Adult Programs at Chestnut Ridge Center are designed to provide intensive treatment that promotes a productive return to family, job and community for patients who are 18 years of age and older.

A multidisciplinary team evaluates the patient and designs treatment options through individual, group, and family therapy. The multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, mental health specialists, and dieticians offer a full continuum of care through inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient options.


Chestnut Ridge’s Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive outpatient treatment option for adults (ages 18 and over) who do not require inpatient care. This program affords the patient the opportunity to remain at home while seeking an intensive structured, therapeutic environment during the day.

Partial Hospitalization offers many benefits to patients, including a structured daily schedule, intensive treatment including group and individual therapy, medical and medication management, communication and healthful life enrichment skills. The Partial Hospitalization program operates Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Transportation and lunch are provided.

Through the Partial Hospitalization Program there are two specialized tracks.

Track One is designed for adults who require a short term program to stabilize mental health issues while maintaining the home environment. Partial Hospitalization may help to lay the groundwork for follow-up therapy and facilitate the transition from inpatient care. Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurances are accepted for this track of service.

Track Two is for individuals who have experienced long-standing mental health issues and who require intensive community services. The purpose of this program is to provide patients with intensive outpatient treatment in order to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and to help the patient be successful in his/her home environment. Medicare is accepted for payment for this track of service.

Patients who require comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment may enter one of Chestnut Ridge’s short-term hospitalization programs. Each program provides the patient with a secured, closely supervised and structured, smoke-free environment to assist in stabilizing his/her psychiatric illness.

Adult inpatient programs at Chestnut Ridge Center are designed to provide intensive short-term treatment that promotes a productive return to family, job, and community for patients who are 18 years of age and older. The multidisciplinary team evaluates the patient and designs treatment options through individual, group, and family therapy.

For adult patients who suffer from psychiatric illnesses that require more intensive clinical care, Chestnut Ridge Center offers a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. This unit offers specialization for individuals who suffer from psychiatric issues of the elderly such as depression, memory loss, anxiety, grief, and loss. A second tract of services on this unit is geared for individuals with thought and other disorders which require intensive interventions.

An Adult Dual Diagnosis unit is offered for individuals who are chemically dependent and require medical detoxification. Psychiatric evaluation, family, group and individual therapy are provided. Group therapy focuses on chemical dependency education and relapse prevention. Treatment uses the disease model and 12-Step Support Groups. Additionally, a medical component for opioid addiction is incorporated into the detoxification regime. Specialized detoxification treatment for women who are pregnant is also available.

Walter Byrd, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Director, CRC Psychiatric Intensive Care
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Dilip Chandran, MD

Assistant Professor, Medical Director, CRC Day Hospital, Telepsychiatry
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Daniel Elswick, MD

Associate Professor, Residency Program Director
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Cheryl Hill, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor/ Medical Director, CRC Acute Adult Inpatient
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Patrick Marshalek, MD

Assistant Professor/ Addiction Services and Consultation/Liaison Service
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Brian Quigley, MD

Assistant Professor/ Medical Director of Psychiatry Services, WELLWVU
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Kavara Vaughn, MD

Assistant Professor/ Addiction Psychiatrist
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Wanhong Zheng, MD, MSc, MA

Associate Professor/ Adult Psychiatrist
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Stephanie Cox, PhD

Assistant Professor, Bariatric Psychologist and Eating Disorders
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Richard Gross, PhD

Associate Professor/ Section Chief - Psychology, Clinical Psychologist and Pain Management
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Kevin Larkin, PhD, ABPP

Professor/ Psychology Department Chair, Professor
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Eric Rankin, PhD

Professor/ Psychodynamic Therapy Supervisor
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Chestnut Ridge Center


930 Chestnut Ridge Rd Morgantown, WV 26505