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    SUN Behavioral in Erlanger, Kentucky provides various mental health treatment programs. Our outpatient program helps patients who may be transitioning from inpatient care. It also benefits those who need more intensive treatment than that offered by traditional outpatient programs. The outpatient care center at our Kentucky location provides clinical mental health services to those in need.

    Nearly 13% of adults within Kenton County, Kentucky will experience frequent mental distress this year. Meanwhile, at least 14 adults for every 100,000 residing in Kenton county will have seriously considered suicide at some point and then committed to it. Mental illness is an immense and pressing concern for our local community and SUN is stepping up to help.

    In a time of crisis, our psychiatrists and expert therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SUN combines an experienced and knowledgeable staff with industry-led best practices giving every patient a path to recovery and wellness.

    Our Adult Outpatient Behavioral Mental Health Services

    Our outpatient clinic includes two important services, a partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program. This allows us to provide unique options for counseling services that are individualized for each patient.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    PHP cares for patients who may be transitioning from inpatient care. It is also a suitable fit for more intensive treatment which can prevent the need for hospitalization. In our PHP program

    • Patients attend five group therapy sessions per day, five days a week
    • Groups focus on:
      • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
      • Coping Skills Training
      • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), an evidence-based system to help people  understand wellness techniques for relapse prevention.
    • Our team of psychiatrists provides comprehensive medication oversight management

    Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

    IOP is for anyone who may be stepping down from PHP, but needs the support and structure of treatment. It is suitable for those who may need more intensive treatment than that offered in outpatient care.

    • Patients attend three group sessions per day, five days a week
    • Sessions include a daily process group (to work through current issues), cognitive therapy, and the daily wellness relapse prevention (WRAP) group

    Who Does Outpatient Behavioral Health Treat?

    Outpatient service is one of many forms of treatment available for mood disorders, like anxiety disorders and depression. Outpatient treatment provides patients with evidence-based treatment that helps them identify the most pressing issues. It also provides alternatives to heading to the emergency department when in a crisis.

    At SUN Behavioral in Erlanger, Kentucky, we have found adults benefit most from our intensive outpatient services. At the time of intake, patients are  assessed through a personalized course of action. It helps our specialists exceed his or her needs within this level of care.

    What to Expect At An Outpatient Substance Treatment Center

    Outpatient treatment is different from psychiatric, depression or anxiety treatment. This type of care usually does not require patients to stay at the facility while being treated. When visiting the facility, patients spend time in customized sessions over the course of a day. This can be beneficial for full time employees seeking treatment, because it allows patients to continue to maintain a life outside of treatment.

    Key components of intensive outpatient treatment at SUN Behavioral include:

    • Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners
    • Group psychotherapy
    • Stress management and life skills development
    • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Yoga and physical wellness strategies
    • Treatment in a trauma-informed environment with trauma-informed staff
    • Aftercare planning for continued recovery
    • Support groups (including 12-step groups)

    FAQs About Outpatient Treatment

    -What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient?

    Outpatient treatment generally allows patients to live at home rather than at their care facility. Patients are able to still receive regular care through pre-scheduled outpatient clinic visits.

    -What is mental behavioral health outpatient services?

    Outpatient services for mental and behavioral health are a type of treatment that addresses mental illnesses’ impact on a patient’s life. This type of treatment is unique because it focuses on therapy, mindfulness and building life skills.

    -What are examples of outpatient services?

    Examples of outpatient services include regularly scheduled therapy sessions, pre-scheduled group sessions, routine medication management visits and more.

    -What is meant by outpatient status?

    Outpatient status refers to a patient who is getting care while staying outside of the facility. Patients in outpatient status are not required to stay overnight at the care facility while getting care.

    Finding Outpatient Treatment Care Near Me

    Struggling with a mental illness is extremely difficult. Not only does it impact an individual on an emotional level, but it can also leave them with several physical complications. At SUN Behavioral, our master’s level clinicians provide care for these specific challenges surrounding mental illness.

    Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other conditions. It can be a lonely, confusing and emotional experience but, you are not alone. If you or someone you love is struggling, SUN Behavioral Health in Kentucky can help. 

    At SUN, we’ve created a caring, healing environment and will be there for every step of your journey to recovery. Please call us today at 859-429-5188 to help you, your family and your loved one.


      If you're in need of help, fill out this form, and a SUN representative will contact you. For emergencies, please call 859-429-5188.

      Select Treatment Option or Service