Intensive Outpatient Program
Intensive Outpatient Services
When OCD or anxiety becomes so great that it interferes with attending school, work, or other important obligations, it may be time to consider more intensive options than individual or group therapy.
Intensive, focused treatment
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at COAP begins with assessment and treatment planning in order to collaboratively form strong goals and helpful plans. This process also allows for introductions to our team and orientation to our therapy approach. The goals and structure for the program vary according to individual needs, but treatment typically consists of 3 hours per day, 3-5 days per week, for at least 3 weeks.
During IOP, participants can expect:
Customized treatment plans, collaboratively informed by our expertise and your unique experience,
Plans and goals established with exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles
Individual therapy with a team of 2-3 therapists, continuously meeting with one or more team members at a time.
Consistency in care for a minimum of 3 weekly 3-hour sessions, typically scheduled during morning hours
Family involvement as indicated, including required parent participation for clients under 18.
Estimated treatment duration of 3 to 10 weeks, with estimates to be updated regularly in treatment review meetings.
After hours recommendations to support change between sessions
Initial focus on treatment as a top priority with our support to maintain therapy gains while transitioning to life goals.
Some children and adults who are significantly impacted by OCD or other anxiety do not have the flexibility to support a 3- to 10-week course of intensive therapy. Fortunately, there is evidence for a brief, accelerated approach to intensive treatment. Some individuals achieve progress after a 1-2 week course of concentrated CBT that matches or even exceeds the treatment gains expected over extended lengths of time.
Concentrated Intensive at COAP involves:
An enrollment process that includes comprehensive intake assessment and treatment plan formation with your assigned lead cognitive behavioral specialist. Our team jumpstarts the accelerated process by dedicating extensive effort to understand and plan for treatment needs prior to beginning the concentrated program.
Detailed self-directed therapy homework plans designed to for you to practice new skills independently between each treatment session.
A significant commitment to therapeutic recovery over other activities during the concentrated treatment week(s).
Our specialized Intensive Outpatient Program may be optimal for children, adolescents, and adults with:
Moderate to severe OCD or other anxiety disorders that are significantly interfering with daily life;
Insufficient progress with 1-2 weekly therapy sessions in the past;
Interest in enhancing treatment gains over a shorter period of time;
Time or geographic location limitations;
Transitional support goals after residential or inpatient treatment.
Additional service options at our practice include:
Meet once or twice per week with one of our specialist providers.
Gain evidence-based support and individualized coaching for parenting anxious or otherwise challenging children.
Executive Functioning Training *NEW!
Individual or group-based coaching to improve attention, focus, and important academic skills with Dr. Underbrink.
Support for between-session therapy homework is available to help maximize treatment gains.
Our expert providers are trained to assess for anxiety, OCD, and commonly co-occurring problems.
Individual or group-based consultation to enhance therapeutic progress with your clients.