Depression and mood disorder outpatient services

Whether you need additional support in maintaining the progress you’ve made in inpatient or residential care, or you need more help than outpatient counseling can provide in managing your depression, other mood disorders, anxiety or related general mental health conditions, we can help. 

In day treatment, our experienced team of professionals at Rogers Behavioral Health, led by board-certified adult psychiatrists and psychologists, will help you or your child reduce symptoms and gain the tools needed for success on your journey. We offer two levels of specialized outpatient care for children, adolescents and adults: 

  • Partial hospital programs (6 to 7 hours a day/4 to 5 days a week, 4 to 6 weeks) 
  • Intensive outpatient programs (3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 6 to 8 weeks) 

Types of therapy

We take the same evidence-based approach to care we use in our more intensive programs as we work with you or your child in daily therapy for several weeks, depending on your program. You remain connected to family and, if undergoing intensive outpatient treatment, you can continue with work or school. Components of therapy may vary by program, but often include: 

While the programs may vary, the goal remains the same for all: providing you with an individual treatment plan that gives you the tools to gain insight into your behaviors and feelings, letting you set realistic goals and develop new skills for success.

General mental health

Rogers offers several specialized outpatient programs to address a variety of needs, particularly for children and adolescents.

Adult general mental health partial program

These programs provide a range of proven therapies in a structured setting as well as nutritional health and wellness education. A board-certified psychiatrist provides medication management and medical monitoring. Our goal is to help you reduce symptoms and improve daily functioning while you remain connected with family and other social support systems.

Child and adolescent day treatment

For children and adolescents ages 5 to 18, our Child and Adolescent Day Treatment program provides coordinated care in a safe and structured setting five days per week. During the school year, the half-day schedule allows kids and teens to remain in school for part of the day. During the summer, kids can work on developing skills to help them meet the challenges of the next school  year.

We can help your child with:

  • anxiety, isolation and withdrawal
  • depression and mood swings
  • self-harm
  • complicated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • school problems/avoidance
  • psychiatric issues related to the experience of traumatic events
  • defiance issues, frequent rage, outbursts or threats
  • use of alcohol or drugs to cope with emotional problems

Family education and participation is a key to success. We also work with you to maintain contact and communication with your child's school.

STRIVE program for adolescents

For adolescents ages 13 to 18, our STRIVE program gives special consideration to adolescents with any degree of outward expression, externalizing symptoms or behavioral concerns. STRIVE stand for the program’s ability to help teens foster success through expanding their Skills, Trust, Respect, Insight, Values and Effort.

Adolescents in the STRIVE Program participate in a range of evidence-based therapies along with medication management. A school liaison is available to collaborate between the treatment team and school staff. Our treatment team will aid in aftercare planning and assistance in identifying resources for patients and their families consistent with mental health treatment goals.

Pre-adolescent partial program

This program treats children ages 10 to 13 with a mental illness who have a tendency to display their symptoms through externalizing behaviors such as inattention, hyperactivity, verbal and physical aggression, destruction of property, and overall mood instability. Through evidence-based therapy strategies, our team helps them work on recognizing contributing factors to anger, identify their feelings, and learn to display their emotions in a safer and more age appropriate manner. Parents attend an education and support group every Tuesday from 8 to 9:30 am.

Mood disorders

FOCUS for adults and teens

A less intensive level of our FOCUS residential treatment, our specialized FOCUS outpatient services for adults and adolescents emphasizes care for depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders. Heavily based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you or your child learn how to use behavioral activation (BA) to manage depression or other mood disorders.  Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-informed skills help you or your child improve mindfulness, distress tolerance, regulation of emotions and interpersonal effectiveness.

If appropriate, you'll work with your therapist on exposures to address avoidance behaviors related to anxiety. You'll move forward through a combination of group therapy for CBT and DBT-informed skills, individual assigments and one-on-one meetings with your therapist.

Depression and anxiety for adults

Rogers offers partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs to address your depression, mood disorder and anxiety. These programs allow you to practice what you learn in treatment and apply it to real-world situations when you return to home or work.

In programming, you'll receive CBT, a proven method for reducing depression and anxiety. Group therapy, experiential therapy, medication monitoring, diagnosis education, and nutritional health and wellness education also play key roles in your individualized treatment plan.

The goal of this program is to help you identify and challenge your symptoms, improve daily functioning and develop alternative coping skills and more appropriate responses to stressors.

For adults who do not see improvement in symptoms with the combination of therapy and medication, Rogers offers transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on our Oconomowoc campus. You and your team can decide if this approach is right for you.

Depression and anxiety for teens

If your adolescent child age 13 to 18 has a primary diagnosis of an anxiety or mood disorder, we'll work with your child to develop critical skills to improve functioning, mood and quality of life in our partial hospital program for adolescents with internalizing disorders.

Our dedicated team of experts in child and adolescent mental health uses DBT and interpersonal therapy (IPT) as a foundation of care. These evidence-based treatments work to address internalizing disorders in teens while allowing them to remain safe and connected with family, friends and other support systems. As with all Rogers' specialized programs for kids and teens, we offer patient and family education and coordination of care with their school as well as other involved professionals.

Anxiety and mood disorders for children and teens in ASD

If you have a child on the autism spectrum who also experiences anxiety or mood disorders or other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) , a unique partial hospital program, provides a specific focus on your child's special needs. An intensive CBT foundation of care plus related therapies, such as exposure therapy, behavioral activation, and elements of DBT, are supported by family and social skills coaching, experiential therapy and medication management.


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FOCUS Program
Residential setting with tracks for young adults (18-30) and older adults (30+).
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FOCUS Adolescent Mood Disorders Program
Help for teens age 13 to 17 with depression and other mood disorders.
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Nashotah Program
Residential care for motivated high school girls up to age 18.
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