heal from mental health issues of all kinds, and
restore a sense of purpose, hope, and fulfillment
in their lives.

expertise in complex clinical presentations

Restoring meaning, purpose and mental wellness

With our expertise in psychiatry and a full array of evidence-based treatments and therapies, Galen Hope welcomes adults and adolescents with complex mental health disorders into our therapeutic community. People with complex mental health disorders often have more than one condition, known as a dual disorder or co-occurring disorder. The symptoms of one can make the other worse or harder to cope with. These individuals often have sought treatment previously elsewhere, but either didn’t get better, or got better only temporarily. 

Conditions such as PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, personality disorders, and eating disorders often go hand in hand. Galen Hope’s comprehensive mental health treatment ensures that all of the conditions an individual is dealing with are diagnosed and treated. Through a whole person approach to care, our goal is to help our clients thrive in all aspects of their lives – emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and socially. 

mental wellness. not just symptom reduction  

We strive to not only treat the symptoms of the mental illness, but to go beyond that and help our clients discover the sources of meaning in their life. By building on one’s strengths and forming meaningful connections with others, long-term healing takes root and grows.

mental health treatments and therapies

We offer two tiers of partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) for men/transmasculine, women/transfeminine individuals and adolescents with mental health conditions. Treatment plans are customized to each individual’s therapeutic needs and unique situation.

Services include:

  • Psychiatric care
  • Medication management
  • High-frequency individual therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy 
  • Nutrition therapy with a registered dietitian
  • Family therapy

making connections 

Mental illness can be very isolating. Conditions such as depression and anxiety can lead people to pull away from others. Friends and family may grow frustrated and pull away when they don’t understand their loved one’s behavior. Relieving that isolation and fostering connections and a sense of belonging is foundational to our approach. Through the interactions that takes place during group therapy, our clients have the opportunity to socialize and form meaningful bonds with their peers. They hear new perspectives and gain insights into themselves. Not only do our clients receive help in group therapy, they offer help to others by providing support and fellowship to their peers. 

Complementing group therapy is a range of holistic therapies, such as art, cooking, drum circle, mindful movement, nature therapy, psychodrama, recreational outings, therapeutic expression and writing, and yoga. 

nutrition and meals

When someone is struggling with a mental health disorder, they may fall into a pattern of self-neglect, and their nutrition may suffer. Because Galen Hope is also an eating disorders treatment program, our primary mental health clients benefit from meeting with our registered dietitian, who can help our clients identify where they may be experiencing nutritional deficits, and the ways that foods can affect physical and mental well-being.  Meals at Galen Hope are prepared by our private chef, with a focus on menu choices that are both nutrient rich and delicious. By enjoying meals with others, our clients foster a sense of community and while ensuring they also receive nutrients that support optimal brain health and immune function.

what is a community for integrated wellness?

Our community for integrated wellness is the cornerstone of treatment for clients with psychiatric disorders at Galen Hope. Inside our treatment center, we find that coming together as a group in an affirming, supportive environment creates powerful synergies that enhance the treatment journey for all.

To ensure our clients feel a sense of belonging in our therapeutic community, every client has a dedicated Care Partner to meet with throughout the week. The Care Partner walks alongside our clients, providing support and accountability when needed and working on specific areas of growth. Creating a sense of belonging in the community extends to the world outside our doors. For example, Care Partners may also help a client with finding a volunteer activity, or finding ways to create more order and organization in their environment. Together, we can build routines and conditions that optimize effective problem-solving and improve functioning in activities of daily living, self-care, and academic, work and social experiences. This vital day-to-day support leads to better outcomes, long-term health, and well-being.

Care Partners are experienced, compassionate professionals who assist clients while they are inside our center, as well as out in the community. Care Partners work with clients on activities related to therapeutic goals in a variety of settings, from inside our center to home, school or other social settings. The goal of the Care Partner is to provide the structure, feedback, and responsivity that will allow clients to find new tools and ways of coping with day-to-day challenges. Our Care Partners grow to know our clients deeply with the goal of forming a meaningful connection with each of them.

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