When people think of an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), they’re often intimidated just by the title. However, in a warm and caring environment, an IOP is an opportunity for patients to undergo more in-depth treatment to help them recover from a mental illness.
At Harmony Wellness Bay, we combine both the clinical aspects of mental health therapy with a more personalized approach that enables you to heal in all areas of your life. That way, you don’t feel as if you are entering some cold facility where no one is listening or cares about what is going on with your situation.
We are here to listen, answer your questions, and address your fears and concerns. Harmony Bay Wellness covers a wide range of mental health disorders, such as:
- Bipolar disorder
- Co-occurring conditions with drug or alcohol addiction
What Can You Expect From an Intensive Outpatient Program?
The first thing you can expect from our South Jersey IOP is more personalized attention with programs that are suited for your particular mental condition. Our mental health therapy services address issues that you may be dealing with in ways that traditional treatment cannot help.
For instance, you may have relied on individual therapy for psychological support. However, you may find that healing and strength come through peer support instead of individual therapy. Therefore, we offer group therapy options.
There are also options available to you, such as:
- In-depth psychiatric assessments to get to the heart of the issue
- More balanced medication management
- Telehealth treatment services that allow you to interact more with your doctor
- Drug and alcohol assessments for co-occurring conditions
- Specialized testing for conditions such as ADD
- Group, family, and couples therapy to help you and your loved ones
A Safe, Caring, and Structured Environment
Harmony Bay Wellness offers a safe and structured therapeutic environment where you may meet with your specialist for three to five times a week for more extended periods such as three to four hours. While this may seem more intense than you are used to, it gives you more space to think and feel and express your most rooted issues.
Think about it: would you rather be pressed for time during a one hour per week visit, or would you rather have more dedicated time with your doctor so that you can deal with your mental disorder?
This is why our IOP in South Jersey is powerful and effective. We give you more time inside a caring and structured environment where you can feel safe. You can continue your recovery inside of individualized or group therapy and start to heal from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or another mental health condition.
What Can You Achieve in an Intensive Outpatient Program?
By participating in an IOP, you can address issues that are causing your mental condition and then find a path toward real treatment and healing. Your goals will depend on your individual needs and condition. In addition, our trained specialists can help you in the following ways:
- Teach coping skills
- Help you develop problem-solving strategies
- Guide you toward greater self-awareness
- Allow you to explore further treatment options including medication
- Help you recognize unhealthy or destructive behaviors
Through our intensive outpatient program, we can give you the strength to ask for help and support when you need it. You don’t have to feel as though you are living in the shadows of your mental condition anymore.