IOP/PHP Programs

No matter the challenges you’re facing, behavioral health treatment can help you adopt healthy coping strategies, accept reality and pursue change at your own pace. We incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into our programming. We’ll provide a protective daily structure that helps you distance yourself from life’s issues, while still accommodating your personal and professional obligations.

Our program provides active, therapeutic services of varying intensities in a coordinated and structured environment. We are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and their families by providing exceptional clinical services delivered with compassion and understanding.

Through monitored IOP and PHP programming, our clinical team creates and implements a treatment plan that allows you to seek help, uphold confidentiality, build community and still maintain your daily schedule.

What’s an IOP?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment, also known as IOP, is a primary treatment program recommended in certain instances by a clinical and medical assessment. These types of programs help provide additional structure and level of care than a typical outpatient program while still accommodating the patient’s personal and professional life.

In an Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, the degree of the client’s dysfunction is not so great that they cannot function in their home, work or school environment. The client doesn’t require containment at higher levels-of-care (such as inpatient), or need daily medical monitoring, but impairment exists in several life domains (family, social, school/work, etc.) and is beyond the scope of effective outpatient counseling.

IOP programs often follow a similar structure:

  • At least 9 hours of structured programming per week;
  • Group based, non-residential, intensive interventions;
  • Time for counseling and education;
  • Improves your level of function in various life dimensions, such as family, social, occupational or educational spaces.

Clients adopt real-world skills, while maintaining the opportunity to process experiences of distress in a supportive treatment environment. These programs usually last 6-12 weeks, resulting in more time to solidify skill development. IOP is the lowest level of care for a structured program, has the broadest application and is the least restrictive measure used to address behavioral health conditions.

IOPs are effective in a variety of situations. These include:

  • As an early intervention measure to prevent the need for a higher level-of-care;
  • For clients who have not responded to outpatient counseling or their interventions, such as behavior contracts;
  • As a transitional level of care from a higher intensity of services (such as Inpatient, Residential Treatment, or Day Programs).

IOPs are a recognized level-of-care by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), as an industry standard level of care. All insurance carriers provide benefits for this level-of-care, a standard by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), and accreditation is offered by both The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), among others.

What’s a PHP?

Partial Hospitalization Treatment, or PHP, is more intensive than IOP and provides stricter care for individuals requiring more attention. A step down from full inpatient care, PHP can sometimes be used to avoid more serious levels of care in the future.

In a Partial Hospitalization Program, clients receive several hours of treatment per day, between three and five days per week. Clients are able to return home after treatment concludes each day. Our PHP programming is engineered to familiarize clients with life outside of a residential setting. You might participate in group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and other treatment modalities that help facilitate steady recovery.

PHP programs can follow a defined structure:

  • Structured programming for 3-5 hours per day, several days a week;
  • More intensive group-based therapy;
  • Psychoeducation and skill-building practices;
  • Collaboration with licensed mental health professionals.

Clients who participate in PHP further develop coping skills and other strategies meant to help them succeed after treatment subsides. You’ll also learn to create and depend on a quality support system, one that helps you identify and face challenges outside of defined PHP treatment times.

PHPs can help patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Experiencing difficulty completing professional work, academic assignments, or other tasks;
  • Enduring Co-occurring mental and behavioral health disorders;
  • Posing minimal risk for self-harm, or for harming others;
  • Demonstrating interest in recovery.

PHPs are a recognized level-of-care by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), as an industry standard level of care. All insurance carriers provide benefits for this level-of-care, a standard by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), and accreditation is offered by both The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), among others.