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
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.
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.
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.
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.