The Trauma-Enhanced Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is uniquely designed to help bring relief to individuals who have experienced a traumatic event which is causing ongoing mental health symptoms or PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).  For those who struggle due to constant feelings of fear and a lack of control, the goal of this treatment track is to provide a sense of safety and stabilization.

Programming is offered within two levels of intensity to accommodate a variety of patient needs.  Both tracks include group and individual sessions as well as weekly psychiatry or medication management meetings.

Trauma IOP Core Elements

Level 1 offers trauma-specific educational and coping skills training in a closed group format within a broader mental health IOP. Clients in this track will attend these trauma-only groups multiple times per week.
Available in Branchburg, NJ, Cranford, NJ (adults & adolescents), Freehold, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, or via teletherapy

Level 2 includes a higher intensity trauma-specific curriculum which also provides education and coping skills to manage symptoms as well as closed process therapy group only for trauma clients.
Available in Paramus, NJ, or via teletherapy

If you have experienced any of the following emotional or psychological symptoms, you may be dealing with trauma:

  • Disbelief, shock or denial
  • Mood swings and irritability/anger
  • Self-blame, guilt or shame
  • Feeling hopeless, lost or sad
  • General confusion or difficulty concentrating
  • Fear and anxiety, even when unwarranted
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Feeling numb or emotionally disconnected

If you have experienced any of the following physical symptoms, you may be dealing with trauma:

  • Muscle tension
  • Aches and pains
  • Nightmares or difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Edginess and agitation

Available at these locations:

  • Paramus, NJ