The Birches Treatment Center provides daytime programming for adults who are working to address a variety of mental health and/or substance use issues. Services include our:
- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), which meets daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which meets daily from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.
Clients can return home each night or inquire about our convenient, on-campus lodging options (see below).
Birches Treatment Center at a Glance:
We are a group therapy program (five groups/day in PHP, three groups/day in IOP). Your social worker will facilitate your first group each morning, and you will meet individually once per week for supportive therapy. You will also meet weekly with a psychiatrist for medication management. In addition, your treatment may include family and/or couple's therapy.
Our groups cover a variety of topics, as the program is designed to address each participant's individualized treatment goals. In a typical week, groups might include mindfulness practice, addressing grief or loss, effective communication skills, self-care for general mental health and addiction recovery, and understanding family history. Topics rotate based upon the participant’s needs. We are also able to offer activity groups as a means of supporting your recovery.
Most people start in PHP and then step down to IOP as they make progress in treatment. Many participants use Birches as a "step down" from inpatient or residential programs, and others come to us from outpatient settings where conventional outpatient therapy does not provide sufficient structure or support.
On-Campus Housing in the Ripley Building
Individuals who participate in our on-campus housing option receive the same level of individualized care as those who commute; but they also have the opportunity to practice the skills they are learning while continuing to live in a community-based environment.
At the end of each treatment day, residents of Ripley are encouraged to attend 12-step meetings in the local area and are able to utilize the peer support of other participants.
For a minimal fee, participants receive room and board, which may include meals. Utilizing this on-site housing opportunity allows individuals more independence and flexibility with the continued structure and support of the treatment program.