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 at two locations, ensuring that these services are as accessible and convenient as possible.

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, with both programs available at Cascade Behavioral Health and Connections – Bellevue (opening late September 2021):

  • 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 or Connections – Bellevue (opening late September 2021), 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 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 our IOP is 21-30 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.-noon, 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. At our main campus, it is held in the evenings from 6-9 p.m. At our Connections – Bellevue location, it is held in the mornings from 9 a.m.-noon and in the evenings from 6-9 p.m. These 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).

Connections – Bellevue

Located less than 20 miles from our main hospital campus, Connections – Bellevue (opening late September 2021) offers a wide range of outpatient programming for adults age 18 and older of all genders, including our mental health and substance use IOPs.

The Connections – Bellevue location is just another example of how Cascade Behavioral Health is working to make behavioral healthcare more accessible. Patients who turn to Connections – Bellevue receive the same high-quality care as they would at Cascade Behavioral Health.

The expert team members at this location are passionate about helping people achieve the very best treatment outcomes, and they work closely with each patient to custom-build their care plan to their unique circumstances.

To learn more about the focused, comprehensive care available at Connections – Bellevue, please reach out directly at:

1300 114th Avenue SE
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (206) 248-4787
Fax: (206) 299-9495

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