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Conditions & Treatments

Inova's inpatient and outpatient mental health programs provide services fo these and other behavioral conditions:

  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicide intervention
  • Alcohol, drug or chemical substance abuse or addiction
  • Phobias
  • Serious depression and anxiety

Inova's innovative Partial Hospitalization Program offers intensive, structured therapy on an outpatient basis. Inova CATS Program treats adults with issues surrounding chemical dependency and chemical abuse. We also offer additional outpatient services, including medication management with a nurse practitioner or physician, and numerous group therapy programs.


Partial hospitalization

The Partial Hospitalization Program provides an intense, structured treatment setting for individuals who have difficulty maintaining current daily routines or who would otherwise require inpatient psychiatric care.
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Outpatient behavioral health services

Inova's outpatient behavioral health services are available to patients who need acute care but who are not at imminent risk to themselves or others. Outpatient services include behavioral health evaluations and treatment services, as well as ongoing care for diverse psychiatric disorders.

Staff psychiatrists and nurse practitioners provide assessments and medication management. A licensed clinical psychologist is on staff for psychological testing.

Convenient evening sessions

Evening sessions for therapeutic groups are offered in varying topics and formats. Our staff is dedicated to meeting each patient's needs and provides both clinical care or, when appropriate, referrals to alternative community services and levels of care. Services vary by location. Contact the Inova outpatient behavioral health center of your choice for more information arrow


Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

ECT, or electroconvulsive therapy, is an extremely effective treatment option for patients who are diagnosed with a range of mental illnesses, especially patients with severe depression. This service is performed by highly trained clinical and nursing staff at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital. ECT is usually performed on an outpatient basis, but it is available to inpatients as well.
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Addiction treatment - Inova CATS Program

Inova CATS Program offers a series of structured programs that provides effective, compassionate treatment for individuals dealing with all forms of substance abuse. These include addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine and other drugs. Our program is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is licensed by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.
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Youth services: Inova Kellar Center

Inova Kellar Center has provided behavioral health services for children, adolescents and their families for twenty years. Our comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment programs and an innovative special education school support families throughout Northern Virginia and continue to expand to meet future needs.
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