Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Aster Springs
It’s a common misconception that clients at an eating disorder treatment center are simply sent home after the completion of a residential treatment program. The best treatment centers offer various levels of care to ease clients back into eventually living independently. One option for continued treatment after a residential program is an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which we offer at Aster Springs.
IOPs are essential in any eating disorder treatment plan as they offer a step down in care from more intensive residential treatment options. At our IOP, clients live in a cottage onsite, attend programming nearby, and are provided the opportunity to prepare meals and engage in learned coping skills in the evenings.
What Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Entails
Our IOP offers customized treatment that’s focused on helping each client achieve their recovery goals related to their eating disorder symptoms. We offer a unique environment that meets each person where they are in an atmosphere of openness and acceptance without judgement. We also focus on addressing the underlying issues and supporting long-term recovery with a combination of a unique step-down approach and multidisciplinary therapies.
Our IOP helps clients who are experiencing an increase in distressing symptoms and behaviors or are not progressing in traditional outpatient services. The additional support provided fosters meaningful improvement and prepares clients to transition back to standard outpatient treatment. Our IOP treatment, conveniently located nearby meets three to five days a week for three hours a day.