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Intense Outpatient Services

Intensive Outpatient Services

Geisinger’s Intensive Outpatient Program offers psychiatric therapy in a home-like environment, three half-days a week. This unique short-term treatment provides an effective alternative to inpatient care or follow-up therapy after hospitalization. The patient’s sessions are concentrated in those time periods for maximum support.

This program most benefits individuals who are experiencing:

  • Depression, anxiety and panic
  • Difficulty in adjusting to life changes such as divorce, illness, death and job loss
  • Suicidal thinking and behavior
  • Periods of emotional instability (irritability, mood swings)
  • Decline in daily functioning, including ability to concentrate

Structured sessions including group therapy, goal setting, communications skills and stress management provide positive reinforcement.

A psychiatrist oversees medication management and all treatment in the Intensive Outpatient Program, working in conjunction with the behavioral team.