Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Transformative Intensive Outpatient Program: Find Healing and Recovery at Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health.

Overview of Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a specialized mental health treatment program aimed at adults struggling with a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and personality disorders. Managed by a team of experienced mental health therapists, the program employs evidence-based treatment methods to foster healing and recovery.

The IOP operates four days a week with three-hour sessions each day. Upon entering the program, patients receive an initial psychological assessment, which informs the creation of a personalized treatment plan. The program offers both individual and group therapy sessions, complemented by case management services to provide a well-rounded approach to mental health care.

Designed to help individuals cope with life’s stressors due to heightened mental health symptoms, Sierra Meadows’ IOP offers a flexible yet comprehensive treatment option. The program accepts all private insurance, ensuring a broad range of patients can access the high-quality care they need.

How it Works

The program is a four day per week, three hour per day program. Patients receive an initial psychological assessment, an individualized treatment plan, group and individual therapy, and case management services.

Who We Serve

Sierra Meadows serves adult men and women with a wide range of mental health conditions. Our IOP serves those who are having difficulty coping with life’s stressors due to heightened mental health symptoms. This includes those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and more. ​ We accept all private insurances.


Depression / Anxiety

Bipolar Disorder

Personality Disorders & More

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Frequent Questions About Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Our IOP runs for four days per week, with each session lasting three hours. Patients undergo an initial psychological assessment and receive an individualized treatment plan. We provide both group and individual therapy sessions along with case management services.

We cater to adult men and women dealing with a variety of mental health conditions. Our program is particularly suited for those having difficulty coping with life stressors due to heightened mental health symptoms such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and more.

We treat a wide range of conditions including PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders, among others.

You will attend the program four days a week, and each session is three hours long.

We offer a mix of individual and group therapy sessions. The therapies are evidence-based and tailored according to your individualized treatment plan.

We provide weekly follow-up psychiatry visits as part of your individualized treatment plan.

The initial psychological assessment helps us to better understand your needs and challenges. Based on this assessment, we craft an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for you.

Yes, we accept all private insurance.

As part of the program, we offer case management services to ensure you are receiving the full range of support needed for recovery and coping with life’s stressors effectively.

While both programs aim to provide high-quality mental health treatment, our IOP offers a bit more flexibility, requiring fewer hours per week compared to our PHP. This allows you to maintain other responsibilities while still receiving the support you need.

The first step for enrollment is to undergo an initial psychological assessment. From there, we’ll develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Determining the right treatment option is a crucial step in your recovery journey. Our IOP is particularly well-suited for individuals who need structured support but also require the flexibility to maintain work, school, or other responsibilities.

The duration can vary depending on your individual needs and progress. However, because the program is personalized, we can adjust the duration to best suit your recovery journey.

Yes, we believe that family support can be a crucial element in recovery. While the main focus is on individual and group therapy, family involvement may be incorporated based on the patient’s individualized treatment plan.

Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced mental health professionals who are trained in evidence-based treatment approaches to ensure you receive the best possible care.

Your progress is continually assessed throughout your time in the program. Regular updates to your individualized treatment plan may be made based on your evolving needs and treatment outcomes.

Our program is designed specifically for adults. Please consult with us directly if you have questions about age eligibility.

We understand that life happens and you may have to miss a session. It’s essential to communicate with us so that we can adjust your treatment plan as needed and discuss how to make up for the missed session.

Yes, our experienced therapists are trained to treat a range of mental health conditions, including co-occurring disorders.

After completing the IOP, ongoing support may be recommended, including potential referrals for additional mental health services, to ensure you continue on the path to long-term recovery.

We do not offer transportation services, so participants will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the program.

Our focus is on mental health treatment; meals or snacks are not provided. Please make arrangements for your nutritional needs before or after program sessions.