Intensive Outpatient Program

SafeSpace's vision is to foster communities of healthy, thriving, emotionally connected young people and families. Through our partnership with BACA, we are able to power the clinical services within our centers.

BACA is 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?

  • BACA's 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