IOP Mental Health

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mental health disorders is designed for the edification, growth, and support of our patients. After the completion of a psychiatric evaluation, your therapist will begin discussing your treatment plan and help plan out goals for your recovery. Our clients will work closely with their assigned therapist and treatment team including additional therapists, counselors, and support groups. Clients will meet weekly with their therapist and take part in weekly group therapy sessions. Once an outpatient program is completed, our team will offer treatment opportunities for continued support within their community.

Mental health intensive outpatient programs are designed to help treat a variety of mental disorders and co-occurring substance abuse/mental illness. A few of the services we provide cover:

  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety/Stress disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Substance Abuse

What Does PHP and IOP Mean?

PHP (psychiatric partial hospitalization) and IOP (intensive outpatient program) are both clinical services that offer similar services as in an inpatient program, but without the need for 24 surveillance.  These services include:

  • Psychiatric assessments
  • Medication management
  • Counseling

What is IOP Level of Care?

The level of care offered in many IOPs varies depending on the needs of the client. Each level of treatment is designed to help clients develop the necessary skills and practices as they continue on their recovery journey. Group therapy is the main focus in an intensive outpatient program. Here clients can learn more about mental health, substance use, and how to properly cope with their daily afflictions. You can learn more about relapse prevention, understanding emotions and triggers, while taking part in a community with like-minded goals.

Group therapy sessions can cover a variety of topics. Some of the most commonly discussed topics include:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Mindfulness
  • Distorted Thinking
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Spirituality & Wellness
  • Sense of Self
  • Grief & Loss
  • Behavioral Health, Cognitive Therapy
  • Positive Thinking
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Discharge Planning
  • 12-step Programs
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stages of Change
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Goal Setting
  • Interpersonal Skills

An outpatient intensive program can offer a more manageable level of care than many inpatient treatments. Clients can live at home and only visit the facility for only a few hours a day 3 to 5 days a week with the ability to continue work or school.

Mental Health Outpatient Programs

It is not uncommon for mental health disorders to coincide with substance abuse. Mental Health IOP is a crucial element in a sustained recovery from both mental illness and addiction. If one is treated and the other is left unacknowledged, the chances of relapse are high. Dual diagnosis treatment is an important aspect of many mental health programs.

Intensive outpatient mental health programs are evidence-based and provide a greater sense of structure and a safer environment than many other outpatient treatment programs. An intensive outpatient program that specializes in mental health addresses the root of the disorder while also treating the symptoms of drug or alcohol addiction. Treatment entails a variety of evidence-based programs that help heal both body and mind. Addiction and mental health outpatient treatment programs include:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Holistic Therapy Program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs

If the overlying addiction disorder is treated without addressing the underlying mental health disorder, more severe issues may develop. If left untreated, the reliance on substances can lead to a more severe addiction, criminal acts, violent outbursts, a severe decline in mental health, hospitalization, or even death. Mental illness related suicides have taken too many lives early… It is crucial that if you or a loved one are in need of help, that you consider a mental health intensive outpatient program.

What are the Benefits of Mental Health IOP?

Although it is possible for some IOPs to be time-intensive, there are many benefits of participating in a mental health IOP. IOP treatment allows you to remain at home with your family during your recovery, has a lower overall cost than inpatient treatment, reduces scheduling conflicts, and helps encourage you to take charge of your recovery process. Our programs are unique to each individual and are structured to match their schedules so they won’t be required to quit their jobs or leave school.

One of the most important benefits of mental health IOP is that it helps you understand that you are not alone in your journey. Group therapy offers a higher level of support and comfort as you walk alongside your peers who are all set on the same goal of sobriety. Community focused treatments can give aid in treatment retainment, boost confidence and self-worth, as well as help you discover important life-skills and healthy coping habits. For those who are struggling with employment or education, many IOPs offer life-skills training or occupational training to help clients enroll in school or find a steady job.

If you are seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, Freedom Now can help you address the heart of the issue while helping you build a strong foundation for a sustained recovery.

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