Adolescent Intensive Outpatient (AIOP) is a structured group therapy program designed for adolescents, ages 13 through 17, who exhibit psychiatric symptoms or have substance abuse issues and are significantly impaired in day-to-day educational, social and interpersonal functioning. This program can be an appropriate alternative to inpatient treatment, or can provide a transition from inpatient care to outpatient care.

Family participation is strongly encouraged in this highly structured, intensive outpatient program. The adolescent’s family and referring therapist are encouraged to participate in the treatment and discharge planning process.

The program meets 4 days a week.  Meetings are held weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  The duration of the program is 16 weeks.


Each of our clients is assigned to a primary counselor. In addition, they participate in group therapy, which focuses on anger management; problem solving; holistic general health; coping skills; social skills; and dialectical and cognitive behavior therapy influenced skills training. Family members are invited to be involved in treatment through weekly family therapy meetings and weekly parents groups.