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An Inside Look at Outpatient Treatment Options

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Outpatient Treatment Options

For some people who are struggling with a mental health disorder, inpatient care—that is, care provided at a facility where 24/7 access to medical care is provided—is the best option. And Peak View Behavioral Health offers an exceptional inpatient experience for those who would benefit from that approach.

But for other people, outpatient treatment—that is, treatment provided during the day or in the evening without a residential component—is a wonderful, effective option that can be less disruptive to a person’s everyday life. When it comes to outpatient care, there are a variety of options and approaches. 

In this blog entry, we will take a look at the various outpatient services offered by Peak View Behavioral Health. If you or a loved one is dealing with mental health issues of one kind or another, you may find just what you are looking for in the following descriptions of our outpatient services.

Full Day and Half Day Programs

Outpatient treatment is for individuals who may need fairly intense services beyond typical talk therapy, but who do not require round-the-clock monitoring.

Peak View’s full-day outpatient treatment program is often called a partial hospitalization program (PHP) because it involves up to 30 hours of treatment each week from Monday through Friday. This PHP provides plenty of time for treatment while still giving the individual the opportunity to live at home and to have their weekends to themselves. 

The PHP includes:

  • Evidence-based approaches to treatment
  • Skill-building activities
  • Therapeutic processing
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Full-day treatment programming: 5 days per week for 6 hours per day
  • Connections to community resources
  • Medication management with psychiatric support

Alternately, Peak View offers a half-day program, which is considered an intensive outpatient program (IOP). A person receiving treatment through our IOP spends three hours a day for either three or five days a week getting mental health care. The IOP provides flexible scheduling options including morning, afternoon, and evening sessions. 

The IOP includes:

  • Transitional help into productive activities
  • Physician oversight and medication management
  • A minimum 9 hours of clinical programming each week
  • Education about a person’s condition and how to effectively manage it

A Virtual Program

For some people, even an outpatient program is too inconvenient or disruptive to their schedule. That is why Peak View created our Momentum program, which offers a virtual intensive outpatient experience to those 18 years of age and older. The program is structured and confidential (which includes being fully HIPAA compliant)—and like the IOP outlined above includes three-hour sessions three or five days a week. Also like the IOP, the program offers sessions at multiple times to accommodate various schedules.

A Program for Those Who Have Struggled with Drugs or Alcohol

Peak View’s Balanced Recovery program serves those who have struggled with a substance use disorder and are now focused on their recovery and overall quality of life. The program takes place from noon to 3 p.m. each weekday and is designed for those 18 years of age and older. Balanced Recovery also includes sessions designed to support families as well as mental health and psychiatric assessment. The program connects individuals with community resources that may serve them well.

 A Program Especially for Adolescents

Today’s adolescents often need mental health support, and Peak View’s Peak Navigation program provides outpatient care for those ages 12 to 17 who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other behavioral health conditions. As with our programs for adults, Peak Navigation can be accessed as a partial hospitalization program or an intensive outpatient program. Person-centered, evidence-based approaches to treatment are at the heart of a holistic program that considers the physical, emotional, and social development of teens as well as the challenges they may encounter when feeling powerful emotions.

What Kind of Services Would Serve You?

Maybe you have read this blog entry and are still unsure what treatment approach might be best for you or for a loved one. If so, check out this services overview to get a full picture of the ways in which Peak View Behavioral Health can help.

We Are Ready to Get to Work

At Peak View Behavioral Health—located in Colorado Springs, Colorado—we provide personalized care grounded in evidence, experience, expertise, and empathy. We know that no two people have identical needs, and so we listen carefully so that we can design an approach to mental health disorder treatment (and/or substance use disorder treatment) that is unique to you. We are a team of highly trained psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, nurses, therapists and behavioral health associates—and we are wholly committed to improving your mental well-being and your overall quality of life.

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