The Mindful Health Foundation offers a unique treatment option that provides an additional step down from the intensity of inpatient, residential treatment, or partial hospital programs while still offering more structure and support than standard outpatient therapy. The program is designed for individuals who are able to take responsibility for setting goals and working towards them in daily life but could benefit from the extra structure and group support in the morning, afternoon or evening.
MHF’s Intensive Outpatient Program is offered in three hour blocks in the morning, afternoon, or evening to accommodate any schedule. Patients may attend three, four or five days a week depending on the severity of their disorder and their individual needs and preferences. Every effort is made by our staff to accommodate work and school schedules, including offering evening services Monday through Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Intensive outpatient treatment can provide a much-needed step towards independence, provide stability and address moderate symptoms in a less intensive intervention than PHP. Each program is individualized and includes psychiatric care, individual psychotherapy, and group therapy. Other services available to patients in IOP include: nutrition counseling, body image therapy, movement therapy, art therapy, career counseling, family therapy, communication skills group, dialectical behavioral therapy, meal support, cooking classes, food shopping classes, meal preparation group, substance abuse groups, and release prevention groups. To meet minimum requirements, IOP patients must attend at least three days a week for three hours per day.