Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare brings services into Atlanta-area communities so they are more accessible and convenient for clients and their families, offering them a better opportunity to engage in the program and support the healing process of the family system. Research shows us that the more a treatment program engages the family or support system, the better the outcomes and longevity of change for the client. Furthermore, bridging the gap between existing outpatient providers and the program produces improved continuity of care and thus builds upon gains made in treatment.
We also believe that an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is very valuable when used as an early intervention tool to prevent the need for treatment at a higher level of care, such as hospitalization. IOP is the least restrictive structured environment available on an outpatient basis and allows the client to continue their normal, everyday lives. Our team has encountered many families who sometimes wait too long to seek help, allowing the behavioral health condition to get worse and have a larger impact on a client’s life. This is not how behavioral health conditions should be managed – people take action when they are diagnosed with diabetes or high blood pressure, and mood and anxiety disorders are no different.
Our Founding Principles
- Identifying areas of unmet need and populations that have fewer options
- Establishing programs that fill the missing points along the continuum of care when services are either not available or not accessible, improving both outcomes and home/community reintegration
- Enhancing collaboration and integration with existing treatment providers for continuity of care to sustain or build upon gains made in treatment
- Providing more robust treatment for the family system and not focusing just on the “identified client”
- Improving the satisfaction of the client, the family, and the clinical professional with the quality and the delivery of services
- Developing services that are tailored to the individual’s stage of development or life-stage for both more effective programming and a more cohesive treatment peer group
- Operating a value-based model rather than a volume-based model, the latter of which results in higher case-loads, generic programming, and less conducive therapeutic environments
- Offering a more holistic or integrative treatment model
- Coordinating decision-making between the client, the family, and the treatment team
- Encouraging recognition of value by the consumer, whether the client or the family