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December 28, 2020

Intensive Outpatient Treatments for Teens and Young Adults

students communicating and laughing at schoolAnxiety and Depression problems are very common mental health conditions in teens and young adults.  The sad part is, that as many as 80 %  do not get the treatment they need.  Anxiety and Depression have grown exponentially since the COVID pandemic.  Anxiety and depression are however very treatable and clinicians increasingly use an intensive modality called IOP – Intensive Outpatient Program to get expected results in a time effective manner.

Generally, psychotherapy and CBT – cognitive behavioral therapy are highly effective treatments for anxiety problems.  The drawback is, that when  treatment is only offered once a week, it may take several months to see any results and sometimes results will be elusive entirely:  there may be too many distractors during the week.  Right now COVID restrictions are particularly hard on teens and young adults and this external stressor is not going away anytime soon.  So treatment needs to focus on internal resources, and healthful self-care that is possible even during COVID.  Clinicians have recognized that intensive treatments of IOP, will speed up the treatment process and teens and young adults will get tangible results much sooner.

Please contact Dr. Stehle about Health Psychology’s IOP – Intensive Outpatient Programs for teens and young adults.  Health Psychology Sacramento has been providing intensive treatments for over 20 years and have been recognized by the community as leaders in their field.

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