IOP Mental Health Therapy

IOP Mental Health is a program for clients needing a higher level of care or having worsening of symptoms; it is also used as a step down program for clients recently discharged from a hospital stay.

During this program clients participate in group therapy, where we use state of the art therapeutic approaches in a safe and nurturing setting. We offer support in a small group atmosphere with customized treatment plans facilitated by our highly trained team of therapists. Our rapid stabilization approach has helped numerous clients through difficult periods in their lives.

We received the distinguished CARF International Accreditation in 2015. Achieving this accreditation requires an organization to commit to quality improvement, to focus on the unique needs of each person served, and to monitor the results of its programs and services.

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    Control Anxiety

    • Manage panic attacks
    • Feel less anxious in social situations

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    Reduce Depression

    • Learn how to address suicidal thoughts
    • Get out of bed and back to normal life
    • Achieve the ability to meet your goals and lead the life you want to lead

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    Express Emotions

    • Reduce emotional outbursts
    • Learn how to end destructive relationships and get past them

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    Manage PTSD

    • Reduce the impact of trauma on daily life and begin returning to your normal routine

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    Manage Anger

    • Stop letting anger control you and get in the way of your relationships

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    Communicate Effectively

    • Learn how to reconnect with friends and family and improve your ability to stay connected
    • Improve your ability to resolve disagreements with people you care about and have them understand your needs
    • Make new friends and develop new connections

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    Reduce Stress

    • Learn to better manage stress and focus on objectives
    • Have more energy with healthier eating habits and exercise

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    Cope with Grief

    • Manage the loss of a loved one and return to daily life

Join Our Group Therapy Sessions!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
9:30am - 12:30pm

1-844-779-7945

What happens during IOP?

Our group therapy format combines process and psycho-education where problem solving, interactive exercise, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, family of origin, and experiential techniques are used. All groups are tailored to address each individual’s needs. Clinicians introduce concepts and tools aimed to help clients learn how to cope more effectively in their daily lives and clients are give the opportunity to practice these skills during group. Our main goal is to increase each client’s ability to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions and learn to apply coping skills in order to manage their mental health conditions and improve their overall functioning.

Is IOP For Me?

Are you having a difficult time coping with life in general or cannot function on a day-to-day basis? Do you feel hopeless or sad?  Do you worry excessively or feel anxious alot? Do you have difficulty with personal or work setting relationships? Are you having self harm or suicidal thoughts? Do you have impulsive behaviors or mood swings? Do you have irrational fears that interfere with your life? These are just some of the conditions we work with at our program. Our goal is to help clients get back to living their life as normally and productively as possible, as soon as possible.

Who Is Eligible?

Our program is designed for people struggling with an emotional setback or worsening of mental health symptoms. Eligibility is determined by a clinical assessment, which is conducted by a psychiatrist. An assessment allows us to efficiently and effectively evaluate how clients are functioning emotionally and to determine if they meet criteria for our program. The assessment involves a clinical and medical assessment that will include a consultation, questionnaires, medical histories and psycho-social evaluations. Our program is customized for each client, so the more detailed our knowledge is of the client’s total state of being, the better the treatment plan will be. Upon completion our staff will discuss the program’s process and your start date.

How Long Is IOP?

Although an individual’s length of stay could vary, typically clients continue in IOP for about four weeks. During our program, clients have a psychological evaluation, medication management, if needed, and an individualized therapeutic support session. The goal of the support session is to provide the client and their support network with information and to establish a dialogue and plan that will assist in the client’s recovery. Before leaving the program, IOP team leaders work with clients regarding a discharge plan and provider resources for continued outpatient treatment and support groups in their own community.

What happens during IOP?

Our group therapy format combines process and psycho-education where problem solving, interactive exercise, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, family of origin, and experiential techniques are used. All groups are tailored to address each individual’s needs. Clinicians introduce concepts and tools aimed to help clients learn how to cope more effectively in their daily lives and clients are give the opportunity to practice these skills during group. Our main goal is to increase each client’s ability to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions and learn to apply coping skills in order to manage their mental health conditions and improve their overall functioning.

