Spring Mountain Sahara’s
Intensive Outpatient Program offers comprehensive
treatment for adults and seniors who do not require
The Intensive Outpatient Program
is more intensive than traditional outpatient and is designed to achieve stabilization and resolution of immediate problems. The patient and family are
offered services by a team of professionals. The patient is
enrolled with other patients working on similar issues. The
intensive outpatient program is designed specifically for
adult and geriatric patients who are experiencing behavioral
or emotional difficulties, but who do not require (or no
longer require) the intense level of psychiatric care
provided by inpatient or partial hospitalization programs.
Located in a comfortable and relaxed setting, the intensive
outpatient program provides intensive treatment among a
therapeutic community of peers. The program is offered 5
days per week beginning in the morning and early afternoon
hours. Clients attend two to three days per week initially,
gradually decreasing attendance over weeks according to
their individualized treatment plan. Participants attend
therapy in a group setting during the day and return home
each afternoon. Lunch is provided and transportation is
available on a case by case basis.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS SERVICE?
The Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to help
those who have been experiencing persistent symptoms of
depression, anxiety or other emotional problems which
significantly impact their ability to carry out their usual
activities. Common symptoms include:
Difficulty concentrating, making
routine decisions, remembering details.
Lack of interest or pleasure in
life, staying home more, wanting to be left alone.
Changes in appetite or sleep
patterns, with decreased energy level.
Feeling irritable, depressed,
anxious or overwhelmed.
Feeling hopeless, useless, sometimes
with suicidal thoughts of ending it all.
Feeling helpless, often with more
physical pain, and more help from others.
The Intensive Outpatient Program
is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team that includes
psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses. The
Intensive Outpatient Program provides consultations
with our psychiatrist and clinical staff resulting in an
assessment and treatment based on the individual needs.
Through individual, group and family therapy, clients gain
skills necessary to enhance their quality of life and
maximize their ability to function independently. The
program provides a supportive environment where clients can
gain the skills and resources that will foster independence,
self-confidence and self-reliance. With the help of our
highly qualified staff, the crucial goals of restoring a
sense of self worth and returning to an optimal level of
productivity can be reached.
Clients attend regularly scheduled groups focusing on topics
such as grief work, coping skills, anxiety and depression
education, cognitive therapy, stress management, anger
management, communication, socialization and relaxation
skills. Also, available are recommendations for discharge
plans and community resources.
Psychotherapy - focusing on interpersonal
communication and expression of feelings
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - focusing on changes
needed in thought and behavior patterns
Health Management - focusing on health and wellness,
goal setting and coping/stress management strategies
All calls are confidential.
Staff are available to schedule an appointment
24 hours per day, 7 days per week.