Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) operates three days a week, three hours per day, Monday through Friday. This program is ideal for individuals either needing a little more structured support beyond therapy or as a step-down from a higher level of care. IOP is designated to offer clients an opportunity to practice their new coping skills while in a supportive environment.
Vantage Point takes special consideration to ensure that you feel your specific concerns are attended to while in treatment. It is not just about treating the person, but addressing the concerns within their system (work, family, relationship, etc). IOP offers opportunities to integrate evidence based and holistic modalities such as Yoga, Mindfulness and various creative therapies.
While inpatient treatment solutions involve special residential programs, and in severe cases the need for hospitalization, outpatient treatment is focused on providing a comprehensive treatment plan that doesn’t or only minimally interferes with your responsibilities in life, so you can keep working and living with your loved ones while you seek treatment.
That’s our preferred approach. We consider the best treatment to be the kind that lets you address your disorder while learning to continue to live a productive life.
Being surrounded by your loved ones is an important part of treatment. We consider family and friends to be a part of the treatment team, working with us to keep you on track, help you when you stumble, and aid in any way possible.
We understand that there are cases where outpatient treatment isn’t enough to address the severity of a diagnosis. But in most cases, working with our patients to achieve a fulfilling life through IOP treatment is the best way to ensure that the treatment succeeds, even long after therapy.
The IOP Approach
Through our IOP – and throughout the entirety of Vantage Point – the focus of our treatment modalities lies within you, and what makes your specific case unique. Our intensive outpatient program isn’t built on a strict framework of what we think is the best way to treat a disease – it’s built around you, your circumstances and needs, and what treatment best responds to you and your disorder.
Our approach is careful, calculated, and thorough. We don’t make any serious decisions lightly, and we certainly don’t advocate simplified cookie cutter treatment plans. What we do offer, is a flexible treatment plan built around our proprietary capabilities as mental health professionals, with any combination of treatment options including:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
- Yoga & Meditation
- Creative Therapies
- Individual Therapies
- Trauma Informed Interventions
- Case Management
- And many more.
We offer a number of therapy options depending on your case. For many mental illnesses, psychotherapy options like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy show excellent results in the long-term and help you ultimately modify your perspective towards life and your condition. Therapies can also help you tackle and cope with deeper issues in a safe, healthy way, and desensitize yourself to traumas.
Medication management is a supportive and relevant intervention that can improve symptoms related to mental illness and substance use. While the IOP does not include Psychiatry, we do work with many providers that offer their support and services to our clients. The evidence does support that individuals that participate in both medication management and therapy typically have substantial improvements in mood and functioning (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3918025/)
As an alternative to the usual therapy options, we have a wide range of effective alternative treatments, from energy therapy to art therapy, mindfulness training, meditation, and yoga. What does and doesn’t work is different from case to case, but if you want to give an alternative a try, we have trained professionals and experts here to assist you in alternative treatment.
Cutting Edge Treatments
Understanding the role of complex trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, severe addiction and the like requires the integration of cutting-edge interventions that can get results. That is why expanding our strategies to incorporate Brainspotting, Trauma Resilience, Mindfulness and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are critical in our successful outcomes.
Addressing the physical self and the daily activities in your life, can go a long way to boost your confidence – and by extension, take control of your life – but it can also help you mitigate the effects of diagnoses like anxiety and depression. Our case managers work closely with our clients in order to provide access to resources to better manage your outside world. They work diligently to ensure that you are benefitting not only from what you get on the inside but how you benefit from the outside.