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Mental Health PHP Program in Atlanta, GA

The Summit Wellness Group's primary mental health program for individuals diagnosed with mood disorders is a structured partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) designed to provide comprehensive support and therapy for those experiencing significant emotional and psychological distress.

PHP serves as an intermediate level of care between inpatient hospitalization and traditional outpatient therapy. It offers a robust blend of therapeutic interventions and support services to help individuals stabilize their mood, develop coping strategies, and improve overall functioning.

We are dedicated to providing compassionate, evidence-based behavioral health care in a supportive and structured environment, empowering individuals to achieve stability and improve their overall quality of life.

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Who Should Consider Our PHP Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for mood disorders is tailored explicitly for individuals struggling with mood disorders. The program aims to provide intensive therapeutic support while allowing participants to maintain their daily routines and live at home.

The following are the common mood disorders the program caters to:

  • Anxiety is characterized by excessive and persistent worry, fear, or anxiety that interferes with daily activities. Unlike the normal anxiety that everyone experiences from time to time, anxiety disorders are intense and can be debilitating.
  • Depression, also known as major depressive disorder, is a common and severe mental health condition that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. It can lead to a range of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and home.
  • Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, is characterized by extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, behavior, judgment, and the ability to think clearly.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic mental health condition characterized by obsessions and compulsions that interfere with daily life.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop after an individual experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition involves intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to the experience that persist long after the traumatic event has ended.
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Key Features of Our Program

The first, and often most difficult, step towards reclaiming your life and achieving freedom from the cycle of a mental health condition is to ask for help.

You must understand that seeking assistance is a sign of strength, not weakness. You are not alone in this battle. Everyone who has walked this path knows the courage it takes to reach out.

Comprehensive Assessment

  • Initial Comprehensive Evaluation: At the onset of your journey with us, we conduct a thorough evaluation to grasp the full scope of your needs, symptoms, and personal history. This initial assessment helps us to create a tailored roadmap for your treatment.
  • Ongoing Assessments: Continuous assessments ensure the treatment remains effective and aligned with your evolving needs. These periodic evaluations allow us to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, ensuring the highest level of care.

Individualized Treatment Plans

  • Personalized Approach: We believe each individual is unique, and so should their treatment plan. Our customized treatment plans are developed in collaboration, ensuring your needs, goals, and preferences are prioritized.
  • Evidence-Based Modalities: Our treatment plans are rooted in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, ensuring you receive the most effective and scientifically validated care.

Therapeutic Interventions

  • Individual Therapy: Engage in one-on-one sessions with a licensed therapist who will help you address personal challenges, understand underlying issues, and develop practical coping strategies tailored to your situation.
  • Group Therapy: Participate in facilitated group sessions where you can gain peer support, share experiences, and hone interpersonal skills in a safe and structured environment.
  • Family Therapy: Involving family members in therapy sessions to enhance communication, understanding, and mutual support within the family unit, which is crucial for holistic recovery.


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps you understand how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected. This empowers you to develop healthier thinking patterns and coping strategies crucial for long-term mental well-being.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focuses on enhancing your emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and distress tolerance skills, providing a comprehensive toolkit for managing life’s challenges.
  • Trauma-focused services recognize the significant impact of trauma on mental health. We offer specialized interventions to address trauma-related issues, promoting healing and resilience.
  • Somatic Experiencing is an innovative, body-based approach that aids in releasing and resolving physical tension and trauma stored in the body, allowing for more profound, holistic healing.
  • Psychoeducational sessions educate you about mood management, stress reduction, and healthy lifestyle habits, equipping you with knowledge and skills for everyday living.
  • Skills training in essential areas such as emotional regulation, mindfulness practices, and problem-solving fosters your ability to handle various situations effectively.

Medication Management

  • Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management: Our board-certified psychiatrists provide thorough psychiatric evaluations to determine the need for medications. They also manage and regularly monitor your medication regimen to ensure it is effective and well-suited.
  • Regular Monitoring and Adjustments: To maximize the benefits of medication, our psychiatrists will conduct regular follow-ups and make necessary adjustments to dosages, ensuring optimal efficacy and minimizing side effects.

Holistic Approaches

  • Holistic Therapies: We integrate holistic therapies such as art therapy, yoga, and mindfulness practices into our program to support your overall well-being. We recognize the importance of a balanced, mind-body approach to recovery.
  • Nutritional Counseling and Physical Activity: Our program includes nutrition and physical activity guidance to promote better physical health and mood stability. We recognize the integral role of a healthy lifestyle in mental well-being.

