WHAT IS IOP?
IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program. If you are having trouble carrying on with daily life, relationships and responsibilities, one of our specialized, comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Programs might be the right fit to help you get back on the right track. IOP can be a great solution for those looking for an alternative to residential treatment or hospitalization.
THREE UNIQUE, IMPACTFUL PROGRAMS
Encompassing issues like mental illness and trauma, substance use or process addiction, emotional distress and problems functioning in work, school or relationships, our IOPs offer three unique, eight-week tracks with a specialized focus and approach, each tailored to help you find and maintain healing and recovery. Between 10-15 treatment hours each week are spent working towards your wellness goals. This is a few hours more than the average IOP provides, and we feel the results are well worth the effort. An experienced psychiatrist serves as the Medical Director for all Ethos Intensive Outpatient Programs.
FLEXIBLE HOURS AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS
Life is full of responsibilities like work, school and parenting. With flexible day and nighttime hours and virtual participation options available, clients can continue on with their daily lives, working towards healing and wellness with minimal disruption.
PRISM DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IOP
The PRISM IOP focuses on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to offer a skills-based curriculum for adults and adolescents who wish to…
- Quickly re-stabilize and regulate their emotions, mood and behaviors
- Improve functioning in work, school or relationships
- Replace harmful coping mechanisms with healthier behaviors
Developed by Program Director Martha Fontana for The PRISM Center, this program has been honed and perfected for over 15 years under her close supervision. It has helped thousands of clients, adults and adolescents alike, improve their lives.
PATHOS MENTAL HEALTH IOP
The Pathos IOP works to help adults struggling with mental illness and co-occurring issues like trauma and addiction. Those who have experienced multiple treatments without success may find this in-depth program helpful for improved resiliency and/or relapse-prevention. This mental health IOP may be the right fit for you if you’re looking to gain insight and healing surrounding…
- Mood disorders
- Anxiety, stress or panic
- Substance use
- Process addictions
Ethos Wellness – The Lovett Center, situated in Houston’s Montrose area, remains the physical location for Pathos at this time, but clients may choose to participate through telehealth at no extra cost.
PRAIRIE SUBSTANCE USE
Whether as a stand-alone treatment or as transitional care following a residential recovery program, individuals 18 years or older may find that the Prairie Substance Use Disorder IOP is the right fit if they…
- Are struggling with substance or process addictions
- Wish to obtain and maintain sobriety while addressing any co-occurring trauma or mental health concerns.
- Have found other treatment programs ineffective
The Prairie IOP is offered at Ethos Wellness – The Lovett Center in Houston, Texas and Ethos Wellness – River North in Chicago, Illinois. However, through our telehealth options, clients from all areas may wish to participate virtually, in-full or in-part, at no extra cost.
MEET THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Martha Fontana, LCSW
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Martha Fontana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston. She was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy by Behavioral Tech, has received advanced training in biofeedback from the Biofeedback Institute in San Francisco and completed the Chemical Abuse Counselors Course in chemical dependency at the University of Houston. Other post-graduate clinical experience includes internships at the University of Texas Mental Science Institute in the Child, Adolescent, & Family Therapy Clinic and at Orchard Creek Hospital in addiction medicine, the codependency unit, psychiatric intensive care, and the child/adolescent/family programs.
Martha has extensive clinical and managerial experience working in outpatient and hospital- based programs with children, adolescents, adults and family members. She has specialized in complex psychiatric syndromes and high stress family systems. When working with clients, she has a supportive, relaxed, and creative skills-based approach and is dedicated to helping individuals and family members cope more effectively at home, school and in the workplace. Her approach also emphasizes helping individuals lead a more relaxed, rewarding life and assisting in strengthening family relationships.
At Ethos Wellness -Bellaire, Martha has worked for over 30 years to develop ethical, creative, effective treatment teams who deliver an exceptionally high quality of service. Here, she founded the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program, and preserving her programming was the highest priority when PRISM joined the Ethos family in 2018.
Dr. Bernard Gerber, Psychiatrist—M.D.
Medical Director, Prairie SUD IOP, PRISM DBT IOP
PRISM DBT IOP
Tatiana has been working in the field of education and mental health since 2011 and has cultivated a passion for working in diverse and multicultural settings. She completed her undergraduate studies in international relations at the University of North Texas and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Houston—Clear Lake.
Over the years, she has focused on the connection between mind, body and spirit by incorporating Eastern spiritual practices with Western psychology principles. She has completed her 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training (RYT 500) with the Indra Yoga Institute and 200-hour registration with the Texas Yoga Institute. She continues to add to the depth of mind-body practices by studying Yoga Nidra at the Amrit Yoga Institute with Kamini Desai, PhD.
Additionally, Tatiana is engaged in combining her experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to better help individuals that have experienced trauma, loss and attachment disorders through the lifespan.
In her current role, Tatiana serves as the Evening Intensive Outpatient Coordinator and facilitates the Adolescent DBT Skills Group. She primarily works in individual and group settings and focuses on delivering quality experiential self-management skills. She is passionate about providing a holistic treatment experience that includes family and couples counseling for individuals at Ethos Wellness – Bellaire.
Chief Clinical Officer
Prairie SUD IOP
Our compassionate client care team is available to help guide clients and families towards the appropriate level of care to meet their needs by answering questions, understanding each unique situation and collaborating with patients to craft an individual treatment plan. Service offerings include in-network, out-of-network and self pay options; please contact us to learn more.