UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Outpatient Behavioral Health


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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New Beginnings Outpatient Therapy Program

About New Beginnings

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Outpatient Behavioral Health, New Beginnings, is designed for anyone who is living with a chronic mental illness. Adults dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a variety of other common mental illnesses can receive support, guidance, treatment, and education in a safe and calming environment without the fear of judgment. Our compassionate team of licensed social workers, RNs, providers, chaplains and occupational therapists take a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning. Program participants will work with our team to develop an individualized treatment plan, tailored around their unique situation and goals.

New Beginnings has individual, group, and postpartum therapy options available for the Siouxland community. Individuals looking for outpatient therapy may be referred by their primary physician or self-referred with a clinical diagnosis.

For more information about the program call (712) 279-3906 or contact Brianna Sommervold, LMSW, Program Manager at Brianna.Sommervold@unitypoint.org.

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Program Care Levels

New Beginnings is made up of three different levels of care. Through intensive psychiatric care and a variety of group therapy sessions, New Beginnings strives to treat all symptoms associated with an individual's mental illness.

  • Partial Care Program. A highly structured program that runs four days a week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program. A highly structured but less intensive program that runs up to four days per week with patients receiving between nine and 19 hours of therapy.
  • Group Program. A structured program that offers support to those individuals who require assistance in maintaining stabilization. Group hours consist of patients attending a minimum of one day per week up to three hours per day. Patient may attend up to nine hours per week.
Program Cost
Prior to joining the program, our team will discuss payment options. Our program is covered through most insurance plans including Medicare and Iowa/Nebraska Medicaid. Our team will also work with you to navigate and identify transportation needs so that you can attend the program as scheduled.
Therapeutic Services
  • Symptom Management/Education Group. Participants will discuss their mental health symptoms and how those symptoms interfere with their daily lives. Participants will learn different methods to controlling and coping with the different symptoms they may face.
  • Mindfulness Group. This session will focus on patients learning to control their mind, rather than allowing their mind to control them. Mindfulness is the process of observing, describing, and participating in reality in a non-judgmental manner in the moment and with effectiveness. At the same time, mindfulness is the window to acceptance, freedom and wisdom.
  • Morning Feelings Group. Participants share personal concerns and experiences from their daily lives.
  • Cognitive Therapy. Session highlights a variety of topics including assertiveness, decision-making, communication, values, anger, and family dynamics.
  • Basic Skills Group. Topics such as self-esteem, community resources, budgeting, personal finance, first aid, personal hygiene, and leisure skills are discussed. Participants also learn the importance of physical fitness, relaxation, and stress management.
  • Occupational Therapy/Independent Living. This group helps participants develop skills needed for independent living including community resources, time management, and safety at home.

Groups related to patient specific diagnosis are also offered and include: bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.

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