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Intensive Outpatient Program in the Chicago Area and Gaithersburg, MD

A Higher Level of Care for Those Who Need More Than Individual Therapy

Adolescent & Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) Offered at All SunCloud Locations

Intensive Outpatient Programs provide stabilization for patients who are having difficulty managing their mental health symptoms in traditional outpatient treatment. The SunCloud Health IOP treatment team designs intensive outpatient programs for patients with consideration to psychiatric diagnoses, developmental functioning, behavioral needs, family involvement, and community resources, so you can achieve your individual mental health goals.

No Two Individuals Are Alike; Customized Intensive Outpatient Programs for All Clients

It’s often rare in medicine for clinicians to take an individualized approach to care for mental health conditions. At SunCloud Health, that’s the exact approach we take. We look at the person in front of us, talking through their personal and family history, the difficulties they face, and their daily lives in order to paint a picture of what’s taking place on a psychological level. 

No two individuals have the same picture, which is why we design adolescent and adult intensive outpatient program plans customized to the person and their mental health challenges. These comprehensive bio-psycho-social-spiritual plans incorporate evidence-based treatments, including individual and group therapy, 12-step facilitation, peer support, psychiatric treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness practice, and family intervention – all working together to help the patient return to a more functional, healthy and independent life.

Above all, our integrated intensive treatment program is designed to coordinate care across disorders in order to eliminate the need for patients having to choose which of their disorders deserves priority in terms of treatment. The disruption this type of “tracked” approach creates for the patient in their recovery, is eliminated by our cohesive approach which puts the patient at the center of their treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Schedule

Our intensive outpatient program operates 3-5 days per week for three to five hours per day of programming, as a minimum. Because every patient is unique, the recommended length of stay depends on each person’s clinical circumstances, which may include mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We work with your school or work schedule to help achieve your mental health goals through intensive treatment while still allowing for time outside of care.

  • Adult IOP Hours, Northbrook:  11:00am-3:30pm, M-F
  • Adult IOP Hours, Naperville: 9:30am-2pm, M-F
  • Adult IOP Hours, Chicago:  9:30am-2pm, M-F
  • Virtual Evening IOP Hours: 5:15-9:00pm, M-F
  • Adolescent IOP Hours, all locations: 4:00-7:00pm, M-F 

Goals of the Program areTo Assist Patients In:

  • Medication management and medication-assisted treatment to help manage symptoms of mental health conditions.
  • Effectively managing stress and overwhelming emotions using emotion and distress management skills, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and mindfulness skills.
  • Developing effective patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving to help ensure relapse prevention and greater management of mental health, eating disorder, and/or psychiatric symptoms.
  • Resolving mental health problems through building reliable systems of support and identifying/building upon their strengths to sustain progress now and in the future.
  • Providing therapeutic interventions and education that will give knowledge and skills to patients and families to cope with current and future stressors.
  • Educating patients and families about mental illness, eating disorders, and substance use disorders to engage them in treatment and recovery activities.
  • Employing a chronic illness management model to support patients in building self-esteem and maintaining long-term wellness for their mental and behavioral health.
  • Design intensive outpatient programs, group and individual therapy sessions, skill-building groups, and other treatment program plans that help clients learn coping skills that will be the foundation of long-term recovery.

Weekly at all locations A Group Just For Families

Addictions, eating disorders, and psychological trauma impact entire family systems. Frequently, the families develop dysfunctional roles, enmeshed boundaries, intimacy fears, and unhealthy communication patterns.

This weekly multi-family therapy group provides a safe therapeutic space for family members of people receiving or considering mental health treatment services at SunCloud Health to embark on their own journeys toward greater mental well-being, with authenticity and transparency.

Families consciously and unconsciously transmit destructive coping strategies for mental health disorders, such as substance abuse and addiction, to the next generation. Thankfully, transformative recovery experiences can be passed on to up-and-coming generations, creating cultures of resilience for family members in place of cultures of despair. Family therapy sessions offer the possibility of recovery from codependent behaviors as well as life-changing explorations for all participants. It will also provide a forum for families to share in their experiences, create a more supportive environment, and to learn from others on how to both heal themselves and support their loved ones in their recovery.

Cost: Included for families with patients in SCH Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

$45.00/family for all other families.

Emphasis on Process Group Modality in Our Outpatient Program

SunCloud Health’s intensive outpatient program treatment model places a lot of emphasis on process groups. We know that different people take to different things, and that difference is often based around attachment. In process groups, clients build stronger relationships with one another, where clinicians act as facilitators for growth so that members feel comfortable bonding with one another. Our goal through these group therapy sessions is for clients to create their community and so we encourage sharing resources, perceptions, stories, and coping skills in order to have a network of support that helps their recovery remain stable after leaving treatment. Learn more about our approach to process groups here

Please call us or email us if you have patient referrals, are interested in intensive outpatient therapy, have questions about insurance coverage, or need to speak with an expert about your mental health struggles or are experiencing a psychiatric emergency.  (866) 729-1012 or [email protected]

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