Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Programming at Longleaf Hospital

No matter the level of care required, Longleaf Hospital welcomes patients in need of comprehensive care for psychiatric concerns to explore the many options for healing at their Alexandria, Louisiana center. Programming at Longleaf spans the full continuum of care, and upon admission, each person who seeks treatment at this hospital will be fully assessed to determine the most appropriate level of support that is needed to suit his or her presenting concerns.

Treatment planning at Longleaf is versatile and flexible, meaning that each patient’s plan of care will be designed with interventions that will be most effective for him or her. While each person’s goals for recovery will differ slightly, all patients who seek treatment at Longleaf Hospital can expect the same high level of support, specifically tailored to his or her unique goals.

Who Can Attend IOP at Longleaf?

Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) at Longleaf is intended for adult men and women ages 18 and above who are able to adhere to the tasks of daily living without the intensive support of a residential or inpatient treatment program. IOP patients are typically those who may be stepping down from a more acute level of service at Longleaf, or those who may require greater support than a more traditional outpatient therapy program can provide.

IOP is designed to help patients begin integrating back into the activities of daily life in their homes and communities with the help and support of a compassionate and highly specialized treatment team. Our doctors, nurses, counselors, medical professionals, and support staff will ensure that each IOP patient is receiving the interventions that will allow him or her to further progress in recovery while navigating the presenting symptoms of whatever mental or behavioral health issue is at hand.

Since no two patients are alike, Longleaf is committed to providing a path to recovery that takes into account each person’s existing strengths and challenges. The wide range of services and supports available within IOP at this center are designed to address many types of mental health conditions and co-occurring concerns, most notably:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Intermittent explosive disorder (IED)
  • Self-harm
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder

With a typical duration of 8-12 weeks, IOP at Longleaf consists of individual, group, and as-needed family therapy for all patients. These supports allow IOP patients to continue working on developing healthy coping skills, self-regulation, self-soothing, anger management, and many other skills that will allow them to strengthen the tools and techniques they’ll need to continue to work toward success in recovery. This therapeutic programming is based on a variety of evidence-based tools for healing such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and 12-Step methodology for those patients in need of support for substance abuse or addiction.

Some individuals are prescribed various psychotropic medications as part of their treatment plans, and the medical professionals on staff at Longleaf will meet with patients twice per week to provide medication management support. While IOP is not intended to take the place of comprehensive healthcare, this service can help patients ensure that they are using pharmaceutical interventions to the best advantage possible.

Learn More

If you would like more information about entering IOP at Longleaf Hospital, or to hear more details about any other level of care at our center, simply reach out to us at your convenience. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions anytime and can speak with you to determine whether or not IOP at Longleaf Hospital is the ideal place to heal for yourself or for a loved one.

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