Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Adults in Texarkana, Arkansas

Riverview Behavioral Health offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults age 18 and older who have been experiencing mental and behavioral health concerns. IOP at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, features an array of personalized services to help adults make sustained progress toward improved mental and behavioral health.

Who We Serve

Admissions information for our adult IOP in Texarkana, AR

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Riverview Behavioral Health serves adults of all genders age 18 and older. 

IOP can be the ideal level of care for adults who meet one of the following two criteria: 

  • Have completed residential or partial hospitalization programming and can benefit from continued step-down support as they prepare to transition out of care
  • Have needs that exceed the services that can be provided at the traditional inpatient level, but their symptoms are not severe enough to warrant a higher level of care

All admissions decisions at the Riverview Behavioral Health IOP are made on an individual basis following a close review of each person’s treatment history, needs, strengths, and goals. In general, we accept adults whose lives have been impacted by a variety of mental and behavioral health concerns, including the following:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related concerns
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal ideation

We also accept adults who have a dual diagnosis, which means they are dealing with both a mental health challenge and a substance use disorder.

Please note that the information in this section does not include a complete list of every disorder or concern that a person can receive help for through our IOP in Texarkana, Arkansas.

To determine if you or someone you love is an ideal candidate for our IOP, please contact Riverview Behavioral Health at your earliest convenience. The more we understand about your unique challenges, or those of your loved one, the better able we’ll be to discuss the most appropriate treatment options.

Learn About IOP

Features of treatment at Riverview Behavioral Health’s IOP for adults in Texarkana, AR

Intensive outpatient programming provides you with structured clinical support while also offering ample opportunities to engage in a healthy independent lifestyle.

The adult IOP at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, offers services Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon each day. During nontreatment hours, you can work, attend school, volunteer, and take part in other productive activities. Nontreatment activities are also excellent opportunities to practice the skills you will be developing during your time in treatment.

Typical length of stay in IOP for adults at Riverview Behavioral Health ranges from three to nine weeks depending on need, progress, and other individual factors.

Group therapy is the main means of treatment in our IOP. A typical treatment day includes multiple group sessions. We offer cognitive groups, process groups, and education groups. The following are examples of the many topics that may be addressed during group therapy in the Riverview Behavioral Health IOP:

  • Anger management
  • Family and relationships
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping skills
  • Managing symptoms
  • Impulse control
  • Relapse prevention

A typical treatment day in IOP will often also include experiential therapies such as art therapy or recreational therapy. Experiential therapies can help you express your feelings, process your successes and setbacks, and view your challenges from a new perspective. Experiential therapies can also help you develop healthier ways to deal with stress, expand your interests and talents, and discover new leisure pursuits.

During your time in IOP at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, Arkansas, you will also have the opportunity to take part in an individual therapy session and a family therapy session.

All therapy sessions within our adult IOP are led by licensed professional counselors (LPCs), licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), or licensed master social workers (LMSWs). We employ cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). We also offer 12-Step education and support for individuals who are receiving care for a substance use disorder.

If you have been taking prescription medications to help manage symptoms related to your mental or behavioral health challenges, you can receive medication management services during your time in IOP. Our medication management services include a monthly meeting with a psychiatrist, with additional meetings available if needed. Medication monitoring for adults who are taking part in IOP is provided by registered nurses (RNs).

The Riverview Behavioral Health staff also includes medical doctors (MDs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). These professionals are available to conduct a physical examination if you haven’t completed one in the previous 12 months. They can also help you address any basic medical concerns you may be having.

Long-Term Benefits

Many benefits of participating in IOP at Riverview Behavioral Health in Texarkana, AR

When you take part in IOP for adults at Riverview Behavioral Health, you can experience a range of immediate and long-term benefits.

First, making the choice to enter IOP demonstrates strength, courage, and hope. Whether or not you have previously taken part in treatment, entering IOP shows that you have a desire to achieve improved quality of life, and that you’re willing to make the necessary effort to accomplish your goals. This is a significant step.

While you’re in IOP, you will receive feedback and guidance from a team of experienced and compassionate professionals. You’ll also connect with others whose challenges are similar to yours. Mental illness, behavioral health disorders, and substance abuse concerns can unfortunately cause individuals to experience shame, guilt, and isolation. When you take part in IOP for adults at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, you will discover that you are not alone. You’ll share your insights, learn from others, and have the chance to both give and receive support. Your participation in IOP can demonstrate the power and promise of community.

Prior to the conclusion of your time in our IOP, your team will also help you determine how best to maintain and build on the progress you made at Riverview Behavioral Health. Depending on your continuing needs, your discharge plan may include a referral to traditional outpatient therapy, a connection to community-based resources, information about peer support groups, and other relevant guidance. As with every aspect of your experience at Riverview Behavioral Health, your discharge plan will be personalized to ensure that you receive maximum benefit.

To learn more about adult IOP at our center in Texarkana, Arkansas, or for additional information about any element of treatment at Riverview Behavioral Health, please contact us directly. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you determine if our adult IOP is the optimal environment for you or your loved one.

These affiliations are an official recognition of Riverview’s dedication to offering exceptional treatment.
  • Arkansas Hospital Association
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
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The doctors and nurses at Riverview Behavioral Health recognized the unique problems of my child.  They provided treatment that put her back on the right track.

– Parent of a former patient