Personalized Mental Health Treatment in Horry County

Our Behavioral Health unit located at South Strand Medical Center is a 20 bed adult inpatient unit emphasizing on the importance of individualized care and specialized treatments including cognitive therapy and individualized psychotherapy. Our inpatient program allows behavioral health patients to undergo treatment in a safe, therapeutic environment with 24/7 access to psychiatric and medical professionals.

Our psychiatric team specializes in treating people facing:

  • Depression
  • Thought disorders including schizophrenia and psychosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Traumatic events (PTSD)
  • Suicidal thoughts or tendencies

Our program is centered on the belief every patient is different and has unique needs, which is why we offer personalized psychiatric treatments. Because not every behavioral health disorder is the same, our psychiatrists and other behavioral health specialists are trained to quickly recognize mental health symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan.


The overall goal of our treatment programs is to provide patients assistance with crisis intervention and stabilization within a supportive setting. Our treatment methods include medication management, individual, group and family therapies, classes in coping skills and a wide range of therapeutic activities.

Therapy sessions focus on stress management, relationship skill development, social and interpersonal skill improvement, decision management skill development, coping, learning appropriate recreational and leisure activities and more.

Our program offers a safe, caring and comprehensive setting with services that include:

  • Daily sessions with a psychiatrist
  • Daily group therapy sessions with master’s level therapists
  • Family sessions
  • Daily structured therapeutic recreation groups
  • Intensive medication management
  • 24-hour nursing services provided by registered nurses with expertise in psychiatric care
  • Other necessary medical services offered within the hospital

Discharge Planning and Recovery

Aftercare planning is a critical part of the treatment process. The patient, in coordination with our treatment team, will work on a plan to meet his or her long term goals. Our program is developed to enhance self-understanding and responsibility by teaching new coping skills. Session for family members are available, when needed, to help families understand the illness and needs, and to provide support through the recovery process.