Intensive Outpatient (IOP) is a great option for those who need more support than traditional outpatient treatment but don’t require the structure of inpatient hospitalization. IOP allows individuals to receive care in a safe and caring environment, while maintaining some independence and flexibility to attend to their other responsibilities.
At Benchmark Transitions, a team of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and others provide support and guidance to individuals. They offer individual and group therapy sessions to help those individuals acquire the necessary skills to manage their mental health issues or substance abuse problems.
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a type of mental health treatment program designed to help individuals struggling with a wide variety of mental health issues, including substance abuse, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. A typical IOP consists of group therapy and individual counseling sessions held three to five days a week for several hours each day. The goal of IOP is to provide patients with the skills and resources they need to manage their mental health issues and lead healthier, more productive lives.
Outpatient services offer many advantages compared to inpatient treatment due to the ability to receive quality care with greater convenience and cost savings. Outpatient facilities are typically less expensive than inpatient, since patients do not have to stay overnight. This helps to reduce costs and make treatment more affordable for those seeking help. Additionally, because outpatient services are provided on an as-needed basis, patients can receive care without taking time away from their other commitments such as work or school.
The frequency of outpatient therapy visits typically depends on the individual’s needs and treatment plan. Generally, most people start out with more frequent appointments – such as once or twice a week – and then progress to less frequent visits as progress is made in achieving treatment goals. The therapist may recommend a specific number of visits per month or week that are tailored to the individual’s needs, condition, and preferences. Generally speaking, the longer the person is in therapy, the fewer appointments they may need as progress continues over time. Outpatient therapy can be a useful resource for working through mental health issues or traumatic situations while still allowing individuals to maintain their daily routine and responsibilities.
Benchmark Transitions 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.