Menu Close

What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program?

therapist explaining to a group of men and women what is an intensive outpatient program

Finding the right level of care for you or your loved one struggling with mental health issues is essential. Depending on the severity of the disorder and if it is accompanied by additional complications such as substance use, you might benefit from any number of different outpatient treatment programs. You may have heard of an intensive outpatient program, also called an IOP, and wondered, “What is an intensive outpatient program?”

An intensive outpatient program is a level of care that is often the next step after completing a partial hospitalization program or a residential treatment stay. An IOP is ideal for those who must continue meeting work and school obligations while receiving treatment. As patients work to maintain their recovery, an IOP provides the structure and support necessary to make lasting changes.

If you or a family member are combating mental health issues with or without co-occurring conditions, Connections Wellness Group can help. Our intensive outpatient program has a highly qualified team of clinicians who will develop a personalized treatment plan just for you. We will offer personalized individual and group therapy sessions to address your unique obstacles while equipping you with the skills needed to manage them more holistically. As everyone has exclusive needs, our services are tailored to every person who comes in; this offers the best chance of a positive outcome for all our patients! Call 940.360.4245 today to learn more about our intensive outpatient program.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program provides many of the same services as an inpatient program but with increased flexibility. For example, it allows patients to continue working or going to school while sleeping in their own beds each night. IOPs are ideal for those who need more support than what is available through traditional outpatient therapy but do not need the around-the-clock care of an inpatient or residential program.

At Connections Wellness Group, we offer treatment for mental health disorders. We understand that no two people are the same, and everyone’s story is unique. That is why we provide an individualized approach. Our experienced and compassionate staff of behavioral health professionals will develop a treatment plan that addresses a patient’s specific needs and offers the best chance for healing and improving quality of life.

We typically employ evidence-based approaches to address a wide variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, and many others. Individual, group, couples, and trauma therapy are just some of the therapeutic approaches we use.

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

For those struggling with mental health concerns and any co-occurring conditions, an intensive outpatient program can provide many benefits, including:

  • Flexibility – An IOP allows you to continue working or going to school while receiving treatment, and you can continue to live at home.
  • Continued support from a team of clinicians – Working with treatment professionals even after completing inpatient treatment provides support that can help you maintain an improved quality of life.
  • A structured environment – Our IOP provides structure, support, and accountability so you can focus on healing and improving your mental health.
  • An opportunity to practice new skills – In group therapy, you’ll have the chance to practice the coping skills you’ve learned in treatment and develop new ones to help you maintain recovery.

Contact Connections Wellness Group Today

An intensive outpatient program is an excellent choice, especially if you have completed a more intensive treatment program like an inpatient or a partial hospitalization program. It is all part of the recovery journey, and Connections Wellness Group offers the personalized treatment and compassionate care you or a loved one need to address mental health disorders, even when accompanied by co-occurring conditions such as substance use.

Call 940.360.4245 or contact us online to learn more about our intensive outpatient program or any of our programs or services. We are ready to help you start living your best life.