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Intensive outpatient program

We provide more in-depth mental health treatment if you seek further support beyond the traditional outpatient experience, but don’t need to be hospitalized.

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Advanced intensive outpatient care

Our mental health intensive outpatient program (MH-IOP) offers more intensive treatment than standard outpatient psychotherapy, without having to stay in hospital.

More self-understanding

We show you how to develop a better understanding of your thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and any associated behaviors.

Improved coping skills

Learn new skills to help you deal with moments of crisis and emotional distress, as well as better communicate your needs to others.

Joined-up therapy

We use group sessions where you learn new coping skills, complemented by individual sessions to help you apply those skills.

Therapist leading a group therapy session
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Intermountain Cottonwood Psychiatry and Counseling

5770 S 250 E Ste 300 Murray, UT 84107
(801) 314-2500
Open Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, closed weekends

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find detailed answers to FAQs about our mental health intensive outpatient program (MH-IOP) so you can make informed decisions about your healthcare.

It helps individuals who need more intensive treatment compared to traditional individual psychotherapy which is often once weekly or once every other week. MH-IOP allows individuals to remain in their communities while receiving treatment.

Our MH-IOP can be provided as a higher level of care, and an alternative to the most intense level of care which involves inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or a residential treatment facility. Or, it can also be part of a comprehensive discharge plan from an inpatient psychiatric stay.

It is a type of talking therapy which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) but is specially adapted for people who feel emotions very intensely. The aim of DBT is to help you understand and accept your difficult feelings and learn skills to manage them. DBT is effective for many different conditions, including depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, and disorders of personality.

Your treatment is split into group sessions with a focus on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skill training, individual therapy and your individual goals.

Ten. Each week, you receive three days of group skills training (nine hours total) and a one hour individual therapy session. Individual therapy allows a more personal and detailed opportunity to apply the skills learned in group sessions to real life difficulties.

The unit is kept locked to separate patients from areas or items that can be harmful. Patients are encouraged to bring in a limited number of belongings. Staff members will explain what is allowed before and during check-in. For example, you can bring paperback books and extra clothes, but hospital toiletries will be provided. We also limit who and what comes in and out of the unit. This makes the space more secure and helps everyone focus on the well-being of patients.

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