Depression Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Delray Center For Healing offers the Depression Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as one of the most comprehensive outpatient depression treatment programs in the country. In direct contrast to crisis management focused hospital based programs, the Delray Center Depression PHP is a true therapeutic program that focuses on identifying and directly treating the underlying causes of an individual’s depression. We go beyond just managing the current crisis and actually take definitive steps to prevent future crises. Our objective is to help the patient achieve and sustain complete remission of their depression and experience long-term happiness. Effective treatment may require attention to other contributing problems such as negative thought patterns, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and past trauma.

The Delray Center is fully equipped to address any combination of or all of these disorders in an affected individual. Our approach teaches patients the tools needed to cope with the many stresses in their lives, with the goal of long-term resolution of the depression. We believe that it will take nothing short of the best that medical and psychological science has to offer in order to succeed in healing what can be one of the most treatment resistant disorders of the brain. The Delray Center Depression Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) has often achieved extraordinary success in cases that have failed numerous medication combinations, ECT (electro convulsive therapy), TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), and VNS (vagal nerve stimulation). The comprehensive approach that addresses medical factors, psychological factors, behavioral factors, family relationship factors, nutritional factors, and lifestyle factors is what sets the Delray Center apart the most from other treatment systems and programs.

The Depression Partial Hospitalization Program treatment modalities include:

  • Intensive individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Women’s and men’s gender specific process group therapy
  • Expressive therapies
  • Art therapy
  • Intensive psychopharmacologic care (psychiatric medical treatment)
  • Advanced vitamin and amino acid therapy
  • Nutritional assessment and therapy
  • Organic & healthy cooking classes
  • Acupuncture
  • Swedish massage
  • Harmonial biofeedback and color therapy
  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
  • Outdoor recreational and activity therapy
  • Fitness training with a personal trainer
  • Group fitness classes including spinning classes, balance training, agility training, and circuit training
  • Intensive contact with support staff

The Delray Center Depression PHP is a full time 5 to 6 day a week program, with strong therapeutic structure. This PHP is designed and offered for a minimum of 8 weeks. The higher intensity and longer duration of our programs are some of the biggest reasons for our extraordinary long-term results. Many of long-term client success cases still frequent the center, providing positive influence to our therapeutic community.

Individuals who participate in the Depression PHP often choose to assimilate into the therapeutic community at the Delray Center. This community has been a wonderful source of support and camaraderie for Delray Center clients. Several of our client success cases regularly return to the center to offer guidance and support to the new patients. A culture of positive support, nurturing and fellowship has been fostered at the center now for years.