Geisinger Behavioral Health Centers

Moosic’s Trusted Adult Inpatient Treatment Program & Hospital

Adults of all genders, age 18 and older, can turn to Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast, in Moosic, Pa., for acute psychiatric care and support. Here, you’ll find highly specialized, evidence-based and comprehensive inpatient behavioral healthcare. Our 96-bed, state-of-the-art adult inpatient facility is a safe, secure place to begin your healing journey.

Adult inpatient programming in northeastern Pennsylvania

If you have symptoms of a mental health disorder and need help, acute inpatient treatment can offer immediate stabilization. You might require inpatient treatment if your mental health symptoms pose a risk to your safety or well-being.

You can find a supportive, healing environment at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center for help with primary mental health conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Addressing co-occurring substance use disorders alongside mental health conditions is part of your treatment at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center, if needed. Together with your care team, you can break the cycle of dependence and exacerbation of both conditions. At Geisinger Behavioral Health Center, you can find trauma-informed, evidence-based care in our inpatient program.

The primary goal of acute inpatient treatment is to offer stabilization by providing a structured therapeutic environment. You’ll have a multidisciplinary treatment team that will assess your symptoms and develop an individualized treatment plan. This collaborative team offers 24/7 support and may consist of:

  • Board-certified psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Certified physician assistants
  • Certified nurse practitioners
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Behavioral health technicians
  • Case managers
  • Mental health and creative arts therapists
  • Peer supports
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians

Upon admission to our adult inpatient treatment program, you’ll have a comprehensive evaluation to assess your mental health status, including a review of your medical and psychiatric history and a thorough examination of your current symptoms. This assessment will help the treatment team determine the most appropriate therapies for you.

Offering support through medication management services, group and individual therapy, and various experiential therapies, your team is committed to your healing and success. Ask them any questions you have during your time in our inpatient program.

Benefits of adult inpatient treatment

Acute inpatient programs offer immediate as well as lasting benefits for adults with mental health concerns. Inpatient treatment can help you develop emotion regulation skills, problem-solving abilities, healthier relationships and an overall better quality of life.

Other benefits of our inpatient program include:

  • A structured, supportive environment for immediate stabilization
  • Thorough assessments from licensed experts to guide individualized therapies
  • Round-the-clock supervision and 24/7 professional support
  • Opportunities to learn healthy coping and crisis management skills
  • Group therapy sessions offering a supportive community of peers and mental health professionals

Here, you’ll have help creating a solid foundation for long-term wellness. A coordinated approach promotes consistent, comprehensive treatment throughout your healing journey. Acute inpatient treatment programs play a crucial role in providing initial support and laying a foundation for you to achieve long-term healing and improved daily functioning.

Features of our adult inpatient treatment program

When you come to Geisinger Behavioral Health Center, you can expect evidence-based therapies and a team of behavioral health professionals that doesn’t focus solely on your diagnosis. Instead, they highlight your unique strengths and your ability to build resiliency in every area of your life.

During your stay, you’ll work closely with our treatment team to develop a personalized treatment plan that may include group, individual, family and experiential therapies in a supportive, therapeutic environment that promotes healing and growth.

The main treatment method used in our adult inpatient program is group therapy. Patients typically participate in a minimum of three group therapy sessions each day that are led by licensed professionals and other members of our multidisciplinary staff. These groups offer you the opportunity to find a sense of community and alleviate feelings of isolation.

Treatment incorporates the following therapy methods and principles to help you pursue healing:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a goal-oriented therapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. It can help you identify and then challenge negative or distorted thoughts and beliefs that can contribute to mental health disorder symptoms. CBT can empower you to develop healthier coping skills and problem-solving strategies and find a more positive outlook on life.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT combines elements of CBT with mindfulness practices and acceptance-based strategies. It focuses on teaching you skills to tolerate distress, manage intense emotions, improve relationships and enhance self-awareness. By promoting emotion regulation through mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy can help you reduce mental health symptoms and enhance your overall functioning.
  • Motivational interviewing (MI). MI is a collaborative and person-centered approach to therapy that aims to help you find internal motivation to promote behavior change. It is particularly effective if you are hesitant or resistant to change. MI focuses on enhancing your motivation and guiding you toward setting and achieving your goals. Motivationalinterviewing can help promote positive behavioral changes and improve long-term outcomes.
  • 12-Step recovery model. The 12-Step recovery model provides a structured framework through group participation that emphasizes self-reflection, acceptance and peer support. It encourages you to take personal responsibility for your life and develop a supportive network of peers. Such programs often have a strong focus on spirituality and surrender, which can promote personal growth and emotional well-being. This model is helpful if you have co-occurring substance use disorders in addition to mental health concerns.

Everyone who participates in inpatient treatment can have slightly different symptoms of a mental health disorder. That means therapy methods must take into consideration your symptoms, your diverse background and your individual goals. If you join our acute inpatient program at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center, you’ll have a comprehensive, personalized approach to treatment that offers you opportunities for success and addresses your mental health symptoms.

What happens after treatment?

Starting on your first day of treatment in our adult inpatient program, our treatment team will begin planning for your discharge and smooth transition back to the community. By collaborating with you, your family and various local community providers, we’ll develop an after-care plan that may include referrals to appropriate outpatient services, medication management services, therapy and ongoing support.

You aren’t alone on this journey — our team is here to support you from day one. A comprehensive discharge plan is crucial in helping maintain healing for each adult who receives care in our inpatient treatment program. After you complete treatment, we’ll continue to help you by:

  • Confirming that any prescriptions for medications are filled or received
  • Helping you schedule continuing therapy sessions
  • Making any appropriate referrals to community resources like support groups
  • Providing you with education and resources for ongoing self-care

We’ll connect you with appropriate support services after you leave our inpatient program. These services can act as a safety net as you reintegrate into daily life. Your continuity of care, progress and lasting success will always be our priority.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast.