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Mental Health Programs in New Jersey

Mental health programs in New Jersey offered by treatment centers like Renewed Light offer much-needed support for clients in a private, confidential, and protective setting. Most mental health programs in New Jersey offer three levels of outpatient treatment. These programs include partial hospitalization programs (PHP), intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and basic outpatient care (OPT)

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

At this level of care, clients do not require inpatient treatment. However, they still need a lot of love and support. PHP is best described as inpatient treatment for outpatients. Days are spent at the PHP, and evenings and weekends are spent at home.

Clients in PHPs must have a safe and stable living situation. Treatment can last from one month to two years. Participants typically spend 30 hours per week at mental health care facilities and participate in some combination of the following types of mental health therapy and other activities:

  • Family, couples, and individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Meditation and spirituality
  • Mental health education
  • Yoga
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Medication management
  • Holistic therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Music therapy
  • Genetic testing
  • Goal attainment training

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Clients in IOPs need considerable structure and ongoing support. However, they don’t need the intense level of care offered by PHPs. In most cases, a customized treatment plan will be created that includes only the most important therapeutic components.

Intensive outpatient programs typically involve at least 12 hours of participation per week. That reduces the amount of time spent in treatment and allows individuals to manage other responsibilities as well. Some IOPs meet in the evenings to accommodate those who are unavailable during the day.

Outpatient Treatment Programs (OP)

OP usually involves short-term interventions that help individuals to cope with difficult life events that have a good chance of resolving within a few weeks or months.

The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) is the amount of time spent in therapy. OP typically involves only a few sessions of counseling or education per week. It’s a good option for those who have completed either a PHP or an IOP but still need support.

It’s also a good option if you want to see a therapist every week. Short-term counseling can help you to regain psychological balance after a jolt of some kind knocks you off-center.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This therapeutic approach is usually the treatment of choice in mental health counseling. It’s a highly structured form of therapy that challenges self-defeating thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT is an outpatient treatment that involves the use of psychotropic medications in combination with behavioral therapies to manage symptoms of mental health disorders. This treatment requires ongoing medical monitoring by a qualified physician.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

This promising and relatively new treatment has been up to 60 percent effective at relieving the symptoms of depression. Magnetic fields stimulate nerve cells in the brain that are thought to control mood and depression. TMS is typically used when other treatments for depression have been ineffective.