Tri Lakes Medical Center last week opened its Intensive Outpatient Clinic, a new program at the Behavioral Health Center. At the open house hosted at the facility January 16, Tish Dettor, Tri Lakes Director of Behavioral Health, explained that the program is typically a three to five day program for non-acute patients with mental illness and/or a history of drug dependence.
She credited Lee Herron, Director of the Intensive Outpatient Clinic, with building a high energy therapeutic program for patients with many co-occurring disorders.
Daily Programming includes an intensive therapeutic program. Behavioral Health is able to offer two processing groups a day along with one therapeutic recreational therapy group, she explained.
These groups are intense and are set up to provide a productive outlet of emotions, socialization skills, coping skills, and anger management techniques.
Dettor named other staff members: Dr. Glenn Waller, a licensed professional counselor; Brenda Taylor, R.N. with numerous years of psychiatric experience; Bailey Holland, Tommy Foster, mental health technicians, Kenya Anderson and Chris Herring; Dr. Otis Anderson, psychiatrist.
The Intensive Outpatient Clinic is open for anyone who is struggling with depression, PTSD, anxiety, co-dependence, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. They also provide relapse prevention education for those who have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
The patient, family member or referral source should contact the Intensive Outpatient Program at 662-561-4040 and request information about the program. Brenda Taylor will then set up an appointment for the individual to be assessed by Dr. Anderson.