Outpatient Psychiatry

Intensive Outpatient Program

Patient care in L+M’s Intensive Outpatient Program involves individual treatment plans aimed at helping each patient maximize his or her personal goals for better health.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a group therapy program that provides psychotherapy services to adults who benefit from the structure of an intensive clinical program but do not require or no longer require inpatient hospitalization. Most patients who participate in the IOP are currently in outpatient treatment but desire more in-depth therapy, or have recently completed treatment in an inpatient setting and would benefit from the structure and skills development the IOP offers. The IOP provides an emphasis on skills development along with medication management and careful diagnostic evaluation.

Approaches to treatment include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Holistic Therapy focused groups. These groups, along with periodic individual therapy, give patients new skills to cope with and/or decrease their symptoms. 

Our expert clinicians offer individualized treatment plans and we are committed to providing our patients with excellent evidence-based care. Patients are provided psychiatric medication management with board certified psychiatric professionals including Psychiatrists and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Common diagnoses of patients in the IOP include but are not limited to:

  • Major Depression
  • PTSD 
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders

The program is scheduled Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to noon.

For more information please call 860-444-5141.

Outpatient Counseling

The third program in the Ambulatory Psychiatric Services Unit, evaluates and treats adults, children, and adolescents who seek treatment for emotional, behavioral, psychiatric, and co-occurring disorders. Any individual 5 years of age or older is eligible for treatment. Children and adolescents are only eligible for treatment when immediate family take part in the treatment process.

To better serve the health needs of the people living and working in the southeastern Connecticut and the southern Rhode Island region, Behavioral Medicine staff are co-located at several primary care offices in New London County: Groton, New London, Niantic and Stonington.

By offering primary care and behavioral medicine services conveniently in one facility, patients can benefit from early identification and prevention of underlying behavioral medicine conditions. By treating both physical and behavioral medicine issues together in a whole-person approach, better overall health can be achieved while at the same time improving the patient's health care experience.

This program provides a broad range of services including individual, group, family, and couples therapy, as well as medication evaluation and management, based upon individual evaluations by licensed mental health professionals in consultation with board-certified psychiatrists and/or advanced practice nurses.

Some disorders most commonly seen include:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Trauma disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Childhood behavior disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Schizophrenia and other Chronic Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorders
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

Current group sessions include:

  • Art Therapy (children and adult)
  • Psychodrama
  • Substance Abuse
  • Men’s Issues Group
  • Older Adult Issues Group (60 years of age and older)
  • Adolescent Group
  • Child Social Skills Group
  • Bariatric Group
  • Women’s Issues Group