What can I expect during my initial assessment and intake process for the IOP?

If you or a loved one is struggling with moderate to severe anxiety or depression, mood disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, or behavioral issues, our programs may be the right fit for you. In this article, we will walk you through the process of getting started with our IOP program and what to expect during your initial assessment and intake process.

Understanding IOP and PHP Programs

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Care Programs (PHP) offer short-term, intensive treatment options for individuals with various mental health conditions. These programs aim to provide strong support in reducing symptoms, simplify the treatment process by offering multiple services under one roof, and streamline billing and insurance issues.

The Screening Process

During the screening call, the licensed clinician will gather information about your medical and mental health history, as well as your current concerns. This information is crucial in determining if our IOP program is the right fit for you. If the screening indicates that our program aligns with your needs, we will schedule your initial intake appointment.

The Intake Appointment

At the intake appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet with both a board-certified psychiatrist and a licensed therapist. We recommend allowing up to 2 hours for this appointment to ensure enough time for assessments and paperwork completion. For children and teens, we encourage the involvement of parents or guardians, while for adults, having a support person present is beneficial.

During the intake appointment, our team will assess your needs and determine the appropriate level of care for you. This could be either our 5-day PHP program or our 3-day IOP program. Once the level of care is determined, you can begin the program the very next day.

Assigning a Therapist and Treatment Plan

Following the intake appointment, our treatment team will process the information gathered and assign you to a dedicated therapist. Your therapist will be your main point of contact throughout your treatment. They will schedule an orientation session with you to review program rules, protocols, and expectations.

Your therapist will also work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan may include individual therapy sessions, group therapy, family sessions, and psychiatric consultations. Our administrative team will assist in scheduling appointments with our psychiatrist and handling insurance claims.

The Treatment Process

Once your treatment plan is established, you will start attending sessions based on the recommended schedule. The frequency and duration of these sessions will depend on your individual needs and the level of care determined during the intake process.

Throughout your treatment, you will learn valuable skills to manage your emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. These skills will empower you to navigate your mental health between therapy sessions and provide a foundation for long-term wellness. Our goal is to support you in achieving stability and security in managing your mental health.

Transitioning to Outpatient Care

As you progress in your treatment, you may reach a point where transitioning to outpatient care is appropriate. Our team will work closely with you to determine the right time for this transition and provide recommendations for ongoing care. We can help you find an outpatient therapist and/or psychiatrist who can continue to support your mental health journey.

Taking the First Step

If you’re ready to embark on your mental wellness journey, we encourage you to reach out to us today. Our compassionate team is here to provide the support, guidance, and resources you need to achieve long-term health and wellbeing. Call us today at 954-523-1167.