Men and women whose lives have been disrupted by mental health challenges can find the comprehensive solutions that they need at Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Our adult mental health program is a safe and supportive environment in which individuals ages 18 and above can begin to recover from a wide range of mental health disorders, including but not limited to the following:
- Adjustment disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Depressive disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoaffective disorder
Our adult mental health program is also an optimal treatment environment for individuals who have been experiencing psychosis, acting with uncharacteristic aggression, engaging in self-harm, and/or struggling with suicidal ideation.
The experienced and dedicated professionals who staff our adult mental health program work diligently to customize all services to ensure that each individual who heals with us receives the personalized care that is best suited to his or her unique strengths, needs, and treatment goals.
Prior to starting treatment, all adult patients will complete a thorough assessment to identify all of the issues that have been preventing them from living a healthier and more satisfying life. Depending upon the individual factors that are identified during the admissions assessment, a person’s treatment experience in our adult mental health program may include the following:
Medication management: Many symptoms of mental health disorders can be effectively treated with prescription medications. Adults whose symptoms respond to prescription medications can have medication management services incorporated into their personalized treatment plans.
Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with experienced therapists can be excellent opportunities for adults to process issues and address concerns that they may be hesitant to bring up in a group setting. Individual therapy sessions allow patients to speak openly and confidentially, and to receive personalized feedback and guidance from a professional who will work closely with them throughout their time in the adult mental health program.
Group therapy: All patients in our adult mental health program will have the opportunity to participate in group therapy on a daily basis. Groups are structured and supportive environments in which participants can share their experiences, learn from the insights of others, and practice healthy and productive interpersonal communication skills, all under the guidance and supervision of a qualified professional.
Family therapy: At Longleaf Hospital, we understand that the impact of mental illness is rarely limited to the individual who is struggling with the disorder, and we also appreciate the key role that family members can play in supporting their loved one’s continued recovery. Family therapy is an excellent forum in which to heal damaged relationships, strengthen the family unit, and best prepare all participants to function in a healthier and more supportive manner.
The structure and substance of treatment in the adult mental health program at Longleaf are designed to promote an easing of symptoms, an increase in quality of life, and the development of the skills and strategies that will promote continued success.
To accomplish these objectives, the individuals who heal in this program work in close collaboration with experienced professionals whose skills are equaled only by their compassion and dedication. The multidisciplinary treatment teams at Longleaf Hospital include a psychiatrist, a pharmacist, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, licensed counselors, and other experienced professionals.
At Longleaf Hospital, treatment is not a passive experience. All treatment is provided with the active involvement of the patient to the greatest degree that he or she can participate, and all treatment decisions are made based upon a close analysis of what is in the best interest of the individual who is receiving care. At every step of the treatment process, we encourage and prepare our patients to take ownership of their recovery.
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For additional information mental health programming for adults at Longleaf Hospital, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our treatment services, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We look forward to helping you decide if Longleaf Hospital in Alexandria, LA, is the perfect place for you or your loved one.