Parham Center for Emotional Growth

At the Parham Doctors' Hospital Center for Emotional Growth, emotional wellness is recognized as an essential part of overall health. The program uses evidence based behavioral practices to engage you in treatment and foster positive outcomes.

Care is centered towards addressing all aspects of wellness in a holistic treatment approach involving interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/culture, relationship, context and environment. The treatment plan and course of treatment is centered specifically to each individual’s wellness and recovery needs, including inpatient care, and adult partial hospitalization programs (PHP).

Conditions Treated

Our program is appropriate for those struggling with:

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings; withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.

People with mood swings experience an abrupt and apparently unaccountable change of mood.

Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in.

Socially withdrawn children frequently refrain from social activities in the presence of peers. The lack of social interaction in childhood may result from a variety of causes, including social fear and anxiety or a preference for solitude.

From early childhood through to adolescence, socially withdrawn children are concurrently and predictively at risk for a wide range of negative adjustment outcomes, including socio-emotional difficulties (e.g., anxiety, low self-esteem, depressive symptoms, and internalizing problems), peer difficulties (e.g., rejection, victimization, poor friendship quality), and school difficulties (e.g., poor-quality teacher-child relationships, academic difficulties, school avoidance).

Aggression is a behavior that causes physical or emotional harm to others, or threatens to. It can range from verbal abuse to the destruction of a victim’s personal property. People with aggressive behavior tend to be irritable, impulsive, and restless.

Self-Injury is also termed self-mutilation, self-harm or self-abuse. The behavior is defined as the deliberate, repetitive, impulsive, non-lethal harming of oneself.

Sexual abuse is ay sort of non-consensual sexual contact. Sexual abuse can happen to men or women of any age.

Inpatient Services: Center for Emotional Growth

Our inpatient services are designed to provide intensive treatment to voluntary and involuntary adult patients, ages 18 and older, using an interdisciplinary, therapeutic team approach. Through patient-centered treatment, we promote wellness and recovery with the development of individual coping strategies. The treatment team develops their plan based upon mind, body, and social evaluation of each individual patient. Plans focus on recovery from life events, including trauma, to reducing probability for sustained development of behavioral symptoms.

Inpatient Treatment

Our physician-led, interdisciplinary team care plan can include:

  • Active psychiatric treatment with 24 hour access to a psychiatrist.
  • Medication administration and monitoring, if clinically indicated.
  • An after-care plan linked to the presenting problem and behaviors that resulted in the admission and addresses post-hospitalization needs. Staff will collaborate with community providers during the course of treatment to ensure a smooth transition back into the community and to the next appropriate level of care.
  • Family and individual support systems are an active member of the treatment team to foster positive outcomes for the individual.
  • For those individuals presenting with medical conditions, based on the initial medical assessment, medication management strategies for ongoing care.
  • Where appropriate, for purposed of aftercare planning, ongoing contact with personal caretakers, medical caretakers, and the facility of residence.

For more information please contact (804) 672-4370.

Outpatient Services: Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

Parham Doctors' Hospital is dedicated to short term behavioral health services for adults, and now offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The PHP provides an intense outpatient treatment setting for those who are struggling with maintaining daily routines due to anxiety, depression or other mental health symptoms. This program serves those who could benefit from intensive behavioral health support and psychiatrist evaluation.

Our location provides PHP patients with a convenient space devoted to their unique treatment needs, including flexible treatment options for those that need a gradual transition from an inpatient stay, or who need more structure but do not require inpatient treatment. The program also provides flexibility for providers who wish to directly admit to the program.

Treatment Overview

Our physician-led, interdisciplinary treatment team has developed a program that integrates approaches supported by the latest clinical research and practice. These program enhancements will continue to provide the safe, therapeutic environment expected from Parham Doctors’ Hospital.

  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Medication evaluation
  • Patient centered goal setting and treatment planning
  • Group, individual and family interventions
  • Life skills practice opportunities
  • Evidence based recovery model

If you are older than 18, are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, have symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other obstacles when functioning in everyday situations, this program could be for you. Also, if you have recently had an inpatient psychiatric admission and need to step-down via a structured support program, we can provide you the proper tools for your transition.

Our program can offer the support you need to achieve stabilization, help you develop coping skills, learn to manage stress, and coach you toward achievement of your personal goals.

For more information please contact (804) 672-4380.

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Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program

Parham Doctors’ Hospital now offers a Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program (SA-PHP). A highly structured and time-limited outpatient experience, the SA-PHP is designed to meet the treatment needs of individuals seeking recovery from substance abuse. Our treatment program is designed to create positive changes across home and social settings by recognizing underlying emotional, relational, psychiatric and psychological factors that are contributing to the patient’s substance abuse. The SA-PHP requires program participants to abstain from substance use while being treated in the program. The program adopts the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria and treatment principles specific to the Partial Hospitalization level of care and is staffed by qualified physicians, nursing staff and certified substance abuse counselors.

Our clinical program provides the following services and interventions:

  • Addiction-focused history
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Daily progress meetings between the patient and staff to identify symptoms and goals
  • Meetings with assigned clinicians to identify strengths, needs and available supports
  • Structured group therapy sessions focused on education, awareness and recovery principles
  • Introduction to community recovery supports including 12 Step Programs
  • Medication and health education
  • Family meetings to provide education on creating a healthy support system to each patient
  • Individualized self-directed assignments focused on relapse prevention, self-discovery and insights into behavior
  • Client-centered goal setting and treatment planning
  • Discharge planning and resource services

Program hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm.

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must have a primary substance abuse diagnosis or secondary substance abuse diagnosis comorbid with psychiatric factors where substance abuse diagnosis is creating an impairment in everyday life
  • Have failed to make sufficient clinical gains in a traditional outpatient setting or have not attempted outpatient treatment
  • Cannot be actively suicidal, homicidal or assaultive

For more information about this program, please call: 804-672-4386.


Direct Admission

Parham Doctors’ Hospital Center for Emotional Growth’s process for direct admission is meant to be an easy and uncomplicated one for providers who are interested in timely admission of voluntary patients into our Behavioral Health units. Once a member of our Behavioral Health assessment team confirms a patient is “medically clear,” stopping in the Emergency Room will not be necessary. For admission requests, please call (804) 216-5105.