Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)


Partial Hospitalization (PHP) or is also called day treatment are levels of care that bridges the gap between residential treatment and basic outpatient services, like individual and family therapy. PHP serves as both an alternative to residential treatment if interventions are implemented before a patient is in crisis, and it can also be used as a transition from inpatient care to outpatient therapy. The program provides a structured, therapeutically intensive setting for individuals who do not require 24-hour supervision, yet who still require a high degree of therapeutic support. This level of treatment provides many of the same therapeutic components as residential treatment while allowing the individual to continue working on his or her treatment in the family and community setting. Since participants return home each evening, the focus of care is on building effective coping skills to improve self-management in their home setting

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) are Appropriate for Clients Who Are:

  • Experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms which would likely require inpatient hospitalization without intensive treatment
  • Continuing to experience symptoms that require more support than what would be possible in a traditional outpatient setting
  • Facing symptoms that interfere with normal daily responsibilities (i.e., self-care, work/school, care for dependents)
  • Not an imminent danger to themselves or others
  • Receptive and able to participate in intensive group-based psychotherapy
  • Able to access support networks in the community to help them after program hours
  • Have stable housing and reliable transportation


  • Patient will attend 8 hours per day up to a total of 40-56 hours per week of therapy which includes individual, group, and family therapy sessions with licensed counselors.
  • Medication management by licensed psychiatrist or by a psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Collaboration with patient’s family and educators to continue the patients schooling while in treatment.
  • Family centered therapy and parent education to help parents overcome the pitfalls in communicating, parenting and relating with their child.
  • Development of coping skills to help with emotional regulation, distress tolerance, impulse control, self-soothing techniques, and mindfulness techniques.
  • Development of social skills to help the patient learn to socialize appropriately, set boundaries, control impulses when around their peers, and respect authority.
  • Individualized Treatment Plan is developed using eclectic therapeutic approaches. Not all therapeutic approaches work for all patients, therefore our treatment team will develop a treatment plan precisely for each individual patient and her family.