Outpatient Services

Sentara Behavioral Health Services provides a variety of outpatient treatment services, including an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) offered at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. We also offer psychiatric medication management services through Sentara Behavioral Health Specialists and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for patients with chemical dependency and substance addiction who are beginning recovery. The program allows patients to receive the help and therapy they need with minimal disruption to their lives.

Participants in the programs will develop the skills necessary to understand addiction as well as recovery, and identify triggers that may lead to relapse. The IOP offers:

  • Comprehensive screening and assessment
  • Individual treatment planning and review
  • Group therapy and support
  • Individual therapy
  • Psychoeducational programming
  • Transition to home and discharge planning

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed for anyone who is experiencing severe depression and is having difficulty maintaining day-to-day functioning at home, at school, or on the job; those having difficulty managing stress or anxiety in day-to-day living, experiencing significant problems or conflicts in relationships, or those who would benefit from a structured and protective environment but do not need 24-hour care.

Participants typically attend the program for 4-6 hours per day for three to ten consecutive days. The duration of the program is determined through an individualized treatment plan developed by the participant and a licensed therapist.

The program offers group therapy, educational workshops, stress management classes, psychiatric evaluations and medication management as needed.

Staff members have specialized training in the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Family systems
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Relationship enhancement
  • Health education
  • Substance abuse/chemical dependency
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Mediation/conflict resolution
  • Wellness and spirituality

If you think that you or a loved one would benefit from one of our outpatient programs, we invite you to call us at 757-395-1405 for a confidential consultation.

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