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Cypress West Intensive Outpatient program effectively treats substance abuse and mental health disorders through the utilization of a comprehensive clinical model and the best clinicians in South Florida.

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Welcome to Cypress West Intensive Outpatient

Developed by licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional Casey Portner, Counseling of Southwest Florida is now offering an IOP program in Naples called Cypress West Intensive Outpatient. Cypress West Intensive Outpatient (IOP) in Naples provides individualized treatment exclusively for those suffering from substance abuse disorders, as well as co-occurring disorders (a substance abuse disorder coupled with a mental health disorder – also known as dual diagnosis).

Cypress West IOP program uses evidence based practices that effectively treat the following addictions and disorders:

  • Amphetamine Addiction
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cannabis Addiction
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Benzodiazepine Addiction
  • And More…


Why IOP?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are usually recommended through clinical or medical assessments. IOPs are designed to accommodate work and family life by allowing the patient to live at home throughout their treatment. This type of program proves beneficial for our clients because they can learn how to make long term recovery a part of their home life from the start of their recovery process, rather than attempting to introduce their new treatment methods after being away at rehab.

Our program treats only 12 clients at a time, which allows us to provide focused and individualized treatment, customized to the needs and dynamics of the group. Members of our program can feel comfortable working in small groups to gain a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, learn healthy ways to manage and cope with stress, and increase motivation to live a drug-free life. Members of Cypress West IOP benefit from a positive support group of addiction treatment and mental health professionals, as well as their peers.


How Does IOP Work?

Developed by the Founder and Director of Portner Counseling Group and Counseling of Southwest Florida, Casey Portner, Cypress West IOP’s comprehensive clinical model has been effectively guiding treatment for over 17 years. The clinical model directs and guides all aspects of treatment process at Cypress West IOP, from admission to discharge.

Our model allows us to organize the timing and application of effective treatment interventions for substance abuse and mental health disorders. By utilizing proven, evidence based practices that activate and facilitate the change process, our solutions are living skills that are extremely effective in overcoming addictions. Clients can integrate these skills into other aspects of their life to produce positive results all around.

The evidenced based practices used at Cypress West IOP include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression
  • 12 Step Methodology
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness Training


What Sets Cypress West IOP Apart?

At Cypress West IOP, our addiction treatment professionals believe that understanding your addiction is the first step to overcoming it. We believe that there are excellent solutions and processes available to help someone overcome addiction, but where many treatment providers and community resources fall short is an effective delivery method. Simply treating an addiction without complete explanation and understanding of each aspect involved can delay recovery and increase the chance of relapse.

Knowledge is power. By accurately understanding what is happening to us within an addiction or disorder, we can more effectively identify, accept, and implement recovery solutions that work.  Our treatment approach focuses on the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction and the associated recovery process.

Our model effectively communicates the exact nature of addiction and it's reaching effects to our mind, body, and behavior. Substance abuse chemically alters our brain and body in the following ways:

  • Biology & Physiology – Substance abuse and addiction creates a chemical imbalance in our brains and bodies that disrupt the way our brains send, receive, and process information.
  • Psychology – The way we think, and what we think about.
  • Emotionality – How we feel, to what degree we feel it, and how we act upon those feelings.

Each of these changes initiate and perpetuate addiction, and if not addressed and treated correctly, these changes act as barriers and road blocks on the path to recovery. Once the patient understands how the addiction process is effecting their own mind and body, we begin to introduce recovery solutions.

Our model emphasizes the development of a consistent and trusting therapeutic relationship between all members of our team and the patient. We are committed to providing clarity and transparency in the treatment process through the maintenance of an open and honest dialogue with our patients.  By emphasizing sensitivity and awareness to the patients point of view and readiness, we can meet the patient where he or she is at and develop a treatment plan based on his or her unique strengths and barriers in all three areas of focus; physiological, psychological, and emotional.

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Casey Portner

Casey Portner

Founder, Clinical Director, LMHC, CAP

Casey Portner is the founder and clinical director of Cypress IOP, and has dedicated his life to helping those suffering from addiction.

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Melissa Turvey, LMHC

Melissa Turvey, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Melissa is the admissions coordinator, community liaison for Cypress IOP, and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

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Andrew Pierce, MA

Andrew Pierce, MA

Primary Therapist, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient

Andrew acquired his Master of Arts degree in addiction counseling and specializes in administering evidence-based practices for co-occurring disorders.

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Our center can treat most addiction and mental health disorders.
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