Everyone has mental health. Taking care of it is part of a life of health and wholeness.
For some, mental health issues are temporary and circumstantial. For others, it’s a lifelong journey. Oaklawn’s team of well-trained professionals work with our clients to determine the best treatment, identify strengths and support goals for healthy living. Our programs and services include:
Oaklawn offers 24/7 inpatient care for adults in Elkhart County at Cedars, our inpatient psychiatric unit in Goshen. Cedars is staffed by psychiatrists, nurses and additional mental health professionals who help patients in crisis move toward stability and recovery. St. Joseph County residents seeking information about inpatient care should contact Memorial Epworth Center at 574-647-8400.
Oaklawn provides outpatient care to adults experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, and other mental health diagnoses.
Group therapy: We offer numerous group therapy programs that educate and empower clients to live full, healthy lives. Our outpatient teams take a Group First approach to treatment meaning we begin the treatment experience for the majority of clients with time-limited group therapy.
Groups combine education, treatment and life skills training, and include:
- Illness Management Recovery (for those with a psychiatric diagnosis such as schizophrenia, depression or bipolar disorder)
- Dual Diagnosis (substance use and mental illness)
- Beyond Trauma
- CBT for Depression
- Emotion Regulation Therapy
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- ACT for Social Anxiety
- Mental Health Foundations
- And more
Individual and family therapy: Our expert therapists provide evidence-based interventions that fit the needs of each individual client. Individual therapy will then be considered for those who have additional needs and who have utilized the group process to get ready for and identify goals for more specialized individual work.
Skills training and case management: Helps clients improve daily living skills and thrive in their communities. Provides a personal advocate and assistance in developing a recovery plan, including learning how to access services, improve life skills and live successfully in the community.
Our team includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and nurses who oversee medical treatment. These services include:
- Prescribing medications
- Answering questions about medications, including side effects
- Helping with medication refills and medication samples
- Helping with the Patient Assistance Program for medications
Oaklawn is one of few organizations in the country to provide dedicated mental health services for the Amish community.
Residential facilities are managed and staffed by local Amish, and Oaklawn clinicians provide treatment. The program features group therapy and educational programs in Pennsylvania Dutch, devotional experiences each morning and evening and flexible visiting hours.
Three facilities in the Goshen area serve the Amish:
- Rest Haven: short-term treatment for men and women
- Pleasant Haven: extended care for men
- Horizons of Hope: extended care for women
Intensive Case Management
This multi-disciplinary team serves a small number of high-acuity clients who need extra support to stay stable in the community. In this program, case managers meet with clients at least three times per week, and a psychiatrist is consulted weekly. The program aims to help bridge the gap between traditional outpatient services and supervised or residential services.
Insight (First Episode Psychosis)
Insight, a recovery-oriented program, serves individuals ages 14 and older who have experienced their first episode of psychosis within the past five years. Using a team‐based approach, our psychiatric providers, therapists and case managers work with clients to help them create and reach the recovery goals they feel are important to living a fulfilling life. Support includes individual, group and family therapy; medication management; acute care during crises, and supported education.
Transition to Independence Process (TIP)
TIP is an evidence-supported program that prepares and supports the transition of youth (ages 14-26) experiencing emotional or behavioral health issues as they develop independence and enter adult roles. Through a strengths-based approach, TIP provides a youth-driven model and works to engage youth through relationship development, person-centered planning and a focus on their future goals in connection to these five transition domains: Employment & Career, Educational Opportunities, Living Situation, Personal Effectiveness & Well-being and Community Life Functioning.
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