Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured, therapeutic environment that offers specialized treatment for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders. Unlike inpatient programs, IOP allows patients to live at home and maintain some of their daily routines.

Our Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program requires patients to attend: 

– Three hours of group therapy daily for three days per week,
– Individual counseling,
– Family/Support System counseling 
– and meeting with Dr. Khan for medication management, when requested.

This type of program is ideal for those who need more support than traditional outpatient care but do not require 24-hour supervision.


What does our Intensive Outpatient Program offer?

Our IOP offers a comprehensive approach to treatment, focusing on the individual’s overall well-being. The program includes a mix of group therapy, individual counseling, and medication management. We also provide education on coping skills and mental health awareness. Our goal is to equip patients with the tools and support they need for recovery while allowing them the flexibility to engage in their daily lives.

Elemental health IOP is a 6 to 8 week program which offers a variety of services including:

  • Medication Management
    Medication management provided by Dr. Majid Khan is available upon request. It is a critical aspect of many treatment plans, especially for those dealing with mental health disorders. It involves the careful monitoring of patient compliance. Our team works closely with each patient, considering their unique needs and health history, to determine the best medication strategy. Regular check-ins and adjustments are a part of this process to ensure optimal outcomes.


  • Group Therapy
    Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where patients meet regularly in small groups, led by a therapist. It provides a supportive environment where individuals can share experiences, learn from others, and practice new skills. Group sessions often focus on specific topics, such as stress management, communication skills, or coping strategies. The communal nature of group therapy helps participants realize they are not alone in their struggles, fostering a sense of camaraderie and mutual support.


  • Individual Counseling
    Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions between a patient and a therapist. It’s a space where patients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a safe, confidential environment. Individual therapy is tailored to the patient’s unique needs, allowing for deep exploration and personal growth. It can address a range of issues, from mental health challenges to personal crises, and is an integral part of our IOP, providing personalized care and attention.


  • Family Therapy 
    Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling that can help family members improve communication and resolve conflicts. It’s conducted by a therapist with specialized training in family systems. In this therapy, family members work together to understand family dynamics, identify issues, and develop strategies to overcome challenges. It’s based on the belief that problems within a family are best treated by addressing the family as a whole. Family therapy can be beneficial for families dealing with various issues, such as major life transitions, mental health conditions of a family member, or communication problems. It helps strengthen the family unit, ensuring that each member’s needs are addressed and supported.

Who Do We Help?

Elemental Health provides Mental Health IOP services to high functioning clients who are experiencing mental health hardship at work, at home and/or in their community.
Our program is tailored to active and retired professionals (healthcare, legal, community sectors; small, medium, large business, corporations and others). 
Professionals are usually referred by a loved-one, healthcare professional and or their Employee Assistance Program through their employer.*
Elemental Health assists active professionals with FMLA paperwork in order to focus on their mental health and wellbeing during their treatment with us. 
*No referral is needed to come for an assessment and start programming.

Elemental Health also assists college students (from various in-state or out-of-state colleges/universities). We work closely with educational entities in order to help students either continue their studies, scheduling treatment around their schedule or medically withdraw for the semester for them to focus strictly on their mental health treatment and return to their studies at an optimal cognitive capacity. 

How do I know I need IOP?

Deciding whether an Intensive Outpatient Program is right for you involves considering various factors. IOP may be a good fit if you’re transitioning from an inpatient program but still need structured support, or if you’re experiencing mental health challenges that require more than traditional outpatient care. 

Key indicators that IOP might be beneficial include: struggling with daily functioning due to mental health, needing a structured therapeutic environment to support recovery, and having a supportive home environment that allows for outpatient treatment. 

It’s important to consult with a mental health professional for an assessment to determine if an IOP is the most suitable option for your needs. Our team is here to provide guidance and help you make the best decision for your mental health and wellbeing.

What Our Patients Say ABout US!

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“Best experience I’ve had!”

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“This program is perfect as it is!”

“Everyone has been so helpful and kind during my time here.”

“Everyone is very helpful, understanding, and overall caring.”