Leading Mental Health Treatment Program in Nashville, TN

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital offers care for behavioral health concerns for adults age 18 and older. Those who are struggling with symptoms of mental health disorders can find comprehensive, holistic care in our inpatient program.

Benefits of Inpatient Programming

The inpatient program at Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital can help you feel safe and supported as you work toward recovery. When you begin treatment with us, you can expect to receive a completely personalized plan of care in a welcoming environment.

Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital offers inpatient services for those who are struggling with mental health disorders such as:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Dual diagnosis substance use disorders

Some people enter our inpatient program upon admission, while others may enter the program as a step-up from a lower level of care. Your team will ensure that the inpatient program is the right one for you and your specific needs.

Who You Will Work With

During your time in our inpatient program, you will work with a team of mental health experts. They will collaborate with you on developing your treatment plan to make sure that you are receiving everything you need based on your unique concerns and goals.

Examples of the types of professionals who make up our team include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioners
  • Professional therapists
  • Licensed social workers
  • Mental health technicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Dietitians
  • General practitioners
  • Art therapists
  • Recreation therapists

Our team at Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital shares the goal of transforming healthcare through the delivery of compassionate care and clinically excellent services for those who need them most.

What to Expect in Our Inpatient Program

Before you enter our inpatient program, you will go through the admissions process to ensure that you receive the appropriate level of care for your needs. Typical length of stay in our inpatient program is five to seven days, but this may vary depending on the progress you make.

When you enter our inpatient program, you will receive a personalized plan of care created with the help of your team. This plan may include several of the following:

Individual therapy – You will participate in individual therapy sessions, where you will work closely with your therapist or social worker, multiple times throughout the week. These sessions may involve the use of therapeutic techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-informed care.

Group therapy – Group therapy sessions are led by licensed social workers, therapists, nurses, or other staff members. During group therapy, you will have the chance to learn from the experiences of others, form new connections, and practice the skills you have been learning. Topics discussed during these sessions might include grief, anger management, relationships, communication, healthy boundaries, and stress management.

Family sessions – We understand that mental health concerns affect you and your family members. Our family sessions offer support and education for those closest to you.

Experiential therapies – You may have the chance to participate in a number of experiential therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness, and guided meditation, which are led by various mental health professionals.

Throughout your time in care with us, your team will continue to evaluate your progress to ensure that you are reaching your goals. Your aftercare plan is an essential part of your path to recovery, and we will do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition once your time in inpatient programming has come to an end.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Ascension Saint Thomas Behavioral Health Hospital.

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