For information and inquiries about the New Canaan / Weston Urgent Assessment Program, please visit its webpage.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Programs are offered both in-person and virtually.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Silver Hill Hospital currently offers the following outpatient services:

– Specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs at Silver Hill Hospital

– Individual Psychotherapy with Psychology and Psychiatry Trainees

– Weekly Group Programming

Please call our Admissions Clinicians at 1-866-542-4455 for questions or to enroll.

Specialized Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Silver Hill Hospital

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 with some tracks virtual and some in-person. 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+

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

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

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

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 (18 if still enrolled in high school)

In-Person 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 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

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.

Group Therapy Programming

Our weekly group program is not insurance-based. Participants can submit invoices for out-of-network reimbursement if they have those benefits.

We are offering a weekly DBT group on Tuesdays from 1-2:30 PM for patients who have completed an intensive or comprehensive DBT programming.

Freedom Institute

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 or call (212) 838-0044 to learn more.

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