Benefits of Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Treatment
A significant benefit of intensive outpatient programs is their level of freedom. Since clients are no longer spending the bulk of their time at the treatment facility, they can start to experience a regular routine again. However, this new freedom can be a double-edged sword. If transitioned into eating disorder intensive outpatient treatment too soon, clients often regress in their progress. This is why individualized treatment plans are so vital to lasting recovery.
Clients also receive a deeper level of support in an IOP than they would by just attending an individual therapy session once a week. They still have access to all of the resources they grew accustomed to in their residential and partial hospitalization programs. This support system helps make the transition back into normal life smoother.
Of course, the biggest benefit of an intensive outpatient program is its flexibility. Clients no longer have to adjust their lives to meet their treatment needs; they can now adapt their treatment schedules to their lives. The staff at Magnolia Creek makes sure to work with all of our clients to create a therapy schedule that works for them.