Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The New Oakland FACE to FACE Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) focuses on children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral, and other mental health-related issues. While New Oakland’s IOP is not an appropriate service for individuals with a primary substance abuse issue, it can be helpful for those who have primary mental health diagnosis with secondary (or “co-occurring”) substance abuse disorder. Individuals with a primary substance abuse issue should seek detox, residential program services, rehabilitation or other services before contacting New Oakland.

New Oakland’s mental health IOP is less intensive and restrictive than the FACE to FACE partial day program, taking place on three non-consecutive days per week and lasting three hours per visit. It is a modified, less restrictive component of the FACE to FACE partial day programs, still featuring group, individual and family therapies that effectively deal with crisis, depression and conflict through the acquisition of social, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

With the New Oakland IOP, an individual continues to live at home and remain engaged in his or her own life, continuing to go to work or school while developing the skills he or she needs with the help and support of the program.

Our IOP seeks to create a “step down” approach to care that helps individuals gradually reduce the level of professional support they receive over time as circumstances warrant. At the same time, the New Oakland IOP provides a strong framework of therapy and professional care to ensure continuity and progress.