Psychiatric, Behavioral, and Mental Health Services
Even when life feels out of control, there are solutions available to you. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we have a range of services to treat all types of mental illness, no matter how severe.
Our expert psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed behavioral health professionals offer personalized and advanced treatments for anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, and wide range of behavioral health disorders.
Our approach to mental health treatment
It can be uncomfortable to seek mental health care for the first time. Our behavioral and mental health professionals foster a welcoming, nurturing environment to help you feel as comfortable as possible during this transition.
When you seek care with us, we start by giving you a diagnostic assessment, or mental health test. A diagnostic assessment is made up of questions that tell us more about your mental health. Based on your answers, we determine what type of mental illness you may have and the best ways to manage your condition.
If you are facing a serious mental illness, such as mood or psychotic disorder, you might benefit from inpatient services. Our inpatient psychiatric units help you find effective ways to treat your illness while maintaining your safety.
Learn more about our inpatient psychiatry and mental health services.
Intensive day treatment and outpatient programs
Frequent interactions with a behavioral or mental health professional can help patients manage their illness during particularly difficult times. Our intensive treatment options provide an extra layer of support for people living with a mental illness:
- Intensive perinatal and postpartum depression treatment: We also offer an intensive mother-baby outpatient program for postpartum depression and other postpartum mood disorders at West Penn Hospital. Intensive outpatient treatment includes 9 to 12 hours a week of treatment, such as group and individual therapy, and medication management. Learn how we are keeping new mothers emotionally healthy.
- Intensive day treatment program: We offer adult partial hospitalization for people who face serious mental illness, such as resistant depression, bipolar disorder, trauma related disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders or mood instability. This service is offered at Four Allegheny Center. Patients in this program spend on average 30 hours a week in intensive treatment, including:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family meetings
- Medication management services
Get more information about our adult intensive day treatment programs and other intensive outpatient programs.
Traditional outpatient therapy
Our psychiatrists and psychologists offer traditional outpatient services, such as psychotherapy and medication management. Often times, people who experience mild psychiatry and behavioral health disorders, such as mild depression, anxiety, and stress, seek outpatient therapy a few times a month. In many cases outpatient therapy is a key component of depression and anxiety treatment.
Learn more about our outpatient mental health services.
Child and adolescent behavioral health treatments
We specialize in treating behavioral health disorders in children, including:
- Neurodevelopmental problems, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorders, such as Asperger's disorders
- Disruptive behavior problems, including opposition, defiance, and conduct disorders
- Mood disorders, such as anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder
We also provide counseling services and other therapies for children experiencing:
- Sexual or gender identity concerns
- Sleep problems
- Difficulty coping with stress and transitions caused by:
- Changes in family structure
- Academic demands
AHN is home to the nationally-recognized Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents (CTCSA). Our behavioral health team provides unparalleled care for children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events, such as the loss of a loved one, abuse, or domestic violence.
Learn more about treatment for trauma in children and adolescents at AHN.