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Behavioral Health (Outpatient)

Behavioral Health

Make positive life changes with guidance from outpatient behavioral health services at Cone Health. Adults, adolescents and children will find innovative, evidence-based care that can improve both behavioral and physical health. Partner with experienced psychologists, physicians, nurses and licensed therapists who understand your unique needs and provide treatment centered on you.

Individualized Outpatient Services

Build a path to recovery and wellness with one or more of the following:

  • Family and couples therapy – Helps improve relationships
  • Individual therapy – Guides you in managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Veterans therapy – Treats post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions
  • Group therapy – Offers confidential support from your peers
  • Children’s therapy – Addresses emotional, psychological and medical issues at the Cone Health Developmental and Psychological Center
  • Dialectical and behavioral therapy group – Meets two hours a week to help you manage borderline personality disorder
  • Life skills education – Teaches social skills and strategies for solving problems and making decisions
  • Medication management – Teaches you how to safely and correctly take medications
  • Genetic testing – Uses a simple lab test to guide personalized treatment
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation – Supplements medications and therapy to treat depression
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – Treats depression if other methods don’t help enough

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Adults

If you’re an adult diagnosed with a psychiatric condition or substance abuse disorder, intensive outpatient programs at Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital can help you function better. Use one of these programs as an alternative to inpatient care or as an excellent addition to other outpatient services.

Psychological Intensive Outpatient Program

Join your peers for group therapy every weekday from 9 a.m. to noon for several weeks. You’ll get education and support for your mental health condition while:

  • Exploring ways to cope with depression, anxiety, anger, grief and mood swings
  • Building self-esteem
  • Gaining relationship skills
  • Learning how to manage medications

Call 336-832-9700 to schedule your assessment—no physician referral required. During the assessment, you’ll learn costs for the program and verify your insurance benefits. The program doesn’t accept Medicaid.

Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program

You may benefit from this program if you experience a substance abuse disorder—with or without a mental health condition. Meet with your peers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. for six to 10 weeks to:

  • Learn about chemical dependency, mental illness and co-occurring disorders
  • Develop relapse-prevention skills
  • Set personalized goals with your treatment team

Build on the skills you gain in this program by attending Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the evenings.

Seventy percent of patients completing our chemical dependency intensive outpatient program report fewer symptoms of substance abuse and incidents of relapse, according to discharge survey data. We work directly with employers and families to ensure you receive the care you need.

For more information, call 336-832-9800.


Once you complete the chemical dependency intensive outpatient program, access follow-up care through weekly group meetings with your peers. This ongoing support helps you maintain the progress you made and promotes ongoing wellness and recovery.

Partial Hospitalization for Young Adults

If you’re age 18 to 26, get short-term, comprehensive mental health care in Cone Health’s partial hospitalization program. You’ll live at home or on campus and visit the Behavioral Health Hospital for at least five hours each weekday for two to four weeks to receive:

  • Dialectical and behavioral therapy, which aims to help you develop constructive ways of acting and includes individual and group therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Education on reducing your risk of a mental health crisis
  • Guidance about taking medications
  • Nursing care, as necessary

Ask your doctor or therapist for a referral to this program.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

If you’re tried psychotherapy and at least four medications for your current depressive episode without success, consider transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This treatment for major depression sends gentle magnetic pulses through your scalp and into the part of your brain that affects mood.

Treatment lasts about six weeks, with the option of taper-down sessions toward the end of that period. During the main treatment phase, you’ll visit us five days a week for 40-minute sessions. Feel free to read, watch TV or listen to music during treatment.

You may drive yourself to and from TMS sessions.

Excellent Outcomes

At Cone Health Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic in Greensboro, 67 percent of TMS patients have experienced a significant benefit—with an average of 87 percent reduction in scores on a test of depression severity. Forty-four percent of patients achieved full remission.

Find Help 24/7

Get immediate assistance for mental health and substance abuse issues by calling Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital’s 24-hour HelpLine at 336-832-9700 or 800-711-6235. Or walk in to the Behavioral Health Hospital for a prompt in-person emergency assessment.

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