MUSC SEASONS Intensive Outpatient Services
MUSC SEASONS provides thorough, evidence-based care for many psychiatric illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. Care is coordinated with your current provider and offers an alternative to hospitalization. The program provides treatment, education and coping skills that help patients manage their symptoms and improve their level of functioning.
What to expect from a Group Psychotherapy Program
The first step is the initial assessment. On day one, you will meet with a nurse and a psychiatrist for several hours in the morning to go over your medical and mental health history and review your medications. After a brief orientation by the clinical counselor, you can go to your first group session.
MUSC SEASONS is an intensive group therapy program, which means you will participate in several groups each day. You will also have the opportunity to meet regularly with a social worker and a psychiatrist one-on-one.
If your treatment plan calls for an intensive outpatient program, you will come two to four days a week. If your psychiatrist determines you would benefit from the partial hospitalization program, you will come five days a week.
The program begins at 9:00 in the morning and ends at 1:30 in the afternoon. A box lunch is served.
Is MUSC SEASONS right for you?
There are many benefits of participating in an intensive outpatient program. You’ll have a safety and support network that can help decrease the need to be in the hospital. Patients often find a stay in the hospital uncomfortable and less desirable than staying in their own home and own bed at night. As long as your needs can be met safely at home, you can have the best of both worlds: the comforts of home in the evening hours, and receiving therapy and intensive treatment during the daytime.
For those who are just coming out of the hospital, it’s often difficult to make the transition, and patients are at risk for relapse and readmission. This program will help to ensure a smooth transition and decrease the risk of being re-hospitalized.
The MUSC SEASONS treatment team will be working hard to help you meet your goals. Achieving an optimal outcome requires a serious commitment from the patient, as well! The key to success is a willingness to participate in intensive psychotherapy groups and take an active role in your recovery. Patients who are actively psychotic, who have a serious drug or alcohol problem, or who have cognitive impairment (dementia) will not benefit from this type of program. Patients must also be able to manage walking, eating and other activities on their own, or have an assistant to help.
MUSC SEASONS is located in the McClennan Banks Building, situated at the intersection of McClennan Banks Drive and Charleston Center Drive, off Courtenay Drive. Use the clinic entrance on McClennan Banks Drive and take the elevator to the second floor, Suite 201. Parking is available in the adjacent garage at the intersection of Charleston Center and McClennan Banks Drives.
To schedule an assessment, call (843) 792-0500
- Jessica Broadway, M.D.
- Cheryl Solesbee, MSW
- Susan Stencer, MSW
- Linda Thomas, MSW
- Brian Reed, MSW
- Stephen Worley, BS
McClennan Banks Building
326 Calhoun Street, Suite 201
Charleston, SC 29401
843-792-5567 or 843-906-8410
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