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Immediate Care for When Life Is Too Much

Call Our St. Louis Mental Health Center: 314-388-2225

If you’re at a breaking point – and other options aren’t working – IOP group therapy can help you heal and find peace again.

Call to learn how this little-known treatment can help your situation… and we’ll get you into a program right away.

Sometimes life throws more at us than we’re able to manage. Even the strongest people can be overwhelmed by serious mental health challenges like:

  • Chronic Depression
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stress and Burnout
  • Difficult Relationships
  • Past Trauma

Whatever you’re going through right now…

IOP therapy is designed to help give you relief and turn things around fast.

IOP stands for intensive outpatient program. It’s a unique blend of group therapy and personalized care. And it offers a proven alternative for when one-on-one visits with a therapist or psychiatrist don’t quite cut it.

Here’s what to expect with our intensive outpatient programs…

  • Focused Care: We tailor your treatment to fit your unique needs. You’ll get direct support in 3 group sessions per week (each 3 hours in length) as well as in private visits with a psychiatrist or therapist.
  • Rapid Transformation: Our goal is simple… to help you create a noticeable change in a short amount of time. Many clients report progress right from their first couple of sessions.
  • Experienced Staff: Your treatment team has spent decades helping people heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and other serious mental health challenges. Nothing will be overlooked or misunderstood.
  • Covered by Insurance: We take both in-network and out-of-network plans. And we have affordable self-payment options for those without insurance.
  • Immediate Treatment: When life is “slipping away from you,” you can’t afford to wait. If IOP is a fit for your situation, we’ll get you into a program in as little as 1-2 business days. No wait-list.

We’re here for you. Call today to get more information…

Plural Healthcare has one of the best Psychologists in Missouri. He always knew what to say to help me move forward past my problems. Their Intensive Outpatient Program has been one of the best experiences in my life. I look forward to participating in it every week.

If you ever want to move past your problems with the help of an experienced and knowledgeable therapist, you should come here.

– K.B.

How Does the IOP Process Work?

At Plural Healthcare, you are the center of care. You are the main participant — the “protagonist” of the story. And our treatment team is here to make sure you’re given all the tools needed to reach your goals.

1. Private Consultation

Everything starts with an assessment by a licensed clinician. They’ll see if our level of care fits your needs. If so, we’ll get you into a program, and prescribe any needed medications, right away.

2. Personalized Care

Based on the goals you want to accomplish, we’ll develop a tailored plan to get you there. This plan will be revisited by the therapist weekly to ensure you quickly arrive where you want to be.

3. Group Therapy

The focal point of care will be in a group setting with peers, led by a licensed therapist. This means you are never alone. And you’ll receive support in a safe space from others who face similar challenges.

A Compassionate & Experienced Staff

Our program providers have decades of experience treating just about every condition that has been known to hold someone back from reaching their potential. You can be assured that nothing will be overlooked or misunderstood.

Therapist, Dr. Gary Becker, has a wealth of experience treating those who have had past trauma or who are currently experiencing symptoms of PTSD. He provided counseling for employees at Boeing, worked as a staff therapist for Anheuser Busch, and has also treated many veterans and first responders.

Finding the right care for your mental health is important. We’re here to help you find a therapist, psychiatrist, support group or other resources you need. Call us today at 314-388-2225.

Group Therapy for Life’s Challenges

No matter what mental health crisis you’re facing, IOP can help you find stability and inner peace again. It’s an effective option for a variety of circumstances…

  • Moments of Challenge or Crisis: Sometimes life throws more at us than we’re able to handle. The loss of a loved one, a toxic work situation, or a traumatic experience can overwhelm even the strongest people. IOP is an option to help get through those tough periods.
  • Discharge From Inpatient Care: When you leave an inpatient care facility, such as a hospital or psych ward, IOP is there to smooth the transition back to regular life.
  • Stepping-Up From Outpatient Care: Regular visits to a therapist or psychiatrist may not be enough to meet your needs. And IOP is a focused program to help those facing treatment-resistant depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health challenges.
  • Medication Changes: Switching or transitioning off of antidepressants, anxiety meds, or other medications can be difficult. Symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, trouble sleeping, anxiety, irritability and more severe depression. Attending IOP can help you manage those symptoms and support you in the transition.

