The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for people who suffer with disordered eating and require more intensive therapy than can be provided in standard outpatient sessions. Whether you are working to avoid going to a residential facility or need step-down support as you return home from an out-of-state facility or discharge from the hospital, IOP will provide the support you need while allowing you to remain connected to your loved ones and work or school.
Our program is designed to provide the intensive therapy needed to battle ED and, at the same time, minimize disruption to school and work activities.
IOP sessions help you challenge the distorted thinking that makes it difficult to be comfortable in your own skin. As patients so often tell us, even after weight and eating patterns have become healthier, the distorted thoughts (the ED Voice) may continue to echo in their minds. Each session of the IOP is designed to help you fight those thoughts and silence that voice. Whether we are talking about body image, family dynamics, life values, or any other important issues, we help you differentiate the ED Voice from your healthy self and gradually take back the reins of your life from the eating disorder.
|IOP||Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays|
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
|Small group of men and women
Supported evening meal
Therapy & practice
Who is eligible to participate in IOP?
Adult men and women who are struggling with disordered eating may participate if they:
- Are medically stable (i.e., do not require round-the-clock care)
- Are not actively abusing drugs or alcohol
- Want to feel better
All participants in the IOP are required to:
- Also be in treatment with an individual therapist whom they see concurrently with IOP
- Remain under medical care of a Primary Care Physician
- Have a meal plan approved by a Registered Dietitian (RD)
- Sign a Consent for Release of Information allowing staff to freely communicate with their treatment team