Because there are hundreds of different types of mental health disorders, there is truly no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to treating them and helping people lead better lives. 

For this reason, several treatment modalities are often offered to people with mental illness, depending on their specific symptoms and disorder and their short-term and long-term mental health goals. 

To learn more about the different treatment modalities you can find for your mental health at Navita Health in Texas, keep reading and contact us at any time with questions. 

About Mental Health Treatment Modalities

Mental health treatment modalities are therapeutic approaches that licensed mental health professionals and other health care providers use to treat people living with mental illness. 

Treatment modalities can also be thought of as a set of tools and information that a health care provider uses to best treat a person’s specific condition and circumstance. 

Different modalities are used on different mental health disorders, as they each have their own symptoms and issues to address, while some modalities are effective with multiple disorders. 

Mental health disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder

Oftentimes, treatment modalities are combined to treat different situations or symptoms, as it is not uncommon for people to have multiple disorders at the same time. 

No matter which modality or approach is used, the goal is generally the same — to improve mental well-being and thus enhance quality of life. 

Treatment Modalities at Navita Health in Texas

People in need of recovery care and their families can find several treatment modalities and treatment options at Navita Health in Texas. 

Treatments come in a mixture of evidence-based and holistic options, with people often using both as a way of rounding out their treatment experience. 

Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services can help people understand what specific mental health disorder they are living with, so they can better understand themselves and seek the best treatments. 

Receiving a proper and accurate diagnosis is often the first step for people in turning their lives around and moving forward.

In order to achieve this outcome, patients typically undergo a clinical evaluation or assessment of their physical and mental health while discussing symptoms and recent experiences.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) combines elements of psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and was specifically designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). 

Since its inception, however, DBT has expanded to treat numerous kinds of mental health disorders, including other personality disorders and substance use disorders. 

One of the main components of DBT is skills training, which includes emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal connectedness. 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy modified to incorporate the practice of mindfulness in addition to the usual skills taught by CBT. 

Mindfulness, which is also a main component of DBT, is the idea of staying within the present moment and not dwelling on past or future events. 

Other goals of CBT involve helping people to understand how their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are related, while attempting to replace any negative actions and thoughts with ones that are considered more positive and productive. 

EMDR Therapy

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is considered new compared to other types of therapy and which is most often used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

This type of therapy encourages the brain to resume its natural healing process by changing the way the brain stores memories and particularly for distressing events or emotions. 

Family Therapy

Family therapy works to address issues that are affecting a family unit as a whole, although they may be dealing with challenging behavior from a single specific family member. 

There are several different types of family therapy to address different kinds of situations. Many family therapy situations involve a child, adolescent, or teen who is engaging in dangerous or harmful behavior such as substance abuse or high-risk sexual behaviors. 

Some of the more popular types of family therapy are psychoeducation, functional family therapy (FFT), narrative family therapy, and structural family therapy. 

Group Therapy

Group therapy allows a group of people with similar experiences or the same mental health condition to seek support in a collective environment. 

Group therapy can provide numerous benefits, including being more cost-effective, and many people find that peer support can provide a sense of community and understanding. 

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a holistic type of therapy that allows people to tap into their creative sides while undergoing mental health treatment. 

One of the main ideas behind creative expression in therapy is that it can help motivate people to feel better and work toward their recovery in more enjoyable ways. 

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy is a type of animal-assisted therapy that specifically uses horses as the animals for therapy, as they possess traits that make them especially suitable. 

All interactions are done under the supervision of a professional, and can include feeding, grooming, and petting the horses. 

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy, on the other hand, includes animals of multiple types, including dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, and small reptiles. 

Animals can fulfill a variety of needs for people during mental health treatment, including to provide comfort, support, and a calming presence.  

Somatic Experiencing Therapy

Somatic experiencing therapy is a unique type of therapy in that it asks individuals to focus on the physical sensations that occur for them when they experience stress or trauma. 

A large part of this therapy is using mind-body exercises in order to release tension, stress, and trauma, with both yoga and meditation being excellent examples of somatic therapy. 

