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.
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.
The IOP 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.
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:
Aris Clinic groups patients with peers who are similar in age or developmental ability. Each day, patients receive three hours of intensive therapeutic programming. Lean More
Home districts typically provide bus service both ways during the school year. Lean More
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