Quality mental health treatment is often too hard to find in places like Texas, with people needing access to these services more than ever before. 

Navita Health is doing our part to fulfill this need, providing our clients in Texas with the healing and transformation they need. We offer a world-class setting and supportive environment that makes all our guests feel welcome and understood. 

Read on to learn how we go above and beyond the status quo to ensure our clients receive the comprehensive care and whole-person approach to mental health care they deserve. 

What Happens in Mental Health Treatment?

What happens in mental health treatment will vary for each person, as treatment plans are always customized to each individual. 

People will participate in activities like individual talk therapy and peer support groups, and may also be prescribed medications during their stay.

All services are carried out by licensed and trained mental health professionals who have experience in managing and treating a variety of mental health problems and disorders. 

And, despite people having their own individual goals for treatment, there are usually common goals and expected outcomes that can be common to people in mental health treatment. 

Common goals of mental health treatment include:

  • Managing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Overcoming trauma or abuse-related symptoms
  • Learning valuable life skills, such as communication skills and problem-solving skills
  • Learning to confront and manage triggers and fears
  • Overcoming substance abuse and other unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Building a more positive support network with loved ones

Treatment Programs for Mental Health at Navita

Navita Health offers multiple levels of care and treatment, so our guests always receive the amount of compassionate attention and care they need and deserve. 

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is the most intensive form of mental health treatment, as it requires people to live at the treatment center and stay overnight for an extended period of time. 

Lengths of stay for residential treatment can vary but are usually provided in 30-day increments, though they can be found in weekly increments as well. 

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment comes in multiple levels of intensity, but never requires people to stay overnight and is often very flexible. 

Outpatient treatment can include outpatient programs, where patients agree to a set number of days and hours for treatment, or outpatient services can be scheduled on a per-session or as-needed basis. 

Outpatient services often include several types of therapy, peer support groups, and psychiatric services like medication management. 

Adolescent Treatment

Adolescent treatment can be either inpatient or outpatient, but it is important that this age group has access to mental health treatment that is specific to their age group, as they encounter unique challenges and situations. 

This type of treatment focuses on issues that are unique to young people, such as peer pressure, bullying, hormonal changes, eating disorders, parental abuse or neglect, sexual abuse or trauma, and much more. 

Types of Mental Health Treatment at Navita

Navita Health offers treatment for a variety of mental health conditions and disorders, and it is not uncommon for people to be treated for multiple conditions at the same time. 

ADHD Treatment

Treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can depend on the type of ADHD that a person has but often includes a combination of counseling and medication. 

Clients with ADHD are also encouraged to get more physical activity, so exercise is often a part of their treatment plan as well. 

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Anxiety disorder treatment at Navita often includes a combination of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

Treatment for these disorders may involve medications as well, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. 

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

Treatment for bipolar disorder can depend on the type of bipolar disorder that the person has as well as the severity of their disorder. 

These disorders are often treated with psychotherapy and medication, as well as learning coping skills to help manage symptoms and triggers. 

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Borderline personality disorder is often treated with behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

Medications are sometimes added to BPD treatment plans, however, behavioral therapy along with psychotherapy are considered the best treatments. 

Depression Treatment

Depression treatment at Navita Health often looks like either psychotherapy or medication, or a combination of the two. 

Remember that people may need to try several antidepressants before they find the right one for them. 

Eating Disorder Treatment

Treatment for eating disorders generally focuses on both addressing a person’s mental health and guiding them toward healthy eating habits and a healthy weight. 

It is important to address any underlying mental health disorders associated with the eating disorder in order to prevent a relapse of symptoms. 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment

Treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) focuses on teaching people to manage their obsessions and compulsions through psychotherapy and medication. 

CBT can be one of the most effective forms of therapy for OCD along with exposure and response therapy, which exposes people over time to their obsession or fear. 

Postpartum Depression Treatment

Postpartum depression treatment is available for women who are having a difficult time after pregnancy and labor, and offers support through therapy and medication. 

Treatment for postpartum depression also emphasizes the importance of self-care and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine.

PTSD Treatment

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment at Navita involves trauma-informed care and taking into account each person’s history and experiences.

