What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
All outpatient programs require a person to visit a facility that provides treatment for mental health disorders for regular therapy sessions. Unlike residential care, outpatient does not mean the person has to live in the facility. There are three main levels of outpatient care, and intensive outpatient is the middle level. Some people begin their treatment for mental illness with intensive outpatient care, while others transition into it from a higher level of care.
Intensive outpatient provides many of the focused types of care used in residential and partial hospitalization programs but does not require as big of a time commitment. While how many sessions a person attends varies per program, they generally will need to go to the facility three to five days per week for a few hours each day.
Intensive outpatient treatment combines both individual and group therapies to provide a well-rounded approach to helping people with mental health disorders. Holistic therapy is often included, which is a series of therapies that approach a person’s care from the point of view of treating their physical, mental, and spiritual selves. This combination provides healing on several levels, which can provide much-needed results.
How Long is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
How long someone needs to attend an intensive outpatient program in Los Angeles depends on a few different factors. These include which mental illness they have, how long they have had it, the severity of their symptoms, and any previous attempts at treatment. In general, a minimum of 30 days in IOP is advised to see good results. For many, 60 days or longer can provide optimal results.
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What is Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Los Angeles Like?
Our Los Angeles intensive outpatient program allows each person to have access to several types of therapy. We perform an initial assessment of everyone we treat so we understand their diagnosis and symptoms. From there, we can assign a menu of therapies that will best meet their needs. The therapy modalities we offer include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Individual therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Somatic therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
- Neurofeedback therapy
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
What Disorders Can an IOP Treat?
IOP is designed to treat several types of mental illnesses. Common disorders that respond well to formal care in an IOP include:
- Mood disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)/Trauma
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eating disorders
- Dual diagnosis (a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder)
Why Choose Montare at the Canyon's Intensive Outpatient Program?
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Do you struggle with poor mental health and think an outpatient program might be the answer? Montare at the Canyon offers a highly effective intensive outpatient program in Los Angeles that provides access to experienced and skilled mental health professionals. Each of our staff members works patiently with our clients to help them understand their illness and learn to minimize their symptoms. Because every person is unique, treatment should never take on a one-size-fits-all approach. We get to know who you are and set goals for helping you heal.
For more information, visit our admissions page now. Our staff can answer any questions you have and discuss your insurance options.