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Adult Mental health and wellness

You shouldn't accept depression, anxiety or severe mental health issues as "a part of life." Getting the right diagnosis and treatment are the first steps to healing.

Adult mental health services in Northern Virginia

In times of stress, it can be hard to ask for help, even when you need it more than ever. Our care teams understand.

When you're struggling day-to-day, you might not even know what kind of help to ask for. At Dominion Hospital, we provide multiple levels of care for people dealing with mental illness.

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In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

In just a few easy steps, you can get started on the road to recovery and wellness. Let us help you find the programs you need to heal.

Types of mental health conditions we treat

We offer inpatient and outpatient programs for people dealing with a wide range of mental health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Eating disorders
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoaffective disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Suicidal ideation

Our adult behavioral health programs

Our approach to treatment is effective because we rely on multidisciplinary teams and offer both inpatient and outpatient programs. This enables us to diagnose and treat you and your symptoms.

Adult mental health treatments

We work with you to help stabilize your symptoms, understand your diagnosis and develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to you and your condition. All of our programs include four, evidence-based features:

  • Psychoeducation — to understand mental illness causes and effects
  • Psychotherapy — to enhance self-awareness and improve emotional well-being
  • Expressive therapy groups — to allow you to better communicate
  • Psychopharmacology — to aid in treatment with medication, when needed

With these components, our highly structured adult mental health care programs feature a range of treatment options. This includes psychological and educational groups, electroconvulsive therapy and alternative (expressive) therapies, such as music and art therapy.

Our process focuses on support from recovery through goal-setting, gender-specific issues, medication education, planning for life after discharge and other topics relevant to your individual circumstances. We provide both inpatient and outpatient services, and we strive to place you in the least restrictive environment possible.

Adult inpatient mental health treatment

Our inpatient mental health treatment is provided for adults 18 years old and older. Patients will have ongoing medication monitoring, medication administration and 24/7 access to psychiatrists and nursing staff.

We will also put an aftercare plan in place to avoid rehospitalization. This plan may include participating in our partial hospitalization and outpatient mental health services to ease the transition back into the community.

Eating disorder treatment

We offer a special program and facility for patients with eating disorders at our Reflections Eating Disorder Treatment Center. Here, we provide individualized treatment plans for eating disorders as well as co-occurring issues, such as substance abuse, anxiety and depression. We provide patients eating disorder treatment at the inpatient and partial hospitalization (day program) levels of care.

Intersect program for dual diagnosis

When substance abuse occurs along with a mental illness, the combination is known as dual diagnosis. Our dual diagnosis treatment program, Intersect, serves adults and adolescents. Intersect is rooted in a recovery model of individualized, clinically driven and evidence-based care. Our goal is to treat the individual as a whole, addressing symptoms of both substance use and mental illness. Intersect also offers care at the outpatient level.

Trauma disorder treatment

Our TraumaSci Complex Trauma Disorders Program consists of a 10-bed adult inpatient unit that provides a nurturing environment for patients in a crisis. This program specifically targets issues such as PTSD, complex trauma and dissociation or sleep disorders stemming from physical, emotional or sexual trauma. You can also receive trauma care at the outpatient level.

Adult outpatient mental health treatment

Our adult outpatient program is called Choices. Both our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are rooted in evidence-based clinical practice. Our goal is to build the practical skills needed to thrive while at home, work and in your community. We focus on crisis stabilization, symptom management, positive coping strategies and fostering social support.

Adult partial hospitalization program (PHP)

Our adult PHP combines a highly structured environment during the day with the opportunity to spend evenings at home. You benefit from care plans that integrate elements of three evidence-based treatment models:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Seeking safety

PHP peer-group meetings

Our educational and therapeutic peer-group meetings are provided three days a week. We also offer special events and opportunities to practice self-sufficiency behaviors.

Our group meetings include:

  • Alternative therapy — Using the creative arts (art, music and movement), this group focuses on self-expression and self-awareness to support recovery.
  • Community meeting — Nursing staff will meet with you at the beginning and end of the day to complete worksheets that highlight treatment goals, obstacles, accomplishments and concerns.
  • Dual diagnosis (DD) group — This group explores substance abuse and offers support using a 12-step approach. Participation in this group is ordered by a physician after consultation with the treatment team.
  • Health education and wellness — This nursing education group provides you with tools to manage and recover from your illnesses, plan for transitioning outside of hospital care and develop coping skills so you can live a healthier life.
  • Mood management — This group is an emotion-processing group combined with psychoeducational components to help you once you have stabilized.
  • Nutrition group — This group focuses on healthy living and making the best diet choices to maintain overall health.
  • Pharmacy group — This group includes education on psychiatric medications and lets you ask the pharmacist questions relating to medication.
  • Safe Actions for Everyone (SAFE) — You will attend this group during their first five days in the program. This group focuses on learning crisis management skills to support and increase stabilization.
  • Success Life Skills (SLS) — This is a psychoeducation group that focuses on broad-based skill building to help you manage self-identified problem areas.
  • Weekend planning — This group meets every Friday to address and create a plan for any anxieties or concerns about the upcoming weekend.

PHP components

Key components of the PHP include:

  • Behavioral and logic skills, psychoeducation and mindfulness training
  • Complete spectrum of care to address a dual diagnosis
  • Coordination and planning for transition back to work and home
  • Coordination and planning with established outpatient providers
  • Expressive therapy
  • Group, individual and family therapy
  • Healthy emotional actions for life (HEAL) treatment track designed for individuals struggling with non-suicidal self-injury
  • Medication stabilization
  • Physician-led multi-disciplinary treatment team
  • Referrals for new outpatient providers
  • Treatment held five days a week (Monday through Friday)

Adult PHP schedule

Our adult PHP operates Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Outpatient programs are closed for all major holidays.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Adult IOP allows program participants to work or attend to daily demands and engage in programming three evenings per week.

Key components of the IOP:

  • Behavioral and logic skills, psychoeducation and mindfulness training
  • Coordination and planning with established outpatient providers
  • Expressive therapy
  • Group sessions each evening
  • Physician-led multidisciplinary team
  • Physician consultation available per request
  • Referrals for new outpatient providers
  • Treatment held three evenings a week (Tuesday through Thursday)
  • Weekly individual sessions with a clinical therapist

Adult IOP schedule

Adult IOP operates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Outpatient programs are closed for all major holidays.

Both of our adult outpatient programs are held at:

6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 101
Falls Church, VA 22042

Our Adult Mental health and wellness Locations

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Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000

Currently Viewing:

Dominion Hospital
2960 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Falls Church, VA 22044
 (703) 536 - 2000
Choices Adolescent Outpatient Program - Falls Church
6565 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22042
 (703) 720 - 5527

0.6 miles