Intensive Outpatient Program Treating Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders Near Seattle

When you’re struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder, it can be difficult to live a productive and satisfying life. Cascade Behavioral Health offers intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for adults age 18 and older who can benefit from structured outpatient care, helping them manage the symptoms that have disrupted their lives.

IOP Overview

An intensive outpatient program provides more structure than traditional outpatient therapy offers but is less intensive than a partial hospitalization program (PHP). You may benefit from our IOP if you need more acute care than traditional outpatient therapy can provide but do not need the round-the-clock monitoring of an inpatient program.

We offer two intensive outpatient programs for adults age 18 and older at Cascade Behavioral Health in Tukwila, Washington:

  • Mental health disorder IOP: We most commonly care for adults who are suffering from mental health concerns such as depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship concerns, and grief and loss.
  • Substance use disorder IOP: Adults can receive care for addictions to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, and prescription drugs.

Depending on your situation, you can step down to our IOP, enter directly at the IOP level, or step up from a lower level of care. Our expert team will work closely with you to determine which level of care is the best fit for your current needs.

Therapeutic Experience

When you take part in one of the intensive outpatient programs at Cascade Behavioral Health, you’ll participate in therapy for three hours a day, five days a week, giving you the flexibility to continue going to work or doing the activities you enjoy.

Our expert team will create a personalized treatment plan for you to follow throughout your time with us. Group therapy is the main method of care in our IOP. Depending depending on your specific needs and recovery goals, you may also take part in family therapy, art therapy, and music therapy.

Typical length of stay in IOP at our hospital in Tukwila, Washington, is 21 to 30 days, but we will base your actual length of stay on your individual needs.

Mental Health Disorder IOP

Our expert team helps participants in the IOP that addresses mental health disorders learn to manage the symptoms that have kept them from functioning in their day-to-day lives. We offer this program five days per week from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in-person or through telehealth.

Group therapy focuses on mental health-related topics, including understanding why you carry stress and unhappiness, developing greater self-awareness, and learning meditation techniques that promote emotion regulation.

Our licensed mental health professionals may also integrate elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) into your counseling sessions to better support you in the healing process.

Substance Use Disorder IOP

Adults who take part in the intensive outpatient program for those who are struggling with a substance use disorder get the professional support they need to achieve long-term recovery. We offer this program three days per week, in the mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in the evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Our evening sessions include both in-person and telehealth options.

You’ll engage in group therapy discussions that are relevant to the addiction recovery process, such as building distress tolerance, relapse prevention techniques, stress management, and community-based support.

We also integrate treatment modalities that have proved to result in successful addiction recovery outcomes, including motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Success Is Possible

I entered the program at Cascade with trepidation and fear about what to expect. I came out of the program with a great deal of respect for the facility and its staff, as well as the tools I needed to cope with life.

– LS, former patient
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