Behavioral health services in Dallas
Help for people returning to work after months at home
Dr. Jared Pickens, an economics professor at the University of North Texas, missed in-person teaching and engaging with students and colleagues. When pandemic restrictions were lifted and he returned to the classroom, he was concerned to find that things weren’t back to “normal.” As his anxiety increased, his job satisfaction decreased. Through the WorkReturns outpatient program at Medical City Green Oaks — a one-of-its-kind program in North Texas — Dr. Pickens found the tools, confidence and coping strategies to help him enjoy teaching again.
Learn more about the program in this NBC 5 report.
Medical City Green Oaks provides comprehensive behavioral health care for patients who are 18 and older. With a variety of service offerings and outpatient clinics, we are able to care for a wide range of mental health conditions and illnesses, including psychiatric conditions, mood disorders and substance abuse.
For more information about our services or to schedule a behavioral health assessment, please call (972) 770-0818.
Psychiatric adult services
Our adult psychiatric services provide a nurturing and therapeutic environment for adults between 18 and 64 years old. We treat patients with psychiatric conditions that include:
- Suicidal behavior
- Aggressive behaviors
- Psychotic thinking
- Bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Primary psychiatric diagnosis with secondary chemical dependence
We emphasize short-term crisis stabilization, medication management and appropriate treatment planning for discharge.
For admission information, please call (972) 770-0818.
Psychiatry and Counseling Services
We offer mental health solutions through our The Oak Counseling and Psychiatric Services on the Medical City Dallas campus. Our clinic allows patients-to receive high-quality care from providers who specialize in mental health for child, adolescents and adults.
Our address is:
12221 Merit Drive, Suite 450
Dallas, TX 75251
Integrated Clinic name is now: The Oaks Counseling and Psychiatric Services
- Psychiatry (Child, Adolescent and Adult)
- Medication Assisted treatment for opioid addiction
- Medication reviews
12221 Merit Drive, Suite 450, Dallas, Texas
4001 W. 15th St., Suite 465, Plano, Texas
For more information call (972) 770-1032
Partial hospitalization program
The partial hospitalization program is designed for patients 18 years old and older with a mental illness and/or chemical dependency diagnosis who need intensive treatment, but do not meet criteria for inpatient psychiatric care at mental health hospitals.
Throughout this program, patients are monitored by a team of doctors, nurses and psychiatrists while undergoing treatment. The program meets in a private location, Monday through Friday, from 9am - 3pm and lunch is provided daily.
For more information or to schedule a behavioral health assessment, please call (972) 770-0818.
For patients who are unresponsive to traditional therapy and medication management, Medical City Green Oaks offers inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) services, which has been proven as a safe and effective form of treatment for people with certain mental illnesses. For example, ECT is a treatment for severe, medication-resistant depression.
Before considering ECT, a full evaluation is required to ensure ECT is safe for the patient. This evaluation usually includes:
- A medical history
- A full physical exam
- A psychiatric assessment
- Basic blood tests
- An electrocardiogram (ECG) and chest X-ray to check heart and lung health
- Anesthesiologist review
ECT is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
To learn more about ECT, make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call (972) 770-0824. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.
Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment
The intensive outpatient program (IOP) for chemical dependency is a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program that provides assistance to adults and their families through the early recovery stages of chemical dependency.
Our curriculum is typically eight weeks in length, with each session building on the one before. A patient may enter at any point in the cycle. Family members in the adult’s life are encouraged to attend and participate in meetings and/or family therapy.
Participants must abstain from using alcohol or other mood-altering drugs throughout the course of the program. If a participant is using a prescription medication, they must provide proof that it is valid and current prescription.
Program meeting times and location
We meet three times a week in the evenings, 6:00pm - 9:00am in the Medical City Green Oaks Hospital – Plano Outpatient Clinic. Sessions are an equal mix of group therapy, life skills and education.
Our address is:
Medical City Plano, Bldg. 3
4001 W. 15th St., Suite 465
Plano, TX 75093
Help for people returning to work
If you have experienced difficulty due to personal changes (such as a divorce or death) or from changes in the workplace, we offer a supportive environment through the WorkReturns℠ Clinic.
WorkReturns℠ is an intensive outpatient program that teaches you how to cope with the emotional aspects of issues related to work.
We can help you learn how to overcome the hurdles you are facing. You will develop confidence to handle the first days back on the job, learn to manage conflict and cope with feelings of anxiety.
Your care plan may include group/family therapy and/or individual consultations. We always coordinate with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment to reach your desired goals.
Our WorkReturns℠ program is offered in Dallas and Plano. In-person and virtual options are available.
Dallas - Three Forest Plaza, 12221 Merit Drive Suite 400 – The Program meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am-Noon.
Plano - Medical City Plano, Bldg. 3 – The Program meets Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am-Noon.
Adult behavioral health at Medical City Healthcare
Adult behavioral health targets the mental health needs of individuals over the age of 18. For adults, treatment for mental health disorders may include psychiatric therapy, intervention-based therapies, such as symptom management, and medication management.Learn about Adult behavioral health