Austin Oaks Hospital is a behavioral health hospital located in the heart of Austin, Texas. It offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar and a variety of other mental health issues. Austin Oaks offers a continuum of psychiatric services for children and adolescents, ages four to 17, and for adults, age 18 and older.
Accommodations and Food
The 5,100 square-foot Austin Oaks Hospital is set on a beautiful 13-acre oak-lined campus. The inpatient facility has 80 beds and treats both substance abuse and psychiatric residents. Clients are separated into age-specific wings and have same-sex roommates in spacious rooms with twin beds, personal desk areas and en suite bathrooms. There are lounges where residents can watch TV, read and play games during down time.
Clients eat in the cafeteria, which looks like a café. Healthy meals are prepared in a commercial kitchen on-site and the weekly menu is designed by a nutritionist. Food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Treatment and Staff
Austin Oaks Hospital does not have a detox unit, but clients in need of medical stabilization are referred to an outside clinic, then provided with transportation back to the hospital. Clients coming from detox usually remain in inpatient treatment for two to four weeks, but treatment is totally individualized. Residents attend group therapy several times each day and have individual therapy as needed. Clients receive comprehensive dual diagnosis support and, when needed, meet with a psychiatrist for medication management.
Therapy at Austin Oaks Hospital uses CBT, DBT and the 12-step framework, as well as holistic methods. The treatment team encourages participation in 12-step meetings and brings local H&I meetings to the unit several times each week.
Services for children and adolescents at Austin Oaks Hospital are specifically designed to meet the mental health care needs of younger clients. Treatment consists primarily of group, family and individual therapies. Family therapy is an integral part of treatment. In The Children’s Psychiatric Program, treatment focuses on helping the patient identify emotions and correct maladaptive behaviors. The Adolescent Co-Occurring Program utilizes peer support to bring about change. Group topics for this age group include positive self-image, appropriate socialization skills and healthy communication.
The treatment team includes consulting physicians, psychiatric nurses, Master’s-level therapists and case managers.
Holistic therapies include fitness and nutrition counseling, yoga, art and massage therapy.
Austin Oaks Hospital is an excellent choice for those who need structured treatment with extensive dual diagnosis support. Its large, comfortable facility and variety of holistic options set it apart as a top option for those seeking help psychiatric conditions and substance abuse.
Austin Oaks Hospital
1407 W Stassney Ln
Austin, TX 78745
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