Specializing in the treatment of trauma and mood disorders including PTSD, depression and anxiety, we offer an innovative suite of therapeutic support services designed to promote rapid, lasting relief and recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Lotus Collaborative's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers clients 3 hours of support 3 days a week. This program is best suited for people who are in need of more support than can be provided by weekly individual talk therapy alone. This level of care is also helpful for clients that work, go to school, or who are transitioning from higher levels of care.
Our programming is specifically designed to address the recovery needs of those suffering from anxiety, depression and trauma. Our IOP is a great opportunity to gain traction in your healing process and in areas you feel most stuck. Program days include group therapy, weekly individual therapy, nutrition education, meditation, healing movement, expressive arts, and yoga. Our care team will also collaborate care with a client's outpatient team and any referring providers. TLC's Mood and Trauma IOP operates on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Noon - 3:00 PM. If you have schedule restrictions accommodations may be possible - please consult with our admissions team.
Treatment Philosophy & Approach
Dr. Esalen believes that treatment should provide connection with oneself, others and a recovery community. She believes we must align our hearts, bodies, minds and souls, and experience mastery opportunities including the chance to mentor others earlier in recovery. TLC provides treatment that is "just right," balanced between evidence-based skills approaches, with deep, interpersonal, psychospiritual process work. True healing cannot come exclusively from quantitative, impersonal, outcome-focused, "expert" and "sick patient" practices. The Lotus Collaborative believes recovery is best achieved by providing solid education, teaching loving awareness of self and others, and developing strategies to replace maladaptive coping behaviors with what one truly needs.
The Lotus Collaborative's offers a unique blend of therapeutic approaches within our programming. While The Lotus Collaborative is not strictly a DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) program, the structure of our programming is influenced by DBT principles. DBT is a validated therapeutic approach that focuses on the development of healthy coping skills and emotional regulation.
TLC also incorporates the Internal Family Systems model into its programming. IFS is an evidenced based practice rated effective for improving general functioning and well-being. In addition, it has been rated promising for improving phobia, panic, generalized anxiety disorders and depression and depressive symptoms.
Another treatment approach we incorporate into our programming is EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is widely recognized as an effective treatment for reliving the distress associated with traumatic memories.
Staying true to our philosophy around the importance of mind and body alignment, TLC also integrates mindfulness meditation as well as nutrition education.