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Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services – Types of Care

Inova Behavioral Health Services offers medication management, therapy and integrated behavioral healthcare services at clinic locations across Northern Virginia. We are committed to walking alongside each individual on the road to wellness. Here is an overview of the types of outpatient care we offer:

  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy and Counseling
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Services
  • Behavioral Health Services Integrated with Specialty Care

Read on for a detailed look at each of our outpatient services.

Medication Management

There are many medications that can help relieve symptoms of mental health disorders. The goal of medication management is to match a person with the best possible medication by balancing the medicine’s benefit with the risk of side effects.

How it works:

  • The first step is a detailed evaluation conducted by a psychiatrist or a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
  • After the evaluation, the psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will prescribe medication to improve the patient’s symptoms.
  • Then, the Inova psychiatrist or nurse practitioner will monitor the individual’s symptoms closely, follow up regularly and adjust medication as needed.

Locations

We have five adult outpatient behavioral health locations near each of our five hospitals, making care accessible throughout the Northern Virginia community. Each location has different program and service availability. See locations

Our Team

Our dedicated providers offer medication management services at our outpatient clinics across Northern Virginia. Our team includes psychiatrists as well as psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Individual Therapy and Counseling

Inova Behavioral Health Services offers short-term, solution-focused therapy to help people facing a particular challenge. Therapy can help individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder as well as people who are working through a distressing life event or situation.

Individual therapy is a way to solidify life changes someone has begun to make or wants to learn how to make. Patients meet weekly with a therapist to learn strategies and skills that will help them cope with particular issues.

How it works:

  • Therapy is structured as a series of weekly appointments for up to 12 weeks total.
  • During the initial meeting, the therapist and patient work together to set goals.
  • Then, the therapist uses an evidence-based, solution-focused counseling approach that may include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, skill building, mindfulness and other techniques.

Locations

We have five adult outpatient behavioral health services locations near each of our five hospitals, making care accessible throughout the Northern Virginia community. Each location has different program and service availability. See locations

Our Team

Our therapists are independently licensed practitioners including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed clinical psychologists.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Individual Therapy and Counseling

What is the no-show/late cancelation policy?

Inova Behavioral Health Services has a 24-hour cancelation policy. Only appointments canceled more than 24 hours before the appointment time will be considered “canceled.” Otherwise, the appointment is considered a "no-show" or "late cancelation."

How do I discontinue my outpatient visits?

Talk to your provider about discontinuing your follow-up care.

What if I want to change to a different provider?

We address provider changes on a case-by-case basis.

What if I want to change clinic locations?

We can’t guarantee that a request for a location change will be granted. If there is provider availability, then the change will be considered.

If my insurance changes, will I be able to remain a patient?

Report any insurance changes the front office. We can help you verify your benefits, and we will contact you with information about your new coverage.

What if I want to contact my provider between visits?

Our providers work as a team. If you wish to speak with your provider between visits, call the provider’s office and one of our team members will help.

What if I need a refill but no appointment is available?

Our team will work with you to ensure your medication management needs are met.

What is your inclement weather policy?

We want to ensure patient and staff safety during inclement weather. Please call the weather line at 703-776-3455 to monitor clinic closures and delays.

How can I retrieve my records?

Integrated Behavioral Health Services

Integrated behavioral health is an innovative model designed to expand access to behavioral health services by integrating behavioral health therapists with primary or specialty care clinics. Licensed behavioral health professionals collaborate with physicians and nurses to bridge the gap between medical and mental wellness.

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Behavioral Health Services Integrated with Specialty Care

Inova offers behavioral health expertise as part of our multidisciplinary approach across several of our service line specialties, including:

  • Women’s Health
    Supporting women before, during and after pregnancy with a wide variety of services including consultation, medication management and therapy.
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
    Helping people navigate their new normal after a life-changing cardiovascular event or a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
  • Bariatric Surgery
    Providing evaluation and counseling as individuals contemplate undergoing weight loss surgery.
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    Assisting people as they cope with sadness, anxiety or other emotions after a lung disease diagnosis.
  • Neuropsychiatry
    Supporting the psychiatric needs of patients who have neurological disorders, including consultation and medication management.