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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

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Partial Hospitalization Program for Adults

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for adults, age 18 and older, who do not require the 24 hour supervision provided by inpatient treatment.

Hickory Trail Hospital’s PHP is the most intensive level of outpatient treatment and is often the next step following inpatient hospitalization, but many individuals enter PHP directly.

Patients participate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. This  includes an on-site lunch break at our facility located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area.

Patients are in treatment for four hours per day, five days a week. Program length is individualized; patients often spend one to two weeks in PHP, then may transition into our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

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Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the impact of stress significantly impacts adult mental health. It’s natural to feel stressed or anxious, but a large amount of stress can have negative effects on not only overall health, but mental health as well. Stress can cause the following:

  • Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration.
  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, or interests.
  • Problems concentrating or making decisions.
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, or skin rashes.
  • Worsening of chronic diseases and mental health conditions.
  • Overeating or not eating enough.

Studies show that therapy for anxiety usually works better than medicine, but sometimes both together works best. You can also help lower your stress and anxiety by:

  • Getting active: even a quick walk can be calming, and the effect can last for hours.
  • Doing some relaxation exercises, like meditation or yoga.
  • Calling or texting a friend who understands you (not someone who is causing you stress!).
  • Grabbing some “you” time. Take a break from whatever you’re doing. Go outside, read something fun—whatever helps you recharge.
  • Limiting alcohol and caffeine, eating healthy food, and getting enough sleep.

The behavioral health professionals at Hickory Trail Hospital understands the daily life of stress and events in adults lives that can’t be controlled can raise the probability of having mental health issues. PHP for adults at our facility can help with finding how to cope with the stress and anxiety that life brings.

Our PHP for Mental Health Focus

The diagnostic and treatment components for mental disorders and behavioral health issues include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication consultation
  • Weekly visits with a psychiatric professional
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Transportation assistance
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral group therapy
  • Adjunctive therapy groups, including yoga, animal-assisted therapy, and mindfulness training

Adult PHP Program Topics

Mental health services in our PHP mental health program vary in order to provide a well-rounded treatment program. We may offer psychoeducational classes and group therapy by masters-level therapists with a focus on:

  • Mood management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Substance use disorders and substance abuse
  • Relapse prevention
  • Distress tolerance
  • Goal setting
  • Interpersonal skills building
  • Mindfulness
  • Distorted thinking
  • Spirituality and wellness
  • Self-acceptance
  • Grief and loss
  • Building healthy habits

*Affordable transportation options available upon request.

Our Adult Mental Health Treatment Team

The treatment team at Hickory Trail Hospital consists of the patient, family members, the physician, the therapist, a social worker, nurses, and mental health professionals. Anyone on the treatment team can address questions regarding a patient’s treatment plan. 

The therapist develops an individualized treatment plan to address the patient’s unique needs and consults with the assigned physician to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Patients receive a variety of therapy services, along with provision of thorough aftercare planning.

Our goal at Hickory Trail Hospital is to provide individualized care to guide patients toward significantly improving overall wellness, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of mood disorders and life stressors. The staff at Hickory Trail is dedicated to helping adults who are struggling with a mental health illness. 

Contact Hickory Trail Hospital

If you or a loved one needs an adult partial hospitalization program, Hickory Trail Hospital is here to help. Our program is designed to meet the needs of you or your loved one, and our  treatment options and compassionate treatment team are ready to take care of your needs. 

Reach out to us today for a no-cost, confidential evaluation, by calling 972-298-7323. Assessments can also be requested online 24/7.

The staff at Hickory Trail Hospital is here to help adults in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan, Texas, area find a mental health partial hospitalization program that is designed to help them cope with their mental illness.