To learn more about the New Canaan Urgent Assessment Program, visit its webpage.

Outpatient Programs

In person and virtual programming offered.

Specialized Programs for Outpatients

Silver Hill Hospital Outpatient Services include Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs), Weekly Groups, and the Care Navigation and Support program.  All programs are led by expert, licensed clinicians with extensive training and experience in guiding patients toward perhaps the most important goals of their life. We practice a team approach to care and work collaboratively to help individuals achieve their goals.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Weekly Groups

Care Navigation and Support
This program offers professional coordination of community-based services for all stages of a person’s recovery process, customized to individual needs.  

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

The majority of Silver Hill Hospital IOPs run for 8 weeks, 3 days per week (unless otherwise noted). As “adjunctive” treatment programs, most IOPs require participants to be in treatment with a psychiatrist and therapist during their enrollment. (Mood Disorder IOP is an exception; see description below.)

All IOP programs are led by expert Silver Hill Hospital licensed clinicians with extensive training and experience in guiding patients toward some of the most important goals of their lives. Some groups meet in person, while others are offered remotely using Zoom. Silver Hill Hospital participates with insurance and managed care companies that cover these programs.

To learn more or enroll, please contact our Admissions Clinicians at 1-866-542-4455

Adolescent DBT IOP

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.

The group is intended for adolescents currently seeing a psychiatrist/therapist, who are looking to reinforce and accelerate their treatment through focused Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills-building alongside a group of supportive peers.

Adolescent DBT IOP Summer Schedule (Starting week of June 24th to last week of August)

Ages 13-17 (18 if still enrolled in high school)

In-Person Only:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Adolescent DBT IOP Schedule
Ages 13-17 (18 if still enrolled in high school)

In-Person Only:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

Young Adult IOP

The Young Adult IOP (YA IOP) offers a multimodal therapeutic approach to the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in the context of identity development, navigating adulthood, and fostering healthy relationships. YA IOP will include CBT, DBT, insight-oriented topics, and process groups. This group is open to patients 18-28 years old.

YA IOP Schedule
Ages 18-28

In-Person Only:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00am – 12:20pm

Mood Disorders IOP

This is a unique, multi-modal group designed to treat patients who live with primary mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I or Il Disorder, and related symptoms.

Group topics and themes include, family and relationships, improving daily functioning, and illness management. Therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, experiential therapies, education, and process groups to enhance understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills, and decrease severity of symptoms.

Participants in the Mood Disorder IOP can continue to see their existing providers or may have the option of utilizing a psychiatrist and therapist through Silver Hill Hospital if they do not have providers in place. Patients utilizing full-service IOP are expected to meet individually with both their Silver Hill MD and Therapist weekly.

Mood Disorders IOP Schedule

4 Day/Week Option:

In-Person 4 days per week for 6 weeks:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm

3 Day/Week Option:

In-Person 3 days per week for 8 weeks:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 9:00am – 12:20pm

Women’s IOP

A unique program designed for people who identify as female to help improve communication, set boundaries, and build self-worth. Participants will embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. This 8-week program blends Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, and process groups to help attain safety in relationships, thinking, behavior, and emotions.

This IOP track provides a compassionate space to work toward healing with the support of highly trained therapists and peers who understand the patient’s struggles. Process groups are flexible and adaptive to the unique circumstances of all the participants, ensuring that all personal needs are addressed.

Some topics explored in this program are:

  • Coping with Triggers
  • Healing from Anger
  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships
  • Asking for help
  • Self-compassion

Women’s IOP Schedule
Ages 18+

Virtual Only:

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

DBT IOP

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) assumes that a person is doing the best they can, AND they need to adopt new behaviors to improve their effectiveness. The function of DBT skills is to help enhance one’s capabilities. There are four core skills taught in DBT: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance.  In the Silver Hill DBT IOP, participants will build these skills and identify triggers.  

