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Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

When you come to us for intensive outpatient behavioral health treatment, you’ll do in-depth work that may be crucial to helping you through a crisis and keeping you out of the hospital. Our outpatient programs also offer good follow up if you’re transitioning from inpatient behavioral health treatment.

Typically, you’ll start by coming three days a week. You’ll meet with a psychiatrist, who can help decide if medication may be useful in improving your mood, energy or other symptoms. 

You’ll meet individually with a counselor, but you’ll also spend much of your time in group therapy. Sharing with others both positive and difficult experiences can offer you different perspectives and let you know that you’re not alone in your struggles. 

You’ll learn skills to change your thinking patterns, build self-esteem, manage your stress and emotions better and be more present in your relationships. Your family also will participate in sessions that support them and teach them to support you. As we come to know you better, we’ll refine your care plan to help you make progress.

This intensive program benefits people with:

IOP may also benefit you if you’re living with a medical condition such as diabetes, heart disease or cancer, and struggling with the lifestyle changes that come along with those conditions. We can help you work through grief and loss you may feel as your lifestyle changes and help you build self-confidence and re-establish a sense of purpose and control.

Transitioning Toward Greater Independence

As your mental outlook and coping skills improve, you’ll be able to reduce the number of days you come to therapy. Gradually, you may continue on your own with visits to a therapist in the community.

Our goal is to help you move toward greater independence and lead a productive, balanced, enjoyable life.

Call Us for Help

If you or someone close to you is experiencing a crisis, call 911. Our inpatient unit can help people with extreme depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder (a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar), substance use disorders or other mental and behavioral health disorders. We have an entire team to help transition you safely back to outpatient care.

If you or a loved one needs help for mental thoughts or behaviors that are not life threatening but are limiting your well-being, call our Outpatient Behavioral Health Services number at (937) 208-6719(937) 208-6719 and press "0" to skip the prompts.

Learn More About Behavioral Health

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Content Updated: May 9, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Behavioral Health Services.
Behavioral Health at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
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