Our Programs

Covington Behavioral Health is a 104-bed facility that specializes in treating adolescent and adult patients who have been experiencing acute changes in their emotional and mental well-being. Our Covington, Louisiana, facility provides therapeutic interventions that are designed to alleviate distress, provide stability, and improve each patient’s ability to live a productive and satisfying life.

Program Overview

Treatment at Covington Behavioral Health is provided by multidisciplinary teams of behavioral health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, counselors, activity therapists, mental health technicians, and a dietitianOur compassionate team is both skilled and knowledgeable, with social workers who are certified in gerontology and physicians who are certified in forensic psychiatry and addictionology. 

At Covington, we use modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychoeducation, crisis intervention, creative therapy (including art, crafts, and music), solution-focused therapy, and medication management. 


Covington Behavioral Health is not an addiction treatment program. However, we understand that individuals who are struggling with mental health concerns may be using alcohol or drugs to cope. For this reason, our facility provides inpatient detox services for adolescents aged 11-17 and adults so that these individuals can rid their bodies of the substances they have been using prior to entering treatment. Our detoxification services allow individuals to withdraw from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates in a safe environment.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment services at Covington Behavioral Health provide adult men and women age 18 and older with acute psychiatric stabilization. We only provide these services to individuals who are medically stable. The following are among the disorders we treat: 

  • Anxiety disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 
  • Personality disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Substance use disorders 

Patients who complete inpatient treatment with us will receive comprehensive care according to an individualized plan that addresses their unique strengths, needs, and treatment goals. Common elements of inpatient treatment at our hospital are medication management, individual therapy, and group therapy. We offer a variety of group therapy sessions throughout the day and evening, including process groups, psychoeducation groups, activity groups, and dietary groups. Family therapy sessions are available upon request. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) can be beneficial to individuals who need a step-down level of support following their completion of inpatient treatment. Our IOP is available for adults age 18 and older. Patients are required to attend a minimum of six treatment hours each week, with three hours of group therapy offered each day. IOP sessions are led by licensed clinical social workers and licensed counselors. 

An individualized assessment and therapy session are conducted upon IOP admission, with additional individual sessions available upon request and as needed. Patients may also request family therapy sessions. 

For more information about treatment at Covington Behavioral Health, please contact us at your convenience. We look forward to discussing our program with you and helping you decide the type and level of care that are best for you or your loved one. 

Adolescent Inpatient Program

Our adolescent inpatient program helps young people ages 10-17 manage the symptoms of mental health concerns to achieve improved well-being. Through customized treatment modalities such as motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and experiential therapy, your child will have the opportunity to develop positive thinking patterns and healthy behaviors.  

We also offer individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication management services, and daily visits with a psychiatrist. Therapeutic discussions cover topics such as communication skills, staying safe, dealing with change, interpersonal relationships, and self-awareness. 

We understand that mental health treatment is not one-size-fits-all, so we focus on providing age-appropriate services catered to the unique needs of all young people who seek our care.

After trying other hospitals, I didn’t think there was hope for treatment. Thanks to Covington, I learned I could still have my life back and all I needed was the right program.

– a former patient
Marks of Quality Care
  • LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Treatment
  • St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
  • The Jason Foundation
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval