What is an intensive outpatient program?
An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide short-term stabilization and resolution of immediate mental health problem areas. It’s designed for clients who are want to continue working and attending to their daily lives but need a degree of supportive treatment. IOP is often used as a transitional step between residential-style mental health therapy programs and living without support. In general, IOP works much like PHP, but is a less rigorous option.