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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) centers on family, individual, and group therapy sessions which occur weekly at Finley Hospital.  Designed for adults, this intensive outpatient service provides medication oversight and group, family, and individual therapy sessions.  Managed by our team of psychiatrists and social workers, our purpose is to support you, and your family, when adjusting to life circumstances, illness, or other changes, with a particular focus on anxiety and depressive disorders.

Who can benefit the most from this program?

Individuals who are affected by depression, anxiety, or other forms of emotional distress, are welcome to participate in this program.  The additional support and treatment provided may help prevent hospitalization, or with transitioning from inpatient services back to home during times of increased distress due to medical or lifestyle changes.

What can patients expect when participating in the Intensive Outpatient Program?

The Intensive Outpatient Program includes group, individual, and family therapy conducted by a social worker; medication management by a psychiatrist; and referrals for follow-up care at the end of the program.  This program is intended to provide support and teach effective coping strategies within a 2-3 month timeframe, up to 3 times a week.  Various life topics, with an intense focus on learning effective coping skills, are covered through our sessions including: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-defeating habits, communication, self-esteem, and personal relationships. Instruction is provided on health and wellness which includes goal setting, coping strategies, and what may be getting in the way of one's activities of daily living. Other services provided include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
  • Wellness activities
  • Medication management
  • Psychosocial Assessment/Evaluation
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Other therapies as ordered

Fore more information on entering this program, please call (563) 589-2309.