four tiers of care for adults and adolescents
levels of care
Galen Hope offers four tiers of treatment, including two partial hospitalization (PHP) with community integration options, and two intensive outpatient (IOP) with community integration options, for adults and teens struggling with a range of mental health disorders. Some of our clients are entering treatment for the first time, while others are stepping down from inpatient or residential treatment and want to be sure that they are taking the next steps with intention.
The intimate size of our treatment program enables us to customize treatment to each individual. We recognize that not everyone’s symptoms or experiences will neatly fit into set diagnostic categories, and many people are dealing with more than one issue.
The clinical team at Galen Hope is here to listen, and learn, so we can fully understand each person’s challenges and needs. That enables us to think creatively, and offer therapeutic opportunities that are best suited for each client’s unique circumstances, preferences and goals.
12-Hour Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
- 7 days a week
8-Hour Partial Hospitalization (PHP)
- 5 to 7 days a week
4-Hour Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
3 to 5 days a week
3-Hour Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
3 to 5 days a week
who we treat
bilingual clients and families
Adults often come to treatment after previous attempts at treatment for mental health conditions haven’t “stuck.” With the need to balance work and family responsibilities, it can be particularly challenging for adults to seek treatment for an eating disorder or mental health problem. We applaud our adult clients who have taken the step to get help. Our program’s intimate size means we can help you balance these other responsibilities with getting well.
At Galen Hope, we often see adult clients who have been on the treatment “merry-go-round” and need something different. Our approach was developed by our founders and utilizes their many years of shared expertise in the medical and psychological treatment of eating disorders and primary mental health diagnoses, case management, higher levels of care, outpatient therapy, and programs for assertive community treatment. We are dedicated to looking at where previous treatment experiences failed to meet the needs of our adult clients and reframing the idea that these clients are “treatment resistant” or “treatment refractory”. Our treatment addresses the developmental gaps that may have occurred due to the disruptive nature of mental illness, and its impact on everything from sleep to relationships to vocation and education.
Being in treatment for mental health and eating disorders is hard work for our adolescent clients. Teens with an eating disorder may have been using food restriction, binging, or purging to cope with other mental health issues, and giving up disordered eating can feel threatening. Adolescents who are struggling with their mental health may be struggling in school, isolating from friends, impulsively using substances, or engaging in other high-risk behaviors, or engaging in self-harm. In treatment, we challenge them to embrace healthier ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, and this process of change isn’t easy. While there are aspects of treatment that are deep and serious, we also make room for kids to be kids! Socializing, having fun, and laughter are part of everyday life here at Galen Hope.
Galen Hope is an inclusive and gender-affirming (not informed) therapeutic community. We recognize that trans/non-binary individuals and other members of the LGBTQI+ community face stressors and trauma that have their roots in stigma and discrimination. Research has shown that members of LGBTQI+ communities may be at higher risk of mental health disorders than heterosexual or cisgender individuals. Trauma such as harassment, discrimination, lack of access to affirming medical and behavioral health supports, poverty and homelessness, and rejection or fear of rejection by family or friends can all contribute to developing mental health concerns.
Galen Hope welcomes and honors the diversity of all people. We celebrate the uniqueness of each client and strive to create a therapeutic community that is inclusive of and sensitive to the range of diversity that enriches our world. We are committed to ongoing training and conversation to better understand and support the needs of our LBGTI+ clients and staff. In our safe and affirming environment, our clients feel a sense of belonging, work to heal from past trauma and stabilize their mental health symptoms, and explore ways to integrate into the larger, supportive communities that exist as they prepare to live joyful, fulfilling lives.
bilingual clients and families
Galen Hope is a bilingual treatment facility, equipped to serve Spanish-speaking clients and their families. We have bilingual team members on our admissions, administrative and clinical teams, including our nurse practitioner, therapists, mental health counselors, and care partners. While our groups are run in English, we are able to provide all individual and family sessions in Spanish. In addition to having a strong foundation for providing a myriad of services in Spanish, we have team members with language capabilities in French and Farsi.
At Galen Hope, we embrace and affirm neurodiversity and welcome clients who are autistic, have ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, or other diagnoses that fall under the neurodivergent umbrella. We do not label neurodiversity as disordered, but rather view it as a piece of the larger clinical picture. We strive to make the necessary accommodations to help our neurodivergent clients with eating disorders and mental health diagnoses access treatment in the ways that best suit their needs and unique ways of seeing the world.
At Galen Hope we achieve this via a socially-inclusive environment, adaptations to manualized treatments that were initially designed for neurotypical individuals, a strengths and interests-based approach, work with families, independent-living support, community integration, and space and time in the day for sensory needs to be accommodated – including a sensory room! The intimate and flexible nature of Galen Hope’s therapeutic community enables us to tailor treatment to best suit our clients’ needs and help to heal the treatment trauma that may have previously occurred in other settings.
As with our approach to gender-inclusive care, we are committed to ongoing training and learning to continually improve our ability to be affirming, with a particular emphasis on learning from those with lived experience.
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Our admissions process is thorough, thoughtful and ensures that our treatment setting is the right match for your needs.
Galen Hope offers supported housing for adults in treatment for eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and mental health disorders. By residing in our welcoming, comfortable home during treatment, our clients benefit from 24-hour support in a community of other individuals who are also focused on healing.
In supported housing, clients receive help from our care partners with activities such as shopping, meal prep, and planning activities such as group workshops and outings, while also having the chance to support their fellow residents.
Clients build confidence in their ability to manage their life and become fully integrated members of the community at large. Our welcoming and comfortable residence is in walking distance to one of Miami’s best outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment centers, where our clients can get a bite to eat, browse the boutiques or just enjoy being outside in a beautiful environment.
treatments and therapies
Treatment at Galen Hope relies on a range of evidence-based strategies that treat the whole person. Clients receive high-frequency individual therapy, and sessions with our psychiatrist and registered dietitian. Medication management is provided, as needed.
Throughout the treatment journey, clients are also matched with a Care Partner who is there to help with accountability, integrating into the Galen Hope therapeutic community, and successfully reintegrating into the world outside our treatment program.
Therapies and activities are selected based on each client’s goals, clinical needs, and treatment plan. Examples include:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Anxiety management skills
- Body image
- Cinema therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Galen Hope Lifeskills Group
- Goal setting
- Multi-family group
- Process group
- Relationship skills
- Shame and resilience work
- Art therapy
- Meal outings
- Mindful movement
- Nature therapy
- Recreational outings
- Study hall
- Therapeutic expression and writing
alumni program (coming soon)
Our alumni program provides an important source of friendship and social support for our former clients. Connection is a vital element of healing, and our alumni program outings and activities serve both a therapeutic purposes – and are lots of fun!