Mental Health Counseling Services
Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital is proud to offer programs which address a broad spectrum of mental health issues, provide long-term wellness education, and allow our patients to discover what life has to offer outside the realm of their dual diagnosis or psychiatric disorders.
We believe in true, lifelong wellness. By including continuing education and social services into each program, we aim to ensure that the recovery our patients find with us will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Available Programs & Services:
Adult Psychiatric Program
Provides intensive treatment for individuals dealing with medical, emotional, and psychiatric issues in a safe and secure setting. Under the supervision of a counseling team made up of a psychiatrist, social workers, therapists, nurses and other unit staff, patients are assisted in identifying the sources of their psychological issues that are impairing the individuals ability to function.
Crisis Care Services
For patients in acute crisis who require immediate assistance in a secure, safe, and structured environment. The treatment is intensive and therapeutically focused, aimed at moving the individual from an inpatient setting to partial hospitalization or outpatient therapy as quickly as possible.
Dual Diagnosis Program
Our dual diagnosis program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat a mental health diagnosis while addressing substance abuse issues. The Dual Diagnosis Program offers treatment to adults, ages 18 and older, who are suffering from drug and/or alcohol abuse with a co-occurring psychiatric illness in both an inpatient and partial hospitalization setting.
Family Behavioral Health Services
Baton Rouge Behavioral Hospital features Family Behavioral Health Services, a community mental health program. Our primary goals are to assist people in the community when situations arise.
Who can make a referral?
Family members, physicians, clinicians, community agencies, ministers, and the judicial system can make referrals. Self-referrals are always welcome.
Programs are designed for individuals who are exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms:
- Inability to concentrate
- Wandering or confusion about surroundings
- Loss of appetite
- Increased anxiety
- Relationship crisis
- Weight loss
- Depression, hopelessness, or isolation
- Use of medication or alcohol leading to dependence (with co-occurring psychiatric issues)
- Restlessness, disorientation, hyperactivity