Adult Intensive Outpatient Program Serving the Silicon Valley Area

San Jose Behavioral Health provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults whose lives have been disrupted by mental or behavioral health concerns. Adults age 18 and older who participate in IOP services at our treatment center in San Jose, California, receive personalized care from experienced professionals. 

Introduction to IOP

Adults who take part in the intensive outpatient program at San Jose Behavioral Health receive structured therapeutic services multiple days per week while also having the opportunity to work, attend school, participate in volunteer activities, or otherwise engage in a healthy independent lifestyle.  

Our intensive outpatient program, or IOP, offers treatment three days per week. Each treatment day consists of three hours of therapy, for a total of nine weekly hoursOur IOP can be the ideal level of treatment for adults who need a higher level of care than can be provided via traditional outpatient services, but whose needs aren’t severe enough to warrant 24-hour services. 

Typical length of stay in IOP at San Jose Behavioral Health is six weeks. The amount of time that you or a loved one will spend in IOP will be determined solely by your progress and needs. As is the case with all levels of care at San Jose Behavioral Health, length of stay and other treatment-related decisions in IOP are made according to what’s best for you. 

Some individuals enroll in the intensive outpatient program at San Jose Behavioral Health after completing treatment at the inpatient, residential, or partial hospitalization program (PHP) level. For these adults, IOP provides step-down support as they prepare to transition out of treatment. In other cases, adults enter treatment directly at the IOP level, or they step up from traditional outpatient services. 

Program Features

Treatment within the San Jose Behavioral Health IOP is a personalized experience. Prior to starting this program, you’ll complete an assessment that will identify your needs and goals and allow our clinical team to develop the individualized plan that’s right for you. 

Group therapy is the main method of treatment at the San Jose Behavioral Health IOP in northern California. Groups offer a variety of benefits to adults who are recovering from mental and behavioral health challenges. Groups are safe and supportive environments where you can share your thoughts, learn from the experiences of others, gain valuable information about mental health disorders and treatment, and practice healthy communication skills. 

Groups also help to break down the sense of isolation that can occur when you’ve been struggling with a mental or behavioral health disorder. When you participate in group therapy sessions as part of the San Jose Behavioral Health IOP, you will discover that you are not alone, and that you should not feel shame or guilt because of your mental or behavioral health concerns. 

In addition to group therapy, potential services for IOP participants at our center in San Jose, California, include the following: 

  • Basic medical care 
  • Medication management 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 

If you need basic medical services, you can meet with a nurse once per week while you’re taking part in IOP. If you receive medication management services, you may have a weekly meeting with a psychiatrist, as well as multiple meetings with members of our nursing staff. 

Individual therapy occurs once a week and family therapy is scheduled on an as-needed basis. These sessions will be conducted by a therapist or social worker. 

Examples of experiential therapies within our IOP include mindfulness, experiential art therapy, and guided imagery. Experiential therapies are offered on a regular basis and are typically incorporated into groups.  

To learn more about these therapeutic opportunities, or for answers to any questions about any features of treatment within the San Jose Behavioral Health IOP, please contact us at your convenience.

Admissions Criteria

All admissions decisions at the San Jose Behavioral Health intensive outpatient program (IOP) are made on an individual basis. We review the treatment history, strengths, needs, and goals of each person who is being considered for our IOP.  

The objective of this assessment process is to ensure that IOP at our center in San Jose, CA, is the optimal environment for each person. If at any point we determine that our IOP isn’t the right place for you or your loved one, we’ll work with your family to make an appropriate referral to a trusted and vetted provider in the area. 

In general terms, our IOP is designed for individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • Age 18 or older (all genders accepted) 
  • Have a primary diagnosis of a mental or behavioral health disorder 
  • May be struggling with multiple disorders 
  • Able to fully engage in all therapeutic interventions 
  • Need a higher level of care than can be provided via traditional outpatient therapy 
  • Do not require the more intensive services that are available via an inpatient, residential, or partial hospitalization program 

To determine if IOP at San Jose Behavioral Health is right for you or your loved one, please contact us today. A member of our team is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and help you make the most informed decisions for yourself or on behalf of a family member. 

The doctors really cared and took the time to listen to me. I felt really good being heard and having a say in my treatment.

– Mackenze Q.