Announcing two new Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs): Adult Standard and Teen & Family

For many people with intense emotion dysregulation, standard outpatient DBT is enough. Sometimes, however, a more intensive approach may be preferred for one or more of the following reasons:

  • to avoid hospitalization and other higher levels of care.
  • when you want or need more rapid progress.
  • as a step-down from a higher level of care, like hospitalization or residential treatment.
  • to have greater structure and support than is usually available through standard outpatient care.
  • when you have time constraints and need to receive more treatment in fewer weeks (e.g., returning to school or work) or other challenges (e.g., have childcare challenges, have to commute a long way for treatment).
  • when your problems are more complex, severe, and potentially life-threatening and require more frequent care.

Beginning this summer, we will launch two new IOPs – one for Adults and another for Teens and Families. Click here for more information.


Standard Adult IOP (ages 18+):
Opens July 7, 2021

Offered for 12 hours over four days a week, PDBTI’s Standard Adult DBT Intensive Outpatient DBT is designed for adults 18 years and older who struggle with:

  • Debilitating depression/anxiety
  • Suicidal behavior, suicidal ideation, and self-harm
  • Poor emotion regulation
  • Problematic impulsive behaviors related to difficulty regulating emotions
  • Difficulty establishing and maintaining healthy relationships

Our Standard Adult IOP will offer all of the components of standard outpatient DBT in a more intensive format – four days a week from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In addition to group sessions, clients will meet weekly with an individual therapist for an hour at a mutually convenient time. Our Standard Adult DBT IOP also includes the following as-needed services: DBT coaching calls (outside program hours), medication management, and nutrition support.


Teen and Family DBT IOP (Teen ages 13-17):
Opens Sept 1, 2021

Offered for 9 hours over three days a week, PDBTI’s Teen and Family DBT IOP is designed for teens 13 to 17 years old who struggle with:

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Self-harm/Suicidal ideation
  • Poor emotion regulation
  • Difficulty establishing and maintaining healthy relationships

Our Teen and Family DBT IOP offers all of the components of standard outpatient DBT in a more intensive format – three days a week from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. In addition to group sessions, teens meet weekly with an individual therapist for an hour, and with their parents and a DBT family therapist twice monthly for one hour. Individual and family therapy sessions will be scheduled at mutually convenient times. Our Teen and Family DBT IOP also includes the following as-needed services: DBT coaching calls (outside program hours) and medication management.


See more information regarding our two new IOPs here.

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