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Intensive Outpatient Program

What is IOP?

(In Short)

An Intensive Outpatient Program, often called an IOP, is a type of treatment program designed to help individuals dealing with mental health issues or substance abuse problems. The key feature of an IOP is that it provides a structured and comprehensive level of care without requiring participants to live in a facility or be fully hospitalized; in fact, IOP is only a couple of days out of the week, making it less intensive than a PHP. Instead, individuals in an IOP can continue living at home and going to work or school while receiving the needed treatment.

Here are some key points to understand about an Intensive Outpatient Program:

  1. Structured Therapy: IOPs typically involve regular sessions of therapy and counseling. These sessions involve individual, family, and group-based counseling and are focused on addressing the specific issues the person is dealing with.

  2. Flexibility:  IOPs offer flexibility in terms of scheduling. Participants can attend therapy sessions during the day or evening, allowing them to continue with their daily responsibilities.

  3. Support Network: IOPs often encourage participants to build a support network of friends and family who can provide additional assistance and encouragement outside of therapy sessions.

  4. Duration: The length of an IOP can vary based on individual needs and treatment goals. Some people may participate in an IOP for a few weeks, while others may continue for several months.

  5. Continuum of Care: IOPs are part of a broader continuum of care that includes different levels of treatment. It can serve as a step-down option for individuals who have completed PHP or a step from outpatient care.

  6. Accountability: Participants in an IOP are expected to adhere to their treatment plan and attend sessions regularly. This helps create a sense of responsibility and commitment to the recovery process.

In summary, an Intensive Outpatient Program is a valuable option for individuals seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment while maintaining their daily routines and responsibilities. It provides structured therapy, support, and flexibility to help individuals achieve their recovery goals.

FAQ about IOP

What is the time commitment for IOP?

Our current PHP offerings is 3 hours a day, 3 days a week. (Monday thru Friday)

Is there a program for Teens?

Yes! We have two separate PHP programs for adults and teens.

Is there medication managment?

Yes! IOP clients have the option of seeing our prescribing psychiatrist or nurse practitioner.

Does the program accept insurance?

Yes! The program is listed in a large variety of insurance pannels. Call our office to see if your plan is covered!

What is the schedule for IOP?

Our morning program is currently from 9 am-2 pm, and our afternoon program is from 2 pm-6 pm.

Is there more than just group therapy?

Yes! Although most of the treatment is conducted in a group setting, each individual will catered care including individual counseling with their primary therapist, and additional family, and couples counseling if needed.

Does the program treat co-occuring?

Yes! The programs works with individuals with a variety of mental health conditions including substance use and addiction.

How do I or a loved one enroll in the IOP program?

Call the office to set an appointment to be evaluated by one of our therapists which will determine if this program is right for you or a loved one.

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