Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
What is an IOP?
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are a higher level of mental healthcare than weekly individual therapy sessions and a lower level of care than residential treatment centers or inpatient hospitalization. Our IOP gives clients a structured schedule of therapy sessions and interventions and gives clients practical resources to improve their quality of life. Clients attend our IOP while still living in their homes and often while continuing to work at their jobs. Our program offers individual therapy, group therapy, and case management provided by qualified, caring professionals.
Who is IOP for?
IOPs are for individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of mental health disorders but who do not require the level of care provided by inpatient hospitalization. IOPs are also useful for folks who completed an inpatient program and who need support continuing their healing and maintaining their recovery.
The severity and chronicity of symptoms determine how long you need IOP services and which methods our therapists use. Most IOP clients plan to attend three group sessions and one individual session per week for 12-16 weeks. We use evidence-based treatment methods appropriate for all people over 18 and for a wide range of mental health struggles.
What Issues are Addressed in Red Willow’s Mental Health IOP?
The Red Willow Mental Health IOP is helpful for people with co-occurring mental health disorders. Mental health problems like PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and more can be improved by consistent mental health-focused IOP treatment. This structured support can also be beneficial to those experiencing major life changes and transitions. The goal of our IOP is to provide clients with the support they need as they learn to take steps forward and start to thrive.
What Will I Gain from the Mental Health IOP Program?
Clients who dive into our mental health IOP see improvement in multiple aspects of their lives. In addition to increasing executive functioning, the work you do in IOP can make you a more well-rounded individual and lead to a better work-life balance. Some benefits of attending IOP include:
· Improved sense of self (identity exploration)
· Social wellness and skill building
· Job/career fulfillment
· Healthier relationships (boundary setting)
· Better communication
· Emotional identification, exploration, and regulation
· Distress tolerance
· In-depth mental health work in a concentrated amount of time
IOP With Red Willow Counseling And Recovery
Our team at Red Willow offers mental health-focused IOP groups during daytime hours and will provide both meaningful support and useful education. It is not recommended as the first point of treatment for individuals in crisis, but if your mental health conditions are persistent and affect your daily function, this is likely a great fit. The program will be beneficial for those who are overwhelmed and trying to navigate multiple health concerns. Whether you or a loved one is struggling, Red Willow’s Mental Health IOP is an excellent option that can help in a relatively short amount of time.