The Lakewood Reflections Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for depression, anxiety and/or trauma is a group-based treatment for adults who are experiencing symptoms of major depression, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, suicidal thoughts/self-harm, social anxiety and/or post-traumatic stress disorder.
IOPs are a group-based, more intensive form of treatment geared toward individuals who are experiencing moderate to severe symptoms with daily interference, or those not experiencing a reduction of symptoms with less intensive treatment and/or those who are transitioning from a higher level of care (i.e. inpatient/residential treatment).
While attending IOP, participants continue to work individually with a therapist and a medical provider, either at Lakewood Health System or outside of the facility; your choice. A psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP) is available to all group members and new members will meet with the PNP prior to being admitted to the IOP group. Your care team consists of a psychiatric doctor, psychiatric nurse practitioner, registered nurse and a licensed therapist. Lakewood Health System recognizes that coordination of care is an important part of healing and will follow-up with your providers on a regular basis.
The group focus will be on psycho-education, life skills teaching, crisis management, spiritual emphasis, joy building and process group. Examples of skills taught include: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, challenging negative beliefs, setting healthy boundaries, better communication, coping skills and safety planning.
Our current IOP groups include:
+NEW IOP group for adults (ages 18+) on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. Opening other days as the group continues to grow.
+Women’s IOP (ages 50+) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
+Women’s mild-cognitive impairment (MCI) group on Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m.
+Men’s (ages 50+) group on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.