The Mental Health Intensive Outpatient program (MH IOP) helps individuals:

  • Manage emotions and symptoms associated with their behavioral health illness
  • Decrease behavioral health inpatient stays
  • Improve interactions with others

MH IOP treatment includes:

  • Treatment that is determined and recommended by a psychiatrist and Behavioral Health Services treatment team
  • Structure and intense psycho-education
  • Four to 14 weeks of evidence-based Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy that takes place three times per week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Group members are taught skills to help them manage their mental health symptoms and how to use these skills outside of the group. These skills support management and resolution of behavioral health symptoms.
  • Weekly individual therapy with a mental health therapist.
  • An environment that is less restrictive than an inpatient behavioral health setting but also more intense than most other outpatient therapy sessions
  • Medication management by a Behavioral Health Services psychiatrist
  • Basic education on substance abuse and how it relates to mental health issues and difficulty regulating emotions
  • Addiction management, as appropriate

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is used in the weekly group sessions. DBT teaches skills that help an individual:

  • Manage difficult emotions
  • Decrease cutting behaviors and addiction
  • Interact effectively with others
  • Decrease symptoms associated with other mental health diagnoses

MH IOP is appropriate for:

  • Men and women 18 years and older who have a history of frequent hospitalizations due to mental health issues and suicidality
  • Individuals who need intensive structured programing to avoid relapses and hospitalizations due to the severity of their mental health symptoms and/or mental health issues, including personality disorders, depression, anxiety, etc.

Most insurance plans are accepted.

For more information, call (307) 633-7370.