Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Program

We have developed the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Program when a higher level of care is needed for new, current and past clients. IOP is available for those who are seeking intensive outpatient treatment for eating disorders, trauma related disorders, anxiety, and depression.

The program is offered 3 evenings a week for 3 hours at a time. Each evening addresses the following themes:

  • Skills & Resources
  • Relationship With Self & Relationships With Others
  • Body Wellness & Creative Expression

Treatment is individualized based upon each client’s personal needs and goals. The program is a combination of individual and group therapy, as well as family therapy when it is indicated.

What makes IOP unique:

  • The program is in a cozy setting in the community, instead of at a facility.
  • Clients may be followed their own Primary Care Physician, Psychiatrist, and Nutritionist in the community. When necessary or requested, Art of Awareness will provide referrals to specialized medical providers.
  • The IOP staff collaborates with the client’s multi-disciplinary team of providers.
  • As clients progress in treatment, there are options to step down into a lower level of care, with a focus on relapse prevention and wellness maintenance.

Participants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the IOP Program:

  • The participant’s motivation to recover is at least moderate.
  • The participant must be seen by a doctor for medical clearance 72 hours prior to admission.
  • The participant is medically stable.
  • The participant may be required to be seen by a Psychiatrist by the 3rd day of admission.
  • The participant’s symptoms are causing impairment in social, occupational or family functioning and require intensive and structured intervention.
  • The participant demonstrates no feasible suicidal intent or plan.
  • The participant’s current weight is over 80% of ideal body weight, or more than 18 BMI, with no need for IVs or a feeding tube.
  • The participant must have normal lab tests or abnormalities that do not require active medical intervention.
  • The participant has adequate cognitive abilities to assume responsibility for behavioral change and is capable of developing skills to cope with their symptoms.
  • The participant is experiencing continued difficulty despite attempted treatment at lower levels of care.

Please find additional information about our IOP program here!