Has anxiety stripped you of your ability to enjoy life? Have overwhelming emotions robbed your sense of joy? Maybe the shadow of shame is so long and dark you can’t recognize the person you once were. You may wonder what change looks like or what help is available to navigate the seasons of life. What if there was a program specifically designed to help reduce anxiety symptoms and give you the life you always wanted?
The Anxiety Center at Renew offers effective, research-based treatment for anxiety issues when individual counseling is not enough. The state of the art intensive outpatient programs teach clients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatment options (ACT, DBT-S, ERP and MBCT).
It is time to stop striving and start living again. It is time to do something for you, to get you back. You are worth fighting for.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Overall feelings of anxiety and worry throughout the day in a variety of situations. These thoughts and feelings create a cycle of constant and uncontrollable anxiety, worry and fear.
Feel overly and uncontrollably worried
Become easily tired, fatigued, irritable or unable to concentrate
Constantly feel stuck, worthless, or depressed
Have these feelings/actions caused impairment in your daily life?
Evidence Based Treatments
Exposure & Response Prevention
A treatment method available for a variety of anxiety disorders, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The method is based on the notion that a therapeutic effect is achieved as clients confront their fears and discontinue their escape response. An example would be of a person who fears touching door knobs. The person would carry out a program or exposure to their feared stimulus (touching a doorknob) while refusing to engage in any safety behaviors (e.g., hand washing). Exposure therapy for phobia operates in much the same way as ERP by exposing the individual to the feared object until symptom reduction is achieved.
You should absolutely go. It’s amazing the skill/tools one can learn while building a foundation for your mental wellness.
I think that the program is great and very helpful. I would recommend it to anyone that are struggling with her anxiety and then skills to deal with it.
I would say keep an open mind. Group therapy in itself can be scary and intimidating, but this has honestly been the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Keep perspective on the situation as well, what is six weeks versus a full lifetime of skills and healthy coping mechanisms you can use to take back control of your life. The structure the program brings helps wonders as well. I’m going to miss the ladies of Renew, both in group in those teaching group.
I was immobilized with anxiety. I was hesitant but decided to attend. While my anxiety isn't gone, I have tools to deal with the pain it was causing me.
Do it! Don’t wait-start now. If you struggle with anxiety, this program is for you. You’ll get so much out of it, and maybe even make a few friends. I’ll be able to apply the coping skills I learned in this program for the rest of my life. I plan to continue with the aftercare group to help reinforce and practice the skills. I’ve learned so I do not become a “master of my emotions.” (Or at least I try)
I would tell them to know that in time, thought processes can change so to keep practicing skills.
Do it! Anyone struggling with anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, etc should invest in this program. The instructors are very compassionate, supportive and incredibly knowledgeable! This was a life saving and life changing experience for me.
Have patience with yourself as you go through this program. The first couple days of group are really tough but power through. Everyone as felt that way, but after a few sessions sharing becomes easier and it is helpful to talk through your issues.
I’ve been to other mental health IOPs and feel this was the best one for me yet. I have learned skills I can use life long. I encourage you to take a step out of your comfort zone and do it! It is a life changing program.
The Adult Intensive surrounds you with a Multi-Disciplinary Team made up of:
- You: Yes, this means you! You are the expert of your life, experiences, thoughts and feelings. It is imperative that you participate fully in the treatment planning and process.
- Psychiatrist: during the psychiatric assessment and ongoing consultations, Dr. Moses Ambilichu, M.D. will assess your mood, treatment goals, and possible benefits of medication. If you already see a psychiatrist, you will return to him/her upon completion of the program.
- Clinical Therapist: In addition to the scheduled groups, you will need to attend weekly individual and/or family therapy with your clinical therapist. You may choose if you would like to see an Acceptance and Commitment Therapist at the Renew Anxiety Program or your individual therapist outside of the program.
- Contact Person: You will be assigned a therapist at the Anxiety Center to check in with regularly regarding any questions you have while in the program.
Rachael Rutter DeKoning
Rachael has been helping clients of all ages with anxiety, addiction, family distress and more since 2011. She looks forward to bringing you an individualized healing approach based in science and spirituality.
Request a Free IOP Assessment from Alyssa Meehan
Hope starts here. Click on the "Request an Assessment" button and our Intake Specialist will contact you to schedule an assessment to see if the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program can help. You will be asked to complete an Intake Package and bring to the assessment. It can be downloaded from the button below.
While attending IOP, you will need to attend weekly individual and/or family therapy with your clinical therapist. At the conclusion of your time in IOP, Renew will offer a weekly outpatient ACT group to assist you as you continue your outpatient care with your therapist. If you don't currently have a therapist, the Intake Specialist can connect you to one of the excellent counselors at Renew.
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The Anxiety Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Designed to support all anxiety disorders, the short-term intensive program strives to teach patients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatments. Psychopharmacological consultation and referral to community partners for Psychological testing as needed.