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Intensive Outpatient Program

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At Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health, we offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Sharon, Massachusetts, to help people struggling with mental health. An IOP can be incredibly beneficial for those struggling with mental health issues that want professional help but can’t commit to residential stays at a mental health practice.

Our staff provides supportive, individualized care to help our clients progress in their recovery—without requiring them to block off weeks and sometimes months on their schedule. Call 855.520.0531 to speak with a staff member about how our intensive outpatient program in Sharon, Massachusetts, can help you or your loved one. In addition to our IOP, we offer other mental health programs that could provide the care you require.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An IOP is a mental health program typically used as a step-down from inpatient care. IOPs vary in length and intensity, but typically, they involve attending therapy sessions several times a week for a few hours. An IOP often includes:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Psychiatric care

IOPs typically last for several weeks to a few months. To put it shortly, an IOP is a type of treatment that provides intensive therapeutic services to clients who do not need 24-hour care but who still require more support than what traditional outpatient therapy can offer.

What to Expect from an IOP

Each patient’s experience in an IOP will be unique, but there are some general things you can expect from undergoing an IOP at Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health. First and foremost, our team of highly trained and compassionate professionals will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We understand that no two people are alike, so we tailor our approach to each patient.

At Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health, our IOP consists of three hours of group and individual therapy five days per week. In addition to one-on-one time with your therapist, you can also expect to participate in group therapy sessions. These sessions provide an opportunity for you to share your experiences with others who are going through similar challenges. Group sessions also give you the chance to learn from other people’s perspectives and receive support from your peers. Group topics include:

  • Anger management
  • Coping skills
  • Grief and loss
  • Relapse prevention
  • Stress management

Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health’s IOP also includes psychiatric evaluations and medication management as needed.

Benefits of Undergoing an IOP

There are many benefits associated with participating in an IOP. Some of the most commonly reported benefits include the following.

Greater Independence

Another benefit of an IOP is that it can help you to gain a greater sense of independence. While an IOP provides intensive support, it also allows you to practice using the skills you’ve learned in a real-world setting. This can be incredibly helpful in preparing you for life after treatment.

Improved Mental Health Symptoms

One of the primary benefits of an IOP is that it can help to improve your mental health symptoms. Many people who participate in an IOP find that their mental health symptoms lessen significantly throughout treatment. Additionally, the skills you learn in an IOP can help you manage your symptoms more effectively.

Improved Relationships

An IOP can also help you to improve your relationships. You’ll learn new communication and conflict-resolution skills through therapy to help you relate positively to others. You may also find that participating in an IOP gives you a greater sense of connection to others who are going through similar challenges.

Increased Support

An IOP can also provide you with increased support during and after treatment. During treatment, you’ll have the opportunity to develop relationships with your therapist and peers. These relationships can be incredibly supportive and helpful in times of need. After treatment, you’ll still have access to the resources and support of the IOP team.

Learn More About the Intensive Outpatient Program at Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health in Massachusetts

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please know that help is available. At Rockland Recovery Behavioral Health, we offer an intensive outpatient program that can provide the support you need. To learn more about our IOP in Sharon, Massachusetts, or to schedule a free consultation, please call us today at 855.520.0531.