Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital, located in Valdosta, Georgia, provides premier outpatient services for adults age 18 and older. In our adult intensive outpatient program (IOP), we help individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health concerns get on a path to better health.
Benefits of an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient program is designed to help people achieve better functioning in their daily lives. While the IOP can be an ideal option for individuals who are stepping down from a higher level of care, we also welcome those who have not completed prior programming. The IOP can be a beneficial program for those who do not need inpatient care but require more intensive services than traditional outpatient programs offer.
An intensive outpatient program offers many benefits, one of which is a flexible schedule. For many people, live-in care may not be a feasible option due to work, family, or community obligations. However, when someone participates in an IOP, they can receive the care they need without leaving their responsibilities behind for an extended period of time. Adults in our IOP can receive supportive services while maintaining the freedom to engage in their regular daily activities.
Patients in our IOP receive care three days a week for three hours each day. They attend programming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Generally, patients participate in the IOP for four to six weeks, but each person’s program duration is determined on an individual basis.
Though our IOP is a less restrictive program, it still offers a secure environment where adults who are struggling with behavioral health concerns, including depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and suicidal ideation, can make strides toward wellness. We also provide superior substance use disorder treatment in the IOP for those who are living with chemical dependency.
Ideally, those who participate in intensive outpatient program services have a safe home environment that they can return to each day. Having a supportive network of loved ones can significantly improve program outcomes.
In our reputable intensive outpatient program, adults can gain the skills they need to live more productive lives.
Learn More About Our Valdosta Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
The intensive outpatient program at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital offers short-term care that can support people as they make the transition back to their daily routines. We understand that a person’s life experiences may impact how they respond to certain therapies, which is why we take a personalized approach to care. Individualized programming can help you address concerns that are keeping you from living a productive life and learn to face challenges confidently.
Our team thoroughly assesses each patient’s needs to determine the modalities that can offer them the greatest benefit. Before you are admitted to our IOP, you’ll participate in an initial evaluation that can help our team gain more insight into the challenges you are facing.
We strive to ensure that our intensive outpatient programming reflects the needs of our patients and helps them build on their inherent strengths. Our staff can help you identify your existing skill set and empower you to utilize your strengths as you work toward your wellness goals.
During your time in the IOP, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a variety of professionals who are experts in their fields. Our team is comprised of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed master’s-level therapists, master’s-level therapists, recreation therapists, case managers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical doctors, medical nurse practitioners, and other behavioral health professionals. Several of our staff hold specialized training in therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and are well-equipped to guide patients through transformative counseling sessions.
If you are in search of a supportive community and a place where you can work toward improved well-being, Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital may be the right fit for you. We encourage you to contact our admissions team today for a confidential, no-cost assessment. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our admissions counselors can help you learn more about our intensive outpatient program and get on a path to healing.
Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programming Options
Our team recognizes that, unfortunately, there can be many barriers to receiving care. If transportation issues, lack of child care, or other challenges are keeping you from seeking behavioral health and addiction treatment services, we can help you find flexible care that meets your needs. In our IOP, we are proud to offer telehealth options to support those who may prefer online programming.
Patients who participate in our virtual services can expect to receive the same exceptional quality of individualized care that is delivered in our in-person program. In the virtual IOP, each patient’s experience begins with a thorough online assessment. With the information we gather from your initial evaluation, our staff can identify telehealth services that can offer the support you need.
Our virtual IOP services, which are delivered through video chat, allow patients to engage in therapy from the comfort of their own homes. Patients in the virtual IOP can stay connected with supportive professionals using a simple, secure link.
How Does Intensive Outpatient Programming Work?
If you are struggling with a behavioral health concern or substance use disorder, you may feel as if the happy life you once knew is out of reach. But with the right level of care, you can learn to make positive lifestyle changes that can significantly improve your overall quality of life. At Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital, we are committed to providing just that — person-centered care that can help you enhance your communication skills, improve your interpersonal relationships, and make steady progress toward your short- and long-term goals.
Patients in our intensive outpatient program can engage in evidence-based modalities like CBT and motivational interviewing. CBT is an intervention that helps patients positively reframe their thoughts and feelings in a way that can help them productively cope with stressors. Motivational interviewing, which is often used as a complementary therapy to CBT, can help individuals resolve ambivalent feelings about changing their behavior. Through motivational interviewing, we can encourage patients to commit to positive change.
Patients in the IOP may attend individual therapy sessions as needed. These sessions are led by empathetic counselors and offer a safe space where our patients can get personalized feedback. In a one-on-one setting, you can learn skills for dealing with difficult situations, how to make healthier decisions, and practice self-awareness.
The bulk of our intensive outpatient programming takes place in a group setting. Depending on the needs of the patient, they may participate in mental health or substance abuse groups. Sessions are held three times a week and cover topics such as stress management, anger management, and grief and loss. Group therapy offers a welcoming environment where patients are part of a community, which can help them improve social skills and reduce feelings of isolation.
In our IOP, we can help you make progress toward wellness that you can sustain for a lifetime. Our hope is that you complete our IOP with an improved sense of self and continue achieving milestones well beyond your time at our facility.
Continued Care After Our Adult IOP
At Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital, we are committed to promoting the long-term success of our patients. Each person in the IOP receives a detailed aftercare plan that is highly customized.
We begin the discharge planning process on the first day of programming with a preliminary plan for outpatient care, living, and transportation. Each person’s aftercare plan is adjusted along the way to reflect their progress in the program.
Our team will consider your unique circumstances and recommend the services we believe will be most beneficial to your long-term success. Aftercare plans at the IOP level may include referrals to follow-up therapy services and local support groups, as well as other resources that promote wellness.
In most cases, patients are referred back to their outpatient provider for continuing care after they complete the IOP. If a patient does not have a regular outpatient provider, we can make a vetted referral.
When you complete our Valdosta intensive outpatient program, we will strive to help you make a seamless transition to the next phase of your healing journey. To learn more about our IOP services in southern Georgia, please reach out to our team today.
This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Greenleaf Behavioral Health Hospital.