At Crossroads, we are focused on women helping women. Recovery from an eating disorder is not a simple task. Engaging in intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment services can help women recover safely and effectively. An IOP is flexible and allows women to build life skills and critical coping methods to get back to a healthy lifestyle. With the gender-responsive models at Crossroads, we recognize that women do not always have the same struggles as men do. Participating in an IOP for eating disorders that fits your unique needs as a woman can only benefit you. You’ll attend counseling with people of the same gender, creating a safer and more comfortable environment to focus on restoration and long-term recovery.
IOP For Eating Disorders
The first step with any eating disorder treatment program is assessing the problem with professionally trained treatment counselors. Following the assessment, you will work with the counselor to create a plan designed uniquely for you and your schedule. The plan will set goals for the treatment and target the problems that have hindered your recovery. Therefore, you can find better methods of treatment and ultimately find ways to live a healthier life.
An IOP is the most flexible level of care available. It allows women to attend counseling sessions and treatment appointments at a dedicated facility while still living in their own homes. Unlike a residential program, you don’t have to move into a treatment center to receive 24/7 care. An IOP makes sure that treatment does not disrupt work, family, or day-to-day lives. Instead, it works well alongside your daily commitments. An IOP is still very structured with regular counseling sessions, therapy, and other services on a routine basis, usually daily or weekly.
Because eating disorders affect a woman in so many ways, an IOP is multifaceted and addresses social, emotional, mental, and physical issues. So it’s essential to consider all of these things and ask how an outpatient treatment center will help support all of these critical areas to recovery. The IOP at Crossroads is ideal for medically stable women, though they still require clinical support and structure. Through this program, they’re able to maintain the gains they have achieved in a higher level of care, such as a residential program. Groups meet Monday through Friday for three hours per day and work closely with master-level clinicians and dietitians.
Flexibility for Working Women
An IOP allows women to receive the treatment they need while still being able to work or be at home with children and family. At Crossroads, our programs offer proven, research-based models of addiction and mental health treatment that address women’s needs at their level of recovery. Early recovery groups give women the essential skills and foundation for establishing healthy habits and maintaining them for lifelong recovery.
Relapse prevention is also an essential part of an IOP. Since you are not under 24/7 residential supervision, we work hard to motivate women and help them take accountability for sustaining recovery. Having a support system at home is another layer that is integral to the success of an IOP. Educating, encouraging, and involving families and significant others in the recovery process helps to break the cycle of eating disorders.
Crossroads Offers Eating Disorder Treatment Options
There is a variety of eating disorder treatment options available for women today. The right type of treatment for you will vary depending on your needs, your symptoms, their extent. It may also take into account any co-occurring disorders that might be feeding your disorder. Crossroads offers an intensive outpatient treatment center for men and women at any stage of life.
Some of the therapeutic modalities we employ are:
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Art and expressive therapy
- Mindfulness-based relapse prevention
- Yoga therapy
- Individual and group therapy
Give our caring and compassionate treatment team a call today at 877.978.1667 to learn more.