Are you having a difficult time coping with life in general or cannot function on a day-to-day basis? Do you feel hopeless or sad?  Do you worry excessively or feel anxious alot? Do you have difficulty with personal or work setting relationships? Are you having self harm or suicidal thoughts? Do you have impulsive behaviors or mood swings? Do you have irrational fears that interfere with your life? These are just some of the conditions we work with at our program. Our goal is to help clients get back to living their life as normally and productively as possible, as soon as possible.

Is IOP For Me?

Who Is Eligible?

Our program is designed for people struggling with an emotional setback or worsening of mental health symptoms. Eligibility is determined by a clinical assessment, which is conducted by a psychiatrist. An assessment allows us to efficiently and effectively evaluate how clients are functioning emotionally and to determine if they meet criteria for our program. The assessment involves a clinical and medical assessment that will include a consultation, questionnaires, medical histories and psycho-social evaluations. Our program is customized for each client, so the more detailed our knowledge is of the client’s total state of being, the better the treatment plan will be. Upon completion our staff will discuss the program’s process and your start date.

Although an individual’s length of stay could vary, typically clients continue in IOP for about four weeks. During our program, clients have a psychological evaluation, medication management, if needed, and an individualized therapeutic support session. The goal of the support session is to provide the client and their support network with information and to establish a dialogue and plan that will assist in the client’s recovery. Before leaving the program, IOP team leaders work with clients regarding a discharge plan and provider resources for continued outpatient treatment and support groups in their own community.

How Long Is IOP?

Patient Testimonials

This entire process has been extremely helpful for my diagnosis and recovery. The counseling staff are amazing and provide great topics of discussion for each meeting. I have learned a lot about my personal experience and have learned tools/techniques to help manage my condition. The medical assistants are very friendly and accommodating. Quick check-ins and answers to any questions I have had.Kevin F.
Mindfulness and CBT have been extremely helpful, the discussions added necessary intensity to the program and were deeply enlightening.Anonymous Survey
Caring, attentive and commentary by facilitators, using practical skills for better coping and interpersonal relations.Anonymous Survey
“I attended the program for 17 sessions. It is a very intense program, but worth it. I learned useful coping skills and the counselors were very helpful. I would recommend that you get a date of release from Dr. Bajwa on the day of your assessment if you have to be out of work. Also be advised that you cannot be out for more than one session per week. Your sessions will be 3 days a week.” Samantha S.
The feeling of being safe and speaking ones mind freely without criticism. Positive reinforcement from the group as well as counselors.Anonymous Survey
The group setting was great, I realized how much harsher we are on ourselves than we would ever be on other.Anonymous Survey
Mindfulness and CBT have been extremely helpful, the discussions added necessary intensity to the program and were deeply enlightening.Anonymous Survey
The coping strategies I learned and being able to freely speak with people who have problems similar to mine.Anonymous Survey
Great staff, counselors, and patients were very helpful. I’d definitely recommend. Thank you!Anonymous Survey
The group setting, I did not feel alone within 5 minutes into my first day because I could relate to each and everyone.Anonymous Survey

Our Expert Team Approach

Dr. Waheed Bajwa – M.D.
Carrye Addonizio – MSW, LCSW
Natalie Chigozie – MSW, LCSW
Christine Duffy-Gill – MSW, LCSW
Cheza Garvin – PhD
Rachel Macko – MSW, LCSW

Have Any Questions?

Should you have any concerns, needs, or requests, please feel free to contact us. We have doctors on staff daily and referrals are not required for admissions. Our normal business hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Assessments can usually be arranged within 24 to 48 hours of contact. For emergencies please call 911.

We are IN-NETWORK with all major insurance plans. For those patients considering admission to our Mental Health IOP but are unsure of their mental health coverage, our admission team can help you determine your coverage and benefits with your insurance provider.

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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
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Where We Are

We are located in Suite #225 at 160 NE Maynard Road in Cary, North Carolina. That’s just across from the Harris Teeter in the Harrison Point Shopping Center located at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and NE Maynard Road.

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