PATIENT-CENTERED, EXCEPTIONAL care

Our mission is to provide world-class and holistic mental health services for adults experiencing psychiatric problems. We offer compassionate, personalized care by utilizing innovative treatments with scientific precision. At Houston Methodist Behavioral Health, we are committed to providing quality psychiatric intervention, while addressing each of our client’s unique struggles, strengths, and needs. Our qualified team partners with clients and families to inspire and promote healthy lifestyle changes. 

 

To advance Houston Methodist’s long history of service excellence and leading medicine, we have an array of psychiatric programs and services to confront the diverse, mental health needs of our community. Specifically, we address both clinical and research areas which include treatment-resistant mood disorders, the intersection of physical illness/pain and mental health, emotional dysregulation, suicidality, physician wellness, and optimized life integration. We are able to exceed our patients’ expectations and sustain our success by going beyond just symptom reduction. During the most difficult times, our team focuses on helping patients thrive and to live a life full of purpose.

 

 

services and programs

We provide services that are tailored to your specific mental health care needs. 

Functional Rehabilitation

Duration: 5 to 8 weeks, Monday-Friday, ~6 hours/day

Cost: $40,000+


Our 5 - 8 week Functional Rehabilitation Program is designed to help individuals who are increasingly constrained and subjected to chronic medical and psychiatric conditions. Our unique approach to treating our patients involves focusing on the broader context of their environment, rather than the illness or related symptoms in isolation. We aim to reduce symptoms where possible, to maximize a patient’s ability to live with purpose and vitality.

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
    • Inpatient therapy (IPT)
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioral activation (BA)
  • Aqua/physical therapy
  • Medically supervised detoxification (from addictive medications, including opioids)
  • Pastoral counseling (as appropriate)
  • Pharmacogenomics (personalization of non-addictive pain and psychiatric medications)
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Skin conductance biofeedback training (utilizing iPad-enabled devices)
  • Wellness/personal trainer

Therapeutic Assessment

Duration: 5 to 10 day program (dependent on patient needs)

Cost: $15,000


We provide a thorough, multi-disciplinary assessment designed to produce maximal diagnostic clarity, optimize insight, and create a roadmap for future psychiatric interventions. Our assessment process incorporates a psychiatric evaluation, an analysis of past and present psychosocial factors, a family systems evaluation, psychological and personality testing, laboratory studies, diagnostic imaging and a pharmacological review including relevant genetic markers. The therapeutic assessment service duration varies depending on need, but typically lasts 5 to 10 days. Our core interdisciplinary team who conducts the assessment consists of highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, counselors, and addiction specialists.

Individual Treatment

Our team of providers is available for one-on-one treatment and consultation. We offer services to meet the varied and dynamic needs of our clients, including medication management, individual psychotherapy, psychological testing, and neuropsychological evaluation. Individual services are often employed as an adjunct for clients participating in other programs or as part of aftercare for patients who have completed a program.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Duration: Typically 2 to 4 months (dependent on patient needs)

Cost: $2,000/week

  • Following an initial individual assessment and introductory phase, patients participate in 16-20 hours of weekly group programming.
  • Our transdiagnostic program is ideal for patients whose engagement, progress, or enjoyment in life has been compromised by problems with moods, emotions, painful thought processes, difficult interpersonal patterns or avoidance.
  • We provide an environment conducive to helping our patients choose behaviors that align with their personal life goals, even in the presence of struggle, difficult internal experiences and external challenges.
  • The Intensive Outpatient program blends elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy within a group support context.
    • Experiential activities
    • Mindfulness training
    • Creative expression
    • Outings
    • Process groups

Physician Wellness

Excellent doctors are not immune to the stressors that are inherent to their profession. Our confidential program seeks to gain a full understanding of factors that can impede physician performance or work and life satisfaction. We provide a full range of assessment services and interventions to those experiencing a personal or professional crisis. While we specialize in giving both preventive and long-term therapeutic support, our ultimate goal is to help each patient achieve a healthy personal and professional quality of life.

The Harmony Center for Interventional Neuropsychiatry

For patients who are not obtaining adequate help from medications or psychotherapy, we offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). TMS is a non-invasive intervention that does not require sedation or surgery. Instead, it utilizes magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells within the brain. ECT is instrumental in demonstrating the highest level of efficacy in the treatment of depression. Additionally, our center provides a variety of experimental therapeutic services.