Unlike a hospital or residential program, you’ll still be able to live at home during treatment. This means you can stay connected to your community and support systems while receiving the care you need.

To find out if IOP is right for your unique situation, contact us today…

Call for a Free Consultation

To learn more about how IOP may help you, call us today for a free consultation. We’ll spend some time getting to know you and your situation. And we’ll help you determine what mental health care is best for you.

Phone: 314-388-2225

777 Craig Rd. Suite 225
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you’re wondering whether IOP may be right for you, below are answers to the most common questions we receive. Don’t see your question? Just call our office at 314-388-2225, and we’re happy to give you the information you need.

    What is IOP?

    IOP is a short-term, intensive treatment designed to get results fast – no matter whether you’re struggling with trauma, treatment-resistant depression, severe anxiety, PTSD, or other major mental health challenges.

    The focal point of treatment is group therapy. These sessions are led by a licensed therapist. And they’re designed to help you work through the specific challenges you’re facing right now in your life. Being a part of a supportive group can provide you strength, courage, and insight no matter what you’re going through.

    How does IOP compare to traditional therapy?

    Intensive outpatient treatment is not like traditional psychotherapy or regular medication management with a psychiatrist, which can go on for years. That kind of treatment is more about “maintenance” – keeping someone on the move forward instead of backward. Instead, IOP is a clear-cut intervention. The goal is marked improvement in as short a time as possible.

    How short? The exact amount of time varies person to person depending on their needs/progress. But typically, people can expect to be in the program (and see results) over 5-12 weeks.

    How does IOP compare to inpatient care?

    IOP does have some similarities to a residential program. You’ll have the support of a full treatment team (therapist, care coordinator, psychiatrist, etc.). And you’ll receive direct, personalized care. However, with IOP you’ll still be able to live at home during treatment. This means you can stay connected to your community and support systems while receiving the care you need.

    How does the IOP process work?

    Once you’ve determined that IOP may be right for you, we start by having you establish goals that you want to meet. We take those “stated goals” to the treatment team. This team is comprised of a therapist, psychiatrist, care coordinator, and any other relevant staff. The team takes your goals and develops a specific treatment plan with organized steps and interventions. Your progress is monitored by the team on a regular basis.

    Most of your treatment will take place in a group setting. This includes 3 sessions per week; each 3 hours in length. You’ll also regularly meet one-one-one with a psychiatrist and therapist as needed. Reach out today to get more information.

    What areas can IOP help with?

    Here are some common challenges that people seek out help with in IOP therapy:

    • Past Trauma
    • Mental Health Crisis
    • Grief and Loss
    • Medication Changes
    • Crippling Anxiety
    • Severe Depression
    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • PTSD
    • LGBTQ Transition
    • Substance Abuse
    • Personality Disorder
    • Inpatient Discharge

    How soon can I get started?

    As soon as possible! When you call our mental health center, we’ll ask a few questions to see if IOP might be a good fit for your situation. Then we’ll try to get your psychiatric evaluation scheduled in as few as 1-2 business days. This evaluation is used to to help create your custom treatment plan. And it allows us to get authorization from your insurance for IOP – so you can get into the group sessions right away.

    Do I need to take off work to do IOP?

    Not necessarily. Some people find it helpful to take a break from the stresses from their job or school, but you don’t have to. IOP is different than being in a hospital or residential program. You’re able to still live at home and continue your day-to-day routines while getting treatment. Since most group sessions take place in the evening, you can choose to keep working while going through IOP.

    Is IOP covered by insurance?

    Yes. IOP is covered by most major private insurance plans. We can take both in-network and out-of-network plans. We also have self-payment options for those without insurance. Contact us today for more information.

    Is IOP is right for me?

    IOP provides focused treatment to those facing serious mental health challenges. And it’s not for everyone. However, if you’re at all curious about how it may help you – or if you just want to get a bit more information – please call us today for a free consultation.

    We’ll spend some time getting to know you and your situation. And we’ll help you determine what mental health care is best for you.