Intensive Outpatient Program

The Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MH-IOP) is a hospital-based outpatient program designed for adults 18 and older. MH-IOP incorporates an individualized treatment plan which describes a coordination of services wrapped around the particular needs of the patient, and includes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care under the direction of a psychiatric provider. Many patients who participate in the Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (MH-IOP) have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, a depressive disorder, or a bipolar disorder, though individuals who struggle with other mental health conditions may be assisted by the MH-IOP level of care as well.

The MH-IOP offers a well-coordinated program of care that provides intensive treatment directed by a psychiatrist in a structured setting. Our clinical, holistic approaches include treatment Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and mind-fullness based-treatment plus education and medication management.

Group Therapy:

Groups are the primary mode of treatment in the MH-IOP. Under the direction of an experienced professional, MH-IOP group sessions provide participants with a place to:

  • Practice communication skills
  • Practice Emotion Regulation
  • Practice Mindfulness
  • Practice Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Receive support and feedback
  • Share personal experience
  • Relieve feelings of isolation
  • Help create community
  • Experience non-judgmental environment
  • Gain awareness and insight

Medication management:

Participants in MH-IOP benefit from medications to alleviate or assist in the management of symptoms related to their mental health disorders. All participants will meet with the program psychiatrist or nurse practitioner on a regular monthly basis or as recommended by the provider.

Weekly Individual Therapy Sessions:

Participants in MH-IOP benefit from weekly individual therapy sessions with a licensed, experienced professional.


Program hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m