When you need more support than standard outpatient counseling can provide, but do not require inpatient care, The Southlake Center IOP program offers you the intensity and space to discuss daily life challenges, celebrate recovery breakthroughs, and practice new healthy coping skills with minimum interruption to your daily life routine.
Daily Life-Friendly Schedule
When you choose our eight week IOP program, you will be with us for three to five days and/or evenings each week. The IOP program is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30am – 1:30pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-8:30pm. By offering both daytime and evening options, Southlake allows clients the flexibility to customize their IOP program based on their availability and needs.
Therapeutic Support Groups
Each day/evening that you participate in the IOP program, you will also attend a therapeutic support group. On Mondays, you will engage in a Therapeutic Yoga for Recovery group. This group is part yoga, part mindfulness, and part process-oriented as members focus on discussing their experiences about what arises during the therapeutic process. On Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings, you will reap the rich benefits of studying and practicing new skills in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). On Wednesdays you will participate in a Food & Feelings processing group, examining how your emotions affect your eating behaviors and learning helpful emotion regulation skills. Thursdays offer you the unique opportunity to work with a registered dietician and participate in a group based on nutrition and healthy eating practices.
Nurturing and Restorative Nutritional & M.E.A.L. Support
One of the most powerful and unique aspects of The Southlake Center Eating Disorders IOP program is our Mindful Eating and Learning (M.E.A.L.) Support program. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, M.E.A.L. Support meets from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You also always have the option of receiving morning M.E.A.L. support, which is offered by request on an individual-session basis. M.E.A.L. support is the place where you can process your emotions, discuss your experiences during supervised mealtimes, and receive professional and peer support to experience mealtime as the triumph it can be!
A Rich Array of Ancillary Services
Should you find that you need additional specialized private and group therapeutic support services during your IOP program participation, you can avail yourself of a wide variety of options including but not limited to Journaling & Self-Expression, Yoga & Movement Therapy, Equine Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Twelve Step-based, as well as experiential therapy for self-esteem, body image, interpersonal relationships, assertiveness, nutrition, stress management, life balance, and emotion regulation.
*Academic support is offered on an as-needed basis for all Adolescent Programs