The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) incorporates brain- and mind-based treatments (like ketamine-assisted and TMS therapies) with immersive treatment plans personalized to every patient. We have succeeded in alleviating symptoms of treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other chronic disorders. A lot of times, traditional depression and anxiety medications just don’t work and can cause unwanted side effects and a life-long commitment to your pharmacy. Try mental healthcare made for you.
An IOP is a structured, long-term approach for many hard-to-treat mental health disorders. The program incorporates scientifically-backed treatments and multiple modes of therapy into a weekly plan explicitly prescribed for your needs. These alternative treatments work synergistically, inducing neuroplasticity, turning on dormant parts of the brain, and learning skills to combat maladaptive patterns. An IOP lasts around 10 weeks to provide unparalleled results for patients who may not have found help with common medications or traditional talk therapy alone. Conditions we specialize in treating include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, and PTSD. Bespoke Treatment offers 3 IOP tracks that help guide your mental healthcare journey. Schedule a consultation to learn which track works best for you.
Available for all California residents, our Virtual program offers psychiatry, group, individual, and occupational therapies, nutrition, mindfulness, and movement. All sessions are live and completed in the comfort of your own home.
The Psychedelic Medicine program is based on the Virtual program and includes the same at-home therapy options, as well as twice-weekly ketamine-assisted therapy sessions and online integration groups.
For patients in Los Angeles or Santa Monica, the Interventional track incorporates the Virtual IOP with in-clinic treatments such as TMS therapy, Spravato, and biofeedback.
For The Patient
Our IOP is designed for lasting results. Its purpose is to help patients establish support mechanisms and develop practical coping skills and strategies they can use in their daily lives after completing the program. An IOP can be considered a step down from inpatient or partial hospitalization programs while still offering a high level of care. Our program suits individuals with a stable home environment who want to receive comprehensive, regular mental healthcare without disrupting their work and life schedule. Patients are likely to be a good fit for an IOP if they are motivated to participate in the scheduled programming, are driven to improve their condition and ready to work toward recovery, are willing to express feelings and thoughts verbally, and can learn and apply recovery skills.
An IOP is not the right level of care for individuals at immediate risk of harming themselves or others.
For The Patient
During your first week, your assigned therapist will create a personalized treatment plan with you in concert with the rest of your treatment team. Depending on your needs, this may consist of some combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, EMDR, educational material, yoga, TMS, ketamine therapy, medication management, and more. Sessions are daily or nearly daily, and no overnight stays are required. Sessions can total anywhere from 9–20 hours each week, depending on the individual’s treatment plan and availability. By the end of the program, patients report better sleep, more emotional resilience, and increased mood, energy, and motivation.
We do mental healthcare a little differently around here. Compared to traditional outpatient counseling and treatment, a personalized and structured outpatient program offers greater support from fellow participants and clinicians. As a result, patients spend more time on their recovery, encouraging a greater focus on lasting results and better integration into their daily lives.
Mental health disorders are complicated. They are located in the brain but can be further triggered by traumatic events that happen in our lives and to our bodies. Because of that, there’s no universal “fix” that works for everyone. Our medical team takes time to learn your history and what you want to achieve to create a personalized treatment plan. We continue to tailor our patient’s experience throughout the treatment journey, keeping an eye on progress so we can better support you.
We provide patients with evidence-based care, so they can trust their mental health is in good hands. All of our treatments are backed by science, and many are built to work synergistically together. We rely on brain- and mind-focused therapies that can help 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.
Science shows that how we treat our bodies impacts the state of our mental health. Physical health, wellness practices, and self-care directly affect your recovery. We aim to provide our patients with knowledge on every aspect of mental disorders. All our IOP tracks offer some alternative therapies, such as nutrition education, movement and yoga, TMS therapy, neurofeedback, and ketamine-assisted therapy, alongside standard approaches such as group therapy, individual therapy, and meditation.
An IOP is a type of mental health program that provides intensive treatment for individuals who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy but do not require the level of care offered in a hospital or residential treatment center.
IOP programs can treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others.
Individuals who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy, but do not require the level of care offered in a hospital or residential treatment center, are good candidates for an IOP. They should be able to function in their daily lives but also need more intensive care than weekly therapy sessions.
IOP programs typically last between four to twelve weeks, depending on the individual’s needs. Our program is designed to be a 10-week IOP.
An IOP program usually involves three to five hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week.
IOP programs are different from other mental health treatment options because they offer a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy but do not require the level of care offered in a hospital or residential treatment center.
The structure of an IOP typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy (if appropriate), medication management (if needed), nutrition counseling, psychoeducation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and more. However, the structure varies greatly depending on each individual’s personalized treatment plan.
IOP programs use a variety of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), psychoeducation, EMDR, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), biofeedback, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
Yes, there is a difference between a general IOP program and one for substance abuse. An IOP program for substance abuse may include detoxification and focus more on addiction recovery, including reducing triggers that may lead to craving substances. A mental health IOP deals more with the underlying issues that have led people to use substances in the first place, although most patients in a mental health IOP do not have a history of substance abuse.
Yes, medication management is available in an IOP program. All IOP patients are evaluated by a psychiatrist upon admission and will have the opportunity to discuss medication at that time. Medications can be prescribed by a psychiatrist or other licensed medical professional.
Progress is tracked in an IOP program through regular assessments and evaluations by the treatment team. The team will work with the individual to establish specific treatment goals and will monitor their progress towards those goals.
Yes, family involvement is often encouraged in an IOP program. Family therapy can be an important part of the treatment process, as it can help improve communication, establish healthy boundaries, and provide support to the individual in treatment.
Many insurance plans cover most of the cost of an IOP program, but it’s important to check with your program and ask them to run your insurance benefits to verify coverage.
During the first day of an IOP program, the individual will undergo an initial assessment to determine the most appropriate treatment plan. They will also receive an orientation to the program and meet with their primary therapist and psychiatrist.
After completing an IOP program, the individual may continue to receive follow-up care through traditional outpatient therapy, aftercare groups, or other support services. The treatment team will work with the individual to develop an aftercare plan that is tailored to their specific needs.