Discovery Day Treatment offers intensive outpatient services when individual therapy for teens isn’t quite enough.
WHAT IS IOP?
Intensive outpatient therapy is available to teens who need more than traditional weekly outpatient therapy provides, but may have already completed several weeks in a daily partial hospitalization setting. Individual and group therapy is available, and most patients commit to 3 hours of mental health or substance abuse treatment, 3-5 days each week.
At Discovery Day Treatment, we believe successfully treating the client means addressing the family’s needs as well. Each family will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of one hour of weekly family therapy. In family therapy, family members will identify relationship patterns and roles and help uncover ways each family member can support the student’s progress. These sessions can be conducted in person at the facility, by teleconference, or by telephone.
Students receive 1-2 hours of psychotherapy with their individual therapist each week. Individual therapy sessions will address the student’s needs as identified in the student’s individualized treatment plan goals and objectives. Our therapists are trained to address issues associated with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, attachment, substance use, and related behavioral issues.
SAND TRAY THERAPY
One form of Expressive Therapy provided at Discovery Day Treatment is sand tray therapy. Sand tray therapy is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, as communication tools to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. This form of therapy is utilized along with individual and family talk therapy sessions.
Neurofeedback is a method that directly trains and improves brain function. Neurofeedback allows students to observe their brain in action from moment to moment and shows that information back to the student. The student can then change their brain activity to more appropriate patterns. This is done by placing a band or electrodes on the head to monitor different parts of the brain. Then, through audio or visual feedback, students can see how their brain reacts to different prompts. Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation associated with anxiety, depression, sleep, PTSD, and ADHD.