Outpatient Services Offered

The TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion outpatient services include multiple programs for adults and adolescents looking for assistance with mental health disorders. The adult partial hospitalization program (PHP) and the adult and adolescent intensive outpatient programs (IOP) use group therapy sessions to equip individuals with the knowledge, tools, and self-awareness needed to cope effectively with difficult life experiences. With an expert team including clinicians trained in psychiatry, social work, clinical counseling, art therapy, music therapy, recreation therapy, and pharmacy, the PHP and IOP are designed to offer a higher level of care to individuals who find they need more than the occasional outpatient therapy appointment. Individuals may admit any day of the week.

The PHP is a two-week program that includes group therapy sessions four hours per day, Monday through Friday, along with medication management. The IOP is a six-week program that includes group therapy sessions three hours per day, Monday through Thursday, and medication management is not provided. Clients attending the IOP are encouraged to meet with their psychiatrists and individual therapists throughout the program. Clients are accepted into the PHP or IOP at any time.

Philosophy of Care

The outpatient services at TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion utilizes approaches grounded in researched theories and evidenced-based techniques shown to improve symptoms of mental health disorders. The groups are structured with a mixture of psychoeducational, process-oriented, expressive, and role-play formats. While the PHP and IOP are based in cognitive behavioral theory, additional philosophies of care are applied to best meet the individual needs of clients. Treatment approaches include:

CBT is used in order to help individuals understand the relationship between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Clients examine their automatic thought processes and develop flexible and realistic thought patterns and problem-solving strategies.
The clinicians utilize ACT approaches, which are centered on six core dimensions: Cognitive diffusion, acceptance, values, self-as-context, committed action, and contact with the present moment.
MI methods help to resolve ambivalence and facilitate intrinsic motivation within clients in order to change behavior.
For the co-occurring substance abuse program, clinicians incorporate the matrix model to help individuals learn early recovery and relapse prevention skills.
Clinicians help clients recognize and modify avoidance behaviors by increasing healthy alternative behaviors.
Clinicians help clients address different aspects of themselves in order to create internal peace.
A credentialed art therapist utilizes art media, images, and the creative art process to provide an alternative way of gaining insight, managing emotions and practicing healthy coping.
A credentialed music therapist incorporates active music making, listening, and lyric analysis to help clients practice valuable coping skills and gain added insight into their mental wellbeing.
A credentialed recreation therapist utilizes recreation and activity-based interventions to address mental health needs, build self-efficacy, and practice effective communication.
Clients practice various mindfulness-based techniques to help bring their attention to the present moment. Mindfulness involves acceptance and noticing thoughts and feelings without judgement.
Clients practice various deep breathing skills, guided imagery, and muscle relaxation to manage symptomatology.
A credentialed yoga teacher incorporates yoga into the group therapeutic process, using the mind and body connection to manage emotions.

Adult Partial Hospitalization Program

The two-week adult PHP provides assistance for individuals struggling with mental health and who are able to participate in group therapy. The PHP is a structured treatment option appropriate for individuals who have completed inpatient or residential treatment, and would like to step down to a supportive environment. The PHP is also an appropriate option for individuals whose mental health needs are greater than what their current outpatient providers can meet.

At the PHP, individuals participate in group therapy four hours daily, five days per week, for two weeks. A nurse practitioner and attending physician provide medication management. Group sessions offered at the PHP help individuals learn and apply vital coping skills for managing mental illness.

Mental Health Partial Hospitalization Program

8:00am - 12:30pm | Monday - Friday

Group sessions offered in the PHP assist clients with identifying and implementing behaviors that establish safety and stabilization. . Clients will participate in group sessions that enable them to meet their mental health needs with topics such as creating safety plans, de-escalating from crisis, recognizing symptoms and early warning signs, and creating healthy routines.


Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

The six-week adult IOP is less intensive than the PHP, providing clients with added flexibility and accountability to integrate healthy coping into their daily life. The IOP introduces evidence-based group topics and coping strategies within different domains each week, including recovery thinking, emotion signals, safe action, healthy communication, expression, and relapse prevention. The adult IOP has three tracks, or treatment focuses, that clients choose to participate in. The tracks are described in detail below:

Depression Intensive Outpatient Program

1:00pm - 4:00pm | Monday - Thursday

Group sessions offered in the depression track assist clients with managing thoughts and feelings of hopelessness within a cognitive behavioral approach. Clients learn and practice many different techniques that have been shown to improve mood and wellbeing, such as compassionate self-talk, emotion regulation skills, self-advocacy, behavioral diaries, cognitive restructuring, and aspects of self.

Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program

1:00pm - 4:00pm | Monday - Thursday

Group sessions offered in the anxiety track focus on evidence-based techniques to decrease symptoms, avoidant behaviors, and destructive self-talk. Clients learn how to reengage in their lives with the help of healthy coping skills and practice actions that promote safety and wellbeing, such as grounding techniques, mindfulness exercises, and setting healthy boundaries.

Co-Occurring Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program

1:00pm - 4:00pm | Monday - Thursday

Group sessions offered in the co-occurring substance use track help clients with identifying personal obstacles to make change and maintain sobriety. Clients are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to overcome these obstacles. In addition, clients learn how to better plan and prepare for actions that fall in line with their own goals and values through group topics such as self-care, emotion regulation, and exploring values.


Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

The adolescent IOP provides assistance for individuals, ages 13-17, facing difficulty coping with mental illness. Groups meet in the evening three hours daily, four days per week. Group sessions take place after school so that clients are able to continue with their normal school schedule.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

4:30pm - 7:30pm | Monday - Thursday

Group sessions in the adolescent track assists clients, ages 13-17, facing symptoms of depression, anxiety, a history of trauma, or difficulty managing shifts in mood. Clients learn skills of cognitive flexibility, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and compassionate communication in a holistic approach that promotes value-oriented living. Clients also engage in self-expression through the arts led by credentialed art therapists and music therapists using evidence-based interventions to improve self-esteem, explore self-identify, and connect with peers in a safe environment.


Admissions Process

Adult Admissions

Admission to the adult PHP and IOP begins with a free assessment at Parthenon Pavilion (see map below). The community assistance program (CAPs) will perform the initial assessment and ensure the client demonstrates medical necessity (DSM-IV or DSM-V diagnosis). CAPs is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week for assessments. Potential clients can call our outpatient behavioral health outreach coordinator at 877-342-1450 to schedule an assessment time.

Following the CAPs assessment, the client will begin treatment on any day the program is open. On your first day of treatment, plan to arrive 30 to 60 minutes early to complete orientation and related documentation. We accept most commercial insurance, Medicare, and private pay for our PHP. We accept most commercial insurance and private pay for our IOP.

Adolescent Admissions

Admission to the adolescent IOP begins with a free assessment at the Medical Park building (see map below). In order to schedule an assessment, please call our outpatient behavioral health outreach coordinator at 877-342-1450. Assessments take place Monday through Thursday, between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. At the assessment, staff will ensure the client demonstrates medical necessity (DSM-IV or DSM-V diagnosis) and determine if IOP is the appropriate level of care. At least one parent/guardian needs to be present throughout the admission.

Following the initial assessment, clients typically begin the IOP the next day that group is held between Monday and Thursday. We accept most commercial insurance and private pay.


What to Expect

When clients begin the PHP or IOP they are given any materials they might need, including a three-ring binder, writing utensils, and blank notepaper. Although the purpose of the PHP and IOP are to provide structured group therapy and are not academic settings, staff also teach various coping skills and provide packets and handouts to be used during group and as a resource at home. If clients are unable to attend a session due to a provider appointment or previous commitment, they can inform staff ahead of time and resume treatment the following day.

Where to Go for Treatment

All group sessions are held on the TriStar Centennial campus on the first floor of the Medical Park building. For parking, clients can use the free valet service provided or the Murphy Avenue parking garage.

Medical Park
330 23rd Avenue N.
Suite 180
Nashville, TN 37203