Our adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to meet the needs of adolescents 13-18 years of age with a substance use and/or co-occurring mood disorder.
Our staff utilizes age-appropriate curriculum that is evidence-based to teach skills and provide emotional support specific to this developmental stage of life. The program aims to address key factors in adolescent development that can contribute to the use of substances and exacerbate symptoms of depression and anxiety, such as navigating peer relationships, the influence of social media, academic pressures, family conflict, and identity development.
Clients will participate in psychotherapy process groups to allow them to open up and express their thoughts and feelings with peers who are having similar struggles, in addition to engaging in mindfulness-based practices and experiential activities to assist with emotion regulation, creative expression, exploration of values to aid adolescents in learning to make healthy choices and decreasing high risk behaviors.
The program meets 3 evenings per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:30pm-7:30pm to allow clients to continue attending school while participating in treatment.