Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is dedicated to helping individuals develop healthier coping skills and build a recovery support network. Participants can continue to work, attend school, and tend to the duties of daily life. This three-day, nine-hour-a-week programs allows patients the opportunity to practice their new skills while still benefiting from the support and accountability of treatment.This program allows participants to receive treatment on a part-time, yet intensive schedule. It is our belief that recovery and life are one in the same and it is for that reason that daily life is an integral therapeutic component of treatment.

Our Mental Health IOP provides treatment for people suffering from moderate to severe levels of depression and anxiety that are interfering with their daily functioning, such as work performance, relationships, health, etc. Many of our patients are feeling helpless, hopeless and have thought of suicide. We use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to assist individuals in mental health recovery through coping with depression and anxiety, developing action plans, and building coping skills. Core groups are organized around Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model, and also include Mindfulness Skills, Assertiveness Training; Anxiety Management; Anger Management; Problem Solving; Crisis Management; Grief Work; Setting Boundaries; Identification of Feelings; Co-dependency; Pain Management, and Using Medication Effectively.

Our Co-Occurring Disorders IOP provides treatment for people diagnosed with both a mental illness and chemical dependence. Using Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment, we incorporate a number of elements including groups specifically designed for people with dual disorders, education regarding medications and other steps to recovery from both illnesses, help in understanding the effects of substance abuse on their lives, and knowledge regarding substances of abuse and how they affect mental illness. Additional core components of this track are: Motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, and cognitive-behavioral, Anger Management, Crisis Management, Grief Work, Setting Boundaries, Pain Management, Problem Solving, and Using Medication Effectively.

Some people already have relationships with therapists or physicians who have been treating them. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with your other treating providers in the community. We may also supplement IOP with other treatment modalities available in the Orlando area, such as individual, couples or family therapy, support groups, church, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, etc.