Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems provides a premier intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adolescents ages 12-17. In our adolescent IOP, we help young people find lasting healing from the behavioral health disorders they’ve been struggling with.

About Our Adolescent IOP

Intensive outpatient care can be ideal for adolescents who need structured and supportive programming but do not require round-the-clock treatment. Our adolescent IOP welcomes young people who are transitioning from another level of care as well as those who are at the beginning of their healing journeys. 

In our adolescent IOP, located at our campus in Lafayette, Louisiana, we provide clinically excellent care for adolescents who have mental health concerns such as: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) 
  • Impulse control concerns 

The average length of time in our adolescent IOP is about six to eight weeks, though each young person progresses through our program at their own pace.  

Adolescents who participate in our IOP live off-site and attend structured programming at our facility. This format allows them to maintain regular routines as well as practice skills learned in treatment in their daily life. To facilitate access to our adolescent IOP services, we provide transportation for patients who live within a 60-mile radius. 

At Vermilion, we want individuals and families to have the information they need to make the right choice for them, so we offer a thorough assessment and admissions process. To find out whether our IOP is right for your child, you can request an assessment by phone call or walk-in visit. Our admissions team is available 24/7 to assist you.

Therapies Offered in Our Adolescent IOP

Our adolescent IOP in Lafayette, Louisiana, offers comprehensive care for young people who have a variety of needs. In our program, your child can receive the therapies and services that can best support their long-term healing. 

Depending on your child’s unique needs, they may receive medication management services and participate in individual, family, and group therapy sessions. We provide groups four days a week and individual and family therapies on an as-needed basis. Patients who receive medication management services can meet regularly with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner who will monitor and administer medication as part of their care plan.  

In group therapy, young people have the chance to discuss a variety of topics that can help them enhance their emotional well-being and improve their coping abilities. Group topics can include coping skills, anger management, trauma, mental health triggers, and mental health warning signs.  

Additionally, to support teens on their unique paths to healing, we incorporate various evidence-based therapies into our programming. These include: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Motivational interviewing

Why Choose Our Adolescent IOP

At Vermilion, we aim to help each person in our care develop the skills and strategies for a healthier and more productive life. We strive to deliver excellent care and to treat each person with the respect and dignity they deserve.  

Our adolescent IOP offers expert support and compassionate care for young people in the Lafayette area and surrounding communities. We deliver care through a diverse team of behavioral health professionals that includes our nursing staff and social services team.  

When an adolescent is ready to leave our IOP, we provide a personalized aftercare plan that can support their continued growth. We begin planning for a young person’s continuing care needs from the moment they enter our program. This helps ensure that their aftercare plan reflects their progress throughout treatment. 

If you would like to learn more about our adolescent IOP services, we encourage you to contact our admissions team today. Our team members will be happy to answer your questions and help determine whether our IOP is the right place for your child.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Vermilion Behavioral Health Systems.