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

The Village Family Service Center

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

COVID-19 UPDATE: For the safety of our staff, clients, and community, our Intensive Outpatient Program for mental health will be provided online until further notice. If you have any questions, please call 701-451-4900 or contact us online.

When traditional outpatient methods have not provided the level of support you need, The Village's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for mental health can offer help, guidance, and hope. Stabilize symptoms in a less restrictive environment and get the support you need to create positive change in your thoughts and behaviors. Learn problem-solving and coping skills and how to build and maintain a healthy support network. 

IOP meets four days a week, three hours a day in the morning at The Village, 2701 12th Ave. S., Fargo. The length of the program depends on your individual needs. IOP graduates are welcome to participate in a weekly Continuing Wellness Group as a step down from the intensive program.

    What is IOP like?

    IOP is a confidential mental health treatment 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, moods, 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. 

    The Village IOP for mental health includes:

    • Group therapy
    • Individual sessions
    • Family sessions
    • Individualized treatment planning
    • Psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management
    • Case management

    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.”

    IOP Basics

    • For adults with mental health needs beyond weekly counseling sessions
    • Facilitated by licensed, experienced behavior health professionals
    • Ongoing assessment and individual support
    • Medication management, 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
    • Continuing Wellness Group offered to IOP graduates
    • Most insurances accepted, and payment plans available
    • No referral needed

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