Intensive Outpatient Program

SafeSpace is a non-profit mental health agency, whose mission is to set a new standard in providing care for youth and families. We are committed to providing evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and integrated mental health services. The Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a good opportunity for more intensive treatment than can be provided in a traditional outpatient setting. IOP provides structured, therapeutic services in a warm, supportive environment.


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Who may benefit?

Young people (12-26 years) who are good candidates for IOP are those who experience frequent, significant mental health difficulties that impact their functioning in their family/peer relationships, school or work, and/or community. Clients may qualify for IOP after discharge from a hospital, an emergency department, or from an outpatient treatment setting. Parents and family members, teachers, or doctors may also provide referrals.  

what to expect?

  • Our IOP is an 8-week treatment program.

  • Upon request, clients can begin IOP within one week of the initial assessment, provided there is space.

  • We offer free and reduced-cost services, and accept Cigna insurance. We also work to develop Single Case Agreements with insurance companies, if needed. We strive to add new insurance company contracts to our agency.

  • We consider the client to be an essential part of the treatment team. With your permission, we will consider inclusion of other important people (parents, family, or other supportive adults).

  • Once clients complete the IOP, they may be able to transition directly into our outpatient center dependent on openings and availability. 

A comprehensive approach

Our treatment is developed to help our clients to feel more empowered to reach their goals, and to facilitate holistic health and wellness. Treatment includes:

  •   Comprehensive mental health evaluation

  •   Evidence-based interventions

  •   Client and family education and support

  •   Individual, group, and family therapy

  •   Physician’s evaluation and management

  •   Academic or work support/planning

  •   Care coordination with other providers

  •   Uniquely-tailored treatment planning by a team of psychiatrists (M.D.), psychologists (Ph.D. or Psy.D.), and masters-level therapists (LMFT, LCSWs)

  •   Emphasis on learning and using new skills:

    •   Identify strengths and areas of growth

    •   Improve communication

    •   Problem-solve and cope with emotions

    •   Change unhelpful/harmful behaviors

    •   Assist with transitions

    •   Set appropriate goals and develop age-appropriate living skills