Since 1972, Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health has offered affordable, comprehensive substance abuse treatment and mental health care to its community. Now with six locations throughout the state, it provides evidence-based outpatient treatment using individual and group therapy, medication management and psychoeducation. Programs are offered to clients of all ages from experienced therapists in a caring environment.
Treatment and Staff
Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health offers two levels of outpatient treatment: an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a standard outpatient track on a step-down basis. Clients undergo an assessment that evaluates both their psychiatric and addiction condition. From there, an individualized program is developed, with no set amount of time that the client has to commit to the program. Goals set the beginning of treatment are revisited weekly to monitor progress and to reassess, if necessary.
Clients in the IOP attend two to three, three-hour group sessions a week, offered in both day and evening hours. Topics include addiction education, relapse prevention, parenting classes and coping skills. Individual therapy commences once a week and uses CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and EMDR for trauma work.
Its comprehensive psychiatric services include an evaluation and diagnosis for clients struggling with co-occurring disorders, with the option of medication management.
After an initial four-week period, clients may opt to step down to standard outpatient care, which consists of group therapy once a week for 90 minutes. Clients may also continue with weekly individual sessions if requested.
The facility offers a family program where a loved ones can sit in on a therapy session once a week or receive their own counseling on an individual basis. Standalone couples counseling is also available.
Aftercare plans are offered in the form of alumni group meetings once a week for as long as an the client would like to attend.
Those who are traveling can have remote computer sessions with therapists using telehealth technology.
Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health has several different locations that provide comprehensive substance abuse and mental health care for the whole family. There are referral and home-based programs in addition to crisis intervention and additional support services offered, as well as special state assistance those who qualify.
Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health (main office)
905 Montgomery St
Decorah, IA 52101
Branch Office in Oelwein
36 S Frederick Ave
Oelwein, IA 50662
Waukon, IA 52172
911 Carter Rd NW
Elkader, IA 52043
Guttenberg Municipal Hospital
200 Main St
Guttenberg, IA 52052
500 S Pine
West Union, IA 52175
112 N Elm St
Cresco, IA 52136
Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health Cost: Sliding scale (most insurance accepted). Reach Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health by phone at (563) 382-3649. Find Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health on Facebook
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