Adult Anxiety Services

The Anxiety Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Designed to support all anxiety disorders, the short-term intensive program strives to teach patients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatments.  Psychopharmacological consultation and referral to community partners for Psychological testing as needed.

Has anxiety stripped you of your ability to enjoy life? Have overwhelming emotions robbed your sense of joy? Maybe the shadow of shame is so long and dark you can’t recognize the person you once were. You may wonder what change looks like or what help is available to navigate the seasons of life. What if there was a program specifically designed to help reduce anxiety symptoms and give you the life you always wanted?

The Anxiety Center at Renew offers effective, research-based treatment for anxiety issues when individual counseling is not enough. The state of the art intensive outpatient programs teach clients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatment options (ACT, DBT-S, ERP and MBCT).

It is time to stop striving and start living again. It is time to do something for you, to get you back.  You are worth fighting for.

Adult Program Hours for Olathe and Lawrence 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm

Evidence Based Treatments

ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy)

ACT represents the most current and innovative third generation behavior therapy available for therapists. ACT de-emphasizes elimination of anxiety as a therapeutic goal. It brings renewed attention to acceptance, mindfulness, and destructive language conventions and self-regulation tendencies that keep people stuck. At its core, ACT for anxiety disorders emphasizes helping clients clarify their values-what they want their lives to be about-and then committing to move toward those values.

Exposure & Respsonse Prevention

A treatment method available for a variety of anxiety disorders, especially Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The method is based on the notion that a therapeutic effect is achieved as clients confront their fears and discontinue their escape response. An example would be of a person who fears touching door knobs. The person would carry out a program or exposure to their feared stimulus (touching a doorknob) while refusing to engage in any safety behaviors (e.g., hand washing). Exposure therapy for phobia operates in much the same way as ERP by exposing the individual to the feared object until symptom reduction is achieved.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills  (DBT-S)

Indicated particularly for those with social anxiety, including school refusal. If focuses on interpersonal skills, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and mindfulness, thus facilitating more robust and fulfilling social interactions and self-perception.

Mindful-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy increases one’s social contact with the present moment. This serves to reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Anxious thoughts and symptoms are typically future-based, and often beg the questions, “what if?” Increasing one’s contact with the current moment serves to quiet worry about what is going to happen in the future. Like all modes of contextually based treatment strategies, MBCT encourages clients to accept and endure unpleasant moments as part of life. 

Check-in / Mindfulness Group

This daily group enables patients to talk about your previous evening’s events, how you are feeling and review progress on treatment assignments. This group also sets the tone for the day by helping you set daily treatment goals. A mindfulness exercise will be used daily to help you practice attending to the present moment.

Education & Skills Group

These groups cover a wide variety of topics meant to increase your coping skills, practice what you learn and enhance your recovery.

Wrap-Up Group

This is the last group of the day. During this group you will review your daily treatment goals and identify coping skills to utilize throughout the evening and the following day. This group will also help clarify your homework assignment for the day.

Weekend Planning

This group helps you plan for and identify specific goals to accomplish over the weekend. Planning and implementing healthy behaviors while you are away from the structure and support of the program is an important aspect of the recovery process.

Surrounded with a Mult-Disciplinary Team

Olathe Team

Kori Hintz-Bohn, MA, LCPC

Founder & Executive Director  


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Anna Dietz-Henk, LSCSW



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Rachael DeKoning LCMFT, LAC



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Lawrence Team

Nicole Schafer, LPC



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Maria Moylan


Intake Specialist/Clinician 

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Administrative Team

Melissa Umscheid

Outreach Manager


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Stacy Pruett

Office Administrator


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Erika Marker

Adult IOP Coordinator 


Hope starts here.  Click here to learn more or Schedule an Assessment and our Intake Specialist will contact you to schedule an assessment to see if the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program can help.  You will be asked to complete an Intake Package and bring to the assessment.  It can be downloaded from the button below.

While attending IOP, you will need to attend weekly individual and/or family therapy with your clinical therapist.  At the conclusion of your time in IOP, Renew will offer a weekly outpatient ACT group to assist you as you continue your outpatient care with your therapist.  If you don't currently have a therapist, the Intake Specialist can connect you to one of the excellent counselors at Renew.

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