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Healing begins now

At Cypress Grove Behavioral Health, we strive to be the difference that makes a difference. Offering a full continuum of quality psychiatric care, our dedicated team of board certified professionals work together to create a personalized plan to fit each client’s individual needs. We are determined to provide a path to the best care possible and be a compassionate hand in a time of crisis. Because there’s no better time than now to begin healing.

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About Us

Cypress Grove Behavioral Health Hospital offers exceptional in-patient psychiatric care for children and adolescents, ages 5-17. The 60-bed hospital is a state licensed, Joint Commission Accredited facility in Bastrop, Louisiana. Cypress Grove has a full in-house staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, behavioral health technicians, allied health professionals, and caring administrators. Our goal is to help patients address their individual concerns and gain self-understanding to empower them to live healthy, productive lives. Our team will provide you, your loved one or patient with a complete range of services. Our qualified professionals integrate a variety of solution-focused approaches with success-oriented treatment as our goal. In addition to treating children and adolescents, adult outpatient services are offered at our Bastrop and Monroe campuses.

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“I am proud to lead this team toward becoming the premier behavioral health care provider in the area, state and region. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact in all our patients lives. ”

Candice Crow
CEO of Cypress Grove Behavioral Health System

Leadership Team

Candice Crow

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Althea Conley

Medical Director

Katina Jones

Chief Nursing Officer

Chantel Simmonds

Human Resources Business Partner

Jessica Morris

Director of HIM

Nikki Sykes

Director Compliance, Quality Assurance & Accreditation

Pat Melton Monroe

IOP Director

Lauren O’Neal

Provider Liaison

Anthony White

Director of Facilities

Suzette Gutter

Director of Clinical Services

Emily Housley

Director of Utilization Review and Access

Programs & Services

Cypress Grove offers a therapeutic environment for children, adolescents, and adults. We are a short-term acute care inpatient facility servicing children and adolescents, ages 5-17, with psychiatric disorders. We also offer adult outpatient psychiatric services at our Bastrop and Monroe campuses.

Inpatient Programs

Our program offers a daily schedule of therapeutic, recreational and educational activities and includes behavioral modification therapies and services. Patients receive ongoing psychiatric observation and supervision for evaluation, treatment and control of behavior to protect patients and others.

  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Behavioral Modification Program
  • Group Therapy

Outpatient Programs

Our adult outpatient program provides confidential therapeutic guidance and consultation for adults who seek help in dealing with life issues, behavioral, and mental health concerns.

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Grief Therapy
“I have been tremendously impressed with the dedication of our staff to the care and well being of the young people in their care. Cypress Grove is a wonderful addition to the Meridian Behavioral Health network, and we carry forth the Meridian Behavioral Health mission every day.”

Candice Crow
CEO of Cypress Grove Behavioral Health System

What We Treat

Treatment goals include reducing fear/anger/depression/anxiety, learning to identify and understand one’s feelings, develop necessary social skills and build self esteem. Our ultimate goal is restoration of the patient back to their highest possible level of functionality.

Individuals who are treated in our program may be experiencing general problems which may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Difficulty relating to authority figures
  • School failure or truancy
  • Acting out behaviors
  • Threatening behaviors
  • Running away behaviors
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Isolation
  • Sadness
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression or withdrawal
  • Angry outbursts or frequent tantrums
  • Lack of selfcare
  • Inability to relate positively to peers and peer groups
  • Engaging in behaviors to disrupt an activity
  • Difficulty processing/coping with traumatic events
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior
  • Program Management

When To Get Help

While it is normal for all children to experience difficulties at times during childhood, there are situations and symptoms which require professional intervention. Common mental health issues in children may include having thoughts of harming self or others, anxiety which impairs daily functioning, and anger issues. To determine if it is time to seek professional mental health treatment for children ask:

  • Has the child exhibited mental health symptoms for longer than two weeks?
  • Has the child suffered a trauma?
  • Has the child verbalized thoughts of harming self or passive thoughts of death?
  • Has the child expressed thoughts of harming others?
  • Has the child shown a major shift in mood without any precipitating event?

These questions are only a guide in determining when to get help and are not intended to replace a mental health evaluation. You know your child better than anyone else. If you are in doubt, seeking a consultation with a trained mental health professional will be the first step in helping your child to improve and determining whether or not your child is experiencing a mental health problem.

Meridian Behavioral Health

Our Parent Company Based in the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Meridian Behavioral Health is one of the fastest growing, leading behavioral healthcare platforms in the country. Meridian provides acute psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services across a broad continuum of care, including in-patient, residential, out-patient and medication-assisted treatment. For more than 25 years, Meridian has developed and refined an innovative, evidence-based care model focused on positive patient impact. Today, the 1,400 employees of Meridian’s network of eight brands serve patients at over 30 locations in five states. At this time of national crisis, Meridian continues to invest in new campuses and programs nationwide to better meet the needs of its patients. To learn more, please visit