Our Programs

For anyone who is struggling with a mental health concern or substance use disorder, finding the right level of care can make a major difference in their quality of life. At Signature Psychiatric Hospital, we offer a full continuum of behavioral health programming for adolescents and adults that can help people understand their symptoms and live happier, healthier lives. 

Programming Overview

Patients in all our programs can expect to receive age-appropriate, evidence-based services that are designed to help them manage their symptoms and find greater fulfillment on a day-to-day basis.  

We provide clinically excellent care for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with a variety of behavioral health concerns. 

Each prospective patient completes a thorough assessment that allows our team of professionals to determine which of our programs is most appropriate for their needs. This assessment also helps us develop a personalized treatment plan for them based on their background, health, and goals. 

Based on their plan, a patient can participate in the interventions that are most appropriate for them, which may include:  

  • Individual therapy: Patients can meet one-on-one with a licensed social worker or therapist and share their feelings and thoughts in a confidential setting. 
  • Daily group therapy sessions: Social workers lead group therapy sessions, where patients can learn new skills that can help them in the healing process. They can also meet other patients who can offer support and encouragement.  
  • Family meetings: We strongly believe that a patient’s family support system can help them make progress. For this reason, we schedule family meetings that are designed to provide education for loved ones. 

Depending on the program, we also offer medication management services and basic medical care.  

Adult Inpatient Services

Adults can receive inpatient services at either our North Kansas City location or our Liberty location. Our inpatient program is separated into mental health, substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis tracks. 

In our inpatient program, our goal is to help patients who are experiencing acute symptoms of behavioral health concerns stabilize and prepare to move to a less intensive program. The average length of stay in our inpatient program is seven to 10 days, though a patient’s actual length of stay depends on their progress. 

At the conclusion of inpatient care, patients may step down to our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or intensive outpatient program (IOP).  

Detoxification/Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

For patients who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder, we offer medical detoxification services to help safely and effectively remove that substance from their body. Detox is offered at both the North Kansas City and Liberty locations. 

Our team of nurses provides this type of treatment, which is designed to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. This process typically takes seven to 10 days, at which point patients can transition to our residential program or another level of care. 

We also provide medication-assisted treatment for patients who are struggling with an addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers, or other opioids. This evidence-based method combines medication such as Vivitrol, naltrexone, and Suboxone with a counseling component. 

Adult Residential Program

At the conclusion of detoxification, we encourage patients who are being treated for a substance use disorder to step down to the Changing Pointe residential treatment program for addiction, which is located in North Kansas City.At the residential treatment level, we also offer the Heroes Journey program, which is designed specifically for active-duty military members and veterans who may have faced challenging experiences as they served our country. 

A typical stay in our residential program is 28 days or longer and involves therapeutic interventions such as:  

  • Group therapy  
  • Individual therapy  
  • Art therapy  
  • Family therapy  
  • SMART Recovery  

Patients in this program receive medical care three times a week from our team of nurse practitioners and certified medical technicians, as well as daily medication management services. At the end of residential care, we encourage patients to step down to our intensive outpatient program.  

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

Patients can enter our partial hospitalization program directly or after completing a higher level of care. In our PHP, we treat those who are struggling with mental health concerns or substance use disorders. Sessions can take place at our Liberty location or in North Kansas City. PHP patients can benefit from structured care while enjoying more flexibility and freedom than inpatient services allow.  

Patients participate in our PHP five days a week for three weeks, for a total of 15 sessions. Programming takes place for six hours each day, Monday-Friday. During this time, patients can participate in regular group therapy sessions and receive evidence-based treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help them develop effective coping strategies. If medication is part of a patient’s care plan, they can meet weekly with a staff psychiatrist.  

Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Like our PHP, patients can enter our intensive outpatient program for adults either directly or after stepping down from a higher level of care. We treat those who are struggling with mental health concerns or substance use disorders in sessions that take place at our Liberty location or in North Kansas City.  

Patients in our IOP participate in sessions for three hours a day, three days per week. The average length of stay for an IOP patient is six weeks.  

Just like with our PHP, group therapy is the primary means of treatment. Topics covered include childhood trauma, family concerns, anger management, obstacles in the workplace, communication, self-esteem, and mindfulness.  

Heros Journey Program

Our Heroes Journey program is an inpatient service through which we treat active-duty military members, first responders, and veterans who are struggling with mental health concerns and substance use disorders.  

Heroes Journey can be a stand-alone program, or participants can step up from our IOP or PHP. The average length of stay in Heroes Journey is 28 days.  

Our experienced clinicians use treatment modalities like cognitive processing therapy (CPT), motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and the 12-Step recovery model to help military members process trauma and addiction and move forward in their recovery.  

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

For patients who are living with chronic depression, we offer transcranial magnetic stimulation. This noninvasive procedure is a research-backed, FDA-approved method of treating medication-resistant depression.  

TMS involves the use of brief magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain that are thought to play a role in mood regulation. At Signature Psychiatric Hospital, the TMS program consists of five treatment sessions per week over a four-to-six-week period.  

Each session lasts just 20 minutes, and our staff monitors patient response during and after each appointment. If you have any questions about TMS, please reach out to our admissions team for more information.  

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. 

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