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PHP Mental Health Treatment In Los Angeles

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It plays a crucial role in how we manage stress, interact with others, and make positive decisions. From childhood to adulthood, prioritizing mental health is important but it isn’t something we can build up and leave alone. It requires consistent motivation and work as we grow and mature.

Launch Centers recognizes the growing need for mental health services in Los Angeles, and our partial hospitalization program is the perfect opportunity for individuals who need structured but convenient mental health care.

What is PHP Mental Health Treatment?

PHP, or a partial hospitalization program, allows individuals to go to mental health treatment during the day and return home in the afternoon. Our PHP program offers the same amount of structure and care as an inpatient program, even though clients don’t stay overnight. Clients are supported by compassionate and skilled staff trained in various mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, OCD, and more. If you aren’t sure if PHP is right for you, don’t worry. After your initial assessment, our intake team will work with you to decide which program best fits your needs and schedule.


Mental Health In Los Angeles, California

One in seven California adults experiences a mental illness, with 1 in 26 facing a serious mental health disorder that hinders daily functioning. Additionally, 1 in 14 children grapples with emotional disturbances that impact their participation in family, school, and community activities. Despite its prevalence, mental health treatment can be heavily stigmatized, and studies indicate that two-thirds of adults with a mental health disorder did not receive treatment.

What’s Included In PHP Mental Health Treatment

Our PHP mental health treatment focuses on healing the mind, body, and soul of each individual struggling with a mental illness. This is why we incorporate evidence-based therapy methods and healing modalities into all our programs. Some of our healing modalities include:

  • Life Skills and Career Development: Our PHP mental health program incorporates practical life skills and career development training, helping individuals regain lost abilities and transition into a healthy routine.
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of psychotherapy that identifies and modifies negative thought patterns and beliefs that can worsen mental health disorders.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT, often used in group therapy, enhances emotional stability, mindfulness, stress management, and social skills.
  • Experiential Therapy: This approach involves outdoor and creative activities to promote mindfulness and explore new sources of joy and mental health coping skills.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): EMDR aids in understanding and overcoming trauma-related events and associated mental health conditions through bilateral stimulation.
  • Trauma-Informed Care: This care approach recognizes the impact of trauma on mental health and addresses its involvement in substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT): Emotion-focused therapy sessions delve into an individual’s emotions and those of their family and loved ones.
  • Attachment Theory: This theory illuminates how past experiences can influence our relationships and emotional well-being.

How Long Is Our Partial Hospitalization Program?

Clients don’t stay in PHP for the entire course of mental health treatment and usually transition to our intensive outpatient program after 2 to 4 weeks. We usually compare PHP to a short-term job, with clients attending treatment around 30 to 40 hours a week, 6 to 8 hours a day. The typical duration of your entire mental health treatment stay (including PHP to IOP) is around 90 to 180 days.

Who’s Right For PHP Mental Health Treatment?

Our PHP mental health treatment program is perfect for individuals who require structured and monitored care but need to take care of at-home, work, or school responsibilities. It’s also beneficial for individuals who have just left a residential program and would like to keep the same amount of structure while slowly transitioning back to daily life without full-time mental health treatment. Each mental health disorder and individual is different, and our programs are customized to address various conditions, including:

  • Schizophrenia & Thought Disorders – Schizophrenia and other thought disorders can cause symptoms like delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia that significantly affect daily functioning.
  • Depression & Mood Disorders – Mood disorders, including depression, can lead to persistent sadness, increase the risk of substance abuse, and cause elevated mood levels, making it difficult to sleep and relax.
  • ADHDADHD is typically identified during childhood and results in challenges with maintaining focus, paying attention, and controlling impulsive behaviors or excessive habits.
  • Bipolar Disorder – Bipolar disorder involves abrupt and significant mood swings that can impact an individual’s ability to carry out daily tasks and responsibilities.
  • Personality Disorders – Personality disorders can lead to constant negative thoughts, unpredictable behavior, and difficulty maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Obsessive-compulsive disorder involves compulsive thoughts and behaviors like hoarding, checking, and mysophobia.
  • Anxiety Disorders – Anxiety disorders can lead to excessive worry and fear, disrupting daily tasks such as school, work, and home life.

Benefits of PHP Mental Health Treatment

PHP offers several benefits to young adults who want to explore and address mental health disorders and their symptoms, triggers, and underlying contributors.

  • Structured daily and weekly schedules to maintain long-term focus.
  • Young adults can work on their mental health while still pursuing educational and career opportunities without worry.
  • Consistent and quality support from staff and peers throughout the program.
  • A blend of treatment methods, including psychotherapy, experiential therapy, and life skills training.
  • Vocational and educational support to help kick-start or reclaim young adults’ lives.
  • Personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs and progress.
  • Evidence-based approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.
  • Holistic methods that prioritize overall health, mindfulness, and well-being.

PHP Mental Health Treatment With Launch Centers

Launch Centers holds mental health treatment as one of our top priorities, and our PHP mental health treatment program in Los Angeles is a direct representation of our goals and actions to meet them. We value the quality of our care programs and want to help young adults reach their own goals, leaving the challenges of mental health disorders and substance abuse issues in the past. Contact us today to learn more about PHP or one of our other programs.

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Clients and Professionals Share Their Experience

  • Conner H.

    Launch Centers Treatment was a major help to me. The therapists and staff genuinely cared about me and truly helped me to make a plan for my future. My personal therapists helped me to discover where some of my deeper issues came from. All of the staff worked tirelessly with me to talk through my issues, or just about life, and offered realistic solutions to my current problems and situation. All of the staff went above and beyond and advocated relentlessly for me.

  • Nicole Y.

    This place changed my life! I’ve had good laughs, good cries, shared a lot of heart to heart moments and grew a loving bond with everyone at Launch Centers. I will always be grateful! I really do miss it time to time. I highly recommend Launch Centers!

  • Jenna S.

    Launch changed our lives. Our family had been battling for years to breakthrough to our brother. No amount of rehab or detox had made a difference. He was listless, lifeless and helpless. We feared for his life everyday. The spirit of, repetition in, core values, appreciation of life and dignity and respect that we found through Launch are unparalleled. I can say with full confidence that we never would have seen my “real” brother again if not for this truly magical combination. We were and still are especially grateful for his over-the-top therapist. Her commitment to his privacy and success coupled with her unwavering contact with any and all of us is what bridged our 3,000 mile separation from him.


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