Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

WJCS’s Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a six-week program for individuals who would benefit from added support and structure beyond what they get from weekly individual therapy. WJCS’s IOP follows a set curriculum, with four days a week of Wellness/Recovery and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills groups. The group sessions focus on teaching skills to help clients stabilize themselves and better manage their  distress, emotions, and relationships. Individual and/or family psychotherapy and psychiatry appointments are also included in WJCS’ IOP services. 

IOP gives people the tools to make significant and meaningful changes in their lives.

WJCS’ Adult Intensive Outpatient Program can help people who:

  • are new to mental health treatment and wish to jump start treatment, like getting a crash course in gaining coping skills
  • are in individual therapy but feel their symptoms are worsening and they need additional short-term support and structure 
  • are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization and looking for possible alternatives
  • were recently hospitalized or enrolled in a partial hospital program, and are looking to more gradually transition back to weekly therapy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program is being offered through Telehealth video, not in person. 

To enroll in IOP or inquire about insurance coverage, please contact the admitting office at the WJCS clinic closest to your home: 

Hartsdale Family Mental Health Clinic- (914) 949-7699, ext. 4 

Yonkers Family Mental Health Clinic- (914) 423-4433, ext. 3

Peekskill Family Mental Health Clinic- (914) 737-7338, ext. 3

Mt Vernon Family Mental Health Clinic- (914) 668-8938, ext. 3

For more information about WJCS IOP services, contact: Rachel Held, Ph.D. WJCS IOP coordinator and supervising psychologist;

(914) 423-4433x3213;



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