Mental health symptoms occur on a continuum from mild to severe. The severity of symptoms affects how daily life is impacted and the best level of treatment. Choosing mental health treatment is one of the best decisions for your health, but understanding treatment options can be confusing. Harmony Hills provides the full continuum of care, from our residential program through aftercare planning and support.
An intensive outpatient program for mental health provides the same treatment as a residential program without the obligation of having to live at the treatment center. Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) for mental health offers structured, individualized care for clients who are stepping down from a higher level of care or need more support than regular outpatient treatment can provide. The expert intake team at Harmony Hills can help determine the best level of treatment for you. Contact us at 855.494.0357 to learn more about our IOP.
What to Expect from an Intensive Outpatient Program for Mental Health Treatment
An IOP provides the same highly structured mental health treatment as a residential program but on an outpatient basis. IOPs are less costly and more flexible than inpatient treatment, allowing individuals to keep up with school or work responsibilities and maintain obligations at home. Compared to regular outpatient treatment, IOP is more comprehensive, provides more guidance, and requires a more significant time commitment, typically at least nine hours per week.
When you reach out to Harmony Hills’ intensive outpatient program for mental health treatment, our intake specialists perform a thorough evaluation to determine your needs, help you identify treatment goals, and develop an individualized treatment plan. We understand that even people with similar diagnoses have unique needs, so no two treatment plans are the same. However, most clients can expect to benefit from our integrative treatment approach, which can include the following:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Relapse prevention
- Trauma therapy
- Case management services
- Drug screening
- Education about mental health and particular diagnoses
- Life skills training
- Access to nutritional and medical care providers
Mental health issues impact all areas of life. Our comprehensive IOP combines evidence-based and holistic treatments to foster whole-body healing. Rather than focusing solely on a person’s symptoms, we help them work to uncover the underlying issues contributing to their mental health problems, resulting in better outcomes for long-term recovery.
Can You Benefit from an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?
An intensive outpatient program for mental health treatment has many benefits but may not be appropriate for everyone. IOP is unsuitable for individuals with severe mental health symptoms requiring 24-hour supervision, those at risk of harming themselves or others, or those who need medical detox.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), an intensive outpatient program can benefit those who:
- Have a stable and supportive home environment
- Are motivated to work toward recovery
- Can verbally express their thoughts and feelings
- Are not currently using drugs or alcohol
- Have access to a solid support network outside of treatment
- Have the self-discipline to attend program sessions
- Are able and willing to participate in group settings
Some of the reasons a doctor or intake specialist might recommend an intensive outpatient program include the following:
- Not making progress toward recovery goals in outpatient treatment
- To prevent the need for a higher level of care
- Work or family obligations prevent you from being able to attend residential care
- To ease the transition from a higher level of care
- To reduce the risk of relapse or manage the early stages of relapse
- Fostering the development of healthy coping mechanisms and life skills
An IOP for mental health treatment provides consistent, targeted treatment to address your mental health needs without forcing you to step away entirely from daily life. For many, this removes barriers to treatment, including stigma, fear, affordability, and access.
Choose Harmony Hills’ IOP for Mental Health in Florida
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health but cannot step away from life for residential treatment or do not need such a high level of care, reach out to Harmony Hills to learn about our IOP for mental health treatment in Florida. Use our online form or call 855.494.0357.