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Intensive Outpatient Program

Aris Clinic Intensive Outpatient Program 

Aris Clinic is not a typical mental health clinic that only sees patients on a weekly or less frequent basis. We specialize in one aspect of pediatric behavioral health called an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). It’s meant for kids ages 5-18 struggling with emotional and behavioral health issues that cause significant difficulties in their families, schools and/or communities.

The weekday IOP offers early intervention before mental health issues become larger and more debilitating. The program is short-term, tailored to patient needs, and typically lasts 6-12 weeks.

A Well-Rounded Approach to Wellness

Our treatment approach emphasizes addressing patients’ biological, psychological and social issues. We are big believers in the power of lifestyle medicine, which includes nutrition, exercise, healthy sleep, nature and healthy relationships.

Our Goal: Stability and Healing

The IOP Day Treatment teaches strategies for personal growth and success. Professional staff provide a nurturing, structured program of psychiatry sessions/medication management, three hours of group therapy and a weekly family session. Patients are grouped by age and needs. All students learn empowering social-emotional, psycho-educational, mindfulness and coping skills.

Successful Outcomes

Since 2011, we’ve been helping kids get back on track. One step at a time. One hand at a time. Common outcomes for patients who complete our IOP are:

  • Stronger and healthier relationships
  • Ability to function within appropriate boundaries
  • Improved social awareness
  • Better coping skills in difficult situations
  • Hope, healing and happiness
  • Greater success in school
Happy girl who is a patient in the Aris Clinic Intensive Outpatient Program

Commonly Treated Symptoms

  • Anxiety / Excessive Worry
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • School Avoidance
  • Social Struggles
  • Suicidal Thinking / Self-Harm
  • Technology Addiction
  • Trauma and Loss

Therapeutic Groups 

Aris Clinic groups patients with peers who are similar in age or developmental ability. Each day, patients receive three hours of intensive therapeutic programming. Learn More

Transportation 

Home districts typically provide bus service both ways during the school year. Learn More

IOP School Year Program

A structured, yet nurturing day of therapy, medication management and educational services in place of the regular school day.

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IOP Summer Program

A structured half-day program with psychiatry, medication management and group therapy.

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teens without structure in summer

1 in 5 children ages 13-18 in the U.S. need mental health services; only 20% are likely to receive professional help

Source: National Institute of Mental Health