Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) For Mental Health

What is IOP for Mental Health?

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for mental health goes the extra mile to not only treat our patients suffering from mental health issues, but also help them lead more productive and meaningful lives. 

Although IOP is mainly used for addiction and substance abuse issues, it has also been proven to be effective in treating co-occurring mental health disorders, using structured treatment plans so that patients can get the benefits of an outpatient program while also receiving the support necessary for their treatment. 

The goal of IOP at OC Revive is to produce the best chances for growth as you (or your loved one) learn how to thrive off of these tools. We pride ourselves on helping our clients make progress not just while they are receiving treatment at our facility, but to provide them with life skills to manage their mental illnesses even after they leave the program.

Who can Benefit from a Mental Health IOP?

Intensive Outpatient Programs may not be right for every patient. Some patients may require residential programs for treating more severe mental health disorders, while others may only need intermittent outpatient support. 

Here are some factors to consider:

  • Do you need a higher level of medical supervision than a typical outpatient?
  • Do you need assistance while transitioning out of an inpatient program?
  • Do you need help in building coping skills before you go out into the real world?
  • Do you have support at home while you are transitioning?
  • Do you feel motivated to continue therapy and build life skills?
  • Do you need a more flexible scheduling option than an inpatient program?
  • Do you have other obligations and responsibilities while receiving treatment?
  • Do you need an affordable treatment option while still needing supervision?

While each patient’s requirements are unique, a combination of these factors can help decide whether an IOP program is right for treating your mental health disorders.

IOP Services for Mental Health

IOP provides various services to help you or your loved one thrive. Objectives are set between you and your therapist that focus on recovery skills. Therapy sessions occur throughout the week with progress reports sent to your sponsor and/or family member. Group therapy is included in select groups, usually, once a week, where clients learn from each other’s experiences creating an environment of empathy and support.

Some of our IOP services include:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy includes psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies to help uncover and process a patient’s history, past events or other influences in their life that are impacting their current mental condition.

Behavioral Therapy

In this approach, therapists use behavioral treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and several others to help patients change their behavior through techniques for change and proper reinforcements.

Group Therapy

The format of a group therapy can vary depending on the context, but in general it is used to bring together a group of patients with similar requirements in a safe space where they can be emotionally vulnerable while learning to overcome their challenges. A side benefit of this approach is to build peer support networks.

Adventure Therapy

This is an experiential form of psychotherapy to allow patients to participate in adventurous or exciting activities while in a safe space, under supervision. Adventure therapy offers a wide range of benefits such as improved communication skills, enhanced risk assessment, learning to take responsibility, building relationships, and many others.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

This approach of treatment using meditative practices while incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be effective in treating mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and several others.

How does it work?

At OC Revive we work on a 3-step approach to monitor and measure the progress of each individual. This approach allows us to create long term success to clients of all backgrounds and severities.

As part of our 3-step approach, we offer several phases of recovery such as medical assisted treatment (MAT), Inpatient treatment, Partial Hospitalization (PHP) for those who have a good support system, and Outpatient Program (OP) for patients ready to confidently transition back into their daily life.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a transition step down but with well-monitored outpatient treatment, including tracking attendance, monitoring progress and recording successes. 

Seeking Help

The first step in our IOP treatment is an assessment with one of our staff members. This will include questions about your history of substance abuse and any related mental health disorders. If you require further treatment, you will be referred to our doctors who can provide medication-assisted treatment options if necessary.

After this initial meeting, you will meet with your case manager who will set up your individualized treatment plan based on what was discussed during your assessment. This could include group therapy sessions and individual counseling sessions depending on your needs as determined by our doctors during their initial examination.

If you or your loved one is seeking help with a mental health disorder or co-occurring disorder, we encourage you to reach out for help: 844-954-3890

We work with most insurance plans as an in-network or out-of-network provider.

Give us a call.
We are standing by and ready to help.

