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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program helps men and women develop the skills to effectively manage depression, anxiety, substance abuse and many other psychiatric disorders. The program runs Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m. and ending at at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the day, you return home to practice the interpersonal and coping skills learned in the program..
The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program provides specialized care for people struggling with depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. Patients arrive at the hospital each morning and stay for six hours a day. At the end of the day, they return home to practice the interpersonal and coping skills learned in the program. These programs have proven to be effective treatment options for patients whose symptoms or level of functioning require more intensive treatment than outpatient care can provide but do not need inpatient hospitalization.

Program Highlights
CBT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviors; the way you think affects the way that you feel which also affects the way you act. CBT offers a problem-solving approach to living. While you cannot control other people or situations, you can control the way you perceive and react to a particular situation. CBT teaches you the skills to change your thinking and manage your reactions to stressful people and situations. Treatment consists of individual and group therapy, medication management, and after-care planning.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is designed to help you overcome:

  • Feeling depressed a lot of the time
  • Having trouble sleeping or low energy
  • Not feeling like your usual self
  • Becoming upset or tearful easily
  • Feeling anxious or worrying a lot
  • Having panic attacks
  • Experiencing mood swings that come on suddenly
  • Having thoughts of suicide Having trouble thinking clearly
  • Having trouble calming down
  • Using troublesome behaviors to feel better temporarily
  • Having suffered stress that makes it hard to function
  • Having difficulty enjoying life

Family Involvement
The involvement of your family and others who play a significant role in your life is important to the success of your recovery. Family and couples sessions are arranged as needed. No contact will be made with your family or others without your consent, except in the case of an emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program.


  Contact Us

CBT Partial Hospital Program
1st Floor Goddard Building
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906
CBT Program Admissions/Evaluations: 401-455-6223
CBT Program:
401-455-6224

Patients can self-refer to the program. Clinicians referring patients, please complete and fax the Partial Hospital Program Referral Form. PHP Admissions Office Hours: M-F, 7 am - 3:30 pm

Unit Chief:
Paul Lieberman, MD
Director: Sheila Russell, LICSW

  Meet Our Team
Our team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of clinical specialists working together to improve your health and well-being.
  Information for Clinicians
A guide for clinicians to the Integrated Therapies Treatment approach.
  More Partial Hospital Programs
The Partial Hospital/Day Hospital Programs at Butler combines comprehensive treatment with a patient’s life at home and in the community.

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  Depression
Depression is a treatable medical condition, which reflects abnormalities
in brain chemistry, and similar to other illnesses, requires medical treatment.

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