Mental Health Outpatient Treatment in California

If you’re struggling with mental illness, treatment helps. Yet, of the more than 17.7% or 39.8 million Americans struggling with mental health problems, just over 85% seek out help. That number is the highest it’s been in medically recorded history – meaning that, more than ever, we have the tools and the options to seek out treatment and therapy when we’re struggling. That’s important, considering that, in 2019, 0.6% of the American population or 579,000 people, attempted suicide. Mental health is serious, even when it doesn’t seem that way, and seeking out help or asking your loved one to get help can literally save lives. At worst, it can be the first step to learning new coping mechanisms, changing outlooks, and changing how you interact with that mental illness.

Intensive Outpatient Programs or IOP is one of the most accessible and effective treatment options you have in that toolkit.

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What is an IOP in Mental Health?

IOP or Intensive Outpatient Treatment is a mental health treatment option where you attend daily treatment, without staying in a clinic or residential facility. This gives you the freedom to stay at home, to continue meeting responsibilities, while taking time out for yourself. That’s crucial for individuals with jobs, young children, and other heavy responsibilities who can’t take time out, but who still need considerable treatment.

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

IOP is a more intensive version of outpatient care. That means you take the same treatment. For example, if you take part in our Orange County IOP, you’ll receive:

  • Daily sessions with therapists and psychologists, either in the morning or after 5 PM
  • Optional weekend sessions depending on how many hours per week your program includes
  • 9-30 hours of treatment per week
  • 1-on-1 sessions and group sessions
  • A treatment program built around your specific needs and then further tailored as you move through the treatment.

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment essentially allows you to connect with a therapist or counselor every single day – without the expense of discomfort of a having to move into a clinic. In fact, it’s the most preferred option by government organizations like SAHMSA, which recommend IOP for efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

Most importantly, IOP is almost as effective as residential treatment for individuals with light to moderate mental health problems. If you’re struggling with extreme mental health problems, you might have to take a residential treatment program. However, an IOP is a great second step, as you transition back into daily life.

Personalized Mental Health IOP in Orange County

Our intensive outpatient program for mental health is delivered in Orange County, through our clinical office. We ensure that every program is personalized, designed to meet your unique combination of mental health problems and personality traits, and customized to meet your availability, motivation, and mental space. We use treatment like:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment Programs

  • Counseling

  • Group Therapy

These therapies are delivered alongside stress management, counseling, and motivational training, to help you overcome both the symptoms of mental illness and, where possible, the root causes. That makes IOP ideal for treating chronic mental illness such as depression and anxiety as well as treatment for PTSD and short-term depression. In fact, 65% of individuals who go through IOP programs for mental health treatment no longer meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD after treatment.

Mental health treatment must be personalized, compressive, and holistic. That’s why Compassion Recovery Center’s Orange County IOP mental health treatment takes each client’s history, specific disorders, and co-occurring disorders into account.

Holistic Mental Health Treatment

These are delivered as part of a holistic therapy program, designed to treat the whole self. That means we offer complementary treatment to build skills, coping mechanisms, and to improve how you manage your lifestyle, stress, etc. These are intended to give you the tools to live a happier and healthier life around your mental illness, while reducing your total symptoms. That makes IOP treatment effective, even if you need medicine to manage long-term symptoms, because it gives you the tools to improve life, even when mental illness never goes away.

To achieve this, our clinicians and therapists work with you to identify the root cause of problems, to treat the mental illness as well as the symptoms, and to put you on track to a better life. At Compassion Recovery, our clinicians are Masters’ level or higher, with the experience to look at your unique problems and decide how to best offer treatment.

Mental health treatment helps you to improve how you feel, think, and act – with long-term impacts on your physical as well as mental health. Treatment helps you to manage stress, stop downwards spirals, and learn to control and manage your emotions – so you can live the life you want.

Mental and Behavioral Health

We leverage behavioral therapies like CBT and DBT to ensure you have support in treating not just short-term reactions to mental health problems, but also to help you build habits and behaviors that positively impact your mental health. For example, DBT helps you to recognize and move past traumatic and negative mental experiences by looking at how thought patterns influence emotions and feelings. Cognitive behavioral therapy takes a similar approach, but normally focuses on tackling specific behaviors and problems.

Long-Term Growth and Recovery at Compassion Recovery Centers

Your IOP program might extend for 30, 60, 0r 90 days. But, while treatment is short-term, we’re always here for you. Compassion Recovery offers extensive aftercare programs, allowing you to continue to reach out for support as your mental health changes. Our goal is to put you in the best possible place for long-term recovery. We want you to graduate your program with us with the tools to manage your mental health and to live a happy life.

When you leave, you’ll still have access to your counselors, your clinicians, and your peers. We offer regular events and activities so you can stay in touch. And, you’ll always be able to reach out if things start going badly. We want to put you on the path to recovery and keep you there for life.

Moving Into an Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Program at Compassion Recovery

When you choose a mental health IOP with Compassion Recovery, we commit to ensuring you are on the path to lasting recovery. That shows in every aspect of treatment, from our licensed, qualified, and caring clinicians to our dedication to personalizing treatment and offering the best possible treatment program for your needs. Whether that includes simple counseling or long-term behavioral therapy and vocational programs, we’re here to help you get in control of your mental illness and your life.

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