Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
IOP treatment is the most frequently utilized level of care in an outpatient setting. IOP can be regarded as a step down from PHP, or as an independent level of care. Clients who do not qualify for PHP treatment, or simply do not have the time, can choose to begin their treatment experience by admitting into the outpatient program at the IOP level of care. Similar to PHP treatment in clinical and therapeutic services, IOP treatment provides clients with a less rigorous schedule. Often clients find that IOP treatment perfectly balances therapy with day to day life and remains effective in assisting with their recovery. The value of IOP treatment lies in its ability to offer clients time to work on themselves both inside and outside of the treatment setting. The goal of IOP treatment is to help bring individuals closer to managing their lives independently. IOP proves to be the most cost effective treatment method while providing desirable results. IOP programming consists of 3 hours of treatment per day, 3-5 days per week, depending on the needs of each individual. During IOP programming clients meet with an individual therapist 2-3 times per week and participate in 6-7 group therapy sessions per week. Additionally, clients are seen by a psychiatrist on a weekly basis for evaluations and medication management as needed.