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SUN Behavioral in Georgetown, Delaware provides various mental health treatment programs. Our outpatient program helps patients who may be transitioning from inpatient care. It also benefits those who need more intensive treatment than that offered by traditional outpatient treatment programs. The outpatient care center at our Delaware location provides clinical mental health services to those in need.

Sussex County's Treatment Needs

Nearly 19.5% of adults within Sussex County, Delaware reported experiencing a mental illness, like depressive disorder, in 2017. Mental illness is an immense and pressing concern for our local community and SUN is stepping up to help.

In a time of crisis, our psychiatrists and expert therapists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. SUN combines an experienced and knowledgeable staff with industry-led best practices giving every patient a path to recovery and wellness.

Get Treatment at Our Adult Outpatient Program

Our outpatient clinic includes two important services, a partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program. This allows us to provide unique options for counseling services that are individualized for each patient.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

PHP cares for patients who may be transitioning from inpatient care. It is also a suitable fit for more intensive treatment which can prevent the need for hospitalization. In our PHP program:

  • Patients attend group therapy 5 days per week
  • Groups focus on:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Coping Skills Training
    • WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), an evidence-based system to help people understand wellness techniques for relapse prevention.
  • Our team of psychiatrists provides comprehensive medication oversight management

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is for anyone who may be stepping down from PHP, but needs the support and structure of treatment. It is suitable for those who may need more intensive treatment than that offered in outpatient care.

  • Patients attend three group sessions per  week
  • Sessions include a daily process group (to work through current issues), cognitive therapy, and the daily wellness relapse prevention (WRAP) group

Who Benefits from Therapy in an Outpatient Treatment Model?

Outpatient rehab is one of many forms of treatment available for mood disorders, like anxiety disorders and depression. Outpatient treatment provides patients with evidence-based treatment that helps them identify the most pressing issues. It also provides alternatives to heading to the emergency department when in a crisis.

At SUN Behavioral in Georgetown, Delaware, we have found adults benefit most from our intensive outpatient rehab. At the time of intake, patients are assessed through a personalized course of action. It helps our specialists exceed his or her needs within this level of care.

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What to Expect Attending Treatment At Our Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient treatment is different from psychiatric,  depression or anxiety treatment. This type of care usually does not require patients to stay at the facility while being treated. When visiting the facility, patients spend time in customized sessions over the course of a day. This can be beneficial for full-time employees seeking treatment, because it allows patients to continue to maintain a life outside of treatment.

Key components of intensive outpatient treatment at SUN Behavioral include:

  • Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Stress management and life skills development
  • Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Yoga and physical wellness strategies
  • Treatment in a trauma-informed environment with trauma-informed staff
  • Aftercare planning for continued recovery
  • Support groups (including 12-step groups)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient?

Outpatient treatment generally allows patients to live at home rather than at their care facility. Patients are able to still receive regular care through pre-scheduled outpatient clinic visits.

What is mental behavioral health outpatient treatment?

Outpatient treatment for mental and behavioral health are a type of treatment that addresses mental illnesses’ impact on a patient's life. This type of treatment is unique because it focuses on therapy, mindfulness and building life skills.

What are examples of outpatient services?

Examples of outpatient treatment include regularly scheduled therapy sessions, pre-scheduled group sessions, routine medication management visits and more.

What is meant by outpatient status?

Outpatient status refers to a patient who is getting care while staying outside of the facility. Patients in outpatient status are not required to stay overnight at the care facility while getting care.

Outpatient Treatment in Georgetown

The capable team at SUN Delaware has been serving our community for years. Reach out to begin your journey to recovery.


SUN Behavioral Delaware

21655 Biden Ave
Georgetown, DE, 19947

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Open 24 hours

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