Outpatient Services

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Southeast Behavioral Hospital offers outpatient services to meet a variety of mental health needs, including help for depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder and more.

Southeast Behavioral Outpatient Services

Our Program

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) from Southeast Behavioral Health meets Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with four group sessions daily.

This full-time day program allows patients to attend therapies and treatments during the day before returning home at night to meet familial or community responsibilities — we even offer virtual attendance for adults.

What We Treat

We want to help you, no matter what your mental health issues might be. That’s why we offer outpatient services that can help treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts

How We Treat

For outpatient services at Southeast Behavioral Health, individualized treatment plans are developed designed specifically for each person at the start of treatment. Outpatient follow-up care will be arranged prior to completion of the program.

Our groups are built to work on your mental health and relate to important topics such as:

  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Emotional regulation
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Identifying triggers
  • Learning coping skills
  • And more

Who Needs Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient services are more intensive and focused than typical one-day-a-week (or month) therapy, but also far more flexible than inpatient treatment.

For those who are stepping up from outpatient psychiatry and therapy services to either partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient services (IOP or PHP), these programs can provide more frequent contact, assessment and education through group therapy with the goal of earlier intervention and stabilization that may alleviate the necessity for inpatient admission.

For those who are stepping down from inpatient treatment, our outpatient services provide additional treatment and support as you transition back to your home environment, keeping you connected to a similar — yet now flexible — support system that you had throughout inpatient care.

Get The Help You Need, Now

Southeast Behavioral Hospital is here to help you with a wide-range of mental health issues through our outpatient services. Call us at 573-708-5000 to start working towards better mental health, today.

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Debra O’Conner, LMSW, MAADAC II

Debra O’Conner is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor level II (MAADAC II). She graduated from Walden University in 2022 with a Master of Social Work and passed the Missouri Licensed Master Social Worker in 2023. She acquired the Missouri Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification in 2022. She is currently completing her requirements for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Debra spent the majority of her career working with chronic mental health at residential facilities before pursuing her degree in social work. She has a variety of therapeutic experience working with substance and alcohol abuse, mental illness, addiction, dissociative disorders, domestic violence, grief and other stress related disorders.

At Southeast Behavioral Hospital, Debra works with adults in the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). Debra provides group therapy with an emphasis on education and knowledge for coping skills to regulate emotions and interpersonal conflicts. For more information on our adult programs or to speak with Debra, please call 573-708-5000 today.

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