DBT IOP Schedules
Silver Hill’s DBT IOPs are eight-week programs. 

Adult DBT Skills Group
Ages 18+

In-Person Option:

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

Virtual Option:

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

Please note: An Adolescent DBT IOP is also offered. Please see details above on page. 

DBT for Substance Use (DBT-S) IOP

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use (DBT-S) is a modified version of DBT that incorporates substance abuse prevention strategies to 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 trigger substance abuse
  • Increasing community support of healthy behaviors

DBT-S IOP Schedule
Ages 18+

In-Person Only: 

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

Weekly Groups

Silver Hill also offers Weekly Groups, offering a once-per-week treatment option.

Weekly DBT Groups

Silver Hill offers once-weekly DBT Groups, designed to serve as a maintenance group to support people who have completed a comprehensive DBT program or a DBT IOP program. Weekly groups are open to all who meet program criteria, are not in an active crisis, and reside in CT or NY. A 6-month enrollment is recommended to review and reinforce 24 important DBT skills. (A 3-month enrollment is considered for specific requests.)

The Weekly DBT Group fee is $170 session. Most insurance plans are out-of-network for these services. Participants may submit invoices for out-of-network insurance reimbursement for participating plans.

Weekly DBT Group Schedule

2 Group Options, Virtual Only: 

  • DBT Group 1: Tuesday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • DBT Group 2: Thursday, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Weekly Mind & Mood Group

Silver Hill’s weekly Mind & Mood Group is a new 2024 offering informed by Mentalizing Based Therapy, a modern therapy which aims to nurture awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of oneself and others.  In expanding such awareness, we exercise our capacity for appropriate trust or distrust, social engagement, and flexibility in our ways of relating.

Intended for individuals who experience mood symptoms, anxiety, interpersonal stressors, self and identity issues, social disengagement, and contextually inappropriate levels of trust, the experiential group moves through 8 mentalizing-informed activities.  Collectively and supportively, the group focuses on emotional awareness, our social context, and styles of relating during time of both stress and comfort.

Participants in the Mind & Mood Weekly Group must be 25+ and in treatment with a psychiatrist and therapist during their enrollment in this group.  The Group runs for 8 weeks and there is rolling admission.  The fee per session is $170.

Weekly Mind & Mood Group Schedule
Ages 25+

  • Fridays, 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Weekly Young Adult Group

The Weekly Young Adult group offers a therapeutic space to enhance treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in young adults. Identity development, maintaining healthy relationships, and navigating adulthood will be explored. This program draws from several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, process groups and other relevant modalities. Participants work towards acquiring and maintaining skills and strategies to manage their symptoms and difficulties, while developing an understanding of how these challenges are informed by their individual identities and phase of life.

Participants should be between the ages of 18-28 and must be in individual therapy for the duration of enrollment. Individuals can be referred from the Silver Hill Hospital or the community. Participants in this group are required to be in individual therapy for the duration of the group program. Recommend length of treatment is 6 months (24 sessions), though a 3-month (12 session) commitment will be accepted.

Program Details:
Ages 18 – 28
•  Fridays 9:00 am -10:30 am
• Located at K-House Basement
• Cost (if self pay): $170/session

Individual Psychotherapy with Psychology and Psychiatry Trainees

We offer low-fee individual psychotherapy with psychology interns, psychiatry residents, and post-graduate trainees. This service intended for patients looking to explore and manage symptoms in non-DBT treatment modalities. All trainees are supervised closely by attending psychologists and psychiatrists.

Outpatient Services in NYC

Silver Hill Hospital is proud to partner with Freedom Institute, a state-of-the-art outpatient treatment and recovery center for individuals suffering from alcoholism, substance misuse, abuse, addiction, and related underlying mental health issues located in Midtown Manhattan. Visit freedominstitute.org or call (212) 838-0044 to learn more.

Let’s get started.

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.

Call us at
1 (866) 542 4455

– OR – Contact Us