Outpatient Behavioral Health Program
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's New Beginnings Outpatient Behavioral Health Group Therapy Program 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.
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 is 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 is 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 is 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.
Symptom Management/Education GroupParticipants 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 GroupThis 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 GroupParticipants share personal concerns and experiences from their daily lives.Cognitive TherapySession highlights a variety of topics including assertiveness, decision-making, communication, values, anger, and family dynamics.Basic Skills GroupTopics 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 LivingThis 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.
What is the 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.