Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

Program tracks

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for adolescents who may not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or a partial hospital program, yet need more than one or two outpatient visits per week with a therapist or psychiatrist. Three separate tracks are offered to meet specific individual/family needs.

Chemical Dependency Track

This track is designed for adolescents whose drug or alcohol abuse is interfering with personal safety, achievements, and healthy family communication. Issues underlying substance abuse are explored and addressed through therapy and education using a twelve-step approach.

Dual Diagnosis Track

This track is designed for adolescents with diagnoses including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), and bipolar disorder, and who are using drugs or alcohol. Education is provided for medication management along with relapse prevention skills. Mental Health Track This track is designed for adolescents struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts, mood swings, ADHD, ADD, anger, anxiety, and impulse control. Patients and their families learn healthy coping skills and communication.


Adolescent therapy group

In an atmosphere of trust and support, adolescents are encouraged to be open about how their behavioral or substance abuse has caused serious difficulties in their lives.

Adolescent education group

Adolescents learn to stabilize their lives through anger management, personal responsibility, communication skills, coping skills, and conflict resolution. Chemical dependency and dual diagnosis tracks are introduced to the twelve-step process and relapse prevention techniques.

Multi-family therapy group

Working together, families identify roles, expectations, and negative patterns while exploring the overwhelming effects of behavioral problems and/or substance abuse on the family system.

Parent support group

Within a supportive environment, parents learn better ways to handle frustration, guilt, apathy, and overwhelming feelings. Parents are taught communication skills, limit-setting, and ways to identify negative family patterns and substance abuse.