Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

For Depression and Anxiety

Our intensive outpatient program at Mental Health Resources:

  • Specializes in the treatment in of depression and anxiety
  • Is located in a confidential, private office setting
  • Is the only intensive outpatient program in the Memphis area, (and one of the few in the country), with proven treatment outcomes.

Our intensive outpatient programs in Memphis, TN have published seven treatment outcome studies in peer reviewed journals proving our treatment effectiveness.

Additionally, our published client satisfaction ratings show very high customer ratings of their treatment experience with us and an independent, international, review found that our clients had among the highest satisfaction scores in the world.

Using evidence based psychological treatments, we have calculated a dose: response relationship between the average length of time in our behavioral health intensive outpatient treatment program and the average patient ratings of symptoms of depression and anxiety each week. As you can see in the dose : response graphs below, patients report that our intensive outpatient treatment program has proven to be very effective in the treatment of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Proven Results

As shown in figure 1, most patients start our intensive outpatient treatment program with severe ratings of depression that gradually improve with treatment for depression.  These findings are very remarkable when you consider that on average, Mental Health Resources intensive outpatient treatment program patients start our treatment for depression program with more severe signs of depression than hospitalized psychiatric patients in Memphis and the nation.

On average, about 80% of depressed patients who complete our intensive outpatient treatment program significantly reduce their depression symptoms, and 90% of these patients in our intensive outpatient treatment program started outpatient treatment feeling suicidal.  In our ongoing research, we have proven that our rehab program is effective in treating severe depression as well as other forms of stress and mental health problems, including anxiety, trauma and substance abuse.

In fact, you can see the dose : response graph for patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders, in addition to a depressive disorder, fig.2.These patients started our intensive outpatient program with severe anxiety symptoms that often rise to the level of phobic anxiety. This includes symptoms such as feeling fearful without apparent reason, heart palpitations, episodes of terror or panic, thoughts and images of a frightening nature and avoiding people, places or things because they are reminders of traumatic events.

Diagnostically, these symptoms represent those with generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder and phobic levels of anxiety. Furthermore, our research shows that our typical patient experiences significant more anxiety than both local and national inpatients, but we are able to successfully treat these people in our intensive outpatient program while they live at home. On average, about 75% of these patients who are diagnosed with both depression and an anxiety disorder significantly reduce their anxiety symptoms, in addition to their depression, if they complete our treatment program.

Depression symptoms before and after
Anxiety Symptoms before and after

We have produced similar results with our intensive outpatient treatment program for individuals suffering from substance abuse, stress and other psychiatric disorders. Only 3-4% of all treated patients were referred to an inpatient psychiatric hospital and these were due to concerns for their safety. Just like other forms of treatment, to receive the best results you must receive the proper dose of treatment for the recommended duration of time.

  • Would you come back? 95%
  • Overall satisfaction 93%
  • Services helped 93%
  • Satisfaction with amount of help 90%
  • Recommend the program 95%
  • Extent program met your needs 85%
  • Kind of service 90%
  • The Quality of Service 93%
  • Average CSQ score 93%

0 = Very Unsatisfied; 100 = Extremely Satisfied
Average Satisfaction Score = 93%
(* = based on 1000+ returned feedback froms)

Client Satisfaction:

In Figure 3, our published research has also shown that our patients are highly satisfied with their intensive outpatient treatment program experience with us.

These patients were suffering with severe depressive symptoms, as well as other forms of psychological distress such as anxiety, trauma and substance abuse reported that our intensive outpatient treatment program helped them, that they would recommend our intensive outpatient treatment program to a friend or family member, and would come back if the need arose.

Overall, they were highly satisfied and rated the quality of service they received in our intensive outpatient treatment program as very high.When you consider how severely depressed, hopeless and distressed these patients were at the beginning of treatment, such positive ratings are quite remarkable and are a testament to their beliefs about how our mental health intensive outpatient treatment program helped them.

Our research has also shown that of those severely depressed and anxious clients who complete our behavioral health intensive outpatient treatment program, the majority will also experience significant improvements in a number of role functions, such as returning to work, improved marital harmony, improved job performance, fewer conflicts, increased socialization and an improved quality of life.

To achieve these results takes time, patience and practice. Research has also shown that the longer people who are depressed, anxious or both, stay in our intensive outpatient treatment program, the better their outcomes. We know that continuing care after going through our intensive outpatient treatment program helps sustain and solidify the gains made in treatment. Subsequently, we also recommend that our patients continue in individual or group therapy, as well as psychiatric medication management after successfully completing our intensive outpatient treatment program.

Because our treatment for depression and anxiety relies on evidence based practices, our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program shares many common methods with other successful treatment methods. The foundation of our treatment program for relies on the principles of the stages of change, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused treatment, skills training and identifying repetitive dysfunctional behavioral relationship patterns to promote recovery from depression and other mental health disorders. In fact, our Intensive Outpatient Program in Memphis, TN that has been proven to be effective in the treatment of these disorders in six peer reviewed treatment outcome studies.

Our treatment center provides services to those who need more treatment than one hour a week, but less than 24 hour care, by providing three hours of treatment per day, three to five days per week, in an intensive outpatient program. If you or a loved one is showing signs of depression and anxiety, you should be assessed by a trained mental health professional who can help design a treatment plan for depression and anxiety that can result in recovery. Treatment for depression and anxiety can be highly successful. Call us at 901-682-6136 to schedule an appointment.


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“Thank y’all for giving me tools and confidence to not only start over, but to have a better quality of life.”

J.C. November 23, 2016

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