Outpatient FAQ

Outpatient services include partial hospital programs and intensive outpatient programs, which feature a level of focused care that falls between inpatient and traditional outpatient treatment. Our outpatient sites are conveniently located in Princeton (for adults and women), Hamilton, Moorestown, North Brunswick, Eatontown.

What treatment programs are available for outpatients?

On outpatient services include the following programs:

How do I access outpatient care?

Many patients are referred directly to partial hospital or intensive outpatient programs by their therapists or psychiatrists. You can also seek treatment for yourself or a loved one by calling our Outpatient Admissions team at 1.888.437.1610.

 

What staff is involved in care?

As part of the admission process to the program, all patients meet with a board certified psychiatrist for an assessment of symptoms, strengths, and needs. You will meet at regular intervals with this psychiatrist throughout your treatment. Our outpatient program also features master’s level social workers, therapists, and addiction counselors. Together, they provide a multidisciplinary treatment approach supported by family involvement. Care is also coordinated with ancillary providers, schools, and other agencies.

How often do patients receive treatment, and for how long?

While each patient’s treatment plan is different, patients generally attend our partial hospital program five days per week for six hours per day, and our intensive outpatient program three days per week for three hours per day. On average, patients are in treatment for a total of six to eight weeks. Patients can begin treatment at a partial hospital or intensive outpatient level of care, depending on their needs.

What should I expect during treatment?

Our specialized programming is specifically designed to meet the unique developmental, diagnostic, and gender-related needs of each patient. All of our outpatient programs include:

  • A comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Medication management
  • Family therapy
  • Psychoeducation groups
  • Expressive therapies like yoga, art, and writing

What is evidence-based treatment?

Treatments across our programs are evidence based. This means that findings from the latest research at major academic medical centers and government agencies are regularly reviewed and incorporated into treatment modalities. The outcomes are closely examined to understand what therapies work best for each individual patient, how to reduce symptoms, and how to bring about lasting recovery. Evidence-based programs have been shown to increase engagement and success.

How many patients are in group therapy?

In group therapy, group size is kept to 12 patients or less.

Why is family therapy important?

A patient’s psychiatric illness or addiction can impact the entire family. When the family has an understanding of their loved one’s issues and conflicts, they have the power to play a major role in the recovery process. Princeton House Behavioral Health has long recognized the importance of the family in the healing process, and incorporates family therapy and education into the treatment routine. Our family education program empowers families with information and education, enabling them to better cope during a difficult time. We also refer families to resources available in the community.

What is a typical day like in the partial hospital program?

Typically, a partial hospital treatment day includes five group sessions, each with a different focus. Some groups are psychotherapy groups, where participants are encouraged to bring up and discuss current feelings and struggles they are having. Other groups are psychoeducational, where patients are educated about aspects of illness, wellness, and coping techniques that can be employed to help manage the symptoms of their illness.

What types of insurance do you accept?

Princeton House Behavioral Health is in network with most commercial insurance plans and accepts Medicare and Medicaid.

What should I bring to my evaluation appointment?

Please see our admission tips for the documents and items you’ll need for your initial evaluation appointment.