January Program of the Month: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at HUMC

Our program of the month for January is the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center!

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at HUMC provides a full range of empirically validated psychiatric services to meet the behavioral health needs of their patients. 

Their programming includes specialized treatment tracks appropriate to the age and specific diagnosis of consumers such as substance abuse, eating disorders, thought and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorders.

Through the The Debra Simon Center for Integrative Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine at HackensackUMC has been able to expand its psychotherapy program. The overall goal of the program is to reduce the unnecessary use of psychiatric medications and strengthen the psychotherapy division to better serve the needs of patients, and help treat the whole person. Kula is incredibly grateful to have been serving both inpatient and outpatient patients since July of 2015. One of our dedicated volunteers described the experience as, “It is an incredibly rewarding experience to be with these patients in their moment of vulnerability and to offer them the opportunity to experience and see themselves differently.  Our class helps them get in touch with their inner resources and resiliency on a whole new level.”

Thank you for your incredible support in making yoga accessible to all who can benefit from the practice!