INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS
Trauma is far-reaching and expansive and the providers at TICC understand how trauma can impact every aspect of an individual’s life. With structured, culturally sensitive, inclusive, and responsiveness the providers at TICC offer well-informed evidence-based trauma assessments and treatment engagement.
Many individuals do not have the capacity to manage the trauma and PTSD symptoms they are experiencing. TICC is client-centered and strength-based, therefore, our IOP groups are designed to explore, process, and engage in self-reflection from an empowering and posttraumatic growth framework that encompasses skills derived from CPT, CBT, ACT, and DBT.
As a result, clients can better manage what once felt overwhelming.
"When we deny the story, it
us. When we own the story,
we can write a
ending." – Brené Brown
What is the Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs at TICC?
The Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program at TICC is a specialized intensive outpatient treatment service implemented to address the impactful symptomatology of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. TICC’s primary focus of the Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs are to implement intensive outpatient counseling services to individuals in need.
What is the difference between an IOP and a PHP?
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) that is trauma informed is designed to provide treatment and support to individuals who have experienced traumatic events and require a more intensive approach to their healing while still being able to maintain their life in an outpatient setting. This is especially helpful for those who are unable to commit to an inpatient program because of family responsibilities, work, or simply because they don’t meet the necessary criteria for an inpatient program. Partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a substance use/abuse or addiction treatment program that is geared towards treating substance use and is even more intensive than an IOP but less intensive than full inpatient or residential rehabilitation, essentially PHP is the middle ground between full hospitalization and an IOP. Additionally, partial hospitalization requires even more sessions per week.
Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs
TRAUMA INFORMED EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT
(adolescents 11-18 years of age
in the court system)
TRAUMA INFORMED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
(adolescents 11-18 years of age
NOT in the court system)
ADULT TRAUMA INFORMED GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(adults 19 and older)
How are the Trauma Enlightenment
IOP Programs designed at TICC?
The Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs at TICC are unique and the only one of its kind within the Lexington, Kentucky area. The specialized programs have been designed to provide intensive, evidence-based therapeutic treatment to individuals in a small group setting. The creators of this program are clinically trained in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Therefore, the facilitators will be using well established pre-developed materials for the trauma informed IOP group. The book titled “A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT: Overcoming Trauma and PTSD” will be employed to provide foundational tenants of evidence-based intensive trauma informed clinical counseling.
TICC is currently accepting provider- and self-referrals for
the upcoming Adult Trauma Enlightenment IOP
Next Group Dates: October 9th - October 27th
Monday through Thursday, 1:30 - 4 PM
3-Weeks, Online Group-Setting
TICC is currently not accepting referrals
for the Adolescent Trauma Enlightenment IOPs.
Who are the best candidates for IOP Programs at TICC?
The best candidates for the IOP programs offered at TICC are any individuals who do not meet criteria for inpatient treatment but are seeking to receive increased support and connection through counseling services in an outpatient setting. The Trauma Enlightenment IOP Programs at TICC are not for clients who are actively engaging in substance use behaviors. Clients should be at least in early recovery (14 to 30 days of recovery).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance abuse (not actively but in early recovery)
Eating disorders including distorted body image
Self-harm and suicidal thinking
Interpersonal and childhood trauma
Severe psychiatric symptoms like depression, anxiety, and extreme mood swings
Behavioral issues such as peer difficulties, social anxiety, impulsivity, and impaired academic performance
Trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep
Feeling numb or emotionally disconnected
Withdrawing from others
Symptomatology Individuals in need of IOP may present with:
Physical Symptomatology of Trauma
Bodily aches and pains
Many individuals who have experienced trauma also present with physical symptoms.
What Insurances are Accepted?
*If your insurance does not cover IOP services, a sliding scale fee or payment plan can also be arranged.
Aetna Better Health of KY
Humana Medical Plan
Passport (Molina Healthcare)
Medicaid of KY
Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
Humana CareSource KY
Steps to beginning a Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program
The client/caregiver will be contacted, and an extensive intake as well as trauma-informed assessments will be conducted with the client by one of our trained and licensed staff members.
Once the assessment is complete, the treatment team will determine if the referral is an appropriate fit for the Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program.
After this decision is made by the clinical team, the client will be scheduled to begin the IOP services the following week.
Have more questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (859) 309-2877.
Meet the co-creators of the
Trauma Enlightenment IOP Program
Dr. Lauren E. Downey, LPCC-S
Founder & Clinical Director
Dr. Lauren E. Downey is a licensed professional clinical counselor and supervisor and she possess a doctorate degree from Eastern Kentucky University in counselor education and supervision. Dr. Downey has served in various counseling capacities in the central Kentucky area for the last 13 years. Dr. Downey is a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral counselor and the owner and founder of Trauma-Informed Counseling Center and the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center Foundation. Dr. Downey’s purpose and professional passion in life has been to help treat the diverse and multifaceted trauma needs of individuals in her community from a culturally responsive and inclusive clinical framework.
Dr. Brittany Gentry, LCSW
Co-Director & Clinician