Outpatient Mental Health and Psychiatry Services

It takes courage to ask for help, especially when emotional or mental illness is making it hard to live your life the way you’d like to. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) provides compassionate, expert care, including psychotherapy and new breakthrough treatments. We offer a variety of outpatient care programs and will help you find the one that works for you.

Outpatient services

As an outpatient, you can get personalized treatment for behavioral health issues without staying in a hospital. This includes help with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. You can see a therapist close to home, at one of our many locations across western Pennsylvania.

Our providers include:

  • Psychiatrists.
  • Psychologists.
  • Social workers.
  • Certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNP).
  • Licensed behavioral health counselors.

We have extensive experience treating patients for:

  • Grief.
  • Trauma.
  • Abuse.
  • Dementia.
  • Addiction.
  • Family and marital problems.
  • Perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.

Our approach to outpatient treatment

We know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to behavioral health treatment. Your personalized treatment plans may use:

  • A comprehensive assessment and history to determine the state of your behavioral health.
  • Counseling and psychotherapy to help you resolve life issues and challenges.
  • Techniques to reduce anxiety, tension, and manage stress.
  • Medication prescribed and monitored by a psychiatrist.

Perinatal and postpartum depression outpatient program

If you’re having a tough time during or following your pregnancy, your behavioral health provider can recommend our intensive mother-baby outpatient program for added support. We keep mothers and babies together during treatment to encourage bonding and to allow you to practice therapies during the sessions.

Adult intensive day treatment

Our intensive day treatment, or partial hospitalization program (PHP), provides intensive psychiatric care in a comfortable environment for 12 to 29 hours each week.

You can live at home at night, while receiving structured, intensive outpatient therapy in a group setting during the day.

Our collaborative PHP care teams include:

  • Psychiatrists.
  • Psychiatric nurses.
  • Psychiatric residents.
  • Psychology interns.

We provide comprehensive behavioral health evaluations, structured group treatments, and behavioral health disease education for patients and their families. Most patients are referred by their own provider.

We are located at:

4 Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Psychological services

Our licensed psychologists have a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties. This diversity in experience helps us offer high-quality, personalized care to individuals struggling with:

  • Grief, loss, and adjustment to life stressors.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Anger and self-esteem difficulties.
  • Relational concerns.

We also treat patients living with bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and other mental illnesses.

Neuropsychological services 

Sometimes the chemicals or cells in your brain cause mental health conditions, such as severe depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. A neurologist, working with your psychiatrist or therapist, will ask you to undertake a neuropsychological evaluation to explore how your behaviors could be related to your brain or cognitive function.

Many patients come to us for help with:

  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Concussion.
  • Dementia.
  • Learning differences.

Child and adolescent psychiatric services

We specialize in treating children and adolescents who live with conditions related to mental health, including:

  • Attention deficit disorders.
  • Autism.
  • Asperger’s syndrome and related disorders.
  • Developmental delays.
  • Conduct disorders.

Our Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents (CTSCA) is staffed by behavioral health providers who lead their profession in treating grief and trauma in young people. We specialize in treatments that allow children and adolescents to understand their emotions and function at home and school with increased confidence and independence. 

Advanced outpatient therapies

We know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to behavioral health treatment. We customize your treatment plan to fit your needs with the latest, advanced treatments to address severe mental illness, including treatment-resistant depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): To help with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or psychosis, this advanced treatment is unlike older types of “shock therapy.” A brief, electrical pulse is administered to the brain through electrodes, while you are unconscious, to restore normal brain function.
  • Freespira™ treatment: A therapy using a noninvasive medical device that reduces or eliminates panic attacks or PTSD from panic and anxiety disorders without medication.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS): A pacemaker-like device that regulates brain activity to relieve the disruptive symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

Talk to our specialists

If you or a loved one needs help, call us at (412) 330-4429, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, or weekends from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. If someone is in immediate danger, call The Hope Line: 1-800-SUICIDE, (412) 960-8673.

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