Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)CHC’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for high school teens (ages 14-18) with moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety and depression who require a higher level of care is now open

Accepting Referrals Today!

Call 650.688.3625

CHC’s IOP features:

  • Evidence-based interventions: DBT including mindfulness, coping and problem solving skills training
  • Intimate, small-group setting
  • Longer duration (12 weeks) increases likelihood of desired outcomes
  • Seasoned, licensed clinicians who specialize in working with teens
  • Individual, group and multi-family group therapy
  • Adolescent psychiatry and medication management
  • Executive Functioning coaching
  • Convenient after-school hours
  • Unique focus on transition support between IOP, inpatient and outpatient therapy
  • Coordination with outside mental health providers, school admins and appropriate medical professionals
  • Weekly multi-family skills groups to help foster positive communication and relationships within the family
  • Compassionate and continuous care
  • Affordable and insurance based care
  • Financial assistance available


The group meets 4 days per week: M, T, W, Th from 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm
12-week program
Download the Daily Schedule (.pdf)

Who Can Benefit

High school teens (ages 14-18) with:

  • Moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • Self-harming behaviors (i.e., cutting)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Significant decrease in functioning at school and home

IOP Objectives & Outcomes

  • Reduction of unsafe thoughts and behaviors.
  • Significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Improvements across all areas of life: academics, friendships, family dynamics, managing emotions and coping with stress.
  • Help teens realize a life worth living.
“Our goal is to help teens identify the barriers that are preventing them from living fully and with joy, and help them remove those barriers.” – Lynette Hsu, MD, Head of Adolescent Mental Health Services, CHC

Program Content

Monday and Wednesday
Includes mindfulness experiences, Executive Fuctioning coaching and interpersonal skills development

Tuesday and Thursday
Includes mindfulness movement and arts and family skills development with parents

All days include a 1 hour processing component at the end of the day.

Help is here.

Phone: 650.688.3625
Download: IOP Brochure (.pdf) Download: Daily Schedule (.pdf)