Adolescence can be a challenging time, especially when a teenager is struggling with a mental illness or substance use disorder.
Fortunately, Menninger's Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is available for adolescents who want to work on managing their mental health, developing social skills, recovering from substance use and/or managing adjustments at home or school. The IOP offers both peer and professional support, as well as family support, to engage both the client and family in the healing journey.
The IOP is open to 12- through 17-year-olds who may be stepping down from hospital or residential treatment or who need more structure and focus than typical outpatient therapy provides.
The program is especially suited for adolescents with mood disorders, relationship and attachment difficulties, substance use, problematic use of technology, impulse control challenges, anxiety, depression, or other mental health-related difficulties.
Over eight weeks, treatment includes:
Programming features evidence-based therapies, including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, family-focused treatment, psychodrama, SAMSHA Treatment Improvement Protocol 47, music therapy, yoga, sleep hygiene and other interventions.
To track the adolescent’s progress, gold-standard assessments that measure symptom reduction and other changes that reflect well-being are completed at regular intervals.
The cost of the IOP is $1,050 per week.
John O'Neill, EdD, LCSW, LCDC, CAS, and Mallory Mincberg, MEd, LPC, lead the interdisciplinary team. They manage each client's care journey and coordinate care with other Menninger clinicians and any outside providers who might be needed.
The team is based at Menninger's outpatient clinic in Bellaire, Texas.
Call 713-275-5400 for more information or to schedule an intake appointment.