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Outpatient Programs

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient Programs Overview

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Welcome to Branches, a service of Coastal Harbor Harbor Health System providing outpatient care. Patients who need more than weekly outpatient sessions but less than hospitalization, who are seeking solutions to their psychiatric or emotional issues, and those living with substance abuse are ideal for our outpatient programs.

Partial Hospitalization

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a full-day treatment program in which our clinicians provide a variety of group therapies intended to improve coping skills, identify dysfunctional behaviors and enhance the patient’s overall quality of life.  Patients attend PHP, in person, at our campus in Savannah, Georgia five days a week.  Our Psychiatrist can initiate medications and/or provide medication management for patients who require them while they are in the PHP program.

Problems/diagnosis treated might include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (GAD, OCD, Panic etc.)
  • Bipolar (Type I and II)
  • Trauma related disorders (PTSD, etc.)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic Suicidal Ideation and Gestures
  • Anger and/or Irritability

We take a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic (CBT) approach that focuses on:

  • Self-esteem
  • Self-awareness
  • Relapse prevention for substance abuse (if applicable)
  • Managing Anger, Fear, and Sadness
  • Positive Affirmations
  • Identifying and Implementing Coping Skills
  • Restructuring Cognitive Distortions
  • Assertiveness Training

Intensive Outpatient

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a half-day program, 3 days per week,  incorporating the same therapy components as PHP for individuals that need more assistance than weekly counseling sessions can provide but do not require the intensity or structure of a full-day program. Patients may attend IOP in person at our campus in Savannah, GA or virtually from any location. For patients with limited time or ability to travel, the IOP format can be ideal.