Intensive Outpatient Program
Because our goal is to help you return to a full life, a part of that process is slowly re-integrating “regular” life activities. This often includes scheduling changes and that affects treatment. Therefore, we created a flexible intensive outpatient model based upon your family and work scheduling needs. We offer multiple intensive outpatient program (IOP) tracks to fit your lifestyle.
Our mental health and substance dependence intensive outpatient programs are located in Westlake Village. Our Malibu location offers a more “boutique” and focused approach for people. Some may not need the intensity of a full IOP schedule, but more in-depth services than weekly outpatient treatment.
Most people coming into treatment feel lost, confused, or “stuck.” Intensive individual therapy can be very helpful to develop self-understanding. Good therapy helps people explore how faulty patterns of seeing the world were created and reinforced. Finally, good science and a caring therapist can help people develop more adaptive ways of managing feelings.
People who come into treatment, and, also, many in the community, could benefit from group therapy. Individual therapy alone is effective, but not good enough. The ways we interact with people are often part of the reason we seek treatment. Group therapy, however, is often more ideal and growth-enhancing for learning about how to manage our interpersonal behavior effectively. Typically, or often, a unique combination of group and individual therapy is key for treatment success.
Important Services We Include in Your Program
If it’s possible, and you are willing, we involve family in your treatment. Issues like addiction and mental illness often affect not just the identified patient, but the entire family system. The family needs to understand their role in the identified patient’s illness, and how they can be more effective in helping them heal and grow is crucial for lasting change.
Art Therapy is a non-verbal and verbal modality that integrates both sides of the hemispheres of the brain. It uses art media to help clients externalize internal states and emotions to regulate the Parasympathetic Nervous System to improve mind/body connection, somatic awareness and Nervous System resourcing. As a Mindful modality it improves present moment experiences, self and affect regulation, reducing depressive, anxious and PTSD symptoms supporting clients to heal and improve mental stability and well-being.
Our goal is to help you return to a fully functioning lifestyle, and part of that process is slowly re-integrating “regular” life activities, like work. We have created a flexible, but also well-structured, IOP model that includes career counseling to get you back on track. Many of the young adults we serve struggle with job interviews, creating resumes, and similar job search activities. We also offer specialized Career Counseling services on an outpatient basis for people feeling “stuck” in their jobs or careers.
Because people are complex and unique, in addition to therapy, we address specific life needs of each client. Services such as neurofeedback, yoga, mediation groups, art therapy, career counseling, and psychiatry services are available. Moreover, we provide career, personality, legal, and immigration assessments when requested.