Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) | The Village Family Service Center

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Village's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers help, guidance, and hope to those with mental health challenges. Think of IOP as a little bit more, or a little bit less. It can be the transition down from partial or inpatient hospitalization, or provide support to those exiting chemical dependency treatment with ongoing mental health needs. It can prevent a need for higher levels of care, providing temporary support when life gets overwhelming and individual counseling isn’t enough. An on-staff Psychiatrist provides medication management, as needed. 

IOP meets four days a week, three hours a day at The Village, 1201 25th St. S., Fargo. Morning and afternoon groups are available. The length of the program depends on your individual needs, and weekly IOP Aftercare sessions ensure a smooth transition out of the program. 

What is IOP like?

IOP is a confidential program during which clients receive education and support, develop coping skills, and problem solve life’s ongoing stress and challenges in a group setting. Education covers areas specific to client diagnosis and needs, such as wellness, medication management, self-care, relationships, communication, mindfulness, and safety planning. In addition to supporting our clients, we are available to educate and support their family and friends, as the client needs and wants. 

Mental health is just as important as our physical health. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at The Village gives you the opportunity to heal from the past, live in the present, and hope for the future.

How can The Village Intensive Outpatient Program help me?

  • Learn to cope with mental health struggles and traumatic experiences
  • Identify and express emotions more openly and accurately
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Increase self-confidence, self-awareness and mental stability
  • Problem-solve challenges and make healthy decisions 
  • Have healthier relationships
  • Build a support system
  • Set and reinforce boundaries
  • Get your life back on track

Read More: How Joshua found healing through The Village IOP

IOP Client Testimonials

  • "When I came to The Village IOP, I was broken in every way possible and tried to end my life. Since being here, I have learned to stand up for myself and have people that support me. I feel good now and am ready to restart my journey in life."
  • "IOP was a game changer for me. Being a guy, it was hard to come here, but without it, I wouldn't be here anymore. My family and I can't thank everyone in IOP enough."
  • "IOP has been one of the best experiences I have had in my whole life. I now have the skills to manage my anxiety."
  • “The IOP program at The Village literally saved my life. After two serious suicide attempts, The Village was the first place (even after 21 days in inpatient) to tell me the seriousness of my actions and walk me through the steps to heal and move forward.”
  • “(IOP taught me) how to handle and cope with my anxiety, which helps with my depression. I am grateful for The Village and the counselors that have helped so much.”
  • “The IOP program at The Village provided me with all the resources I was seeking but didn’t get until I tried killing myself.”
  • “I am so relieved that this option is here, it feels like a literal life saver.”

IOP Basics

  • For adults with mental health needs beyond weekly counseling sessions
  • Facilitated by licensed, experienced behavior health professionals
  • Ongoing assessment
  • Medication management by a staff Psychiatrist, as needed
  • Multidisciplinary programming (Examples: art therapy, mindfulness, music therapy, spirituality, nutrition education, journaling)
  • Client able to return to own mental health professional upon discharge, or a referral will be made
  • Most insurances accepted, and payment plans available
  • No referral needed

Read the IOP Brochure

For more information or an IOP assessment, call 701-451-4900 or email us.