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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for adults, age 18 and older, who do not require the 24 hour supervision provided by an inpatient program. Hickory Trail Hospital’s IOP is for the patient who has achieved some stability, but could benefit from more intensive treatment.
Groups are offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Patients are in treatment for three hours per day, five days a week. Program length is individualized, though patients typically spend four to six weeks in IOP.

Our Focus

Our diagnostic and treatment components include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication consultation
  • Weekly visits with a psychiatric professional
  • Comprehensive case management
  • Transportation assistance
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy
  • Adjunctive therapy groups, including yoga, animal-assisted therapy and mindfulness training
  • Psychoeducational classes and group therapy by masters-level therapists with a focus on:
    • Mood management
    • Conflict resolution
    • Substance use disorders
    • Relapse prevention
    • Distress tolerance
    • Goal setting
    • Interpersonal skills building
    • Mindfulness
    • Distorted thinking
    • Spirituality and wellness
    • Self-acceptance
    • Grief and loss
    • Building healthy habits

*Affordable transportation options available upon request.

The treatment team consists of the patient, family members, the physician, the therapist a social worker, nurses, and mental health professionals. Anyone on the treatment team can address questions regarding a patient’s treatment plan. The therapist develops an individualized treatment plan to address the patient’s unique needs and consults with the assigned physician to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Patients receive a variety of therapy services, along with provision of thorough aftercare planning.

Our goal is to provide individualized care to guide patients toward significantly improving overall wellness, including the ability to effectively manage a variety of mood disorders and life stressors.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

While we cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, you can call to schedule a complimentary assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 972-298-7323. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.