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Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP)


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Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP) services offered in Cordova and Greater Tennessee , Greater Tennessee, TN

Mental health disorders often cause challenging symptoms that require more support than is available through traditional therapy. If your symptoms are overwhelming, connect with the team at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness in Cordova, Tennessee, to learn about intensive outpatient psychotherapy (IOP). Ms. Dixon, together with a team of exceptional therapists, offers IOP to veterans and everyone 18 and older struggling with severe mental health issues. Call the office today or connect online to request a consultation and learn more about IOP.

Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP) Q & A

What is intensive outpatient psychotherapy (IOP)?

IOP is customized to give you more therapeutic support than you would receive through standard outpatient therapy. Standard outpatient therapy typically involves a one-hour appointment every week or two, or possibly once a month, depending on your mental health diagnosis.

By comparison, IOP at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness means meeting with a licensed psychotherapist three days a week, with each session lasting three hours.

IOP allows you to receive an advanced level of mental health care without entering a partial hospitalization or inpatient program. You can also schedule IOP for your step-down care if you’re leaving an inpatient program.

When would I need intensive outpatient psychotherapy?

You may need IOP to help your mental health symptoms improve faster or deal with an acute crisis or trauma. Your WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness provider may also recommend IOP when patients face severe symptoms or life challenges requiring more intensive support.

IOP helps patients cope with and overcome a wide range of mental health disorders, including (but not limited to):

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance use disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Your WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness therapist may consider IOP for any mental health issue causing extreme stress or disrupting your daily life.

What should I expect during intensive outpatient therapy?

Your IOP may involve individual counseling, group therapy, or both. You could also schedule family therapy sessions during IOP if appropriate for the challenges you face. Your provider may also include medication management in your IOP program.

The compassionate WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness providers have extensive experience using many therapeutic approaches. They recommend the therapy that will best meet your mental health needs and personal goals.

You may receive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, or interpersonal therapy, to name a few therapies frequently used during IOP.

IOP also focuses on teaching the skills needed to achieve a thriving life going forward. For example, you may need to learn how to improve your communication or social skills, manage anger, or prevent a relapse. 

Don’t let ongoing mental health issues affect your well-being or stop you from achieving a fulfilling life. Call the caring team at WellMind Behavioral Health & Wellness or request an appointment online today.