Mental health services in Richmond, Virginia

At Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, our mental health doctors and specialists recognize mental and emotional health as integral parts of your overall wellbeing. That's why we provide short-term intensive mental health treatment for adults in crisis. We also offer a variety of group and individual services, including relaxation techniques, medication management, acute symptoms management, safety management and activity therapies.

If you think you or a loved one may benefit from Retreat Doctors' Hospital's mental health services, call us at (804) 200-1880

Center for Emotional Growth

We use evidence-based practices to provide engaging treatments and foster positive outcomes at our Center for Emotional Growth. Our programs develop individualized plans based on the mind, body and social evaluation of each patient. Your care will be provided by our team of psychiatrists, registered nurses, case management personnel, activities therapists and mental health technicians. Together, they will ensure you get the high-quality care you need and deserve.

Mental health conditions we treat

Our programs are appropriate for those struggling with serious mental illness. We also treat:

Anger issues

Anger management is the process of learning to recognize signs of becoming angry and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way. Anger management doesn’t try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder marked by alternating periods of elation and depression.

Major depression and mood disorder

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression is also referred to as major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression can make you feel like life isn’t worth living.

If you have mood swings, it is likely to experience an abrupt and unprovoked change of mood. These emotional disturbances usually consist of prolonged periods of excessive sadness, joyousness or both.

Self-injurious behavior

Self-injury is defined as the deliberate, repetitive, impulsive, non-lethal harming of oneself. Self-injury is also called self-mutilation, self-harm or self-abuse.

Sexual trauma

Sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact. Sexual abuse can happen to men or women of any age.

Our inpatient services

Using an interdisciplinary and therapeutic team approach, our behavioral health services are designed to provide intensive treatment. This is for both voluntary and involuntary patients 18 years old and older.

Your inpatient care plan will include:

  • Active psychiatric treatment with 24-hour access to a psychiatrist
  • Medication administration, if clinically indicated
  • Fostering positive outcomes for the individual through communication with family and support systems
  • Medical management, as needed, based on medical assessments
  • Variety of group therapies
  • Discharge care plan related to the presenting problem and behavior; community resources are used to ensure long-term well-being

Direct admission

Our unit has 20 single-occupancy rooms, three different group rooms and a consult room for medical evaluation.

Retreat Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Emotional Growth’s process for direct admission is designed to be easy for providers who are interested in timely admission of voluntary patients into our behavioral health units. Once a member of our behavioral health assessment team confirms a patient is “medically clear,” stopping in the emergency room may not be necessary. However, a COVID-19 testing requirement will be discussed upon inquiry.

For admission requests, please call us at (844) 216-5105*.
*this line is for medical providers only.
If you are a patient looking for admission requests, please call us at (804) 200-1880.

Resources that can help

Recognizing you need help is an important step. Below are additional behavioral health resources and groups committed to your success: