Intensive Programs

Short-Term Intensives at Lightfully Behavioral Health

Your mental health should always be your main priority, but sometimes you don’t have the time or circumstances to devote months to treating your mental distress or disorder symptoms. That’s why it’s important to have access to short-term, evidence-based clinical support that can help you long after you leave.

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we want to make sure that everyone can gain the benefits of effective mental health care by clinical experts, even if they only have a brief time to spend getting the care they need. For that reason, we offer a short-term mental health care option called Lightfully Intensives.

An Introduction to Lightfully Intensives

Lightfully Intensives are a short-term mental health care option. Each client will receive evidence-based mental health care for at least two weeks, but it’s possible for the duration to be extended. 

The goal of Lightfully Intensives is to provide you with the personalized support that you need at any point in your mental health journey, whether it be your first time receiving mental health care, or you need a bit of extra support during the holidays to reinforce your current outpatient therapy.

Intensives are simply a short-term option for three of Lightfully’s levels of care, including Residential Treatment Centers (RTC), the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

It consists primarily of group sessions as well as individual sessions so that you’re able to experience different dynamics with our licensed, clinical experts. There are also family sessions every other week.

What Lightfully Intensives Look Like at Each Level of Care

We offer Lightfully Intensives at three levels of care because we want to ensure that you can experience the support you need at this specific time in your life. Whether you’ve recently transitioned from inpatient treatment due to a mental health crisis, or you’re trying to manage your mental health disorder symptoms during a brief break in your busy life, Lightfully Intensives can help.

At the RTC level of care, our Intensives involve a short-term stay in a beautiful home where you’ll have three individual sessions with an experienced primary therapist, bi-weekly family sessions, and one session with our staff psychiatrist every week. In addtion, you’ll take part in up to five daily group sessions led by trained clinicians.

At the PHP level, our Intensives include five group sessions every day, as well as two one-on-one sessions per week. The biweekly family sessions occur at all levels.

At the IOP level of care, we recommend Intensives as a boost to your outpatient therapy activity to ensure that you’re receiving comprehensive support. It takes place five days a week with three group sessions per day, along with the biweekly family sessions.

What Therapy Groups Are Included in Lightfully Intensives? 

Group therapy sessions can help you develop the skills that you need to deal with a variety of topics that are affecting with your emotional and mental health, including:

  • Values
  • Gender identity
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-compassion
  • Emotional regulation

During your individual sessions, you’ll work on your personal growth that will lead you toward the happiest and healthiest future for yourself, such as:

  • Preventing mental health crisis relapse
  • Goal planning
  • Determining what the next steps are in your mental health journey

The biweekly family sessions build a support system among your loved ones and help them gain a better understanding of your mental health disorder or distress.

Who Can Benefit From Lightfully’s Short-Term Intensives? 

Everyone can struggle with their mental health at one time or another, which is why Lightfully Intensives are geared toward every type of client. Whether you’ve never been treated for mental health distress or disorders before, or you’re looking for a bit of extra support at the moment, Lightfully Intensives are here for you.

Lightfully Intensives can help if you:

  • Have a small amount of time off to focus on mental health, such as winter break
  • Want to try mental health care for the first time
  • Are looking for extra support on top of your current outpatient therapists
  • Are struggling with depression or anxiety during a specific time of year

Lightfully Behavioral Health Offers Intensives for Flexible, Short-Term Mental Health Support

You may not always need a long program of mental health care, and for those times, Lightfully Intensives are here to meet your needs. Our Lightfully Intensives program is offered at the RTC, PHP and IOP levels of care for teens and adults. 

The framework of this and other programs we offer consists of evidence-based, data-driven and whole-person-centered care.

Change is possible. When you’re ready to take the first step, reach out to our Admissions Concierge Team. We’ll take the next steps together, toward the fullest, brightest version of you.

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