Adults age 18 and older who have been struggling with mental health concerns but do not need round-the-clock supervision can receive quality care and comprehensive support through our intensive outpatient program (IOP). The IOP at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health offers personalized service within a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment.
What Is IOP?
The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health provides structured clinical services for adults who do not need round-the-clock care. This level may be ideal for patients who can benefit from step-down support after completing our residential program, as well as those who are stepping up from traditional outpatient therapy.
Our IOP includes three hours of services per day, three days per week, for a total of nine weekly hours of care. When our IOP is not in session, you can work, attend school, take part in volunteer activities, and otherwise engage in a healthy and productive lifestyle.
This balanced approach provides an ideal opportunity for you to practice healthy communication skills, problem-solving capabilities, and symptom management strategies in a real-world environment and then process your experiences and receive focused feedback during IOP sessions.
Typical length of stay in our IOP is 10 weeks.
Who Can Participate in IOP?
At Mount Carmel Behavioral Health, all admissions decisions are made on an individual basis. We thoroughly review each prospective patient’s history, needs, and goals to determine if our programming is the best fit for them.
In general, our IOP is designed to serve people who meet the following criteria:
- Adults age 18 and older of all genders
- Struggling with a mental health disorder
- Can fully engage in all aspects of programming
- Do not need 24/7 support
We accept referrals from other healthcare providers, and we also welcome adults who contact us directly on their own behalf. Intake assessments are available by appointment or as a walk-in service.
Features of IOP
After you complete your intake assessment, our team will develop a personalized plan to guide your care throughout your time in our IOP.
Depending on the results of your assessment, your IOP plan may include:
- Medication management services
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Individual, group, and family sessions may incorporate the principles and practices of multiple therapeutic modalities, including:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
Therapy sessions in our IOP are led by licensed social workers or other experienced professionals. If you receive medication management services while you’re participating in our IOP, your care will include weekly meetings with a psychiatrist.
Benefits of IOP
The specific benefits each patient receives from our IOP can vary considerably depending on personal factors such as their history, the nature and severity of the mental health disorder they’ve developed, and their immediate and long-term goals.
However, all adults who take part in the IOP at Mount Carmel Behavioral Health can expect to benefit from several features of our programming, including:
- Personalized service – At every level of care, our goal is to provide each patient with the customized services that will best prepare them to make sustained progress toward improved health. Our IOP team will take the time to get to know you as a unique individual so that we can be sure that you are receiving the focused care that’s most beneficial to you.
- Experienced professionals – At the IOP level, you will work in close collaboration with a team of experienced and compassionate professionals. In addition to their training and expertise, each member of our staff shares an unwavering commitment to superior, personalized service.
- Safe environment – While you are receiving care in our IOP, you will be in a safe and welcoming environment. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that each person who participates in IOP sessions receives customized care and comprehensive support in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
- Shared support – Many people who struggle with mental health concerns also develop a sense of isolation. In our IOP, you will discover that you are not alone, and that other people understand what you have been experiencing. Our program can help you develop the personal support network that can benefit you for years to come.