Supportive Services

  • Case Management: Our case managers assist with coordinating care, including making referrals to community resources, tracking progress, and ensuring you receive necessary follow-up services.
  • Discharge Planning: Comprehensive discharge planning ensures a smooth transition to less intensive levels of care or back into daily life. This includes creating a continued support plan to help maintain progress and prevent relapse.

Program Schedule

  • Structured Daily Schedule: Our program typically runs from morning to afternoon, five days a week, providing a structured and supportive environment. This schedule helps establish a routine, which is instrumental in recovery.
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Goals of the Program

The following provides a more detailed understanding of our program’s goals, emphasizing the holistic and supportive approach taken to promote lasting recovery and well-being for our clients.

Our program is specifically designed for individuals aged 18 and older who have been diagnosed with mood disorders and require intensive therapeutic support.

These individuals require a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy provides but do not need 24-hour inpatient care. Our program offers an intermediate level of support.

Stabilize Mood and Reduce the Severity of Symptoms

  • Mood Stabilization: One of our primary goals is to help you achieve and maintain a stable mood. This is crucial for reducing the highs and lows that can interfere with daily life and overall well-being. Through a combination of medication management, therapeutic interventions, and lifestyle modifications, we work to bring about a more balanced emotional state.
  • Symptom Reduction: We aim to significantly reduce the severity of symptoms you are experiencing, whether they are related to anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health conditions. Our comprehensive approach ensures that we address the immediate and underlying factors contributing to your symptoms, providing relief and promoting lasting change.

Develop Effective Coping Mechanisms and Resilience

  • Coping Skills: We equip you with various effective coping mechanisms tailored to your needs and challenges. These skills are essential for managing stress, reducing anxiety, and handling difficult emotions healthily and constructively.
  • Building Resilience: Besides coping strategies, our program focuses on building resilience—your ability to bounce back from setbacks and adapt to adversity. By fostering resilience, we help you develop a stronger mental and emotional framework to navigate life’s ups and downs.

Enhance Social and Interpersonal Skills

  • Social Skills Training: Our program includes targeted training to enhance social and interpersonal skills. Whether improving communication, developing empathy, or learning how to build and maintain healthy relationships, we provide the tools and support needed to thrive in social settings.
  • Peer Support: Through group therapy and other interactive sessions, you can practice and refine these skills in a safe and supportive environment, receiving feedback and encouragement from peers and facilitators alike.

Improve Overall Functioning and Quality of Life

  • Daily Functioning: Our interventions aim to improve your ability to function effectively. This includes enhancing your ability to perform routine tasks, manage responsibilities, and engage in meaningful activities.
  • Quality of Life: Beyond daily functioning, we are committed to improving your overall quality of life. This encompasses physical health, emotional well-being, and purpose and fulfillment. We address various aspects of your life to ensure a holistic improvement in your well-being.

Prepare for a Successful Transition to Outpatient Care or Other Appropriate Levels of Care

  • Transition Planning: As you progress through our program and achieve stability, we prepare you for a successful transition to outpatient care or other appropriate levels of care. This individualized planning ensures you have the necessary support and resources to continue your journey toward sustained recovery.
  • Continuity of Care: Ensuring continuity of care is vital. We provide detailed discharge plans, coordinate with outpatient providers, and offer follow-up services to ensure that you remain supported and on track even after the more intensive phase of treatment is complete.

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We’re on a mission to save lives. Many of us are in recovery ourselves and have experienced exactly what it’s like to be tired, broken, and trapped by drugs, alcohol, and mental health conditions. The first step towards freedom is to ask for help. Know that you are not alone; we’re here to support you however possible.

We are located in Atlanta and Roswell, GA, and offer premier mental health treatment with a modern touch. Snuggled in convenient locations, these centers feature top-notch amenities, including state-of-the-art fitness rooms, cozy common areas, and outdoor spaces for relaxation.

Designed with luxury in mind, each facility ensures comfort and privacy, creating a supportive environment for recovery.

Get in Touch with Us Today

We are a treatment team of healthcare clinicians in Georgia devoted to helping adult men and women recover from substance use disorders such as opioids, stimulants, prescription pills, and alcohol.

We strive to fulfill our mission of treating and healing the whole person—physically, mentally, and spiritually. We genuinely care about every client who enters our doors, and you’ll feel it from the moment you tour one of our Georgia facilities until the day you graduate.

The Summit Wellness Group is here to help. Contact us at (770) 299-1677 to learn more.

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