The Futures’ Outpatient Program offers both an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) level of care and an Outpatient level of care that are both located on main campus. Futures’ Intensive Outpatient care consists of at least three days of treatment per week, and typically three hours of treatment per day. An Outpatient level of care may consist of one day of treatment per week. Each patient’s primary therapist and care team determine the level of care required.
The Outpatient Program offers care to adult patients who live nearby and to those that have been discharged from the Futures’ Core residential treatment program. It is normal for people recently discharged from residential therapy to start receiving treatment at an outpatient program — a process referred to as “stepping down.”
The Futures’ Outpatient Program group therapy curriculum takes a holistic psychoeducational approach that focuses on skills practice and role play, experiential activities, creative therapy, and mind-body-soul connection. Individual and family sessions are also available.
Primary therapy focus areas include: mindfulness, the building of support systems, emotional regulation, relapse prevention, interpersonal effectiveness, letting go, distress tolerance, and families and relationships.
Telehealth — telephone or internet-based therapy sessions — is also offered as an alternative to our traditional Outpatient Program. The clinical team determines if and when it is appropriate for patients to use telehealth services instead of attending in-person sessions. Receiving therapy by phone or online increases convenience and access to care when living remotely or where quality outpatient care is not available.