DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY IOP
Since the beginning of 2020, nearly half of U.S. adults have reported struggling with their mental health. If you’re searching for balance and well-being, improved functioning and healthier, more stable relationships, you are not alone.
THE PRISM DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (IOP)
This IOP, one of several we offer, provides a safe, supportive space for those hoping to heal and restabilize with minimal interruption to daily life. Our program can help participants achieve improved behavioral functioning, greater success in their endeavors and better relationships with loved ones.
PROGRAM FAST FACTS
- Formed around skills-based Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that aims to quickly restabilize and help improve participants’ overall mood and life
- DBT was also designed to help individuals replace unhealthy coping mechanisms such as self harm, angry outbursts, impulsive actions and disordered eating with healthier, more effective self-regulation skills
- Clients spend 10-12 hours each week working with master’s-level therapists on skills to regulate emotions, overall mood, behavior, relationships, thinking patterns, body symptoms and identity. This is paired with in-depth work as-needed to address underlying core issues such as trauma
- Individual and group therapy are utilized during this 8-week program, supplemented with additional support for families and partners
- Day or evening schedules are available to accommodate different obligations
- Most sessions offer a choice of in-person or virtual attendance
WHAT PEOPLE LOVE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Small-by-design group size (maximum 8 people per group)
Specialized programming for adults, young adults and adolescents
More hours spent with clinicians than the average IOP
Caring, compassionate practitioners
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THE ETHOS CONTINUUM OF CARE
The PRISM DBT IOP is part of the offerings from Ethos Behavioral Health Group, a family of clinician-owned and operated healing centers offering specialized and personalized mental health care for anything ranging from substance use disorders to mood and personality disorders via inpatient care at The Prairie Recovery Center and outpatient care through multiple Ethos Wellness locations. We’ve been helping people on their wellness and recovery journeys since 2014.
Our insurance offerings include in-network, out-of-network and self pay options. At Ethos Behavioral Health Group, we’re continually expanding our coverage; please contact us for the most comprehensive information.
MEET THE PROGRAM LEADERS
Martha Fontana, LCSW
Vice President of Outpatient Services
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, biofeedback and chemical dependency counseling, Martha has extensive clinical and managerial experience working in outpatient and hospital- based programs with children, adolescents, adults and family members. She has worked for over 30 years at Ethos Wellness – Bellaire to develop ethical, creative and effective treatment teams who deliver an exceptionally high quality of service, and it was here she founded the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Outpatient Program. Preserving her programming was the highest priority when PRISM joined the Ethos family in 2018. Learn more about Martha Fontana.
PRISM DBT IOP
Tatiana has been working in education and mental health for ten years and is passionate about diverse and multicultural settings. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Counseling from the University of Houston—Clear Lake. Tatiana focuses on the connection between mind, body and spirit by incorporating Eastern spiritual practices with Western psychology principles. She earned her 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher training (RYT 500) and 200-hour registration with the Texas Yoga Institute and continues to add to the depth of mind-body practices by studying Yoga Nidra. 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. Learn more about Tatiana Martinez.
Dr. Bernard Gerber, Psychiatrist—M.D.
A graduate of the Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Dr. Gerber completed an internship in internal medicine followed by a residency in psychiatry. Since 1982, he has been in full-time private practice of psychiatry, currently focusing on outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults of a variety of psychiatric and mental health issues.
In addition to serving clients and collaborating with clinicians at Ethos, Dr. Gerber also serves as a consultant to other behavioral health clinics at the Lighthouse of Houston. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Learn more about Dr. Bernard Gerber.
Dr. Ceci Hudson Torn,
Chief Executive Officer of Ethos Wellness
An exemplary, long-spanning career in mental health and finance has put person-centered-care at the heart of Ceci’s work. She gathered a wealth of professional experience at one of the nation’s largest residential summer camps, which provided her with a unique lens to approach treatment in both outpatient and residential settings. Ceci received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Wake Forest University, as well as her Doctorate of Social Work from the University of Southern California with a focus on building behavioral health in adolescents and young adults. Since co-founding Ethos Behavioral Health Group in 2018, she now spends her time providing clinical services and business leadership across all Ethos healing centers while continuing to serve children and families with the launch of Camp OTX in the Texas Hill Country. Learn more about Ceci Hudson Torn.
Chief Clinical Officer
Robert is driven by a deep commitment to serve others and is passionate about the subject of hope and despair in clinical treatment. His 17 years in the field of addiction and mental health encompass private practice, clinical supervision, the creation and management of clinical programming and the co-founding of The Lovett Center (now known as Ethos Wellness – Lovett) and its parent company Ethos Behavioral Health Group.
His resume includes long standing leadership positions at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, The Menninger Clinic and The Daring Way LLC, where he worked with Dr. Brené Brown and served as the Chief Clinical Officer. His career has been marked by many meaningful recognitions such as The Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and the University of Houston’s 50 for 50 Alumni. Currently, Robert serves as Ethos Behavioral Health Group’s Chief Clinical Officer and is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago. He lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters. Learn more about Robert Hilliker.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Contact our Care Team today to begin a confidential discussion about healing and support. We’re here to answer questions about the program and help guide those interested in treatment toward the right level of care for them—inside our system of care, or with one of our partner organizations.
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