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Intensive Outpatient Program: The Next Step of Your Rehabilitation

At Connections Wellness Group, we are dedicated to helping our patients find or rediscover, the best versions of themselves. The general chaos of modern life can make it easy so succumb to discouraging lines of thinking and bad habits. It can be especially hard on young people who are experiencing some of life’s strangeness for the first time. But giving up on your own happiness is never the right answer. We offer a number of services to adolescents that mix therapy with educational support, including our intensive outpatient program. Our initial course, the Partial Hospitalization Program, PHP for short, gives troubled youth a platform to experience several types of group therapy and private tutoring classes to help them excel in school on a daily basis, before the kids go back home to put their lessons into action throughout the rest of their lives.

But for students that are heavily involved or interested in extracurricular activities at school, we also offer a more accommodating solution, namely the Intensive Outpatient Program. The IOP is a two or three-week program that runs from 5 to 8 pm after every school day. (Participation is required at least three days a week.) In this type of care, clients receive three hours of personalized therapy to help each young person understand the origins of their mental health struggles and how to best deal with them. Once the treatment period is over, said clients will collaborate with social service workers to decide whether a prolonged stay in IOP is necessary or if the participant would be better of with individual counseling. Running therapy sessions while the student continues to go to their school lessens the awkwardness of the transition between their regular lifestyle and breaking out of their normalized routines to seek help for whatever is troubling them. It also reduces the need for readmissions into a different level of care. Regardless of whatever form of treatment is best for the client, The first step to working on one’s mental health is to admit that there is a problem. The next step is to actually try to improve your situation. That step can be the most difficult one to take, but it has to be taken. And everyone deserves to take it. If you have any questions or just need to get in touch with us, please contact us through thisĀ page. We look forward to hearing from you.