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Outpatient Mood Disorder Treatment

Mood disorders are categories as a mental health disorder that affects people’s emotional state or mood. But this is more than just being sad or moody. Those experiencing a mood disorder have an emotional state that affects how they view the world. This can significantly disrupt people’s lives and impair their ability to function at work, school or in social functions. Depression and mood disorders can also negatively impact relationships.

About one-fifth of the U.S. population will experience a mood disorder at some point in their lifetime. Women are 50% more likely than men to experience a depressive disorder. Mood disorders can make it difficult to function, much less feel fulfilled. But we know that it’s possible to enjoy life again and we can help you get there. The Promises P.A.T.H. care team is made up of experts in mood disorder treatment and dual diagnosis conditions. You’ll learn to manage your mental health symptoms and rediscover your most authentic self.

What Happens in Mood Disorders Treatment at Promises P.A.T.H?

All of our Promises P.A.T.H. Centers of Excellence locations offer walk-in diagnostic assessments for mood disorders and any co-occurring disorders. This is because we understand that mood disorders and substance use can go hand-in-hand, leading to drug and alcohol addiction. 

Our licensed, medical professionals and psychiatric team work with you to determine the best treatment approach for your situation. We craft a unique care plan that may include pharmacology and intensive behavioral therapy. This treatment combination will help you learn the skills to manage mood disorder symptoms and stressful life events. Our mental health outpatient treatment programs also help you regulate emotions more effectively.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Substance abuse is often an attempt to cope with symptoms of mood disorders. Research data suggests that people with mood disorders like depression are four times more likely to struggle with substance use. The Promises P.A.T.H. outpatient treatment centers offer expert care for psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders. We provide alcohol and drug detox as necessary. Our medical staff makes sure detox is safe and as comfortable as possible with research-backed medications. You’ll work with licensed professionals who will help you rebuild your life and teach you healthy coping practices for substance abuse triggers.

Effective Mood Disorder Therapies

Treatment depends on the type of mood disorder you are experiencing. Generally, a combination of medications and behavioral therapy is usually the most effective approach. Behavioral therapies commonly used in mood disorder treatment include interpersonal therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. We may also prescribe antidepressants or mood stabilizers as needed. 

The Promises P.A.T.H. programs work to teach you healthy coping skills and habits. A healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness can help ease depression symptoms. Our outpatient mood disorder treatment programs can provide space and time to gain a foothold in recovery from severe depression and substance use disorders. Depression and mood disorder treatment may include some of the following therapeutic approaches:

Individual Therapy

Mood disorders and substance abuse often signal underlying issues like:

  • Trauma
  • Dysfunctional thinking
  • Relationship problems
  • Poor self-worth
  • Unhealthy attachment styles
  • Imbalance of brain chemicals

Your primary therapist will draw on several approaches to help you work through these difficulties. Individual therapy sessions give you a chance to work through mental patterns you’re not ready to bring to group sessions. You may also address situations that arise in your group therapy program that need more attention.

Group Therapy

Regular group sessions allow for powerful recovery of connections. Supportive peers share similar struggles, and you’ll learn to be more authentic and open. Our group leaders will teach you healthier ways to communicate and cope with life’s challenges. Group therapy can be a transforming experience and works to help you create strong peer-to-peer relationships. It can also provide valuable insight into yourself and your struggles.

Family Therapy

Depressive disorders and substance abuse negatively impact family relationships. Our therapists will help you and your loved ones work through the core of your mental diagnosis while healing emotional wounds. Family therapy programs can help loved ones learn how to best support you while also caring for themselves.


We understand that mood disorder treatment requires thoughtful ways to keep you healthy in the long run. After completing our Promises P.A.T.H. outpatient mental health treatment, we’ll prepare you with a thorough continuing care plan. Aftercare planning may include connecting you with:

  • An individual therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Support groups
  • Family therapy
  • Weekly Rooted alumni program meetings

Enjoy Life Again

At the Promises P.A.T.H program, we are passionate about seeing people lead long, healthy lives. Our clinicians are trained in evidence-based therapies effective in mood disorder treatment. You’ll get to the core of your mental health condition with a unique blend of alternative and traditional approaches. We’ll teach you how to effectively manage your mental health disorder and develop healthy coping skills and self-care practices. Let us help you live the life you want. Call us today at 713.528.3709 to learn how we can help. 

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