Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We understand that adolescents may require a higher level of care than what can be offered through weekly psychotherapy.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides intensive, evidence-based, and outcomes-driven behavioral health care to adolescents ages 12 through 17-years-old struggling with emotional and behavioral issues that lead to challenges in daily life. Difficulties may include but are not limited to suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behavior, anxiety, mood difficulties, impulsive behavior, and family conflict. The program is best suited for adolescents that are stepping down from an inpatient behavioral health facility or stepping up from traditional weekly outpatient psychotherapy. 

IOP services are individualized to meet the unique needs of the adolescent and their family. The program provides targeted support in a coordinated and highly structured therapeutic environment with services including psychiatric evaluation with medication management; individual, skills-focused group and family therapies; and integrative therapies such as art, music, and mindfulness-based interventions. Additionally, we offer a weekly caregiver support group. All care is in person, three days per week and four hours per day.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes:

  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Behavioral health clinicians 
  • Psychiatric nurse practitioner
  • Integrative therapists
  • Medical social workers
  • Registered nurses

What to Expect in our Intensive Outpatient Program

The following steps can be expected once a referral has been received: 

  1. A medical social worker will call to schedule you and your child for a Level of Care assessment. 
  2. During the Level of Care assessment, a behavioral health provider will meet with you and your child to conduct a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation and assessment of needs. The team will seek to understand your child’s current difficulties and any previous history of psychiatric and psychological treatment. 
  3. If your child appears to be a good fit for the IOP, we will provide you with information on the next steps, including an appointment with our team’s child and adolescent psychiatrist. We will do our best to coordinate the timing of this appointment with the planned first day that you child is to start the program.
  4. Once admitted to the IOP, the multidisciplinary treatment team will collaborate with you and your family to develop initial and ongoing individualized treatment goals and a plan for reaching those goals.
  5. Progress will be monitored throughout participation in the IOP to ensure targeted treatment and maximal outcomes.

Our Locations

Our IOP services are available at two locations:

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