An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a program that usually consists of both individual and group therapy. It’s also typically an outpatient process, meaning you will not be admitted to an inpatient facility during this time.
IOPs are relatively short-term programs with limited commitments required by the patient and the therapist or counselor involved in their care. This makes them ideal for those who need help but aren’t ready or able to make long-term changes, or even if they’re already progressing with another treatment plan.
A mental health IOP typically provides a minimum of nine hours of services each week, often spread across three to five days, with three-hour sessions each day. These services are provided in outpatient settings, so treatment usually lasts longer than in a residential program.
Time Wellness Centers’ mental health IOP in Atlanta allows clients to live at home and be with their families while receiving professional and intensive care for their mental health symptoms. This reduces the cost of care and lets you recover in a more familiar setting.
IOPs can be the ideal treatment approach for those with moderate to severe symptoms yet who may be unable to leave home for an extended period of time due to responsibilities at work or home.
It’s usually offered in an outpatient setting but can also be provided on an inpatient or partial hospitalization basis.
A mental health IOP program typically involves a team of professionals specializing in specific areas. These specialists will work together to create a program tailored to your needs based on their expertise and knowledge base.
Therapy specialists will create a plan for you to follow during your time at the facility. This might include combining services like therapy, medication management sessions with a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, group meetings where people share experiences related to their conditions (for example, anxiety support groups), and educational classes about topics such as depression management skills training programs.
Participating in our Atlanta intensive outpatient program can give you:
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When you start treatment, you’ll divide your time between a variety of therapy sessions. You will find time every week for individual and group therapy led by licensed therapists and professionals. In addition to things like cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, we provide services such as:
What you receive during treatment will be specific to your strengths, weaknesses, and goals for your mental health. You’ll work with a team who can monitor your progress and provide recommendations for increased services, additional holistic modalities, or decreased levels of care.
Mental illness is often incredibly complex. Therapy can help identify the cause of the mental illness and may even be used to develop a range of healthy coping mechanisms that can reduce episodes and symptoms.
Individuals who have completed a residential or partial hospitalization program for mental health and are looking to step down, or who are not experiencing severe mental health symptoms are the best fit for IOPs.
Ready for help? Time Wellness offers a state-of-the-art IOP treatment center.
Clients in IOP programs learn how to make good decisions, which helps them avoid the negative consequences of poor coping mechanisms.
Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Dysthymia
Panic Disorder, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive
Finding the right treatment for your needs can be difficult, but IOPs are one option that has proven effective time and again. They offer a safe environment where you can heal from trauma or mental illness while receiving care from professionals who understand what it’s like living with these issues every day of their lives. We understand how frightening it can be to start therapy, but Time Wellness is here to help you. We can connect you to therapists and care team members immediately, giving you the help you need.
Contact us today to learn more about our intensive outpatient program in Atlanta, Georgia.