IOP Services

An intensive outpatient program or IOP is designed to provide short-term stabilization for mild to moderate mental health symptoms. It serves to continue previous mental health services, and it provides support for patients wanting to achieve an elevated level of independence. An outpatient program is like a partial hospitalization program (PHP) but is less rigorous. Outpatient programming offers many of the same benefits as full-time treatment while allowing the individual to manage family and other responsibilities during treatment.

Avalon Integrative Wellness IOP

The IOP at Avalon Integrative Wellness offers structured clinical services and a wide range of holistic, evidence-based treatment modalities that are programmed based on the client’s needs. Clients work within a structured, supportive and therapeutic environment to address current issues or simply enhance the mind-body connection. Our staff focuses on managing mental health conditions and providing skills for improving communication, coping, problem-solving and relationships. Our programs include support for reintegration back into work, school, parenting and daily life. We want every client to exit our program with strong interpersonal and life skills, so that they can live the healthiest life possible.

IOP Treatment Options

There is a broad spectrum of treatment modalities available at Avalon Integrative Wellness that allow us to tailor our therapy programs to the unique needs of the client. Treatment options include:

Positive Psychology

This type of psychology replaces the traditional focus on dysfunction with an emphasis on positive factors or strengths. This approach allows clients to center on positive factors that will contribute to a higher quality of life.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

This evidence-based, comprehensive therapy was developed in the 1980s to help clients cope with painful emotions. Clients learn therapeutic skills to manage depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders. A mix of individual and group sessions is facilitated by a qualified therapist to ensure all key elements are addressed.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a popular form of psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of issues. The treatment focuses on exchanging negative and self-destructive thoughts into positive ones. The goal of CBT is to find solutions to present issues and emotions while changing patterns of thoughts and behavior.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective in relieving clients of negative beliefs and the distress caused by them. EMDR therapy enables people to heal from the symptoms of emotional distress in a much shorter time than traditional treatment methods. The modality works on symptoms caused by past, current and even future trauma.


This evidence-based tool is used during therapy sessions to guide a patient into a deep state of relaxation and concentration. In this trance-like state, clients can turn their feelings and attention inward to find the internal resources necessary to make positive changes and regain control of certain areas of their lives.

Love and Intimacy Groups

This gender-specific group therapy is designed to help clients struggling with sex addiction and other issues that interfere with meaningful relationships. The sessions help individuals that suffered sexual abuse or face other intimacy issues to overcome shame and guilt associated with unhealthy sexual behavior and discover how to enjoy healthier sexual relationships.

Psychoeducational Groups

This type of group therapy is structured to educate clients about their mental health and ways to manage disorders and issues. Clients are typically grouped by their diagnosis, and the groups are facilitated by a licensed therapist that may specialize in that particular disorder. Groups may also be available for family members to teach them about the disorder and ways they can help their loved one.

Drama Therapy

This experiential therapy provides clients with a unique way to tell their story, express feelings and solve problems. Through imagination and creativity, clients learn to put themselves in another’s position or experience things they have never experienced before. This approach can be especially useful in exploring relationship difficulties and finding solutions to them.

Creative Writing Therapy

This therapy involves expressive writing and introspection sessions administered by a trained psychotherapist. Clients are asked to put their emotions on paper which can be helpful in uncovering inward feelings and discovering self-awareness. This approach can also help clients who are struggling with sad and stressing thoughts form new, positive perspectives, even during emotionally traumatic times.


This holistic treatment originates from traditional Chinese medicine practices and involves the placement of thin needles into different areas of the body to encourage healing and improve function. Needles are strategically placed within energy channels called meridians with the goal of reestablishing energy (qi) flow throughout the body.


This powerful yet gentle therapy utilizes different methods of breathing to improve mental, spiritual and physical health. A therapist that specializes in breathwork guides clients through various breathing techniques to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. Through the exercises, clients can let go of blocking emotions that interfere with the ability to work on real-life issues.


This well-established Hindu discipline combines breath control, meditation and body postures to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of the participant. Yoga can help reduce stress, provide relaxation, flexibility and strength, and even help clients lose weight. This therapy option is a highly-regarded practice and is experienced all over the world.

Sound Bath

This ancient wellness practice immerses clients in sound frequencies derived from “singing bowls” that support healing and restoration. Used by Tibetans for over 2000 years, western culture is now tuning into this unique practice. The therapy can be used to reduce anxiety, relax the body, and enhance mood.


A therapy rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, cupping is designed to improve the flow of energy into the areas of treatment. Small glass cups, which act as suction devices, are placed on the skin to draw congested blood, energy, or toxins to the surface. It can address pain, muscle knots, and circulation issues.

Massage Therapy

At Avalon Integrative Wellness, our team of professional massage therapists offers a variety of techniques, including detox, Swedish, shiatsu and deep tissue massage. Massage treatment is beneficial in treating pain, releasing muscle tension, and stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. Our staff will help you determine the best massage technique for your treatment needs.

Healthy Body Image Groups

In this group, clients will explore the reasons why individuals that suffer from mental health and addiction issues are at higher risk for developing an eating disorder. In addition to education about the various types of eating disorders and their risks, clients will also learn to create a healthy body image and promote body acceptance.

Individualized One-on-One Therapy

As the foundation for any effective treatment program, one-on-one therapy at Avalon Integrative Wellness takes place with one of our highly trained and qualified therapists. Clients will see their doctor on a regular schedule that allows them to build a healthy professional rapport. Sessions will entail topics relevant to the client’s treatment process.

With a variety of treatment modalities at our disposal, the team at Avalon Integrative Wellness is equipped to customize programs to the individual needs of our clients. To learn more about any of these therapies and treatment methods, contact Avalon Integrative Wellness today at 888-266-9048.