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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive, Flexible Outpatient Care

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Windmoor is dedicated to helping individuals develop healthier coping skills and build a recovery support network. Participants can continue to work, attend school and tend to the duties of daily life. This three day a week program allows patients the opportunity to practice their new skills while still benefiting from the support and accountability of treatment. This program allows participants to receive treatment on a part-time, yet intensive schedule. We believe that recovery and life are one and the same, so it’s important that daily life is an integral therapeutic component of treatment.

Mental Health

Our Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program provides treatment for people suffering from moderate to severe levels of depression and anxiety that are interfering with their daily functioning, such as work performance, relationships, health, etc.

Our multidisciplinary staff uses several individualized treatment modalities to assist individuals in their mental health recovery. Patients work through coping with depression and anxiety, developing action plans, and building coping skills so they can improve their self-awareness, self-expression and problem solving.

Core groups are organized around these treatment models, and also include:

  • Anger management
  • Relaxation techniques/mindfulness
  • Communication
  • Positivity training
  • Family issues
  • Building support systems
  • Trauma
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Self-esteem
  • Setting boundaries
  • Diagnosis education
  • Mood management
  • Coping skills
  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Healthy life skills
  • Identifying codependency
  • Developing healthy relationships
  • Dealing with loss/grief
  • Reality orientation
  • Managing pain
  • Crisis/stress management
  • Medication education
  • Expressive therapies
  • Discharge planning

Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

Our Co-Occurring Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program provides treatment for people diagnosed with both a mental illness and substance use disorder. We incorporate a number of elements including groups specifically designed for people with dual disorders, education regarding medications and other steps to recovery from both illnesses. We offer help in understanding the effects of substance use on their lives, and knowledge regarding substances of abuse and how they affect mental illness and medication.

Additional core components of this track are:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Relapse prevention
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Triggers
  • Managing cravings
  • Addiction timeline
  • Managing withdraw symptoms
  • Using medication effectively

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other treating providers in the community such as therapists, case managers or physicians. We may also supplement IOP with other treatment modalities available in the Tampa Bay area, such as individual, couples, or family therapy, support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Celebrate Recovery, etc.

IOP treatment is provided by licensed, masters-level therapists. Patients see the practitioner at least monthly for medication management. To further explore the services provided by the Intensive Outpatient Program or to schedule an intake assessment, please contact the program directly at 727-541-2646 ext. 1137.

We’re Always Here to Help

Assessment and Referral Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you or your loved one. We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling, or recommendations online. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information, please call 727-541-2646 or send us a message. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

To contact us via email, please fill out a request information form.