What is Intensive Outpatient?

Intensive outpatient is the lowest level of care offered at Roots to Recovery.  In intensive outpatient, your teen will participate in treatment three hours a day, three days a week at our specialized eating disorder facility in Sherman Oaks, California.  Intensive outpatient is a higher level of care than weekly therapy, but a lower level of care than our partial hospitalization and residential programs.  Intensive outpatient is for teens who are beginning to struggle but are not yet experiencing a major impact to their health, wellbeing and social life.  Teens in the intensive outpatient program remain in school and live at home, but participate in group therapy and individual therapy three days per week.

Why Choose Intensive Outpatient?

Intensive Outpatient typically recommended for teens who have successfully completed a higher level of care, or for teens who have not seen results from a lower level of care. An ideal intensive outpatient candidate is a teen who is functioning reasonably well at home and in school, but stands to benefit from more intensive treatment than weekly counseling.

If you are unsure of what level of care is best for your child, our admissions specialists can help.  Call us at 888-476-9997 for a free assessment which will be reviewed by our clinical team.

Advantages of Intensive Outpatient

Intensive outpatient offers group and individual therapy for a total of ten hours per week.  It is conveniently structured around the school day so that your child may continue to attend school while participating without missing days or getting behind in their studies.  An intensive outpatient treatment plan is more comprehensive than weekly counseling as it includes group therapy, peer support, individual therapy and a family therapy option as well.  Upon your child’s admission, the treatment team will develop an individualized plan for them that takes into account all of their strengths and weaknesses as well as their own unique needs.

Family Participation

You will be invited to participate in weekly or bi-weekly therapy with your child.  These are hour long therapy sessions with your child and his or her therapist.  Family therapy is an excellent way to  help learn to support your child in their recovery, communicate better and get support for yourself as well.

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