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What are IOP and PHP?

Foresight’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provide higher levels of support than general outpatient therapy. These programs are designed to help you navigate your journey to wellness with unique approaches to support and therapy. We currently offer an Adult in-person IOP at our Berkeley location, with plans to offer both telehealth and in-person adult and adolescent versions of our programs in the near future. Our goal is to offer the you the right care while allowing you to keep your daily commitments.

Who might benefit from IOP or PHP?

IOP and PHP are beneficial for individuals experiencing intense or acute mental health symptoms that require more support than traditional outpatient care can offer. They serve as a crucial intervention by providing a more structured and intensive treatment environment.

IOP and PHP:

  • Are ideal for individuals seeking transitional support after inpatient hospitalization or residential treatment
  • Offer a bridge back to daily life while maintaining a higher level of care
  • Provide a middle ground between full hospitalization and outpatient therapy
  • Help individuals stabilize their symptoms, develop coping strategies, and work toward recovery in a supportive, structured setting

How can IOP / PHP help?

  • Assist clients in rapidly decreasing symptoms, self-harm behaviors, and/or suicidal ideation
  • Provide a broad scope of education that allows clients to build awareness of triggers, gain therapeutic skills from evidence-based modalities (i.e., CBT, DBT), and improve confidence in ability to manage self and the world around them
  • Help improve overall quality of life and lessen feelings of isolation by providing a sense of community and fostering connection and self-reflection
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About IOP

If you’re seeking a supportive environment that allows for flexibility with your daily commitments, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) might be just what you need. IOPs offer a structured experience for three hours a day, three days a week. This setup allows you to gain more support and engage in meaningful treatment while still meeting your responsibilities at work, school, or home.

In an IOP, you’ll find a mix of group therapy sessions, individual therapy opportunities, and medication management (as needed). Group therapy provides an opportunity to not only process but also gain education aimed at enhancing your understanding of mental health and developing coping strategies.

About PHP

For those who need a higher level of care, but don’t require 24-hour supervision, a PHP is a robust treatment option. In our program, you will spend five hours a day, five days a week, allowing for an intensive focus on your mental health in a supportive environment, with the comfort of returning home each evening.

PHPs combine medical and medication monitoring, individual and group therapy sessions, and therapeutic activities to create a comprehensive treatment plan. This level of care is suited for individuals stepping down from inpatient treatment or those who require more intensive support than an IOP can offer.

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What to expect?

Navigating the landscape of mental health care can feel overwhelming, filled with uncertainty and complexities that can add stress to an already challenging journey. At Foresight, we are committed to demystifying the process for our clients, offering clarity and transparency at every step, ensuring you feel informed, supported, and confident in the care you’re receiving.