ABOUT THE MENNINGER CLINIC
Located in Houston, Texas, the Menninger Clinic is a psychiatric hospital that also provides treatment for clients with co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. The facility offers inpatient and outpatient programs for adults and adolescents (ages 12 to 17). In addition, Menninger provides specialized programs for professionals, and is among the 24.8 percent of facilities in Texas to offer specialized programming for young adults (ages 18 to 30).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients meet with a nurse and a psychiatrist to identify specific issues through a biopsychosocial assessment. Menninger does not accept involuntary admissions. The typical inpatient program lasts between three and six weeks.
The hospital utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), the latter of which is used by 44.1 percent of treatment facilities in Texas.
Treatment for primary psychiatric disorders includes a schedule of group psychotherapy sessions, individual therapy, medication management, expressive arts therapy, and other therapeutic activities such as meditation, massages, and pet therapy. Families are invited to participate in family counseling and education along with a free one-day family education session.
Along with counseling sessions, treatment for clients with a dual diagnosis utilizes the 12-Steps . Additionally, Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Teen Recovery meetings are offered at the hospital.
Under the leadership of a board of directors, Menninger employs a highly qualified team of medical doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, mental health associates, senior social workers, and a support team of behavioral health technicians. To date, the five individuals polled specifically on staff by Rehabs.com appreciated their aptitude.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.4/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients stay in private or semi-private rooms with their own bathroom. On-campus amenities include a café that serves Starbucks coffee, a meditation garden, a volleyball court, and a swimming pool. The facility also features state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a full-sized basketball court. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on campus. To date, the six individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com applauded the cleanliness of the facility.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 22 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date, eight gave the facility positive feedback and 14 gave the rehab negative feedback. Recurring complaints included high cost, a lack of effective therapy, and unhelpful staff. "Menninger caused me more trauma than therapy during my 6 week stay," A.K. wrote in a representative review. "My social worker was the epitome of unprofessionalism and my psychiatrist harshly insisted that i take arbitrary medications without any explanation as to their effects."
The minority of alumni who reported positive experiences described the facility as clean, well-run, and worth its high cost. Feedback on secondary sites was similarly mixed. Menninger earned average ratings of 3.7 out of five stars based on 39 Google reviews and three out of five stars based on 16 Yelp reviews.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the six loved one polled by Rehabs.com gave Menninger mixed feedback. Some complained about cost and rude staff, and reported that their loved ones were not helped by the program. "This program is not functioning as advertised and desperately needs an overhaul and supervision. Some of the clinical staff there are angry and hostile and take it out on parents.," D.S. wrote in a representative review.
However, the six loved ones, on average, gave generally positive ratings concerning the facility's programming and reported they'd be somewhat likely to recommend the facility.
Family Participation: 4.1/5
Would Recommend: 4/5
Counseling Options: 3.7/5
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one anonymous staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, a former full-time member of the counseling staff, reported that there were eight licensed medical professionals who were on staff at the facility and no medical professionals were contractors. They also noted that they would recommend the program to others.
Currently, the cost for inpatient treatment is $1,350 per day for the Adolescent Treatment Program. The Compass Program for Young Adults and the Hope Program for Adults each cost $1,800 per day. The Professionals Program is $1,900 each day.
The Menninger Clinic does not accept insurance to cover the cost of treatment, however, the facility does offer financial assistance for qualified individuals. To date, the six individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com were overall critical of the facility's cost.
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