Mental Health & Drug Addiction Programs in Austin

Why is Cross Creek the best option for mental health & addiction treatment?
We provide comprehensive care.
We are highly accredited.
We are conveniently located.

At Cross Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas, we strive to provide treatment for as many people as possible, so we offer a wide range of programming options to meet the individual needs of those seeking care. Central to all our programs is giving patients the ability to work with a highly trained, compassionate treatment team that provides evidence-based interventions and maintains a commitment to promoting lasting healing. 

What We Offer

To provide care for multiple populations, we are pleased to offer separate, age-specific programming options. We recognize that people of different ages may respond differently to treatment. With age-specific programs, patients can receive care in an environment where they are surrounded by their peers. By offering both inpatient and outpatient programming services at our Austin hospital, we are also able to meet patients where they are on their healing journeys. 

The comprehensive programming options at our Austin, Texas, hospital include the following: 

  • Adult inpatient program 
  • Older adult inpatient program 
  • Adult detoxification services 
  • Adult partial hospitalization program 
  • Adult intensive outpatient program 
  • Adolescent partial hospitalization program 
  • Adolescent intensive outpatient program 

The level of care a patient participates in is determined based on the results of an assessment they complete before starting treatment. 

Our treatment teams are made up of a number of qualified professionals who have diverse experience in the field of behavioral healthcare, including the following: 

  • Psychiatrists 
  • Licensed professional counselors 
  • Licensed clinical social workers 
  • Licensed master social workers 
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists 
  • Nurse practitioners 
  • Registered nurses 
  • Licensed vocational nurses 
  • Physician assistants 

Each member of our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality, evidence-based care that helps people succeed in their healing journeys. 

Adult & Older Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Programs

The adult psychiatric inpatient program at our Texas hospital offers programming for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with symptoms of mental health concerns and addictions. Our older adult inpatient program is customized to meet the needs of senior adults who may be experiencing circumstances that are unique to their stage of life. Treatment in our adult and older adult inpatient programs may be beneficial for people who are suffering from acute symptoms of any number of behavioral health concerns, including: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Substance use disorders 

Patients who receive treatment in our adult and older adult psychiatric inpatient programs have access to a number of different services, including medical care, medication management services, individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Basic medical care is provided when necessary. The admitting physician assesses the need for medication, and nursing staff monitors a patient’s medication throughout their stay. We offer individual and family therapies as needed or when requested by a patient.  

Patients attend multiple group therapy sessions each day. Two groups are led by therapeutic care specialists, two are led by clinical therapists, and one is led by a recreational therapist. Additional education groups are provided by our nursing staff and dietitian.  

While receiving care in our Austin inpatient program, patients are given quiet time to rest and reflect, personal time to journal, visitation time with family members, and designated time to be outside and participate in physical activities. 

Adult Detox Program

When a patient is struggling with an addiction, they might need to receive detoxification services before entering another level of care at our hospital in Austin, Texas. Our on-site medical detox services are appropriate for adults age 18 and older who have drugs or alcohol in their systems. 

Detox services typically last five to seven days. However, the actual length of time a patient may spend in detox can vary depending on their specific needs and the state of their health. 

While in detox, patients may work with a variety of experienced professionals, including our compassionate nursing team, therapeutic care specialists, psychiatrists, and addictionologists. Ensuring the safety and comfort of our patients is our top priority, so we implement comfort measures and offer medication management services to help patients remain as comfortable as possible. If they are physically and psychologically able, patients can also participate in therapeutic programming while in detox. 

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

The adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) includes comprehensive outpatient treatment that is designed for people who are struggling with behavioral health concerns and need structured care but do not need the round-the-clock services offered in an inpatient treatment setting. While in our PHP, patients participate in programming five days a week for several hours each day. They are then able to return home in the evenings. There are two breaks during each treatment day, and we provide breakfast and lunch for all program participants. 

While in our Austin adult PHP, patients have five hours of group therapy sessions where they discuss a variety of topics, such as coping skills, recovery, relapse prevention, mental health concerns, sleep issues, and physical health problems. Our PHP therapists, recreational therapist, and registered nurses lead these sessions. Patients also have access to individual therapy and family therapy on an as-needed basis. 

