Higher Levels of Care

The right level of care for your situation.

So you can get better, faster. 

Mental health care is a continuum of care. Many people benefit from an outpatient program of weekly counseling, which typically includes visits 1-2 times per week one-on-one with an outpatient counselor.

Some people need a higher “dose” of care than a traditional outpatient program of treatment can provide. When that happens, an Intensive Outpatient Program or Day Treatment program can provide a higher level of care.

Clients in an intensive outpatient program can continue with their outpatient counselor and add this program to receive more intensive treatment and feel better, faster.

Sometimes medication management is necessary. In that case, we will address your situation holistically – physically, mentally, spiritually.

Our goal is to help you find the right mix of care so you or the person you refer to us can feel whole again, and live as God intends you to live.

The appropriate level of care is determined either during your intake process or through a diagnostic assessment (DA). DAs are typically completed by your outpatient counselor or by the medical or mental health professional who refers you to our higher levels of care.

Most higher level care is covered by insurance. Learn more about paying for services here, or talk with our helpful intake team at 800-438-1772. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about an intensive outpatient program and walk you through the process.

We’re committed to excellent outcomes that impact lives.

Learn more about outcomes data here, and read some of our impact stories here.


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Outpatient Counseling
In-person counseling sessions at one of our clinics or telehealth for those who find it difficult to travel. We’ll walk you through the intake process and match you with one of our experienced counselors.

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Adult Intensive Outpatient Programs
An IOP is a higher level of care for those with more acute cases of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. An intensive outpatient program provides the treatment and support you need to so you can return to your daily activities with fewer symptoms.

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Child & Adolescent Day Treatment
Our STRONG Day Treatment Program has successfully treated hundreds of children ages 4-14 who are struggling with high levels of anxiety, depression, or the effects of trauma. Services are provided at The STRONG MILWAUKEE Center.

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Intensive Treatment for Teens
ARMOR Day Treatment for Teens offers clinically proven and effective treatment for teens to successfully manage escalating symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health conditions.

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Wellness and Skills Groups
Skills groups provide adults and teens with tools to cope effectively in various life situations. Groups are a safe and structured setting to practice skills.

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Psychiatry and Medication Services
We offer medication management services via secure video and in person at select locations.

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What makes Christian Family Solutions unique?

Quality Care:
We specialize in evidence-based treatment, integrated with Christian faith principles as desired by the client. Research has shown that quality mental health treatment integrated with an individual’s faith yields excellent, longer-lasting outcomes.

Collaborative Care:
We work with referring clinicians, medical professionals, and pastors to coordinate the best treatment plan for the client.

Compassionate Care:
We support and care for those who are most vulnerable in our society, removing barriers to care.

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What happens next?

If you have been referred to an intensive outpatient program (IOPs), or if you inquire about an IOP program, here’s what happens next: 

  • You will receive a call from one of our intake specialists who will walk you through scheduling of the initial screening and assessment over the phone. (If one of our CFS counselors referred you, this step may have been completed during your most recent visit.) 
  • Our intake specialists will verify insurance, request authorizations as needed, and provide all the documentation needed to start the program. 
  • Our intensive outpatient program manager will determine your start date and contact you with scheduling information. 

If you have any questions, we’re here to help. Our intake specialists are skilled in helping clients schedule their care and how it can fit with work, home, or school commitments.