Intensive Outpatient

treatment that involves attending therapy sessions


An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a level of treatment that typically involves attending therapy sessions and other treatment activities on a part-time basis, while still living at home or in a community setting. IOP is designed to provide a high level of support and structure, while still allowing individuals to maintain their daily responsibilities and routines.

Typically, an IOP program involves attending therapy sessions a few times a week, for several hours at a time. These sessions may include individual therapy, group therapy, and/or family therapy, and may focus on a range of issues such as coping skills, stress management, and relationship issues. In addition to therapy, IOP may also involve participation in support groups, medication management, and other activities such as art therapy or mindfulness practices.

Attending an IOP program may also involve setting treatment goals and working with a treatment team to develop a plan for achieving those goals. The length of an IOP program can vary, but it is typically shorter in duration than inpatient treatment. IOP is often recommended for individuals who have completed inpatient treatment or who do not require the level of support provided by inpatient care, but still need a structured and supportive environment to manage their symptoms.


comprehensive treatment support for individuals

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) provide comprehensive treatment support for individuals who are ready to step down from Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Alternatively, IOP can be beneficial for individuals who need more support than they can get with Outpatient care.

Phoenix Behavioral Health has teams of licensed Therapists, psychiatric staff, and recovery specialists who are there for our clients throughout their IOP treatment. Our staff is trained to assess and support clients in their struggles with:

Addiction and substance abuse

Mental health symptoms

Co-occurring conditions

group-based therapy

At the IOP level of care, clients receive group-based therapy, three hours per day, three days per week. The groups are skill and process focused with psycho-educational sessions and process groups that focus on the groups\’ needs. IOP treatment generally lasts three months, though, depending on the individual and their recovery needs, may last longer at times. Over the course of IOP treatment, each client may receive the following additional services as determined by their treatment team:

Weekly individual counseling sessions

Psychiatric assessment

Medication monitoring

Case Management

Evidence-based treatment

Phoenix Behavioral Health’s Intensive Outpatient Care (IOP) utilizes evidence-based treatments that focus on recovery and trauma-informed care.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

Long-term success and recovery are important to us. Our clinicians work with our clients throughout treatment on learning and using the skills and tools they will need to ensure they are able to accomplish their goals. Upon completion of their treatment program, our clients will have developed confidence in the knowledge and skills that they developed, practiced, and implemented successfully. We do our best to ensure that each client has a suitable after-care plan so that they can maintain their recovery successfully.

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