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Crossroads Overview

Contact Information:
Crossroads Program
15 Pinecrest Drive
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
Phone: 802-662-4298 & 802-662-4383 Fax: 802-662-4538
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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. 

Intensive Outpatient (IOP): 
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 9 am to noon.  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 10 pm, 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. 

After-Care Services: 
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 Tolerance Skills.