Coming soon: Virtual IOP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our IOP program is shifting to online and virtual meetings beginning Fall 2020. Our staff can help participants with accessing their virtual IOP meetings. All participants are encouraged to enter their virtual meetings about 10 minutes early to ensure all technical problems are addressed in a timely way.
What is the IOP?
Goodwin Community Health offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for all individuals 18 years or older struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. You do not have to be a patient of Goodwin to participate in the IOP.
Each participant will receive a thorough assessment and a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan, and weekly individual therapy sessions. Other services recommended for treatment may include, family involvement and case management.
IOP topics will include:
- Relapse prevention and recovery skills
- Education and information around addiction, recovery, and co-occurring disorders
- Motivation and change enhancement
- Mindfulness and stress reduction practices
- Healthy relationships and safe boundaries
The IOP program works to create a comfortable and supportive environment which enables participants to safely receive personalized care.
The IOP at Goodwin will also include:
- Guest speakers
- Introduction to therapies such as reiki, yoga and nutrition
- Referrals to our in-house acupuncture service as requested
Is an IOP Right for Me?
Our program at Goodwin is appropriate for individuals 18 years or older who may have a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, or a trauma history. This type of program works best for individuals who do not need inpatient residential treatment but for whom more traditional outpatient counseling has not been sufficient. Goodwin’s IOP may be a good choice for individuals with a substance use disorder who are starting our Medication Assisted Recovery program, need increased coping skills and structure to manage cravings and urges to use, those who need more support around symptoms of a mental health disorder or trauma history, or those with stressful life circumstances that place them at a higher risk for relapse. Our staff is experienced in treating both substance use and mental health disorders and is looking forward to helping you take the next steps in your recovery process.
Scheduling, Hours, and Contact
The program runs for approximately 6 weeks, over 18 sessions. Goodwin’s IOP will work to meet the needs of individuals in various stages of recovery over the course of the program, based on attendance and progress made.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Please arrive or sign into meetings by 1:20pm
IOP Intake Coordinator: Sullivyn Panno – (603) 749-2346 ext. 2313
IOP Manager: Kevin O’Connell – (603) 749-2346 ext. 2385.
Meet the IOP Team
Susan Gordon, LICSW, MLADC, is the Director of Behavioral Health at Goodwin and oversees all aspects of the Intensive Outpatient Program.
Kevin O’Connell, MA, LCMHC, MLADC, is the IOP Manager. He has extensive experience integrating treatment to address co-occurring disorders with both trauma and outcome-informed approaches to providing individualized services.
Marissa Labbe, MSW/Behavioral Health Specialist, co-facilitates the IOP groups, in addition to completing intakes and providing individual therapy for mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Gonzalo Cedeño, LICSW/Behavioral Health Specialist is a bilingual therapist with experience in substance abuse treatment and mental health services. Primarily focuses on cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy with a passion for empowering individuals.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, participants must be 18 years or older.
What is the cost?
Goodwin seeks to make this service affordable for anyone who is interested. We will accept most insurances and may be able to offer financial assistance to uninsured participants.
How do I participate in the IOP?
Individuals interested in Goodwin’s IOP will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician to ensure that our IOP is a good fit. If you feel that Goodwin Community Health Center’s IOP may be the right for you, please call our IOP Intake Coordinator, Sullivyn Panno at (603) 749-2346 ext. 2313, or our IOP Manager, Kevin O’Connell at (603) 749-2346 ext. 2385.
Do I have to be a patient of Goodwin to join the IOP?
You do not have to be a patient of Goodwin to participate in the IOP.
Will my family be involved?
Our staff can provide resources and information to family, friends, and loved ones about maintaining positive and healthy relationships, as well as managing their own position in relation to participants’ recovery.