Depending on the type and severity of a person’s PTSD, this disorder is often treated with psychotherapy, trauma-informed CBT, and sometimes medications.

What Treatment Services Can You Find at Navita?

Navita Health offers a full continuum of care and a wide array of treatment options to guide and assist people regardless of where they happen to be on their mental health journey. 

Treatment services at Navita include:

  • Evaluations and assessments: Before starting a program, people receive a thorough evaluation and assessment of their mental and physical health — information that is used to develop their personalized treatment plan. 
  • Crisis stabilization: These services help people who are experiencing a mental crisis to de-escalate in an environment that is calming and supportive and to avoid an unnecessary hospitalization. 
  • Individual therapy: Allows patients to talk to a licensed therapist in a one-on-one setting, and can include basic talk therapy or other specialized types of therapy. 
  • Group therapy: Small groups of patients are guided in discussion by a single mental health care professional who can teach them skills and also give them the opportunity to share their own experiences. 
  • Behavioral therapy: These types of therapy focus on helping people to understand the relationship between their thoughts, emotions, and actions, while teaching people healthy coping skills for managing triggers or challenging situations. 
  • Holistic therapies: Can include alternative therapies like animal-assisted therapy and art therapy, as well as physical activity like yoga and meditation. 
  • Dual diagnosis treatment: A type of treatment that focuses on helping people who have a substance use disorder along with a co-occuring mental health or behavioral health disorder.
  • Psychiatric services and medication management: For patients who are prescribed medications during their treatment, they will continue to be monitored and checked for side effects, progress, and any issues that arise. 

Treatment for Mental Health Symptoms

One of the main goals of mental health treatment is a reduction or remission of symptoms associated with a person’s mental disorder.

These symptoms will of course vary depending on the exact disorder, while there are several symptoms that can be found in most mental health disorders. 

Common mental health symptoms include:

  • Feeling sad, down, or hopeless
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Problems with eating habits or sleeping habits
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Problems with substance use
  • Extreme fluctuations in moods
  • Difficulty maintaining responsibilities or obligations 

Mental Health Treatment in Texas

Texas ranks consistently low in studies that rate states based on factors like access to mental health care and unmet mental health care needs of adults and youth. 

In fact, Texas ranks dead last according to a 2023 Mental Health America survey in terms of the accessibility of mental health care in the state. 

Navita exists in part to help those people in Texas who are in desperate need of mental health care to access the treatment that they need. 

What Happens if Mental Health Is Left Untreated?

If mental health issues are left untreated, they can cause further complications in a person’s life, including a strain on personal relationships with friends, family, and intimate partners. 

Untreated mental health issues can also affect work and school performance and attendance, which can in turn affect a person’s financial situation and even their housing. 

Someone may then find themselves in a downward spiral where they are abusing substances like opioids or alcohol as a means of coping or self-medicating. 

If things continue to decline, someone in this position may be at an increased risk for dangerous behaviors like self-harm and suicide. 

Cost & Payment Options for Mental Health Care in Texas

It can be difficult to predict the average costs of mental health treatment in Texas, with sessions for individual therapy ranging from free to around $200 at the high end. 

Residential treatment, on the other hand, can cost between $15,000 and $60,000 per 30-day stay without insurance. 

Factors that affect the cost of mental health care in Texas include:

  • Location
  • Level of care
  • Type of insurance you have and whether it is private or state-funded (Medicaid or Medicare)
  • Type of insurance the treatment provider accepts
  • Whether the treatment provider offers financial assistance 

Mental health treatment can often at least be partially covered by health insurance, and there may be additional financial options as well. 

For example, some facilities may offer financial assistance in the form of sliding fee scales or payment plans. 

If you are at all concerned about the costs of mental health treatment, contact us at Navita Health as we are always willing to talk with families about their options. 

Embark on Your Path to Mental Wellness in Texas 

At Navita Health, we exist for the purpose of helping people who are struggling with their mental health and overall well-being, as well as their family members and caregivers. 

We invite people to join us on the path to mental wellness, allowing us to transform your lifestyle through our evidence-based treatments, top-quality psychiatric care, and whole-person approach to mental health. 

Please do not hesitate if you have tried other programs in the past — Navita promises to offer a new and innovative approach to mental health. Contact us today to find out how we can help you or a family member get started.