Frequently Asked Questions

What is individual therapy and how does it work?

Individual therapy is a personal meeting with a therapist to discuss core issues that contribute to the reasons that you are in need of treatment in the hospital setting. It is a time to set goals for your treatment that make sense to you and will help you build upon your strengths as an individual as you create a healthier lifestyle for yourself.

What is family therapy and how does it work?

Family therapy is a meeting with other individuals who are most important in your life, usually members of your family, to discuss how all of you can continue to provide support for each other and discuss any problem areas that you would like to improve upon as a group. Topics often include communication skills, conflict resolution, expectations of each other, rejection and agreements about ways to obtain your needs.

What is group therapy?

Group therapy is a time with other individuals who are enrolled in treatment programs at the hospital for all to share ideas, needs, challenges, and to offer support to one another as a peer who is also having a tough time.

What are psychoeducational groups?

Psychoeducational groups are educational groups led by a staff member specific to a certain topic that will assist you as you continue to make changes in your life. Topics may include health choices, stress management, specific diagnosis and medication information.

What is occupational and recreational therapy?

Occupational and recreational therapy are groups that allow you to explore different skills that you may possess as options for life-task management, leisure activities, means to interact socially and in the workforce, and ways to develop your personal interaction style.

What is play therapy?

Individual Play Therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy, used with children of all ages, to help with expression of feelings, problem solving, and communicating in a non-verbal manner. Children use art, movement and play materials as a means of expression in order to work through issues or problems in their lives. Play therapy is often used with children who have experienced significant stressors in their lives including divorce, separation, grief issues, abuse, or trauma.

What is case management?

Case management is a time to work with a therapist or discharge planner to determine what your needs will be as you transition from hospital care back into your community and home. This will include seeking support services that are easily accessible to you.

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