Your mood and behavior are not moral failings or the result of insufficient effort.
The body responds to stress and trauma in a manner largely determined by genetics, evolution, and the body's need to survive. Let us help you find relief from stressful or traumatic history and discover a kind and gentle path for moving forward in your life.
Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP)
ASCEND provides a secure and professional environment conducive to growth, recovery, and excellence. Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) is intended to provide support and healing for individuals who are not able to adequately manage mood and anxiety or sustain healthy eating and personal safety with less intensive care.
Some believe that individuals do not recover from mental illness or eating disorders. At ASCEND, our belief is that recovery is possible for everyone given the appropriate care over an appropriate period of time. This level of care targets mood, anxiety, eating disorder symptoms, behavior, nutritional practices, and health. IOP occurs 9 to 12 hours weekly and typically 3 to 4 hours per day. Schedules are individually created.
When is Intensive Programming Recommended?
Transition Support - Individuals who are transitioning from more intensive care such as in-patient, residential care, or partial hospitalization programming
Reassessing a Treatment Plan - Individuals whose current treatment regimen may be insufficient to effect recovery
Co-Occurring Challenges - Individuals whose symptoms may be complex, long standing, co-occur with other disorders, or require more precisely targeted care
Additional Support - Individuals in a treatment prefer additional support in order to cope with newly emerging stress or crisis, reinforce learning, and sustain recovery
Identify personal strengths
Understand the role of emotions
Control ED symptoms
Improve your ability to tolerate distress
Foster healthy relationships
Strengthen effective self-advocacy skills
Develop a better healthy body image
Preserve progress and prevent relapse
Re-define your relationship with food
Find new ways to succeed
Prescribed and facilitated by a Registered Dietitian
Experiential meal/snack outings
Professionally catered meals from Lettuce Entertain You
Individual nutrition assessment
Food exposure therapy for anxiety reduction
Meal planning and individual support
Conversation and connection with peers
Guidance and support from licensed group leaders
Personal attention and respect
Inspiration through learning experience
Healing through understanding and compassion