Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis

  • Accredited by the Joint Commission

  • Ages 18 and up

  • 3 times/week, 3 hours/day, 6-8 weeks

  • Smaller groups, typically about 8-10 people

  • Supervised by a double board-certified Psychiatrist

  • Clean and inviting atmosphere

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis

  • Accredited by the Joint Commission

  • Ages 18 and up

  • 5 times/week, 4 hours/day, 2-3 weeks

  • Smaller groups, typically about 4-8 people

  • Supervised by a double board-certified Psychiatrist

  • Clean and inviting atmosphere

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

IOP tends to be a best fit for those who do not need inpatient level of care but when symptoms require greater therapeutic support than what can be achieved in the individual outpatient counseling. IOP is structured psychotherapy in a small group format. Group settings are effective in developing self-awareness, emotional management, and social awareness.

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

PHP program is for individuals who do not need to stay in the hospital but still require a highly structured outpatient program – often, acting as a bridge for those transitioning from inpatient care. PHP provides a structured program of outpatient psychiatric services as an alternative to inpatient psychiatric care. It’s more intense than care you get in a doctor’s or therapist’s office. You get this treatment during the day, and you don't have to stay overnight.

What is the difference between IOP & PHP

The difference between IOP and PHP level is both the time commitment, the intensity of the program, the patient responsibility in the program and outside of the program. Simply put IOP is appropriate if you have a mindset of "I can do it but I need some help" and PHP is "I cannot do anything and have no idea where to start". PHP is going to much more instructional, and IOP is going to be more about application. PHP provides a safe validating place 5 days a week, IOP provides that 3 days a week, but encourages you to make changes during your off time.

PHP meets 5 days a week for 5 hours a day (including lunch). IOP meets 3 days a week for 3 hours a day. PHP is like a full time job. IOP is like a part time job. PHP helps you figure out medication and tools to use. IOP teaches you to apply those tools. PHP approaches things more hands on. IOP expects you to invest and do more.

What benefits does IOP/PHP provide?

IOP & PHP programs have a lot of benefits; being a good mixture of high quality treatment with the freedom to continue on with your obligations in life because you are only attending treatment part time. Outpatient programs are also often much cheaper than inpatient programs.

Intensive Outpatient Group

Who leads the IOP/PHP groups?

Our dedicated team of therapists work together to provide the most comprehensive and diverse care possible. Our IOP/PHP team is made up of licensed providers that specialize in trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, domestic violence and mood disorders.

What types of topics are discussed?

IOP / PHP therapy is designed to challenge negative emotions, thoughts and behaviors, while teaching and reinforcing mindfulness techniques and positive coping skills.

  • Coping with a mental health diagnosis

  • Relapse prevention

  • Life experiences and behavioral impact

  • Understanding moods and emotions

  • Triggers and warning signs

  • Communication and conflict resolution

  • Self-identity and self-esteem

  • Identifying problems and finding solutions

How do get started in IOP/PHP?

In order to determine the best care plan for you, we offer confidential consultation and assessment services to better understand your physical, mental, social and emotional health history. Assessments may be scheduled by calling us at 469-340-2777. Whether your assessment is conducted in person or online, our licensed, compassionate clinicians in consultation with our medical staff will recommend an effective plan of care and answer any questions you may have about the plan.

Counseling and IOP

Does insurance cover IOP and PHP programs?

Most insurances do cover IOP & PHP and often IOP/PHP is much less expensive than traditional inpatient or residential treatment. Speak with our IOP/PHP coordinator to get further details on coverage and cost.