Psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life.
Sahan Center provides trainings by psychiatric and psychology professionals and counselors and there’s a family education program designed to help families of patients have more information and awareness about mental illnesses and how they can help in the progress of the patient on a daily basis.
During the FIRST assessment, the patient is seen by a mental health nurse (for comprehensive personal history), a physician (for physical health assessment), a psychologist ( for psychological assessment) , and a Psychiatrist (for recommendations regarding the treatment). Our assessments are comprehensive and this process normally takes 2-3 hours.
Our purpose built emergency assessment area is open 24 hours. Assessment and immediate treatment is available on all days.
Our purpose-built, temperature- controlled intensive care unit receives patients who are identified to be a risk to themselves or to others (aggression, violence). Patients in the ICU receive 24 hour high level observation, support, and any other necessary interventions. Depending on the needs, a patient in the ICU may be nursed constantly by 1 or 2 staff.