Intensive Outpatient Program at Lightfully Teen

As a teen, you can struggle with your mental health on every level. There’s temporary stress from a bad grade that can be helped through a quick talk with a therapist. Then there’s the high level of distress that can stem from severe mental health disorder symptoms, potentially leading to self-harm or a suicide risk. But what if you fall somewhere in between? That’s when an Intensive Outpatient Program may be the best option.

An Intensive Outpatient Program is for teens who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health disorder symptoms and need a bit more care beyond weekly or biweekly therapy sessions.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An Intensive Outpatient Program, or IOP, can help you if you need a high level of mental and behavioral care without the intensive supervision and treatment that comes from Partial Hospitalization. You’re able to continue living at home to maintain your daily responsibilities and relationships while getting the help you need during the day.

The benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program for teens include:

  • Continued support from loved ones after programs
  • Maintaining everyday routines
  • Gaining resources and skills that can be immediately put into practice

What Does an Intensive Outpatient Program at Lightfully Teen Include?

Our IOP features partial-day programming that still provides all-encompassing treatment for psychiatric disorders and mental health. You can learn the cognitive, behavioral and coping skills required to help you thrive when you return home each day.

At Lightfully Teen, an IOP can last between six and eight weeks, with programming being held three to five days a week. We will design a personalized treatment plan for you based on your needs and symptoms.

Each week at a Lightfully Teen Intensive Outpatient Program includes:

  • Three to six hours of programming each day
  • A one-on-one session with a primary therapist
  • Ongoing family therapy
  • Psychiatry sessions as needed
  • Monthly collective treatment team meeting
  • Daily group sessions
The Lightfully Teen IOP also encourages medication autonomy.

Lightfully Behavioral Health Has an Intensive Outpatient Program for Teens

Everyone struggles with their mental health from time to time, especially if you’re a teen trying to figure out who you are and what you want out of life. While weekly or biweekly therapy sessions can be a great help for some teens, you may need more intensive support to help you manage your mental health, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

At Lightfully Teen, our Intensive Outpatient Program utilizes process-based therapy, which means that you are treated as more than your diagnosis. This clinical model ensures that your entire well-being is treated, not just your mental health disorder. We help you look at your mental health from every facet with evidence-based treatment interventions. The goal is to show measurable progress that will help you work toward having a fulfilling life.


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