Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety & OCD
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Light On Anxiety works with you to address, manage and move past severe anxiety symptoms at a pace and in a format that best meets your needs as well as the practical requirements of your life. Light On Anxiety’s intensive treatment service offering can range from 2 to 5 individual sessions per week.
Therapy will be provided by a team of Light On Anxiety therapists that collaborate and coordinate each step of the therapy process to help you decrease anxiety symptoms in order to get you back to your life as rapidly as possible.
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How our Intensive Outpatient Program supports you
Light On Anxiety’s intensive outpatient treatment program is designed to provide you with comprehensive support to achieve your customized treatment goals.
Program participants have the opportunity to meet with a team of therapists up to five times a week. These frequent sessions allow for a more intensive and focused approach to therapy, ensuring you receive the necessary support and guidance on your journey through and soon past anxiety and related conditions.
This program serves as a vital bridge between traditional outpatient therapy and more intensive options like partial hospitalization. By offering a higher frequency of individual therapy sessions, you can receive more targeted interventions and support tailored to your specific needs. This approach allows for deep exploration, skill-building, and progress at an accelerated pace.
The program’s core objective is to empower individuals to confront their anxiety and overcome its challenges. Through evidence-based techniques, psychoeducation, and a compassionate therapeutic alliance, clients will develop effective coping strategies, enhance resilience, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.
At Light on Anxiety, our dedicated team of therapists is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Our program aims to foster personal growth, promote self-awareness, and equip individuals with the tools they need to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and resilience
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety & OCD?
Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety and OCD is a form of therapy that is designed to help individuals struggling with these conditions to make significant changes in their symptoms and behavior.
In order to ensure that the individual is able to make their desired changes, outpatient treatments typically involve several hours of therapy sessions each week ranging from 2 to 5 individual sessions.
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Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety and OCD can be beneficial in a variety of ways:
- Coping Mechanisms: Gain a better understanding of your condition and develop coping skills to manage and reduce the symptoms you are experiencing.
- Recognized Triggers: Gain insight into your triggers and develop strategies to cope with them.
- Individualized Service: This type of treatment is often highly tailored to the individual, so that the therapist can focus on your specific needs and concerns.
- Control Over Symptoms: The goal of Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Anxiety and OCD is to help you gain control over your symptoms and lead a more fulfilling life.
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What does Light On Anxiety’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment For Anxiety Include?
There are six different phases of treatment with Light on Anxiety for our Intensive Outpatient Treatment. Throughout each of these phases, our team is determined to help ensure your comfort and to be a guiding force. Each phase will be customized to best meet your needs.
A clinical intake and treatment planning session typically includes:
- Establishing rapport with the client
- Gathering information
- Assessing the client’s mental and emotional state
This includes setting goals, developing strategies to help the client reach their goals, and making a plan for follow-up and monitoring.
These treatment approaches include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps people identify and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in order to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and OCD. The more frequently you work out your “CBT mental muscles” – the more rapidly you will see results and meet your treatment goals.
- Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is a specialized form of CBT that focuses on gradually exposing the individual to the situations or objects that trigger the anxiety or obsessive thoughts. The goal is to help the individual learn to tolerate the distress associated with the triggering situation and eventually reduce the fear or obsession.
- Other treatment approaches that are often used in the treatment of anxiety and OCD include: mindfulness-based therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and supportive psychotherapy.
Referral management is an important part of ensuring that patients receive high quality medication management. It involves managing referrals from primary care providers, specialists, or other health care professionals, to ensure appropriate care. This may include coordinating with health care providers to determine the best course of treatment and referring patients to the most appropriate specialist or medication management expert.
Relapse prevention is an important component of long-term wellness planning and is a set of strategies and approaches that individuals can use to help them stay on track with their recovery goals.
These relapse prevention strategies may include:
- Identifying early warning signs of relapse
- Developing an action plan to manage stressors and triggers
- Developing new coping skills
- Engaging in self-care activities
- Finding social support.
Long-term wellness planning is a process of setting achievable goals and creating a plan to reach those objectives.
This long term wellness plan may include:
- Developing healthy habits
- Creating a support system
- Engaging in regular physical activity
- Managing stress.
Our team at Light on Anxiety will help ensure these plans go into place and create a support system for your wellness journey.
Scheduling ongoing wellness visits helps to maintain mental health gains by providing an opportunity for individuals to check in with their therapist during IOP. These visits can also provide an opportunity to review and adjust any existing treatment plans, medication, or introduce new strategies or treatments to further promote mental health.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment from LOA: We’re Here to Help
Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment program for Anxiety & OCD can help you get back on track. Our compassionate and experienced team of professionals will work with you to develop a personalized plan that meets your individual needs. Contact us today to learn more and start your journey to recovery.
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