Florida P.A.T.H Program

Providing Access to Hope

Promises Behavioral Health believes that intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for substance use and mental health can be an important step in recovery for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Intensive Outpatient Program is most effectively used as a step-down from a higher level of care to help in the transition toward independent functioning, or as a step-up in intensity of services when traditional outpatient therapy does not provide enough structure or support. In an effort to make services available to those in geographic locations that prevent in-person Intensive Outpatient Program attendance or those not able to attend office-based therapy sessions, Promises Behavioral Health has made telehealth Intensive Outpatient Program available to clients, using a secure video platform. Our virtual intensive outpatient treatment centers provide clients with necessary tools to maintain long-term recovery.

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program includes comprehensive diagnostic and biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy, couple and family therapy, group therapy, psychiatric and medical referrals as needed, support group referrals, and linkage to Promises Rooted alumni network. All of these services are available to clients from the comfort of their own home. Treatment includes:

  • Identifying underlying issues & trauma resolution
  • Repairing relationships
  • Developing healthy coping skills
  • Developing and refining relapse prevention plans
  • Coordinating with community physicians who prescribe psychotropic and addiction treatment medication.
  • Building a support network
  • Redefining life
  • Aftercare planning

Call us at 888.557.9894 for more information.

Amanda Salisbury, M.A., LPC, RMHCI

Primary Therapist with Promises Five Palms

Amanda Salisbury has been a primary therapist with Promises Five Palms for the last four years. With over six years of professional experience, Amanda has worked with several populations from children in the foster care system to adults suffering from substance abuse. She is trained in both EMDR and CPT to help clients overcome PTSD, especially those with military trauma. Amanda holds an M.A. degree, is a licensed associate professional counselor and is working on becoming a registered mental health counselor intern.

She is excited to lead the P.A.T.H virtual intensive outpatient meetings. These meetings will take place three hours a day, three days a week, plus one individual weekly session. She loves the idea of being able to help clients by utilizing available technology to provide comprehensive therapy while incorporating the comforts and safety of home. She sees this as an exciting opportunity to make therapy technologically interactive while meeting the needs of clients working towards recovery.

Dr. Laurie Deckard, PSyD

Regional Clinical Director of Promises Five Palms

Dr. Deckard is passionate about creating evidence-based programming that allows patients to heal and flourish during treatment. She enjoys building and managing professional teams and seeing the growth from the first day people come to the facility until the day they leave. Her specialties include trauma, EMDR, psychological testing and forensics.

In almost 20 years as a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Deckard has served as executive director of a Hilton Head treatment center, a psychologist for the U.S. Department of Defense, a nursing home administrator, in private practice working with TBI and dementia, and creating programming for the severely mentally ill. She received her Doctorate of Psychology from Argosy University-Tampa campus, where she had a focus on clinical psychology and forensics. Outside of work, Dr. Deckard loves to travel and exercise her creative muscles through painting and writing. She also enjoys a good game of darts and spending time with her family.






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Processing Group

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Wellness Planning


Wellness Planning

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Short Break

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Short Break

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Skills Group

Skills Group

Friday Forgiveness/ Mindfulness

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Individuals scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


Evening TIOP will officially start on Monday, May 18, on Mon, Wed, & Fri, from 5:30-8:30pm.

Daily inventories are due to amanda.salisbury@promises.com by 5:15pm

If you’d like to enroll in the program, please fill out the form below. Someone from our admissions team will be in touch shortly. If you’d like to call instead, you can reach us at 512.363.0116. Thank you!