Founded in 1977, Burrell Behavioral Health offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient services to adolescents and adults struggling with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Burrell’s inpatient program is available to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 in need of structured treatment. Clients are housed in a residential home located in Springfield, Missouri while receiving treatment services at BBH’s main facility.
Accommodations and Food
BBH accommodates young people in a therapeutic home-like environment. Located in a residential neighborhood within walking distance of BBH’s main facility, the house has seven double-occupancy rooms, comfortably sleeping 14 residents. Rooms are equipped with twin beds, dressers, closets and desks. There is one large dorm-style bathroom with a shower for every two people. There are also communal spaces with TVs and large comfortable couches. Residents also have access to an on-site washer and dryer.
All residents receive three nutritious meals a day. Breakfast and dinner are prepared by an on-site chef, both served hot. Breakfast options include eggs and ham or oatmeal and fruit. Dinner options typically include a variety of traditional American-fare like pastas, vegetables and meats. For lunch, clients enjoy cold sandwiches, fruit and juice or water.
Treatment and Staff
BBH offers an eight-week evidence-based treatment program. During the day individuals attend a variety of group and individual therapy sessions, as well as classes from 8 am to 4 pm. Therapy groups are led by an LADC and focus on teaching honesty over denial, approach over avoidance, logic over impulsivity, empathy over insensitivity and personal responsibility over victimization. Groups also discuss relapse prevention, codependency and family relationships.
Individual sessions are also held daily and are generally used to set goals and monitor progress, though they also provide a safe space for clients to discuss personal issues. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, clients partake in educational classes led by a visiting school teacher. These classes are held for a few hours at a time and include standard classes like English, Math and Science.
After 4 pm, residents return to the home to complete chores and assignments. Chores are assigned on a weekly basis and usually include doing the laundry, washing dishes and vacuuming. Clients usually have about an hour set side each day when they can enjoy down time and relax. This includes watching TV and playing video games or board games.
In additional to inpatient treatment, both adolescents and adults are also offered outpatient programs which include almost all the same services. The adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) meets Monday through Friday from 4:20 to 7:40 pm. Adult outpatient services offer highly intensive groups that meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 7:15 pm. In these groups, clients discuss stress management, coping skills, relapse prevention, drug education, and guilt or shame.
Adolescents participating in inpatient treatment are also offered a music therapy session for two hours on Monday evenings. There’s also an equine therapy group on Fridays after 4 pm. Biofeedback sessions are offered separate from regular treatment programs—though these services cost extra and are not covered by insurance.
Family counseling services are provided to all clients at the inpatient facility or in clients’ homes. The sessions are led by a family-focus therapist who offers four to eight hours of family therapy a week.
Burrell Behavioral Health provides a broad range of structured treatment programs tailored for the unique needs of both adolescents and adults as well as some supplemental and alternative treatment options. With both outpatient and inpatient programs available, the facility is well-equipped for a variety of needs. For those in the area, Burrell Behavioral Health is worth looking into.
Burrell Behavioral Health
1931 E. Cherry St
Springfield, MO 65802
Burrell Behavioral Health Cost: Varies by insurance; Medicaid and most insurances accepted. Reach Burrell Behavioral Health by phone at (417) 761-5000. Find Burrell Behavioral Health on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
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