Our wide range of outpatient services is tailored to your individual needs, while you live and work in your own environment.
“Outpatient” means patients remain in their environments and maintain their normal routines while undergoing a structured treatment program. In short, you stay where you are. You live in your own home, go to school or work as normal, and participate in your real-life activities.
Most psychological disorders require outpatient treatment. People who benefit most from our outpatient services are patients who are motivated to change something in their lives and do not require a higher level of care.
Whenever possible, we treat patients in their own surroundings with the support of family and friends and, here at HPA/LiveWell (located in Albany, New York), our patients get significant results with outpatient treatment. Why? Because this treatment approach helps you adapt to the unique situations you face in your everyday life while battling your disease or illness.
We have found that outpatient services are much less disruptive than going away to an inpatient program in another community, which involves stepping outside of your real life and living elsewhere for a time.
Where do we start? With an assessment.
Our initial patient assessment helps us determine which outpatient services each patient requires. Services range from once-a-week psychotherapy and nutrition management to intensive outpatient treatment and partial hospitalization. Some patients may be required to come for treatment several hours a day, several days a week.
What types of outpatient services does HPA-LiveWell provide?
We use a variety of treatment methods in our outpatient treatment program including individual, family and group therapy and specifically:
- Interventions that may include cognitive behavior therapy or dialectical behavior therapy
- Interpersonal psychotherapy
- Motivational interviewing
- And other types of treatment, as appropriate
How long does outpatient therapy last?
Each patient is different and progresses at his or her own pace. For that reason, it’s difficult to say how long outpatient therapy is needed. The length of outpatient treatment is often directly linked to a patient’s willingness and readiness to change.
Here at HPA/LiveWell, we use the most current treatments for outpatient services. Each treatment is as individual as each patient. If you or a loved one needs our services, please call us today.