Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

A Comprehensive Plan Combining Multiple Alternative Therapies

Our personalized approach fits your schedule while offering cutting edge treatment needed to get your life back.
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Intensive Outpatient Program

Highly Effective for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, & ADHD

For treatment-resistant depression and other chronic disorders, our IOP can deliver life-changing results and long-term relief. This comprehensive program combines multiple modalities to treat the whole individual, as opposed to specific symptoms.

Our IOP is different than most. Not only are we able to utilize alternative therapies such as TMS and ketamine if clinically indicated, but we offer customized schedules to fit into your life. You’ll experience a personalized combination of scientifically-backed treatments to quickly and effectively combat depression, anxiety, and PTSD. These treatments work synergistically by inducing neuroplasticity, turning on dormant parts of the brain, and learning skills to combat maladaptive patterns.

What is an IOP?

IOP stands for intensive outpatient program, which is a structured approach to treat mental health disorders with daily appointments. It can be a step down from inpatient programs while still offering a high level of care. Sessions are daily or nearly daily, and no overnight stays are required. This enables you to continue your day-to-day life and develop emotional regulation and coping strategies in the real world.

We offer a similar program, a PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) that is more structured with more sessions. Your assigned treatment team will advise on which program is right for you.

What’s Different About TMS & Brain Health IOPs?

 

Drug-Free Alternative Therapies
Our focus goes well beyond the traditional medicinal psychiatry methods. We specialize in alternative therapies such as TMS, Neurofeedback, and Ketamine Treatments, alongside standard approaches such as group therapy, individual therapy, and meditation. These therapies have been scientifically validated and have proven to be safe, effective, and FDA approved. These approaches help to retrain and trigger neuroplasticity in certain areas of the brain, resulting in more effective results for a longer period of time than medication or therapy alone. Experience a new life without the debilitating side effects of traditional medicine.

Convenient Scheduling
Unlike many other IOP programs, at TMS & Brain Health your treatments are scheduled to fit your life and do not have to be contiguous or all at once. Our approach is quite unique; whereas most other programs plug a patient into a set schedule, we can schedule sessions throughout the day and week so that you can continue to go to work or school. The schedule absolutely adjusts to your work schedule and availability, in addition to what’s clinically recommended by your treatment team.

Maybe you’ll have a TMS treatment in the morning, go to work, have a Zoom session at lunchtime, and come back for group therapy in the evening. To be able to experience the results of an intensive outpatient program without having to commit to all day sessions is empowering and life-changing.

Your Treatment Plan

During your first week, your assigned therapist will create a personalized treatment plan with you. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of ketamine/Spravato, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neurofeedback, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness meditation, case management, and medication management.

Your Treatment Plan

During your first week, your assigned therapist will create a personalized treatment plan with you. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of ketamine assisted therapy/Spravato, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, neurofeedback, group therapy, individual therapy, mindfulness meditation, case management, and medication management.

Your schedule of sessions will be customized to your availability and the clinical recommendations for your specific needs. Schedules will be Monday through Friday, although we offer limited weekend sessions to patients on a case by case basis. Group Therapy sessions are typically in the mornings, afternoon, and evenings. Some individual therapy sessions can possibly be scheduled by Zoom or phone. TMS is typically administered 5 days a week.
Typically, an IOP is 2-3 months, however this depends on the individual. Your assigned therapist will discuss this with you and adjust along the way.

Summary of Treatments

 

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION (TMS)Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS uses magnetic pulses to gently activate parts of the brain associated with depression and anxiety. TMS is typically administered 5 times per week for 4-6 weeks. TMS is both drug-free and FDA-approved.

Ketamine/ Spravato

Ketamine is a fascinating medication with a profound ability to rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and chronic pain. When our clinical team creates your personalized treatment plan, Spravato esketamine nasal spray or ketamine RDTs (rapid dissolve tablets) may be prescribed. If prescribed, these treatments are administered in the office twice per week and are paired with individual therapy to ensure a greater likelihood for remission. This approach may also be referred to as ketamine assisted psychotherapy, or KAP.

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback

Neurofeedback allows individuals to train their own brainwaves to combat maladaptive patterns and behaviors. A computer is set up to monitor these brainwaves, and we give the individual different types of feedback depending on what waves are being produced. For instance, if an individual is anxious, their brainwaves will reflect this, and the computer will may make a specific sound. The same may happen if someone is more relaxed. Over time, people can learn how to control their own brainwaves and teach themselves how to regulate their own brain.

Group Therapy

Group therapy can be an effective way to share experiences with others dealing with the same issues in the community. Group therapy sessions are kept small, and are 100% confidential. We usually have group therapy in the afternoons and evenings.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditations sessions offer a unique way to take oneself out of their head, and learn how to be fully present in the moment.

EMDR Therapy

EMDR is one of the most effective treatments available for PTSD, scientifically validated in over 30 peer-reviewed randomized controlled trials. EMDR is unique in that the therapy itself is meant to be short-term, meaning one doesn’t have to stay in therapy forever. Our therapists are EMDR certified.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is one of the most well-researched methods of talk therapy. CBT involves becoming aware of negative, self-destructive, and/or maladaptive thought patterns, and developing skills to help deter these. CBT is an active type of talk therapy, whereby the individual works

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is another type of evidence-based talk therapy, involving developing increased mindfulness, emotional regulation, resilience, and communication skills. Once learned, DBT skills can be

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is an action-oriented form of therapy stemming from CBT that involves individual acceptance of one’s emotions and struggles, and commitment to making the changes necessary to improve one’s behavior and wellbeing.

MBSR Therapy

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction therapy is a type of meditation therapy that offers mindfulness training from a certified instructor to help the patient learn useful emotional regulation and calming techniques.

Individual Therapy

You will have an individual therapy session at least once per week. This could be hybrid options between in person, Zoom, or phone. We may encourage you to consider having a family member or significant other present for some therapy sessions.

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TMS & Brain Health is not a healthcare provider and does not render any psychiatry or other medical services, including but not limited to TMS, Ketamine, or Neurofeedback. IOP services are rendered through a separate, affiliated entity. Rather, TMS & Brain Health performs administrative services for various psychiatrists and/or psychiatry and/or medical practices.  Further, this website does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. More information can be found at our disclaimer page.