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Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents

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.


Who's Eligible

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.


Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents

Over eight weeks, treatment includes:

  • Group therapy 
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • A medication consultation 
  • Support and coaching for parents

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 $1,110 per week.


Weekly Schedule

  • Adolescent groups meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-7 pm.
  • Individual therapy, bi-weekly family therapy and medication consultation are scheduled between 9 am to 5 pm.
  • The virtual parents’ support group meets Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm. 
Currently, the IOP is offered in a hybrid format with adolescent groups meeting in person —  with physical distancing  — on the main Menninger campus. Individual sessions for adolescents, family therapy and medication consultation will take place via our confidential, secure telehealth service. 

IOP Team

Angela Koreth, MS, LPC-S, 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


Getting Started

Call 713-275-5400 for more information or to schedule an intake appointment.

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