Mental Health

A compassionate and supportive healing environment where depression, anxiety, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, emotional pain, mood instability, and dual diagnosis issues are transformed in a safe group setting​

For more information, please call (707) 547-5450.

Good emotional health is essential to a person’s physical well-being. When emotional or behavioral problems impair one’s daily activities and mental wellness, intensive outpatient psychiatric care can help.

A Spectrum of Care

St. Joseph Outpatient Behavioral health Services (OBHS), located in Santa Rosa, California offers individuals with acute mental illnesses assistance in learning new and more effective ways to cope with the challenges they face within a group psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy framework. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps people become more aware of inaccurate and negative thinking patterns in order to balance thinking and improve mood. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective therapy for the treatment of many mental health concerns, including Major Depressive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, and Schizophrenia. CBT is also an important tool for managing and overcoming stressful life events.

We offer two levels of outpatient treatment programming: the partial hospitalization program and the intensive outpatient program. Specialty tracks include the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group program, dual diagnosis groups for people with substance use disorders and mental illness, a chronic pain group program, and the senior acute behavioral care group program.

Our goal is to restore hope, happiness and productivity to the lives of those we care for. Each of our intensive, multidisciplinary programs provides a supportive environment where clients acquire the skills and resources necessary to enhance their quality of life and gain maximum functional independence.

Our program is accredited by The Joint Commission.

About our Department

Partial Hospital Program

The Partial Hospital Program offers comprehensive and intensive treatment to clients who are transitioning from an inpatient level of care, or for those who need more structure and support than what traditional outpatient therapy can provide. Individual treatment planning, psychiatric evaluation, multidisciplinary treatment and discharge planning are provided.

Our multidisciplinary team provides treatment in a caring and comfortable environment during the day, enabling clients to return to their homes and families each night. Highly structured, goal-oriented treatment is provided six hours per day, up to five days a week (M-F).

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment is designed to reduce symptoms of mental illness and further improve functioning. This program provides support for clients who have been stabilized, but still need comprehensive, therapeutic treatment and skill building.

Individual treatment planning, psychiatric evaluation, multidisciplinary treatment and discharge planning are provided. The intensive outpatient program is offered three hours per day, up to five days a week.

Dual Diagnosis

We provide care for acutely mentally ill clients who may also have issues with alcohol or substance abuse. This program includes individual and group therapy as well as mental illness education, goal setting, coping techniques, and relapse prevention strategies with the aim of supporting clients in their recovery process.

Chronic Pain

The Chronic Pain Program focuses on reducing the impact of chronic pain and disabling illness on the lives of clients and their families. The interdisciplinary care team includes specialists in medicine, psychology, occupational therapy, social work, substance abuse.

The team works with each client to create an individualized care plan. Treatment may include individual education, coping skills, stress reduction.

Senior Acute Behavioral Care

It is not uncommon for older adults to develop mental health complications. Declining physical health, the loss of a loved one, phase of life issues, the stress of a changing lifestyle and the side effects of medication are just a few of the causes of depression and other acute behavioral health disorders among seniors.

We provide a comprehensive program tailored to the unique needs of seniors. The program is welcoming, supportive, and encourages seniors to be actively involved in their treatment. The Senior Program is offered three hours a day, up to three days a week.

Clinical Staff

Our most valuable resource is our caring staff of healthcare professionals who support and guide each client through the recovery process. We integrate the patient’s personal goals into the treatment program using the specialized skills of the clinicians who work closely together as a multidisciplinary team. Our treatment team consists of:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

Planning For Continuing Care

Our staff provides referrals to outpatient psychiatrists and other community resources for ongoing support following discharge. After discharge, clients are welcome to attend OBHS's free weekly Aftercare Program.

Admissions and Referrals

We are one of the very few behavioral health organizations that welcome self-referred clients as well as those who are recommended by healthcare professionals, family, friends and co-workers. Most insurance plans including Kaiser (by Kaiser referral only), Medicare and self-payment are accepted. For those who need it, transportation can be arranged.

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