Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Outpatient Programs

We offer a full spectrum of outpatient psychiatric services to adults, geriatrics, children and adolescents.

Our Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provide intensive psychiatric services to adults and geriatrics only.
Our outpatient clinic provides traditional outpatient office visits to all ages groups for all types of mental disorders. This includes assessment, medication management, and psychotherapy.

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

For adults who do not require care on an inpatient basis, we offer Adult Partial Hospitalization. This flexible treatment schedule may help reduce concerns for family obligations and other responsibilities faced by many adult patients. Adult Partial Hospitalization Services is part of the comprehensive health and wellness services available through the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral medicine at Greenville Health System.

Therapeutic Services

Therapy is coordinated and delivered by a team of experienced behavioral health professionals: a psychiatrist, licensed R.N.s and clinical therapists. Patients take part in individual, group and family therapy. Additional structured and therapeutic activities are approved daily.

Review and evaluation

Patients are actively involved in their multidisciplinary treatment plan and evaluation. The patient, along with the psychiatrist, nurse and therapist, has a role in creating and evaluating the progress of professionalized goals for therapy.

Discharge

Treatment does not end with discharge. Team assessments; input from the patient, family members and employer; and other considerations are reviewed before a patient is discharged. As part of the treatment process, follow-up visits to a psychiatrist and therapist are scheduled.

Private Referral Services

Patient progress and treatment plans are shared only with referring physicians and other confidential referring professionals.

For more information about the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program or to schedule a free assessment, call (864) 455-8988 or call toll-free at 1-888-852-8520.

Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP is a more intense level of treatment than regular outpatient services or a lower level of care from partial hospital program. IOP is a three-hour a day program that meets three times a week. This level of care is used as a transition back to the community along with strengthening acquired coping skills or introducing new ones.

The IOP Program offers group, family, and individual therapy, goal setting, and skills management.

Program hours are from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Groups are designed to focus on the “here and now,” assisting you in identifying problems and formulating solutions for a healthy future.

The goal of this program is to assist you, the patient, in making changes and decisions, which will lead, to a healthier, happier life. Your treatment team will involve you in developing a care plan, which will address some of these needed changes. Group therapies will be used to assist you in confronting the issues that brought you into IOP. Medications may be used to help you in managing your psychiatric symptoms. All forms of treatment are designed to meet the original goal of improving your level of functioning at home and/or work.

Skills for Daily Living

Skills for Daily Living covers a number of skills we use each day to help us function effectively. Included are building self-esteem, assertiveness training, stress and anger management, relaxation exercises, rational thinking, and goal setting. In each session, clients are presented with some basic information about the subject, are encouraged to participate in discussion, and to complete an activity in which they are asked to apply the concepts to themselves. Homework assignments may also be given.

Goal Setting

Patients are instructed in the basic concept of setting daily, structured goals by exploring the types of goals (both daily/short-term and achievement-oriented/long-term) and how to recognize the therapeutic significance of this exercise. Patients are instructed to bring 5 written daily goals to each group and are required to set one of these goals as ‘nurturing’ to encourage the need to schedule time for oneself. The main criteria for these goals are that they be measurable, attainable, beneficial, and desirable.

Group Therapy

On a daily basis patients participate in group therapy session led by a licensed master’s level therapist/professional. The group focus is on the “here and now.” Goals include imparting information, instilling a sense of hope, creating an atmosphere of universality and providing a safe and supportive environment to acquire information and/or obtain personal insight. The topics will fall into four broad categories: 1) What is and how to cope with Mood disorders, 2) application of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and dialectical behavioral skills, 3) the management of day-to-day stressors, 4) skills for improving interpersonal effectiveness, 5) spiritual /holistic wellness.

Individual and Family Therapy

Individual therapy session is scheduled weekly with your therapist. Family involvement is offered and encouraged.

Mental Health Concepts

The focus of this group is on patient education, with the style of instruction being informal teaching, discussion, handouts and videos. The overall goal is to increase knowledge of issues related to mental disorders and current life stressors, and to assist you in being pro-active in your own treatment. These groups focus on 1) Nutritional balance, 2) medication management and education, 3) Relaxation techniques, and 4) communication and organizational skills.

Guidelines for Admission into Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Patients who are currently in crisis, and do not present as a danger to self, or others. Who does not present with acute medical problems.
  • Patients that no longer require full time inpatient psychiatric care, but need more services than are available in the community.
  • Patients that have emotional symptoms of significant severity that brings about impairment of day-to-day home/work/community life.
  • Motivated to attend and capable of participating in all phases of the program
  • Exhibits adequate behavioral control, no aggressive or assaultive behavior
  • Not actively suicidal or homicidal
  • Medically stable- no medical illnesses requiring inpatient treatment
Hours of Operation

The Intensive Outpatient Program operates three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Holidays

The Intensive Outpatient Program will not be open for major holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day.

Length of Stay

Your length of stay will be determined by your progress in treatment. You and your therapist will discuss this as a part of your individualized treatment plan.

GHS Psychiatry Outpatient

We have a broad range of services to provide both compassionate and skilled care for individuals of all ages who suffer with psychological, emotional and cognitive disorders. These psychiatric services include comprehensive evaluation, outpatient consultation and treatment.

Our staff includes Board Certified Psychiatrists, and a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, who have expertise in adult, child and adolescent, and geriatric psychiatric disorders. In addition, our center has Board Certified and Licensed professional social workers, a clinical nurse specialist, professional and caring office staff, including a full time psychiatric registered nurse, who is there to assist our clients, and a licensed professional counselor who provides a full range of treatment modalities tailored to the personal needs of each of our clients. These include crisis intervention, long term and short term psychotherapy for individuals, families, couples, and group therapy. Our staff is trained to provide supportive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

This broad range of services is provided through a variety of fee arrangements which include Medicare, managed care and other insurance programs, as well as reduced self-pay rates.

Meet our providers:
• Jennifer M. Clark, PMHNP-BC
• Helene Cook, PhD
• Aja Duncan, LPC
• Randy Grant, LISW-CP
• Bonnie Kessler, PhD
• Pauline Lundgren, LISW-CP
• Monica McDowell, LPC
• Jim Moran, LISW-CP
• Jim Nagi, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW
• Laurie Pinckney, LPC
• Keith Plowden, NP, PhD
• Lucinda Quick, PhD
• Patricia Thomas, LISW-CP, CACII
• Anneke Warren Nave, LISW-CP