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Vanderbilt Behavioral Health offers individualized mental health care through an array of services.

Whether the problem is anxiety, depression, emotional distress, a mood or personality disorder, or other mental health issues, we have outpatient and inpatient programs to help patients reach better lives.


A Leader in Inpatient Mental Health Services

Vanderbilt Behavioral Health is the only provider of inpatient mental health services for children in Middle Tennessee. You can be certain your child will receive the best possible care from our expert inpatient team, which includes board-certified child psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and mental health specialists.

For teens and adults, we also offer a variety of treatment options, including inpatient care and partial hospitalization.


A Safe Place for Patients and Families

We provide a safe place where patients and their families can be comfortable, supported, and treated with compassion and dignity. For those in our inpatient programs, we offer extended visiting hours to ensure family members can visit each day of hospitalization.

We encourage patients’ families to join in treatment to support their success. We provide aftercare plans for families to continue helping patients after they leave our inpatient programs. 


Adult Care for Addictions, Mood Disorders and Psychotic Disorders

If you are coping with an addiction, mood disorder or psychiatric disorder, we offer inpatient and outpatient programs to help you get well. 

  • Addiction. Our specialized 12-step approach focuses on detoxifying and moving toward recovery.
  • Mood disorders and psychotic disorders. Based on your unique needs, treatment may include medicine-based therapy, psychology, group therapy, skill-building and self-management classes, creative activities, nutritional counseling, and fitness. 

Our team includes specialists in caring for bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorder, phobia, schizophrenia, and sleep disorder, among other conditions.


Mental Health Assessment for Physicians, Executives and Other Professionals

The Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program for Professionals (VCAP) provides a first step toward treatment for professionals whose emotional or behavioral problems are impacting their work and personal lives. Our VCAP team evaluates the root causes of job-related concerns such as addiction, career burnout, disruptive conduct and stress, providing a comprehensive treatment plan.