Intensive Outpatient Program

in Nashville, TN

Intensive Outpatient Program in Nashville

DUAL DIAGNOSIS | TRAUMA & PTSD | SUBSTANCE ABUSE | EATING DISORDERS | ALCOHOL ADDICTION | INTIMACY AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES | MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS | MOOD DISORDERS | ANXIETY & DEPRESSION | SELF HARM | RELAPSE PREVENTION

The second phase in our full continuum of care is our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which is a less clinically intensive level of care compared to a primary residential program. IOP can be for you if you need continued support after leaving a higher level of care or are just starting your recovery experience. If you struggle with mental health issues, substance abuse or dual diagnosis, but don’t require medical supervision or a primary residential treatment program, this program is for you.

The minimum length of stay at this level of care is six weeks, although the majority of clients are in treatment at this level of care for at least 90 days.

What Clients Can Expect

  • Twelve hours of group therapy per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
  • Individual Therapy Sessions once a week, or more frequently if needed.
  • Family therapy and workshop are available as needed/requested.
  • Onsite nursing staff and psychiatry services are available as needed.
  • Clients provide their own food and transportation
  • Acupuncture and Massage/body work sessions are included.

Transitional Living Homes

We also have gender separate recovery homes offered at this level of care if you want added structure and accountability. There are Residential Managers and support staff on site, but there is less staff monitoring than in our primary program, Morning Star. Staying in one of our gender separate recovery residences is an added benefit of our program, but it is not a requirement. If you live locally, and your current environment is a supportive one, you are welcome to commute to our center on Music Row.

Villa Place Bedroom

Villa Place

Women’s transitional living home in Midtown.

15th Ave. Living Room

15th Ave.

Men’s transitional living home in Midtown.

Sharpe House

Sharpe House

Men’s transitional living home in East Nashville.

What’s Included?

Medical Care

Clients are provided with a medical evaluation upon admission, access to psychiatric care and medical staff, and assistance with medication management.

Clinical Care

Our Master’s level clinicians facilitate therapeutic individual, gender separate group, and family work. We use evidence based therapies such as CBT, EMDR, DBT, somatic work, motivational interviewing, process groups, equine and adventure based, experiential modalities.

Complementary Therapies

Clients receive complementary therapeutic approaches in an effort to encourage body, mind, and spirit integration. Therapies include breath work, yoga, mindful meditation, massage, body work, art, music, and acupuncture.

Recreation & Community

Morning Star offers access to fire circles, sweat lodges, labyrinth walks, on-site art studio for creative expression, and other community oriented ceremonies.

Meals & Nutrition

Residents who need support around disordered eating partake in a nutritional assessment administered by a Registered Dietician, three supported meals per day, planning/preparing community meals, meal plan monitoring, and staff assisted grocery shopping.