When you’re battling a behavioral health concern, it can be difficult to function like you usually would. But by getting professional support, you can start living a fuller, more productive life.
Riverview Behavioral Health provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults age 18 and older who are struggling with various behavioral health conditions. Our team of compassionate experts offers comprehensive, personalized care that can lead to lasting healing.
About Our IOP
The intensive outpatient program at Riverview Behavioral Health serves adults age 18 and older who have behavioral health concerns such as depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder. This program also supports people who have both a behavioral health concern and a substance use disorder, or a dual diagnosis.
The IOP at our Texarkana, Arkansas, facility may be the right fit for you if you can benefit from structured step-down support after completing a higher level of care. You may also be an ideal candidate for our IOP if your needs exceed the services provided at the traditional outpatient level, but you don’t need the intensive support you would receive at a higher level of care.
You can expect to take part in our IOP services Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. During nontreatment hours, you can work, attend school, volunteer, and take part in other productive activities. Typical length of program participation in our IOP ranges from three to nine weeks depending on need, progress, and other individual factors.
Therapies & Services
Intensive outpatient programming provides structured clinical support while also offering ample opportunities to engage in a healthy independent lifestyle. To promote the best outcomes possible, we personalize each person’s care after carefully assessing their medical history and current symptoms.
Based on the information we gather from your assessment, we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your specific therapeutic goals. Group therapy is the main method of care in our IOP, with a typical day including multiple group sessions and various types of groups, such as cognitive, process, and education groups.
Topics that may be addressed during group therapy at our Texarkana, Arkansas, facility include:
- Anger management
- Family and relationships
- Grief and loss
- Coping skills
- Impulse control
- Relapse prevention
You may also take part in experiential therapies such as art and recreational therapy, which can help you express your feelings, process successes and setbacks, and view challenges from a new perspective. Most people also take part in individual and family therapies at least once during their time in our IOP.
All IOP therapy sessions are led by licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), or licensed master’s-level social workers (LMSWs) who use different therapies and approaches to support our patients’ success. These might include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and 12-Step education and support.
During your time in our IOP, you may also receive medication management services. Depending on your exact needs, these services may include a monthly meeting with a psychiatrist, with additional meetings available if needed. Our team of registered nurses (RNs) can monitor and administer your medications.
Our team also includes medical doctors and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who can conduct a physical examination if you haven’t completed one in the previous 12 months and address any basic medical concerns you may have.
During your time in our IOP, you can do powerful work that establishes a foundation for sustained healing. We want you to continue building on that foundation after completing our IOP, which is why we take special care to create an aftercare plan that includes personalized tools and resources.
We begin planning for your discharge right at admission. This process involves collaboration with a multidisciplinary team comprised of a therapist, psychiatrist, advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, and discharge planner.
These professionals will work closely with you to determine how you can best maintain and build on the progress you made at our Texarkana, Arkansas, facility.
Depending on your specific needs, your discharge plan may include a referral to traditional outpatient therapy, a connection with community-based resources, information about peer support groups, and other relevant guidance.
Living with a behavioral health concern can limit your ability to function like yourself. Let the experts at Riverview Behavioral Health help you start living the life you truly deserve.