The goal of a mental health IOP is to strengthen your coping and problem-solving skills, enhance self-awareness, and teach you how to navigate your everyday life more independently and confidently while living with a behavioral health condition.

Our mental health IOP usually meets for two to four hours a day, three to five days a week. This program lasts an average of four to eight weeks, though some patients may benefit from longer treatment programs that last 12 weeks.

An IOP is ideal for those who need more intensive treatment than that offered in a traditional outpatient program but who do not require hospitalization in an inpatient program. An IOP is also ideal for those motivated to stay in treatment while managing work, school, family, relationships, and other vital activities and responsibilities.

If you feel that your mental health disorder affects your ability to live life to its fullest or that it interferes with your general well-being, a mental health IOP may be your ideal solution.

A mental health intensive outpatient program (IOP) is one of several treatment programs available for people who need help learning how to live with and manage a behavioral health disorder. Knowing more about what happens in an IOP can help you make the right decision when it’s time to seek treatment for yourself or a loved one.

Here’s more about how IOP mental health works and how you can contact Camelback Recovery today to begin treatment.


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Mental Health Conditions that Can Be Treated in An IOP

Nearly every type of behavioral health condition can be treated in a mental health IOP, including substance use disorders and addictions. Roughly half of the people with a mental health disorder also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and vice versa. This is known as a dual diagnosis. People with a dual diagnosis can have both of their disorders treated simultaneously in our mental health IOP.

Mental and behavioral health conditions we can treat in our IOP include:

  • Depression (all types, including seasonal affective disorder)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Postpartum depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia
  • Behavioral addictions (such as shopping, smartphone, or gambling addiction)
  • Substance use disorders, including alcohol and opioid use disorders
  • Self-harm or self-injury (such as burning or cutting)
  • All other anxiety disorders

If you have a behavioral health condition not listed above, we can likely treat it with the therapies and services offered in our mental health IOP. Contact our team at Camelback Recovery to learn more about how we can treat your unique condition.

Services and Therapies Included in An IOP

Our IOP includes many of the same services and therapies used in our partial hospitalization program (PHP), the next higher level of care. However, treatment in an IOP is far more relaxed and flexible and helps you focus more on strengthening and fine-tuning the skills you already learned in a PHP or residential program.

Our mental health IOP offers the following services and therapies:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Talk therapy or psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Dual diagnosis therapy
  • Trauma-focused CBT
  • Medication management or medically assisted treatment
  • Family behavior therapy
  • Substance use disorder and addiction treatments
  • Social skills therapy
  • Support group meetings
  • Crisis interventions
  • Case management
  • Recovery coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Sober companions

The services and therapies you receive in our mental health IOP will depend mainly on the types of treatments you need to address the root causes of your condition. For example, if you developed PTSD and alcohol addiction after experiencing a major trauma, your treatment plan may include a combination of trauma-focused CBT, dual diagnosis therapy, and alcohol addiction treatment.

After we meet with you and perform an assessment and evaluation, our doctors and therapists will develop a customized treatment plan just for you based on your unique situation. We may also modify your treatment at any time based on your recovery needs and progress.

What Happens After Completion of An IOP?

As the end of your mental health IOP nears, we will start discussing the next course of your treatment program, whether it involves transitioning into a traditional outpatient program or an aftercare program. Moving into a sober living home is also an option if you are recovering from a drug or alcohol use disorder.

What happens next after completing an IOP is ultimately up to you, based on what you hope to accomplish with treatment. Our team at Camelback Recovery is more than happy to discuss all your available options and talk to you in greater detail about the benefits of continuing treatment in another program.

How to Get Started in A Mental Health IOP

If you think a mental health IOP is ideal for you and you’re ready to start treatment, contact our team at Camelback Recovery to speak to one of our intake specialists. We can schedule a tour of our facility along with an appointment so you can meet with a doctor or therapist who can discuss your treatment options in greater detail. We can also talk to you about pricing and financing options and find out whether your health insurance plan covers behavioral health treatment.

On the other hand, if you’re not completely sure whether an IOP is right for you, our staff can talk to you about your treatment goals to determine whether our IOP is a good fit. In some instances, we may recommend joining our PHP or another treatment program. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable about your decision to seek treatment, and to teach you how to live a happier, fulfilling, and more productive lifestyle while coping with a mental health condition.

Where to Find a Mental Health IOP in Phoenix

At Camelback Recovery, we offer a mental health IOP that can be customized for you based on the therapies and services you need to effectively manage and balance your mental health condition with everyday life. We also operate three sober living homes for men and women who live in or near Phoenix.

Camelback Recovery provides treatment to residents across the state of Arizona and greater Phoenix area which include Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale. Contact us today or call (602) 466-9880 to learn more about our therapy options.