Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Our intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for mental health and addiction provide flexible treatment options including on-site and online care for those looking for support.
Intensive Outpatient Programs at Vertava Health
At Vertava Health, we offer IOPs for behavioral health including care for mental health conditions and substance abuse.
In our intensive outpatient programs, people will participate in one hour of individual therapy at least once a week with a licensed therapist as well as group sessions three to five days a week. Group therapy sessions last about three hours. Each location varies; however, our IOP programs typically require a commitment of 9 to 19 hours a week.
Some of our IOP programs include evening hours to accommodate people going to work or school. We also have online intensive outpatient programs available in some states. This virtual care program allows people to get treatment without ever needing to leave their homes.
Because mental health conditions and substance abuse can often negatively impact various parts of a person’s life, our intensive outpatient programs include optional programming such as family therapy, case management support, medication management, and psychiatry in addition to regular therapy sessions. These addiction programs vary by location.
IOP for Mental Health
IOP therapy can be used to care for a variety of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. Unlike residential mental health programs, IOPs encourage independence but are designed to help people manage their conditions and improve their overall wellbeing.
Our intensive outpatient programs utilize a variety of different types of therapy to help patients learn to mitigate their symptoms and find relief. Working both one-on-one with a licensed therapist as well as in groups with people facing similar struggles, patients will focus on changing their thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors in order to make lasting lifestyle changes.
Because therapy alone is sometimes not enough, we are able to prescribe appropriate medications at some of our locations or will refer patients to someone for a psychiatric assessment when in the best interest of the patient.
IOP for Substance Abuse
Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs can be a step-down program for continued care or the start of someone’s recovery journey. Our IOPs for addiction treatment follow American Society of Addiction (ASAM) guidelines and allow patients to work with a team of professionals that include primarily a therapist and case manager but also involve oversight from a nurse practitioner or medical doctor.
While residential addiction treatment provides a controlled environment, IOP treatment provides support while still promoting independence. Acting like a steppingstone as patients transition back into their normal routine, our intensive outpatient programs focus on addiction education and therapy to help patients learn how to cope with addiction triggers in their lives and strengthen their relapse prevention strategies.
Similarly, IOP can be a viable level of care for individuals with less severe substance use conditions and a good support system. With regular intensive outpatient therapy, these individuals can continue to build their coping skills. This program is also a good option for those looking for a more flexible treatment plan. Medication-assisted treatment will be provided for these patients as needed.
Along with regular group and individual therapy sessions, patients can also elect to participate in family sessions so the whole family can heal and learn how to move forward.
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Intensive outpatient care is not for everyone, but many people do find success with these programs. If you or a loved one needs help but are not sure if this level of care is the right choice, we are here to help. At Vertava Health, we will help you determine which program is the best fit. Contact us today to get started.