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Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at DeSoto Wellness Clinic

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is beneficial for individuals that do not require a full-time stay in a residential treatment facility. Different levels of care for mental health and substance abuse treatment deliberately transition people back into their communities. The IOP level of care works well for people who require intensive treatment but are unable to live full-time at a treatment facility.

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What is the Difference Between Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs?

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IOPs are day programs where patients attend group and individual therapy sessions. In most cases, the therapeutic programs are the same between inpatient and outpatient treatment. However, inpatient programs offer the unique aspect of providing 24/7 support and monitoring.

Intensive outpatient programs fill a gap within the continuation of mental health and addiction care. Not every person dealing with mental health issues needs constant care. In addition, not everyone can afford to leave their home and job for a month or longer.

Patients enrolled in our IOP program at DeSoto Wellness receive evidence-based, individualized care. The outpatient option can help a variety of people dealing with mental health issues. If you have further questions about the intensive outpatient level of care, please feel free to call us today.

Who Can Benefit From IOP Treatment?

Intensive outpatient programs allow individuals to continue their home and work life while in treatment. Therefore, their life outside of treatment must be safe and supportive. The IOP option allows for more freedom than inpatient programs. Despite not being for everybody, IOPs can be life-changing for people in several circumstances.

A good candidate for IOPs:

  • Is committed to recovery while at the facility and while at home
  • Has a stable and supportive work and home environment
  • Does not require 24/7 support and monitoring

Within the continuation of care, IOPs can be used transitionally or as a standalone treatment. Our treatment professionals can help you determine which level of care would fit your needs best.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program

How do our programs differ from other Mississippi treatment centers? At DeSoto Wellness, we provide a complete range of therapeutic solutions for people dealing with mental health issues. We will help you identify triggers and traumas related to your mental health symptoms and substance use tendencies. Our goal is to help you develop tools that will help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Our compassionate team understands how challenging mental health issues can lead to difficult emotional and psychological circumstances. The length of our IOPs depends on the particular person and what their treatment plan entails. Many IOP patients attend sessions three or more times a week for about three hours per day.

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Individual Therapy

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Individual therapy is a vital part of mental health and addiction treatment. Individual sessions allow patients to work one-on-one with a licensed therapist. Therapists help their clients work through complex traumas that lead to their mental health challenges. In terms of substance use recovery, individual therapy is one of the most dynamic and healing treatments available.

Some of the therapeutic services available in our IOP include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps clients confront and overcome unhealthy thoughts and actions. Therapists utilize CBT to encourage their clients to enact change. The main goal of CBT is to help individuals overcome their destructive behaviors and thought processes.

As people begin to confront their negative thought patterns in CBT, they begin to develop a new understanding of themselves. This process has proven to help many individuals long-term. During cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, therapists assist their clients in:

  • Identifying negative thoughts
  • Setting goals
  • Solving problems
  • Developing problem-solving skills

Learning how to self-monitor

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy that focuses on the proper management of emotions and maintaining healthy relationships. DBT can be used for various mental health and addiction issues. It was initially developed as a therapy for people with a borderline personality disorder.

DBT can be helpful for individuals that have not found success in other forms of therapy. At DeSoto Wellness Clinic, we offer DBT to all of our clients, including those with challenging conditions to treat. Regardless of the individual involved, we focus on encouraging our clients to build acceptance and proactive problem-solving skills.

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Individual Intensive Counseling

Individual intensive counseling is a form of psychiatry. Our intensive counseling programs allow clients to meet with their therapist for a longer period and more frequently. Sessions can last up to three hours per day for three to five days per week. Long and frequent sessions allow our clients to develop strong relationships with their counselors. Individual intensive counseling, along with other forms of therapy, is one of the most crucial therapeutic processes in treatment. The scheduling of sessions for each client mainly depends on their specific needs.

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Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that typically involves two or more people and an experienced therapist. These sessions encourage open and honest discussions in a safe environment. Group therapy helps people strengthen their socialization and communication skills in a real-world group setting.

Benefits of group therapy include:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Strong and encouraging support system
  • Sense of belonging
  • Comfortability in group settings

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Marriage Counseling

At DeSoto Wellness we offer marriage counseling to help our clients resolve interpersonal conflicts. Our marriage counseling program is a form of psychotherapy designed to help each partner identify and resolve challenges and conflicts within the relationship. Couples therapy can help resolve long-standing and deeply-rooted issues. However, couples therapy is not only for relationships with extreme problems. Any relationship can reap benefits through marriage counseling.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) can help treat a range of mental health issues. It is often used for addiction but has also proven to help individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This form of therapy uses visual stimulation to help the patient resolve deeply rooted trauma.

The multiphase treatment can help reduce an individual’s negative reactions resulting from triggers. Multiple studies relate EMDR’s success with the way a person’s eye movements may be connected with traumatic memories – similar to REM sleep.

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Ready to Make a Change?

Are you or a loved one dealing with mental health issues? Our treatment facility is centered primarily around mental health, and we specialize in providing therapeutic and clinical care to clients with mild to severe mental health disorders. Our knowledgeable and caring staff create a comfortable atmosphere catered to healing trauma and making healthy changes. Give us a call today if you have any questions or would like to get started.

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