Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)
St. Joseph Behavioral Health has two intensive outpatient therapy groups to help those with mental and/or addiction issues. IOP can help prevent inpatient hospitalization by providing therapy to intervene before a crisis situation develops. IOP can also be a step-down to a less restrictive level of care after inpatient hospitalization. Therapy sessions are three days a week, three hours each session, for a total of nine hours a week. For those with co-occurring disorders, both psychiatric and chemical dependency issues can be addressed utilizing both programs.
Regardless of which program is attended, education and medication monitoring by RNs, medical oversight by a psychiatrist and therapy by licensed therapists can help patients make noticeable progress in a relatively short period of time.
The IOP team works closely with a patient’s private therapist to ensure the continuum of care with transition back to private therapy is uninterrupted. Continuing care is available weekly at no charge to patients who have completed IOP and desire further therapeutic support to prevent relapse.