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Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital


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Based in Corona, California, Signature Healthcare Services is one of the largest networks of private psychiatric hospitals in the country. It delivers mental health and substance abuse treatment services for children, adolescents and adults in ten hospitals. These are located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois and in multiple locations throughout Texas. Each hospital delivers a continuum of care, accepting clients on a voluntary basis.

Part of the Signature network, Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital provides treatment for adults and adolescents. In addition to acute psychiatric care, it offers Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) for the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Treatment and Staff

The programs at Houston Behavioral Healthcare are primarily for psychiatric clients who have a substance abuse component to their diagnosis. The PHP and IOP are designed to help clients avoid hospitalization, while still offering a strong foundation for recovery and reintegration to the community. Both programs offer dual diagnosis support, with medication management and regular sessions with the doctor and psychiatrist. Treatment plans are highly individualized, and are designed to be flexible, while still challenging for the client. A specialized IOP for adolescents aged 13 to 17 is also available, and follows the same structure as the adult program.

The PHP meets weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm, and clients choose attend each day for at least two weeks, after which they step down to three days, for three or four weeks. They then enter the IOP phase, which meets three times a week for two weeks, followed by a transition to once or twice a week. The IOP sessions are three hours in length. There is more flexibility with the scheduling of this program, allowing clients to attend school or work.

Treatment consists of individual and group therapy. Twelve-step programs are not introduced, but the seeking safety model is employed. Process groups focus of psychoeducation, trauma issues, family and interpersonal conflicts. Group sessions address issues of distorted thinking, spirituality, mindfulness, positive thinking, conflict resolution, distress tolerance and stages of change. The goal is to help clients form health habits, which build self-esteem, with concrete plans for dealing with challenges that come with recovery, such as holiday and weekend planning. Positive thinking and grief and loss counseling are also discussed, alongside substance abuse and mental health education.

A CADC or LCSW facilitates the groups, which never exceed 10 clients in size.

In Summary

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers outpatient substance abuse treatment that focuses mainly on those with a dual diagnosis. Their treatment allows clients the benefit of psychiatric and medical staff, while still being introduced to therapeutic modalities that assist with long-term recovery from chemical dependency. While treatment is typically short, it is highly-individualized and clients are able to extend treatment if needed. This is a great option for those needing treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Location

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
2801 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77080

Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital Cost

$150/visit (30 days). Reach Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital by phone at (832) 834-7710. Find Houston Behavioral Healthcare Hospital on Facebook

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  1. This is criminal abuse when they up the meds and causes the patient to regress……How can you protect your loved one with medical POA when they don’t honor it, and when they lie and say your loved one can come home only to keep them hostage and up the drugs? Not only my loved one, but another lady’s loved one to as we discussed our concerns, but forget about anyone listening to you or doing right by the patient. My loved one is not the only one being drugged up and over medicated and lied to in this hell hole prison. Also forget about calling the patients advocate. She is not doing her job. No call backs from anyone in this hell hole. Called numerous times and no return calls from the patients advocate, the doctor and even the supervisor….LIARS RUN THIS PLACE AND NOT PROFESSION HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. I am not the only one concerned. Our family members are being criminally abused with drugs, and not just ours, but many people’s loved ones. One man was given over 4 pills to take, and he refused. They told him either he swallows or gets an injection……Well he took all of them! Investigate this place now and shut it down…..

  2. Charles Guilbeau on

    My Domestic Partner was there this past week. He came out worse than when he went in. The nurses run this place, not the doctors. The Administrators are clueless to what is really happening. I called yesyerday to talk to them, hopefully I will get a response today. This is the worse place I have seen in years. Please look into this facility before you put your loved ones there.

    • Please they are over medicating my daughter and she is worse also but was great yesterday. She was supposed to be discharged Wednesday and was doing so good and now she is regressing and on 3 different drugs… How can I get her out of there as she is 28…..

  3. If you are looking for a place that will assist you with getting proper mental health for your loved one, this is not the place!!!!!!! My mother has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in the past. She is released every week and then ends up in this same place 2-3 days later. This facility is the true definition of a revolving door. I have yet to understand how the psychiatrists there release her when she is unstable and either over-medicated or under-medicated. The staff are EXTREMELY rude, and professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Especially the intake coordinator. (Her name is Cody) If they speak to the family members the way she’s spoken to me, on more than one occasion, then I can only imagine how the patients are treated. I voiced a complaint with a supervisor and her promised to follow up with me and I never heard back from him. Their reviews online are HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Please, before you take your loved one there, read the reviews. ALL of them!!!

    • They did nothing but lie to my daughter and told her and injection was one thing but it was another drug…..She was fine and ready to come home, then they do not release her and upped her meds and now she is regressing….What can be done?????

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