Trauma • Addiction • Mental Health
Partial Hospitalization (PHP) • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) • Outpatient Treatmen (OP) • PHP Housing
The Benefits of Our Intensive Outpatient Program
The goal of IOP’s is to maximize the quality, frequency, and effectiveness of addiction and mental health treatment in a way that allows you to remain fully engaged with your daily activities and your family.
For many women, it, unfortunately, doesn’t feel viable to go to rehab because of their many responsibilities. Villa Kali Ma’s IOP program can be a solution if this is your situation because it’s designed in a way that you can stay involved in the most important of your family and work-related activities even while you are creating your sobriety.
At Villa Kali Ma’s holistic intensive outpatient program, designed especially for women, you will benefit deeply from a bouquet of offerings, including:
- Holistic individual psychotherapy uses models known to be most effective for women with addiction or mental health conditions.
- Body-based trauma therapies such as EMDR therapy and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)™
- Creative and rejuvenating groups including Expressive Arts, Positive Psychology, Relationships, and Spirit Medicine groups
- A rich array of indigenous and ancient wisdom offerings, including Ayurvedic and Shamanic Healing, Shamanic Journeying, Breathwork, Yoga,
- Lifestyle and Nutrition Coaching
- Naturopathic Medicine, Reiki, and Craniosacral Therapy
Community is the Cure
Connecting to a community of people is the best-known cure for mental health and addiction recovery. We help you get to the root cause by providing you with drug and alcohol addiction treatment.
Mental health and addiction issues grow strong in isolation and are weakened in the presence of a loving community. Addiction therapy plays a great role in our treatment services.
Whatever your story is, you can heal together with other recovering women in a community setting will be an important aspect of how you find your way to freedom. Our intensive outpatient services specialize in the full spectrum of recovering the daily lives of our patients.
In addition to the healing power of connecting with other women in the community, there are many highly impactful professional treatments and approaches which can help you get to your sobriety faster and stay there. These comprise a library of scientific knowledge, resources, and best practices that will help you achieve and sustain recovery in your life. We implement evidence based modalities all designed to assist patients at our treatment center.
Villa Kali Ma is a place where you can find a community that heals and engage with these many best-practice approaches to recovery. Our holistic approach integrates the best of Western scientific discoveries and insights with the benefits of ancient bodies of healing knowledge such as Yoga, Shamanism, and Ayurveda. This type of intensive therapy assists with treating co occurring disorders in our dual diagnosis program.
Villa Kali Ma’s Intensive Outpatient Program: Powerful Holistic Addiction and Mental Health Recovery
Addiction and mental health treatment is an essential part of many women’s journey to freedom. Villa Kali Ma’s powerful holistic addiction treatment connects you with tools for living as a sober woman. Medication management is used only if necessary.
It also provides intensive psychotherapy and other healing experiences that transform you on the inside. Finally, it connects you with that community of other women who understand all the beauties and challenges of life in recovery.
Community, combined with the skills you learn and the deep inner changes you make, are what protect you and lead you towards a positive life, going forward.
Villa Kali Ma’s intensive outpatient treatment program is a way to have that powerful community-based transformation, while still engaged in your life at home. Our unique program of holistic interventions addresses every level of a woman’s being, to help her find deep relief and recovery that lasts while allowing her to stay engaged with most of her normal life activities, such as going to work or trying to attend school.
What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) can be thought of as an “in-between” type of treatment program. Addiction and mental health treatment is offered at varying levels of intensity, which are called “levels of care”. The highest level of care is residential treatment, and the lowest level of care is outpatient treatment.
Villa Kali Ma’s IOP pairs the high intensity of services typically associated with residential treatment with the flexibility of outpatient, in which you receive treatment while also staying in your own home environment and keeping up with your normal life. The main difference is the support our patients will receive in these treatment programs.
While staying in your home environment might sound like a good thing, it’s important to understand that staying in your home environment while you undergo treatment for your addiction or mental health has pros and cons, and isn’t always advised for a variety of reasons.
The main trade-off is between the fact that most womens’ home environments and lives are associated with their patterns of use, and are for that reason risky places to stay. It is essentially harder to change your patterns from home than it is to change in a safe retreat setting. Home and work aren’t always recovery-friendly environments nor offer the needed support, and tend to be filled with triggers and stressors. But sometimes we need to stay there anyway and try it that way for a variety of reasons.
Villa Kali Ma’s IOP offers as much of the Residential Treatment experience as possible while working with and around a need for remaining engaged in activities related to daily life. Our services will assist using the following: dialectical behavior therapy, partial hospitalization program, individual therapy, drug and alcohol detox, and so much more.
When is an Intensive Outpatient Program recommended?
In most cases of serious addiction or mental health conditions, it is recommended to start with residential treatment so that you have the benefit of retreating away from normal life and all its stressors, triggers, and challenges. The support offered with inpatient care assists women with their sober living journey. In just a few hours of our holistic addiction treatment services within our residential program, a huge difference is felt.
