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Intensive Outpatient

All Outpatient Services are virtual at this time.

Intensive Outpatient Care

We offer specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for adolescents and adults who are able to live at home and desire continued substance use treatment and/or psychological treatment to live full and independent lives. Our Intensive Outpatient Programs meet three times a week for eight weeks and consist of group therapy sessions led by an expert, licensed clinician.

Call our direct number – 866-542-4455– to speak with an Intensive Outpatient Program specialist.

Why Choose IOP at Silver Hill?

Led by Expert, Licensed Clinicians

Our IOP programs are led by expert, licensed clinicians who have extensive training and experience in guiding patients who are working toward perhaps the most important goals of their life. We practice a team approach to your care and work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.

Compassionate Care with Respect for your Dignity

We know it takes courage to do the personal work ahead, and we are here to guide you on this journey, treating you with the utmost respect and compassion. Because each person has their own past, present, and future, your treatment will address your specific needs.

A Safe Place for Healing

Silver Hill Hospital is a tranquil and pristine 44-acre campus – a safe and soothing environment designed to foster healing, health, and hope.

 Covered by Insurance and Medicare

Silver Hill Hospital participates with insurance and managed care networks that provide coverage for intensive outpatient services. Our admissions staff can help you determine your insurance benefits.


Specialized IOP Programs

Specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Silver Hill Hospital

 Please call our Admissions Clinicians at (866) 542-4455 for questions or to enroll.

Our IOP programs are led by expert, licensed clinicians who have extensive training and experience in guiding patients who are working toward perhaps the most important goals of their life. We practice a team approach to your care and work collaboratively to help you achieve your goals.

All IOP Programs currently run for 8 weeks, 3 days per week and are virtual unless specifically noted to be on site. We are an adjunctive treatment program so participants are required to be in treatment with a psychiatrist and therapist during their enrollment. The Silver Hill Hospital IOP tracks participate with insurance and managed care companies that cover IOP programs.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) IOP

Problematic behaviors evolve as attempts to cope with a situation or solve a problem. While these behaviors might provide temporary relief, they often are not effective in the long-term. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) assumes that you are doing the best you can, AND you need to adopt new behaviors to improve your effectiveness. The function of DBT skills is to help enhance your capabilities. There are four core skills taught in DBT:

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in the moment
  • Distress Tolerance: how to build tolerance for sitting with emotional distress
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and building healthy relationships with others
  • Emotion Regulation: learn how to manage emotions, decrease emotional reactivity as you work on building a life worth living

In our 8-week program you will build skills and identify triggers. The program is divided into three segments:

  • Diary Card Review: Diary cards can be an effective way to learn about yourself. You use the card to set and work towards weekly goals as you monitor DBT skill use.  These cards are reviewed in a group setting to help identify problematic behavior patterns and develop strategies to change behaviors.
  • Homework Review: After each session there will be a homework assignment to help you practice the new skills you are learning. You will review your homework in a group setting and receive skills coaching from the group leader.
  • Skills Training: During skills group, you’ll learn about and practice each new skill, talking through scenarios with other people in your group. DBT group leaders provide skills coaching to keep you on track.

Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Adults: 18+ Virtual

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 12:20pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am – 12:20pm

 Young Adult DBT Skills Group

The Young Adult DBT Skills group teaches the four core DBT skills in a setting tailored to the needs of young adults.

Young Adults: ages 17 – 21

Virtual Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am – 12:20pm

 Adolescent DBT Skills Group

The Adolescent DBT IOP teaches the core DBT skills in a manner and setting sensitive to the needs of adolescents and helps apply these skills in their lives.

Adolescents: ages 13-17

Virtual Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00pm – 6:20pm

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use (DBT-S)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use (DBT-S) is a modified version of DBT that incorporates substance abuse prevention strategies that support recovery. DBT-S is designed to promote abstinence, reduce the adverse impacts and length of relapses, and encourage building a life worth living. This program targets:

  • Decreasing substance abuse
  • Relieving physical discomfort associated with abstinence
  • Decreasing cravings
  • Avoiding opportunities and cues to abuse substances
  • Reducing behaviors that support drug abuse
  • Increasing community support of healthy behaviors

Adults: 18+

Virtual Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am – 12:20pm

Women’s DBT IOP

A unique women’s only program designed to help you improve communication, set boundaries, and build your self-worth. You will embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. This 8-week program blends Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, Seeking Safety, and process groups to help you attain safety in your relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions.

Seeking Safety treatment helps participants eliminate self-defeating thought patterns and avoid harmful behaviors while they are developing healthier ways of thinking and acting. Seeking Safety offers a flexible, customizable framework to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by addiction, PTSD, or other effects of trauma.

DBT assumes that many of the problems you may be experiencing are caused by skills deficits. A key focus in DBT is to improve your ability to use skillful behavior when needed. This program, while touching on many skills, has an emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness strategies.

Process groups provide a compassionate space to work towards healing with the support of highly trained therapists and peers who understand your struggles. Process groups are flexible and adaptive to the unique circumstances of all the participants, ensuring that your personal needs are addressed.

Some topics that will be explored in this program are:

  • Coping with Triggers
  • Healing from Anger
  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships
  • Asking for Help
  • Self-Compassion

Adults: 18+

Virtual Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – 12:20pm

Queer Space IOP

Queer Space is an innovative LGBTQIA+ intensive outpatient program designed to treat anxiety and depression in the context of unique intersecting identities. Patients will be entering a space that values cultural humility and mutual respect, creating a supportive environment to process stressful experiences. This 8-week program provides an integrative therapeutic approach utilizing

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Process groups.

Adults: 18+

Virtual Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2-5:20 PM




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Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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