PHP and IOP programs provide many of the benefits of a residential program while allowing more freedom, less structure, and a step towards a life that encompasses recovery. PHP participants have the choice of living in the comforts of their own home or in La Ventana’s Supportive Living Residence, located close to the outpatient clinic. .
PHP is offered 6 days per week (Monday-Saturday) . 7 hours per day, with Sunday being a day of rest to lounge in the beautiful transitional house , visit with family, or engage in a community activity. PHP is ideally suited for individuals stepping down from a residential setting or for those who are finding they need more structure and intensive treatment than what they can receive from their outpatient providers. The goal of PHP is to help reduce eating disorder symptoms so as to significantly improve functioning at home, work and/or school.
In our PHP and IOP programs we continue to provide state-of-the-art, individually tailored, and holistic treatment for those struggling with the full spectrum of eating disorders,co-occurring mental health issues, and chemical dependency.
IOP is also offered 6 days per week (Monday – Saturday) but only 3 1/2 hours per day and usually between three to five days per week depending on the client’s needs. Because La Ventana offers this step-down Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in conjunction with our Residential and PHP programs the clients receive a long term treatment program which is proven to be more effective than sort term treatment programs. This continuum of care that follows them through their entire recovery is conducive to a deep level of personal growth as well as sustainable progress in overcoming the eating disorder.
Adults and adolescents, females and males, are eligible for PHP and IOP treatment. Housing is also available for those 18 years and older. Treatment includes individual psychotherapy (or individual case management for those who have an outpatient psychotherapist they wish to work with while in the program), family psychotherapy, nutritional counseling, supervised meals and snacks, and group psychotherapy. The latest in techniques shown to help individuals overcome eating disorders is incorporated into group work along with more traditional modalities. Group offerings include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process, Art Therapy, Body Awareness, Family Group, and Relapse Prevention.