Intensive Outpatient Program

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate mental health problem areas. It’s designed for clients who are want to continue working and attending to their daily lives but need a degree of supportive treatment. IOP is often used as a transitional step between residential-style mental health therapy programs and living without support. In general, IOP works much like PHP, but is a less rigorous option.

Who Are Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Services Best For?

IOP is ideal for treating certain mental health conditions and may be suitable for people experiencing mild to moderate symptoms or who need an intermediate level of support before they leave treatment. Intensive mental health therapy and treatment is limited to only a few hours three days a week. It offers many of the same benefits of full-time treatment without time away from other responsibilities. It can be thought of as part-time therapy while PHP is full-time.

What Types of Mental Health Counseling Are Involved in an Intensive Outpatient Program?

Our treatment team may recommend an IOP based on your condition and needs. Within this level of care, we provide a variety of therapies that we use to customize your program, consisting of:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
  • Medication
  • Social Skills Therapy

IOP treatment at Mental Health Center focuses on managing mental health and improving problem solving, communications and coping skills used to deal with the stress and anxiety of daily life. Our goal is to help our clients strengthen their interpersonal and life skills so that they may move forward with their recovery, regain control and live a healthier life.

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