Treatment Center / Clinic in Houston, TX

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center photo
Integrated Mental Health Program: This program provides ongoing care in both inpatient and outpatient settings to veterans who have severe and persistent mental illness, including schizophrenia, manic-depressive illness (bipolar disorder), and other related disorders. The program's Psychiatric Evaluation and Admissions Clinic offers inpatient and outpatient evaluation and crisis services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Trauma Recovery Program: Recognizing the special risk of post traumatic stress disorder and related illnesses in the veteran population, this program has a broad range of outpatient, day hospital, and acute inpatient services available for veterans suffering from PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Program staff works closely with the two Veterans Outreach Centers in Houston.

Substance Dependence Treatment Program: This program offers three levels of care for drug, nicotine and alcohol use disorders, inpatient and outpatient detoxification, and opiate replacement treatment. The clinic is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and patients are enrolled immediately upon application.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program: For those veterans with severe mental illness who have been repeatedly hospitalized and have not responded to usual treatments, this program offers partial hospitalization, residential rehabilitation, and assertive community treatment. The goal is to help veterans change their social behavior so that they may live successfully in a community setting.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program: Staff in this program seek out homeless veterans in the community, evaluate their physical and mental health care needs, and link them with VA and community services to take care of those needs. The program gives special emphasis to the needs of the homeless chronically mentally ill, and provides supportive housing options for eligible homeless veterans.

Sleep Disorders Clinic: Included within the Trauma Recovery Program is one of the country's longest-established sleep disorders units. The clinic performs specialized evaluations of all types of sleep disorders, using the most up-to-date technology. The professional staff is nationally known for their expertise and research on sleep disorders.

Special Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program: The Specialized Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program provides a variety of psychological services to veterans. These services include psychological testing, neuropsychological assessment, and vocational rehabilitation. SERP also provides specialized psychological services to the Spinal Cord Injury Care Line including psychological assessment, testing, and individual psychotherapy.

Consult/Liaison Program: The key function of the C/L Program is liaison - whether the connection is to a non-psychiatric service within the hospital or to veterans and agencies in the community. The program consists of the following sub-sections:

Consult/Liason Psychiatry Service - provides diagnostic evaluation, brief treatment, (medication management, and psychotherapy) referral to inpatients on non-psychiatric beds, outpatients in primary care (the Behavioral Medicine Clinic), and outpatients in The Women's Clinic.

Community Support Section - This program coordinates community outreach efforts in Mental Health Services. The CSS was established to develop initiatives and partnerships with other agencies to provide veterans with services closer to home. The CSS also works to expand home-based and community-based services to veterans enrolled in our mental health programs.

Liaison to the MEDVAMC Chronic Pain Center - The C/L Program provides a psychologist experienced in the treatment of chronic pain to the multidisciplinary pain center. In addition to assessment services, individual and group psychotherapy is offered as well as education, relaxation and various behavioral modes of treatment (biofeedback, relaxation techniques, etc.).
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Herpes and STD Counseling
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Learning Disabilities
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Children's Counseling  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Psychopharmacology
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Domestic Violence  Sexual Dysfunction
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
2002 Holcombe Blvd
HoustonTX 77030
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