Psychiatric Acute Program

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center provides crisis stabilization services for adults who require psychiatric care in a secure setting. This short-term treatment is intensive and therapeutically focused, aimed at moving patients from the inpatient setting to day treatment and/or outpatient settings as quickly as possible.

Treatment Program Approach

Under the supervision of a psychiatrist, licensed therapists, nurses and other unit staff, patients are assisted in identifying the sources of anxiety, depression or conflict that are impairing the individuals ability to function. Individuals participate in group and individual therapy sessions. Medical management includes psychiatric evaluation and nursing supervision. Appropriate medication management/adjustment is a critical component to successful treatment. Once these areas have been identified and necessary actions outlined, further treatment can take place in day treatment/outpatient programs.

Program Structure

A daily morning community meeting allows the individual, along with staff, to set topic-related goals for the day and to receive feedback on treatment goals and progress. This meeting helps individuals become more aware of their issues, and to focus on strategies for success after discharge. The staff is involved as a “therapeutic community” to listen to individual concerns and to answer questions about medications, therapeutic experience, and treatment issues.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Adult Psychiatric Acute Program contact us at (210) 491-9400 or (800) 624-7975.