St. Charles, Missouri’s Premier Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Behavioral Health

When you are facing a substance use disorder or behavioral health concern, you are likely struggling to get through each day. Fortunately, you can start to function more like yourself again if you seek professional support.

CenterPointe Hospital offers intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for people whose lives have been disrupted by behavioral health concerns and substance use disorders. Our highly experienced team can help you work toward healing from an illness that has kept you from living a full, productive life.

About Our IOP

Intensive outpatient programming is usually best for someone who does not need inpatient treatment but can still benefit from more structure than they would receive in the traditional outpatient setting.  

The structure of our IOP is typically three hours of services, three days a week. We provide participants with the specific times the program meets so that they can work therapy around their other daily responsibilities. 

Most people participate in our IOP for four to six weeks. However, everyone heals at their own pace. For this reason, we evaluate everyone’s progress individually to determine the best length of time for them to participate in this program. 

Whom We Serve

The intensive outpatient programming we offer at CenterPointe Hospital serves adolescents ages 13-17, adults age 18 and older, and seniors age 65 and older. We provide care through this program for people who have a variety of behavioral health conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Depression 
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Schizoaffective disorder 

Many of the people who seek care with us need treatment for mental health disorders and co-occurring addictions. We can support people who are suffering from addictions to substances like alcohol, benzodiazepines, and prescription drugs.

Care Experience

When you take part in outpatient programming at CenterPointe Hospital, you can expect to complete an assessment of your medical history, presenting symptoms, and treatment history. Your care team will then create a treatment plan that is personalized to meet your unique needs. 

We primarily use group therapy in our IOP, and we will tailor the topics you discuss during group sessions to address your specific therapeutic goals. These might include things like anger management, emotion regulation, and radical acceptance. 

You may also meet with a therapist for individual therapy once a week, and we offer family therapy as needed. Medication management services are also available if you can benefit from taking certain medications as a part of your healing process. 

Living with a behavioral health condition or a substance use disorder can be highly disruptive to your daily life. But when you reach out for professional help, you can take the first steps toward a better, brighter future.

This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at CenterPointe Hospital.