WHAT IS IOP?

Intensive outpatient (IOP) services involve more intensive care than typical outpatient treatment. Clients can expect to be engaged in therapy multiple days per week, from 9 to up to 20 hours per week. The amount of time spent in treatment each week varies by program.

Our interventions are highly individualized. We specialize in delivering high-quality, evidence-based interventions, psychoeducation, family interventions, and other environmental services (i.e., working with schools and other health or mental health providers) to maximize the effectiveness of treatment for every client.

Treatments vary by program, but all programs strive to adhere to interventions that have an extensive and superior research foundation. In our DBT program, this includes DBT, along with other evidence-based treatments needed to treat specific problems. In our anxiety program, treatment almost always includes exposure therapy, and for children and teens, behavioral parent training and family therapy.  Treatment in our eating disorders program primarily involves family-based treatment (FBT) for anorexia nervosa. Other interventions are included in all programs as needed to design a treatment plan that has the greatest likelihood of success for each individual.

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ADULT ANXIETY

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DBT

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EATING DISORDERS

INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT SERVICES

WHAT WE TREAT

We provide intensive outpatient treatment services for adults with severe OCD and other anxiety disorders. The goal of intensive treatment is to provide focused, highly structured and individualized therapy multiple days per week. Intensive treatment is appropriate when someone cannot function optimally in their daily life (i.e, cannot attend school, go to work, or participate in social or family activities). IOP services may also be appropriate when standard outpatient treatment is not working and a higher level of care is needed.

We provide intensive outpatient treatment services to children and adolescents with severe OCD, school refusal, and other anxiety disorders. The goal of intensive treatment is to provide focused, highly structured and individualized therapy multiple days per week. Intensive treatment is appropriate when a child or teen cannot function optimally in their daily life (i.e, cannot attend school, go to work, or participate in social or family activities). IOP services may also be appropriate when standard outpatient treatment is not working and a higher level of care is needed.

Intensive outpatient DBT for adults offers all of the elements of standard outpatient DBT, but in a more intensive format: three days per week of individual therapy and skills training, along with phone consultation with an individual therapist outside of sessions. Additional services, including psychiatry, are also available.

This program is for individuals ages 18 and over.

Intensive outpatient DBT for adolescents and young adults offers all of the elements of standard outpatient DBT, but in a more intensive format: three days per week of individual therapy and skills training, along with phone consultation with an individual therapist outside of sessions. Parents also attend skills groups three days per week. Additional services, including psychiatry, are also available.

This program is for individuals ages 15-20.

Our IOP program for anorexia nervosa is centered on Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for anorexia. FBT is the first-line treatment of choice for children and adolescents suffering from anorexia, as it has the most research support and best outcomes with this population. FBT in an intensive outpatient setting has the same components as traditional FBT, but is provided in a shorter time period and at a faster pace. Our IOP also includes evidence-based strategies and support for both children/adolescents and their parents. At least one parent must be in attendance with their child on all IOP days.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I know if I need intensive outpatient services?

Many people make significant progress in standard outpatient treatment. However, there may be reasons and circumstances when increasing the intensity of your treatment to one of our IOP programs may be appropriate.

If you are unsure what level of care would be best for you, the next step would be to schedule a consultation with one of our program directors. They will assess your situation and symptoms and make appropriate suggestions for your treatment, in addition to answering any questions you may have.

To start this process, please call 206-374-0109 and speak with one of our Client Services Coordinators.

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Does your program work?

It is very important to us that we offer treatments that actually help you. To that end, we monitor your goals and treatment targets to ensure you are benefiting from our services. We collect weekly and quarterly information about your symptoms and functioning to track your progress over time. We also provide treatments known to be the most effective treatments for each condition we treat.

It is important to note that when you start treatment you may initially feel worse (e.g., higher anxiety or other symptoms). This is usually because intensive treatment formats help you to quickly start facing obstacles and challenges in your life that you might typically avoid, which can be quite uncomfortable. This short-term distress is in service of making long-term progress, such as working toward life goals and ultimately feeling better.

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How do I start the process?

If you are interested in starting one of our IOP programs, or simply finding out more information, please call 206-374-0109 and speak with one of our Client Services Coordinators.

They can answer questions you have about our services and help you start the process of determining whether our services are a good fit for you.

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Do you bill insurance?

We are not contracted with any insurance companies and are therefore considered “out-of-network” with all insurance companies. If your insurance company provides out-of-network benefits, you will be given a monthly electronic statement you can submit for those benefits.

Our IOP program has been able to secure agreements with certain insurance companies in some cases; we will attempt to obtain such coverage and, if successful, we will bill your insurance directly.

Please call us at 206-374-0109 to get more information about our program fees.

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How long does the program last?

The length of treatment varies for each of our IOP programs.

The DBT IOP program typically ranges from 4 to 8 weeks for adults and 8 to 16 weeks for teens/young adults. Our anxiety IOP program ranges from 2 to 20 weeks depending on the specific problem(s) and severity of symptoms. Finally, our eating disorders IOP program typically ranges from 6 to 12 weeks.

Length of treatment is a careful decision made between you and your IOP providers and will be discussed during a consultation with one of our program directors prior to starting treatment. We want to balance providing you with the most efficient treatment possible with allowing you to stay in treatment as long as you need.

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