Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Coral Bay Recovery’s Primary Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to be flexible, to accommodate the needs of adults who are currently working, plan to obtain employment as part of their recovery journey or are pursuing their educational goals. The approximately 8-week program comprises three group therapy sessions, as well as a weekly individual, private therapy session with a licensed mental health professional. Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and case management services are also available.
When clients complete our Primary Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, they may have the option to step down to our Outpatient Program (OP), which comprises 1 to 3 group therapy sessions and one individual, private therapy session per week. This phase typically lasts two weeks or longer, based on individualized progress, needs and finances. This is the final step as clients prepare to discharge from treatment.
At Coral Bay Recovery, clients will have the opportunity to:
- Learn a variety of practical coping skills and tools to help manage their mental health issues.
- Participate in evidence-based treatment that allows them to gain insight into their core issues.
- Begin to make positive changes that can replace unproductive or unhelpful habits.
- Learn ways to overcome the need to fall back on mood- or mind-altering substances to cope with mental health issues.
- Identify relapse triggers and risks for mental health issues.
- Address mental health issues like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disordered eating, and personality disorders.
When clients arrive at Coral Bay, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan with goals and objectives that can help overcome their mental health challenges, as well as other problems that may be coming between them and their life’s goals.
Coral Bay Recovery’s Primary Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program offers convenient therapy groups that take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 2 pm at our office in Lighthouse Point, Florida. (Note: Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are offering telehealth, on-site, and hybrid groups at this time.) Groups are limited in size, for a more personalized, effective therapeutic experience.
In group therapy, clients can:
- Increase their awareness and begin to understand how their mental health issues impact all facets of their lives.
- Understand and challenge defense mechanisms, and negative thought and behavior patterns.
- Explore and identify mental health relapse triggers in order to see a relapse coming well before old coping behaviors are reverted to and develop a solid relapse prevention plan to head it off.
- Explore underlying problems that led to the abuse of substances, if applicable.
- Create an arsenal of tools and skills to handle life stressors, such as divorce, grief and loss, relationship issues, job loss, and other transitions.
- Explore and learn to cope with a variety of mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and others.
- Reach out to others with similar issues and develop a support network to enhance ongoing success.
Each client’s individual therapy session takes place once per week when groups are not scheduled. Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are scheduled by appointment only.
During their weekly individual therapy sessions, clients will have more one-on-one time with their primary therapist, in order to concentrate more deeply on treatment plan goals or address any personal issues or concerns they don’t feel comfortable sharing in a group setting.
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Psychiatric Assessment/Medication Management
Initial Psychiatric Evaluations, follow-up appointments, medication management and other services are provided on an individualized, appointment-only basis by our psychiatric nurse practitioners, Natalie Wilgoren, APRN and Sharon Johnson-Hyatt, APRN. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), which may include the use of Naltrexone, Vivitrol or Suboxone, is also available on an individualized basis.