Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
During this stage of life, development of one’s ability to self-regulate emotions and behaviors, achievement of meaningful personal goals, financial independence, and development of self-awareness come to the forefront in terms of life skills needed for success. Moral reasoning is solidified where value systems guides one’s behavior when faced with making difficult decisions.
“Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.”
Some young adults struggle in this stage due to low self-esteem, poor emotional and behavioral self regulation, and lack of clear ego boundaries. This makes them vulnerable to peer pressure, avoidance behaviors, becoming self-absorbed, developing mood and anxiety disorders, or drug/alcohol abuse. Development of independence and a healthy and balanced lifestyle becomes stunted when these issues stay unaddressed, sometimes with the false hope they will just go away as the young adult gets older.
Jack successfully graduated from Loyola, has begun his professional career and remains in recovery.
FAIR Counseling offers an intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) program to address maladaptive thinking patterns and self-destructive behaviors that block personal growth and success. Individual and group therapy allows young adults, ages 18-30, to develop insights into their struggles and create healthy solutions with the therapeutic assistance of professional mental health and substance abuse counselors. Young adult patients are encouraged to identify their strengths and explore their own identity and values. The group setting is also conducive to the development of intra and interpersonal skills as well as life skills. Young people learn how to build healthy and supportive relationships with peers and greatly improve the existing relationships with family members.
“Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy.”
Weekly family program offers psychoeducation focused on topics relevant to mental health and substance abuse recovery issues. Weekly multifamily group therapy facilitates young adults and their family members in developing trust and real communication within the family without conflict. Parents can also find the balance with parenting and being a support to their young adult in this transitional stage of life.