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Hanley Center to Offer a New Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program

Apr 6, 2023

WEST PALM BEACH – Hanley Center is pleased to announce the opening of its Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) on April 10, 2023. This valuable new program will meet the critical need for outpatient services for individuals with mental health disorders. Unlike many other IOPs, patients attending Hanley’s primary mental health IOP will not need a substance use disorder diagnosis to qualify for services. Within this safe space, people with mental health disorders will be given the opportunity to connect with a peer group that is also learning to manage their symptoms.

Like any other illness, mental illness can improve with proper treatment. For over 35 years, men, women, and older adults have traveled to Hanley Center to be treated by world-class therapists, physicians, and nurses. Hanley examines all dimensions of patients’ psychological, biological, social, and spiritual wellness to fully address their unique challenges and strengths.

Tommy McGee, LMHC, CAP, QS, will spearhead a team of highly trained therapists who will provide Hanley’s Mental Health IOP care. McGee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with specializations in Mental Health and Family Dynamics from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). McGee will serve under the direction of Deb Kuzmin, LCSW, Executive Director of Hanley Center.

“For individuals transitioning out of residential care for mental health disorders or for those who are seeking mental health care for the first time, our intensive outpatient program provides the flexibility they need to stabilize and heal as they attend to the demands of work, school, and home life,” says Kuzmin. “Tommy will play a pivotal role in Hanley Center Counseling’s impact on the surrounding community. Along with outpatient and intensive outpatient services for people with mental health disorders, Tommy’s team is dedicated to facilitating quarterly intensives and workshops to connect with those who are not yet ready to take the step towards intensive outpatient or residential levels of care.”

The new Mental Health IOP framework gives Hanley Center therapists the time to evaluate each patient, affirm or update a diagnosis, and create personalized treatment plans for total recovery. The goal is to help adults and older adults successfully transition back to their lives, homes, families, and careers with a newfound sense of self-worth, direction, and control.

With a comprehensive clinical approach focused on long-term recovery, the IOP format addresses trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and co-occurring substance use disorders. The IOP team uses cutting-edge interventions, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Brainspotting, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Psychodrama, alongside traditional therapies, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

“One of the struggles that mental health patients often experience is finding good continuing care after leaving a residential or stabilization program. We are grateful our new Mental Health IOP will be available to everyone, including Hanley Center patients who leave our residential mental health program, so they can continue with a team with whom they feel safe and have grown to trust,” says McGee. “We are excited to work with other referring professionals and collaborate with them to provide the best care for their patients.”

Patients in the Mental Health IOP will learn vital coping skills to help navigate work-related stress and burnout, the challenges of parental, family, and social relationships, financial pressures, grief and loss, and other medical diagnoses and health conditions. For more information, contact info@hanleycenter.org or call Hanley Center’s Mental Health IOP at 561-841-1033.

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