When individual therapy isn't enough, or when a
transition from hospital care is necessary, the intensive services offered at
Crossroads can help. The Crossroads Program provides intensive
outpatient and partial hospital services based on the theory and practice
of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
DBT is evidence-based treatment that was first designed
for adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder engaging in
self-injurious behaviors. Given it's usefulness, DBT has been adapted
to address issues related to trauma, depression, substance abuse, bulimia nervosa, and relationship conflict. As with other therapeutic
interventions, the overall goal of DBT is to increase stability and
wellness. Unlike other interventions however, DBT specifically teaches
cognitive and behavioral coping strategies necessary to establish stability
and wellness in the face of high levels of emotional distress.
This program consists of 2 1/2 to 3 hours of treatment per day, 3 to 5 days
per week. The IOP meets Monday-Friday from to . This
program consists of a combination of supportive counseling, coping skills
training, and expressive therapy. In addition, participants receive
psychiatry services, 7 day crisis support services up to , and case management. This level of care is
appropriate for people stepping down from PHP, or those who are receiving
traditional forms of outpatient therapy with little therapeutic relief.
The average length of stay in IOP is 17 days spread over 4 to 6 weeks.
Individual therapy and a weekly coping skills group often acts as a
step down from this level of care.
A weekly coping skills group is available on Tuesdays 12:00-1:00pm & 5:30-6:30pm, Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm, and Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm & 4:30-5:30pm The groups are designed to supplement
individual therapy and teach skills in 4 areas; Mindfulness Skills
Interpersonal effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Distress