Within the first two days of treatment, patients complete a nursing assessment and medical screening, and they may receive basic medical care from our nursing staff if appropriate. Patients can also meet with a psychiatrist once a week for medication management services. In between those sessions, our nursing staff monitors the medications patients are taking.  

As part of the partial hospitalization programming at our Texas hospital, we also offer off-campus trips once each month. We have found that this can help patients enhance stress tolerance, develop and practice coping skills, and increase emotion regulation. It also gives patients leisure time and an opportunity to foster creative self-expression. 

The typical length of stay for patients in our adult PHP is 20 days. 

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Our adult intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a step-down level of care. People are able to transition to our IOP after they have completed inpatient treatment or partial hospitalization programming, or they may begin their treatment process directly in this level of care. 

Our IOP meets three days a week for three hours each day. However, if patients want to, they are welcome to stay for the duration of our PHP groups. 

While basic medical care and medication management services are not offered as part of our adult IOP, patients may receive individual and family therapy from our master’s-level therapists when needed. Group therapy is the primary method of treatment in our IOP, with group sessions offered three times each day. The specific groups patients may participate in include process groups, psychoeducation groups, recreational therapy, and nursing education. While in the group therapy sessions, patients may discuss a number of different topics, including recovery, coping skills, physical health concerns, sleep issues, and relapse prevention, while also receiving education on addiction and mental health. 

The typical length of stay for adults in our IOP is four to eight weeks. 

Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program

The adolescent partial hospitalization program at our hospital in Austin, Texas, is designed for young people ages 11-17 who are struggling with behavioral health concerns. Adolescents who do not need supervision 24/7 may benefit from this structured daylong program that allows them to return home in the evenings. 

During their time in our partial hospitalization program, adolescents receive four hours of group therapy sessions and attend school with UT Charter for four hours. This allows our patients to receive the comprehensive treatment they need without disrupting their education. The hours of programming are as follows: 

  • Group therapy: 9-11 a.m. 
  • School: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • Group therapy: 3-5 p.m. 

Patients also have two breaks throughout the course of the treatment day, and we provide lunch and afternoon snacks for everyone in our adolescent PHP. 

Within the first two days of treatment, adolescents meet with our nursing staff for an assessment and medical screening. If medication is part of their treatment plan, they meet with a psychiatrist once each week, and our nurses monitor the medications they are taking. Additionally, adolescents may receive individual and family therapy when needed.  

As part of the adolescent partial hospitalization program at our Austin hospital, we also incorporate monthly off-campus trips, with the goal of helping young people enhance coping skills development, emotion regulation, and stress tolerance. It is also a time for them to foster creative self-expression and enjoy leisure time. 

Adolescents typically stay in our PHP for about 20 days, but the actual length of time they spend in programming is determined based on their needs and progress. 

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Like our adolescent PHP, the adolescent intensive outpatient program at our Austin hospital provides services for youths ages 11-17. However, our IOP has a less intensive schedule, with programming occurring for three hours a day, three days each week. Patients do have the option of staying for the full programming day and participating in the groups offered in our PHP if it’s appropriate for their treatment process. 

Group therapy is the main method of treatment in our adolescent IOP. Group sessions are led by master’s-level therapists and include process groups, nursing education, recreational therapy, and psychoeducation groups. These sessions give adolescents an opportunity to discuss a variety of topics that are relevant to their treatment, including coping skills, recovery, and relapse prevention. Therapists may also use this time to provide patients with education on mental health concerns, addiction, sleep issues, and other physical health concerns. 

Additionally, master’s-level therapists can provide individual and family therapy for patients in our adolescent IOP when needed.  

The length of stay in our adolescent intensive outpatient program is typically four to eight weeks, though that time frame may be adjusted depending on a patient’s progress. 

Learn More

The array of programming options we offer at our hospital in Austin, Texas, gives us an opportunity to increase access to the care a variety of patient populations need. If you have any questions about our specific programming options, we encourage you to contact us today. Our team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are ready to help in any way we can.  

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