Below are frequently asked questions regarding the programs at Innerspace Counseling in Old Bridge. If you do not find the answer to your question here, please complete the form below or call our office.
Do you provide outpatient counseling and/or psychiatric services? +
No, we exclusively specialize in Intensive Outpatient and Partial Care Programs.
What is a PHP or Partial Care Program? +
A PHP is an intensive five-day per week therapeutic program that stabilizes a patient who may be at risk of hospitalization or is stepping down from a hospitalization. This program is also beneficial to someone who is having difficulty functioning in their home, school, and/or work environments. PHP programs are available for teens (ages 12-17) and adults.
What is an IOP or Intensive Outpatient Program? +
An IOP is a three-day per week program that provides intensive therapy to those stepping down from a PHP program or for those who are in need of a higher level of care than traditional outpatient therapy. If you are unsure whether or not our programs are appropriate for you, please contact our office for more information or to schedule an evaluation. IOP programs are available for children (ages 8-11), teens (ages 12-17), and adults.
What services are provided while enrolled in one of our programs? +
All programs include an in-depth assessment and psychiatric evaluation during your initial visit to Innerspace Counseling. A highly individualized treatment plan is created to fit your needs. Each program includes individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, and family sessions. Discharge planning ensures that supports and services are in place upon program completion.
What is the typical length of treatment? +
Time frames vary depending on each person’s needs and progress. If you start at the PHP level, you would usually remain there for approximately two weeks. Our IOP programs are generally eight to 12 weeks.
Why would someone attend IOP or PHP vs. traditional outpatient therapy? +
People generally come to us when weekly outpatient therapy is not quite enough. Our programs are designed to provide you with the tools you need to better function and cope in your home, school, and work settings. Our groups are DBT based. DBT or, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, focuses on increasing awareness by noticing thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, and then strengthening attention back to the present moment. Many people return to their outpatient therapists for ongoing treatment once they complete our program.
What age groups do you treat? +
We see children from ages 8 to 11, adolescents from ages 12 to 17, and adults 18 and older. Our adult and youth populations are kept separate at all times.
Do you treat those using drugs and/or alcohol? +
We are a primary mental health facility, so we treat those whose mental health is of primary concern. We do, however, treat co-occurring substance use disorders.
Why chose Innerspace Counseling’s IOP or PHP program over another facility? +
The programs at Innerspace provide high-quality evaluations and services from licensed mental health professionals. Our staff has an immense amount of combined experience that is utilized in each individual’s care. Every patient is guaranteed a highly individualized treatment plan to provide a roadmap to success. Our youth and adolescent IOP programs include optional Parent Support Groups with clinicians.
Innerspace is an intentionally small facility that ensures each patient feels comfortable and their voice is heard in every aspect of treatment, including group sessions. We take a systems based approach to treatment, understanding that no one functions alone. We collaborate with families, outpatient mental health providers, medical professionals, school counselors, etc. when appropriate and permitted to ensure all involved are working together toward the same goals.
Our staff will handle all insurance inquires and claims, assist with FMLA paperwork when needed, and arrange all outpatient services before program graduation. At Innerspace, all patients are cared for with expertise, care, empathy, and guidance.
How do I know if I or a loved one would benefit from an IOP or PHP? +
Just give us a call at 732-332-8270. Our staff would be happy to provide program information and conduct an in-depth screening that will help determine eligibility. Be sure to have your insurance information handy when you call.