Medication Management

Many patients of mental health treatment are prescribed medication during their treatment program, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs, and medication management can help. 

This psychiatry service helps people to monitor their medication schedules, which can be complex for people taking several medications. It also helps them to monitor their symptoms and any side effects they experience. 

Mental Health Treatment Programs at Navita Health

Navita Health offers multiple levels of care, so all guests have access to the services and care they need. 

Adult Residential Programs

Residential programs for adults provide a safe and comfortable environment for people to recover at a more relaxed pace and under the 24/7 care of mental health providers. 

During inpatient treatment, people live at the treatment center and spend their days attending therapy sessions, support groups, and workshops with other patients, all the while gaining valuable tools and insights into their own mental well-being. 

Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization)

Partial hospitalization programs are the highest level of outpatient treatment while still allowing patients to return to their homes at night between treatments. 

PHPs are often appropriate options for people who have already completed a residential program but who are not ready to fully transition back to their normal lives and responsibilities. 

Evening Treatment (Intensive Outpatient Treatment)

Intensive outpatient treatment is the next step down in care levels while still providing people with care and services multiple days per week.

In an IOP, people still attend therapy for several hours a day for a few days a week, but have a lot of freedom and independence during the day to attend work, school, or other activities. 

How to Pay for Different Mental Health Treatment Modalities

There is a lot of variation among the costs of different mental health treatment modalities, as each may require a different level of commitment or attendance.

In addition, costs can vary depending on whether the treatment is performed as an outpatient service or is an included component in a larger inpatient program that offers several treatments and services simultaneously. 

In this event, there is likely to be a single charge for the cost of the program as a whole, as opposed to separate charges for each treatment service. 

Factors that can affect the cost of mental health treatment include:

  • Whether the program is inpatient or outpatient
  • The length and intensity level of the program
  • Types of insurance accepted by the specific health care professional
  • Whether the patient has health insurance
  • Whether the patient’s insurance is private or state-funded (Medicaid or Medicare)

In addition to being able to pay with insurance, patients often also have the opportunity to use other forms of payment, and may also be offered financial assistance when it applies. 

Remember that many mental health treatment facilities, Navita Health included, are more than happy to work with patients and families to ensure they can access treatment. 

Treatment Modalities & Mental Health Recovery

The process of treating someone’s mental health can be complex and multi-faceted, and there is no single treatment modality that works for everyone. 

By providing multiple treatment modalities, however, more people can find treatment that is helpful to them specifically and the impact on mental health as a whole can be far-reaching. 

Ways that different treatment modalities can impact mental health recovery include:

  • Helping people to understand what they need to feel better and healthier
  • Providing education to family members and caregivers so that they can better support those with mental health problems
  • Inspiring advocacy for mental health and behavioral health within communities and organizations
  • Bringing awareness to public health about the dangers of untreated mental illness and how to recognize warning signs in loved ones. 

How Effective is Mental Health Treatment?

Mental health treatment can be very effective when treating a variety of mental health conditions, but it will always depend on the person and their situation. 

For instance, someone who is willing to put in the work and commit to their goals is more likely to see benefit than someone who is resistant to treatment and to changing their behavior. 

Ways that mental health treatment can help include:

  • People are able to access personally tailored treatment once they have an accurate diagnosis and understanding of their condition
  • People are able to access peer support and feel less alone by participating in group therapy
  • Access to medication can help people to manage the worst of their symptoms and gain control over their moods
  • Co-occurring disorders, such as substance use disorders, may also start to improve once root causes are addressed
  • People are able to build and maintain stronger and healthier relationships with others
  • People may notice their performance improve at school or work

Get Custom, Compassionate Mental Health Care in Texas Today

Mental illness is a common problem among people of all ages, and too many Americans are still going without care or without the right kind of care. 

No matter what level of care or treatment modality you are looking for, Navita Health in Texas can provide you with mental health treatment that is always personally tailored to your needs. 

We treat everyone who comes through our doors as a personal guest in our home. We are always available to provide you or your loved one with the transformative care and