Ahwatukee Behavioral Health & Wellness Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) (Coming Soon)

How Can ABHW’s IOP Help Me?

Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, or trauma?

At Awatukee Behavioral Health & Wellness, we provide an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that includes evidence-based treatment strategies to meet the individual needs of our patients.

Intensive outpatient programs are designed to address your addictions, anxiety, depression, or other issues which do not require detox or extensive supervision. This allows you to maintain your day-to-day life in a way that you would not be able to at a residential or inpatient treatment program, while also giving you access to the professional treatment you need now.

ABHW’s IOP is focused on group therapy, but includes being seen weekly for individual and family systems sessions.

Our specialized program provides intensive treatment for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Substance Use Problems
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Other Psychological Disorders and Mental Health Struggles

What to Expect From ABHW’s Intensive Outpatient Program

ABHW’s IOP requires patient participation in treatment for 9-19 hours per week and offers programs with flexible scheduling.

ABHW has master’s level therapists licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. They provide a biopsychosocial assessment and utilize psychological diagnostic tools to identify mental health and substance abuse issues. After you complete an assessment, the clinicians create a treatment plan that uses evidence-based treatment strategies to meet each patient’s individual needs.

ABHW provides an Intensive Outpatient Program that uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness skills that help identify the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and their impact on all of life’s situations.

Intensive outpatient programs have a better success rate than normal outpatient approaches, thanks to the focused, therapeutic environment.  Our IOP program balances the validation of an individual’s experience with developing skills to manage crises, regulate emotions, and enhance motivation to change.

The overall goals of our Arizona-based Intensive Outpatient Program include:

  • Recognizing unhealthy behaviors
  • Improving problem-solving abilities
  • Teaching coping skills
  • Practicing asking for and receiving support
  • Developing enhanced self-awareness

Your treatment in IOP may include:

  • Three-hour group therapy sessions, 3-4 times weekly.
  • Individual and Family System Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Trauma Therapy

How to Know if IOP is Right for You

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to help those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or addictions with an integrative treatment approach.

IOP is a good treatment option for those who require a higher level of care than traditional weekly outpatient therapy, and would benefit from multiple types of therapy each week.

Those in our integrative IOP program can learn about the triggers of their anxiety, depression, or addictions and healthy options for coping with and managing those triggers.

Patients receive group therapy, 1:1, and family sessions to help build stronger support relationships.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program offers:

  • A biopsychosocial approach to strengthen neglected areas of a patient’s life
  • Relaxation and visualization techniques
  • Encouragement and support of positive beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes regarding change
  • Learning to incorporate pro-social skills
  • To learn more about how the program can benefit you, give us a call to set up a consultation. Our team of clinicians is here to work with you and determine which of our programs is the best fit for you.

How Long Is the Intensive Outpatient Program?

ABHW’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for chemical dependency, trauma, and mental health generally requires group therapy three to four days per week and individual and family systems therapy once per week.

Group therapy sessions are three hours long, and ABHW offers flexible scheduling options to meet your needs.

The length of the program is tailored to the patient and designed to create a transition to a happier and more rewarding life. 

Our team can help you get your life back. You deserve it!

The Benefits of IOP

ABHW provides integrative treatment for mental health and substance abuse utilizing the most current evidence-based practices. 

In addition to providing care for our patients, we integrate family into treatment by encouraging them to attend family sessions.

These sessions are designed to help build a strong support network and better relationships that benefit our patients even after completing the program.