Gender-Responsive Outpatient Treatment for Men and Women

Crossroads offers outpatient addiction treatment services for men and women in any stage of life.

Addiction Treatment Programs

Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use, Eating Disorders, and Mental Health

Recovery from a substance use disorder, eating disorders, and mental health disorders is an ongoing process. Engaging in gender-responsive behavioral health outpatient treatment services can support men and women in maintaining their recovery. They can continue to develop essential skills and coping methods to create a healthier lifestyle. Gender-responsive models are beneficial because men and women do not necessarily face the same challenges in the same way. Instead, they are immersed in a customized program that fits their individual needs and participate in counseling with others of the same gender to create a safer and more comfortable environment with a focus on recovery.

Comprehensive Assessments for All Clients

Before any type of treatment can begin, it is important to understand the challenges the client is facing. Clients will meet individually with a Master’s level licensed counselor who has specialized training and expertise in the areas of addiction, eating disorders, and other mental health issues. The Master’s level counselor conducts comprehensive assessments for substance use, eating disorders, and other mental health issues to determine the appropriate level of care. Once the evaluations are complete, the client and clinician work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses our client’s needs and goals. Our client can focus on those issues that have the greatest impact on their recovery efforts so that they can make changes to live a healthier lifestyle.

Individual, Couples, Family and Group Counseling

Counseling is an integral part of recovery, and Crossroads offers individual, couples, family and group counseling sessions for men and women. Individual counseling allows clients to focus more closely on personal issues they may be struggling with that are not fully explored in a group setting. Couples and family counseling helps clients and their loved ones to work through the impact that substance use or mental health issues have had on their relationships. They can begin rebuilding trust, improving communication and moving forward in a healthier manner. Group counseling brings men or women together to share and learn from one another as they grow in their recovery and develop strategies to prevent relapse. Clients may engage in any number of groups depending on their needs.

Eating Disorders Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

In addition to the residential treatment program, Crossroads also offers an intensive outpatient treatment program for eating disorders. This program is ideal for women who are medically stable but still require clinical support and structure to maintain the gains they have achieved in a higher level of care such as a residential program. Groups meet Monday through Friday for three hours per day and work closely with master level clinicians and dietitians.

Just like the residential program, it provides women with the support they need for managing eating disorders in a structured manner. They engage in medical nutritional therapy as well as group sessions using DBT, CBT, and ACT approaches. They are able to continue building bonds with other women in the program in a safe space where they can explore any obstacles they have faced and celebrate achievements.

To help women build their confidence and healthy relationship with food, they are asked to prepare and bring their own lunch to eat with the group. The clinician and dietician will review their meal and ensure that it aligns with their individual needs and meal plan, and they eat together and discuss ongoing recovery strategies.

Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Crossroads’ IOP is a structured group therapy option that provides substance abuse treatment 3-5 days per week at 3 hours a day on-site with direct contact with and access to a Master's level, licensed clinicians. Our Women’s only IOP in our Scarborough location provides Gender-specific treatment issues that are explored with an emphasis on addiction education, co-occurring mental health issues, coping skills, relapse prevention, family education and the necessary tools for recovery.

In addition to our women’s only IOP we offer the Matrix model IOP for men and women in our Scarborough and Kennebunk locations. The Matrix model IOP is offered 3 days a week, 3 hours a day with direct access to a Master’s level, licensed clinician.

The Matrix Model Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program includes several key components that complement each other and combine to produce an integrated outpatient treatment experience that works. Critical elements of the program include:

  • Early Recovery Groups
  • Relapse Prevention Groups
  • Family Education Groups
  • Individual Sessions
  • Social Support Groups
  • 12-Step Meetings

Driver Education and Evaluation Programs – DEEP

Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is a serious offense in Maine and requires those cited to complete a Driver Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP) as part of the Impaired Driving Program. Crossroads is certified to provide evaluation and treatment to men or women who receive an OUI. Participants are educated about the risks of substance use and impaired driving and evaluated to determine whether they may have a substance use disorder. If they do, we provide counseling and treatment to assist them in overcoming these issues and reducing their risk of future OUIs and addiction relapse. The DEEP program is administered by the Office of Substance Abuse, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the State of Maine Legislature.

Enroll in Treatment at Crossroads

Outpatient treatment for substance use and mental health is a strong component of ongoing recovery and provides the continued support that many clients need.

Contact Crossroads today to learn more about how we can help you live a healthier life, prevent relapse and remember who you wanted to be.