Angela Castellano

Case Manager

Jamie Nelson

Case Manager

Stephen Carmel

Co-Founder & CFO

I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when i moved to California from New York.Along with my recovery and beginning a new way of life, I began to develop a heart for others struggling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growth. I truly believe I would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.

I first opened an adult treatment center, California Prime Recovery(CPR) as a way to work with those struggling on a daily basis. Over the last 3 years, CPR has evolved into someting much more impactful and beautiful than i could’ve ever imagined. I have come to realize that my own happiness and growth depends on being involved in the lives of others in recovery. Helping people through recovery is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, and it has become the most important aspect of personal life. Giving back to those still suffering is the only way not to lose what you have gained.

Throughout this journey, and by mentoring many adolescents, I realized i wanted to offer more to teens who were struggling just as i was. This is when i decided to start OC Revive. I had built many wonderful relationships throughout my professional journey and found two others who shared the same vision, and passion that i had for the youth. It didn’t take long for myself, Tyler Michaelis, and Derek Walsh to turn our dream into a reality. We are committed to providing the best possible treatment for adolescents and truly believe “their future is our collective responsibility”.

Derek Walsh

Co-Founder & COO

As Co-Founder & COO of OC Revive, Derek has a wealth of personal and professional experience dealing with the issues faced by today’s troubled teen. Throughout High School and College, Derek struggled with peer pressure, learning challenges, and substance abuse. Working with the support of family and friends, Derek set out to conquer those obstacles and find a richer, more fulfilling life.

On 15 October 2012, Derek overcame his own substance abuse problem and dedicated himself to help others work through their own addiction. A year later, Derek began a new journey and started his career in the recovery industry. Throughout his career, Derek has worked his way through numerous roles at top-rated treatment centers. While working at those treatment centers, Derek began to see a pattern that those struggling individuals would’ve benefited immensely from receiving earlier in life.

Derek decided that he wanted to be a part of the solution, and find a way to address those issues at an earlier age. He concluded that there needed to be interventions before adulthood, and he didn’t want to see anyone going through the same cycle that he did. That was when he and Tyler Michaelis decided to start OC Revive, to make sure teens get the help they need to find a purpose that leads them to a life of happiness and success.

Derek attended college at Orange Coast College and Santa Barbara City College.

Brittany Astrom

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

Patrick R. Smith

Program Director

Patrick is amental health and addiction professional that has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, alcohol and drug addiction. He ahs been working in the field of addiction recovery for 19+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His Career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center i Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25 year old Patients. he also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Replase and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator and counselor with a pssion for reocery that has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Anthony Fletcher

Director Of Business Development

Anthony is an Orange County local and has been a great addition to the Oc Revive team. Since 2015, Anthony has been working in the substance abuse field and has also pursued his drug and alcohol counseling license. Since being with Revive Anthony has established a relationship within the School Districts and serves as a voluntary speaker for substance abuse awareness in the community. By sharing his personal testimony, he has excelled in gaining trust and building rapport with others. He always seems to have a smile on his face and brings a positive vibe wherever he goes. With that being said, Anthony is very passionate about the work that he does and goes above and beyond to provide our struggling youth the care that they so desperately need.

Levi Sweet

Director of Operations

Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

Chandra Medina

Lead Therapist

Kelly Pearson

Therapist

Christina Gherman

Therapist

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families

Tylor Ramsey

Therapist

Patrick Fernandez-Her

AMFT Therapist

Steven Simon

Admissions

Leah Perle

Therapist

Alejandro Alva, M.D.

Medical Director

Kayli Sullivan

Director of HR & Compliance

Carl Kutter

Operations Manager

Mustafa Stanizai

Case Manager

Allyson Lake

Case Manager

Ashley Becher

Admin Assistant

Kortnee Carralejo

Admissions

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Matthew Lawler

Therapist - AMFT

Helen Riccobono

Therapist - AMFT

Rachel Dickinson

Therapist - AMFT

Max Howell

Case Manager

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families