There are many advantages to being removed from normal life during the most vulnerable stages of your recovery when you are not able to control your own behavior very well yet. Residential Treatment protects you from returning to your habits during the time in which you are most at risk. We help you to heal from drug and substance abuse during inpatient care. Our residential program excels in your mind and body transformation.
When Inpatient Treatment is Not Possible
However, often enough inpatient treatment is simply not possible, due to factors like a need to care for children in a single-parent household, or other life obligations that genuinely cannot be left for any period of time.
We would like all women to receive the treatment they need, even if they cannot reasonably leave their daily duties. Villa Kali Ma’s IOP can be a solution for women in this situation to still receive a high level of care, even though they need to stay in their own homes and work settings.
When Inpatient Treatment Is Not Necessary
In some cases, inpatient treatment is not needed, as is the case when the alcohol or drug abuse addiction has not progressed as far, and a person is seeking treatment before things have gotten quite so bad.
It is also very common, to begin with Residential Treatment and then taper down to intensive outpatient program as a transitional step, followed by outpatient for alcohol or drug addiction.
If you don’t know what path is best for you, don’t worry; we will help you figure that out, considering all factors, such as insurance coverage.
Are Intensive Outpatient Programs Effective?
Intensive outpatient programs are effective for women who are reasonably motivated to get and stay sober, who are willing and able to put the work in, and take the program seriously. Villa Kali Ma’s IOP provides a spectrum of services that will have a high impact on your healing journey, provided you are in a state in which you can participate fully, do your best to seek recovery, and commit to the transformation process sincerely.
Every woman is different, so the decision of which level of care is right for you is going to be a largely personal decision. In an ideal world, any woman needing a place to recover deeply would have access to inpatient treatment, because as the highest level of care, it’s the most comprehensive and thorough, and will give you a complete, well-laid start to your life in recovery. In inpatient care, substance use and alcohol use are addressed, along with mental health issues.
At the same time, there are many reasons why you might instead start with an IOP. Some reasons include:
- If you cannot reasonably leave your home environment because of children or other people who need your presence
- If your home environment is a genuinely safe, sober, and pro-recovery environment in which you can easily create a rehab-like environment, free from alcohol and substance use
- If you need to brush up on your recovery after relapse
- If you are not yet so far along in your addiction and/or it is assessed that you can benefit enough from a less intense course of treatment than residential
Why Villa Kali Ma’s Intensive Outpatient Program
Villa Kali Ma is a cutting-edge holistic addiction and mental health recovery treatment facility that integrates the best available treatment modalities, wisdom teachings, case management, therapies, sciences, arts and activities, and body-based approaches to health. We have found success in holistic treatment services, rather than solely medical treatment services.
Takeaways for you will include:
- Effective tools and life skills that really work for living safe, stable, healthy, and sober over time
- Shifts, internal changes, and relief from burdens and traumas that you have carried with you for many years, which have been contributing to your need for self-medication
- Greater understanding of your life path and purpose and how addiction or mental health has affected you
- A plan for preventing relapse and for staying connected to your support network after graduating from Villa Kali Ma’s program
- A sense of community, hope, and possibility
- Considering our program? Reach out! We will help guide you through deciding if Villa Kali Ma’s Intensive Outpatient Program is the right place for you to find your healing.
It was the best 30 days of my life.LORNA H.
Villa Kali Ma provides a holistic, supportive, therapeutic retreat for women to recover from trauma & substance disorders. The intensive and comprehensive approach provides a compassionate path of learning, awareness, and self-love for healing. I am grateful for the sacred space provided for my reflection, my mind-body-spirit work, and my opportunity to connect with other women in this process.STACY S.
Villa Kali Ma changed my life in every single aspect. Not only did the experience help me get sober and stay sober for over a year now, but I was finally able to work on my past trauma in a safe and stable environment. Not a day goes by that I’m not using a healthy tool they taught me. I am forever grateful to the staff and strong women I spent my time with there. Truly the most profound life changing month of my life.ASHLEY T.
Licensed by the State of California: Department of Health Care Services
Villa Kali Ma is an in-network provider with Anthem BCBS, Multiplan, First Health, Healthnet, and currently accepts most
PPO plans with out-of-network benefits. Call (760) 350-3131 for information on cost and payment options.
A native Californian, Dr. Hirst grew up in the Bay Area before attending Stanford University for her dual undergraduate degree. After graduation, Dr. Hirst completed a dual residency in Family Medicine and Psychiatry at UC San Diego — and founded the UCSD Maternal Mental Health Clinic during her third year of training. With this combined training, including additional board certification in Addiction Medicine, she is uniquely qualified to attend to both the psychiatric and medical needs of Villa Kali Ma’s patients and enjoys providing care to each patient from a holistic, whole-person perspective.