Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is a beneficial choice for individuals needing more assistance than standard outpatient care but without the structure of inpatient treatment. With IOP, individuals can access support in a nurturing environment while maintaining some freedom to manage their other obligations.

At Colorado Behavioral Health, a dedicated team of mental health experts, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and more, offer support and guidance. They conduct individual and group therapy sessions to empower individuals in handling their mental health challenges or substance abuse issues.

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What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a mental health treatment program aimed at aiding individuals dealing with various mental health challenges like substance abuse, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Usually, IOP involves group therapy and individual counseling sessions held three to five days a week for multiple hours per day. The main objective of IOP is to equip patients with the tools and support necessary to handle their mental health difficulties and live more fulfilling, healthier lives.

Benefits of Outpatient Care

Outpatient treatment also allows individuals to practice the skills they learn in therapy in their daily lives. As they continue to attend sessions and receive support, they can apply these skills in real-life situations, making it easier to maintain progress and prevent relapse. This hands-on approach helps individuals build confidence in their ability to manage their mental health challenges independently.

Outpatient services offer a more flexible treatment schedule compared to inpatient programs. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who have work or family commitments that cannot be put on hold. Having the flexibility to attend therapy sessions at convenient times allows individuals to prioritize their recovery while still fulfilling their other responsibilities.

How Long Does Outpatient Care Take?

The frequency of outpatient therapy sessions usually varies based on the person’s requirements and treatment program. Initially, individuals often have more frequent appointments – like once or twice a week – before transitioning to less frequent sessions as they make progress towards treatment goals. Therapists may suggest a specific number of visits per month or week tailored to the person’s needs, condition, and preferences. Typically, as therapy continues, the number of appointments needed decreases as progress is made over time. Outpatient therapy provides a valuable support for addressing mental health concerns or difficult situations while allowing individuals to manage their daily routines and responsibilities effectively.

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Colorado Behavioral Health works with all major insurance companies and is pleased to be an In Network provider with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS Blue Card plans), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, MHN, TriCare West and Quantum Health.