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San Diego Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Addiction, and/or Mental Health Conditions

San Diego Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at BOLD Health is a 10-week treatment that includes group therapy sessions three days per week, in comfortable and flexible outpatient settings.

Those seeking help for mental health or addiction can find the right treatment at BOLD Health. With our intensive outpatient program, patients are given an individualized approach that offers tailored services to meet specific needs!

The BOLD IOP incorporates medication management and individual therapy with nine to 15 hours per week of psychoeducation groups and structured group therapy to provide an opportunity for more support and engagement in care.

Recovery takes time and the incorporation of several different treatment interventions. When general clinic visits with a therapist and medical provider aren’t enough, we are well equipped to support you or your loved one with a higher level of care by providing intensive outpatient treatment for people who want more support and treatment.


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Take the first BOLD step toward healing.

How BOLD's IOP Intensive Outpatient Programs Work

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) can provide structured support for individuals managing mental health or addiction challenges while maintaining their daily lives. BOLD Health in San Diego offers such programs, incorporating various therapeutic modalities.

Key features of BOLD's IOP program:

  • Individualized treatment: Patients receive personalized assessments and treatment plans tailored to their specific needs and goals.
  • Variety of therapeutic modalities: The program may utilize elements like individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy (optional), and medication management (optional).
  • Focus on daily living: Treatment aims to support individuals in managing their daily responsibilities and activities while addressing their mental health or addiction concerns.
  • Sustainable recovery: BOLD focuses on providing tools and strategies for long-term recovery and well-being.
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We Utilize a WHOLE Person Approach for our IOP Services in San Diego

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Seeking help for mental health or addiction challenges? Consider intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). Compared to residential rehab, IOPs offer greater flexibility as you continue living at home while receiving structured treatment.

BOLD Health offers an IOP program that includes:

  • Individual therapy: Receive personalized treatment tailored to your needs and goals, conducted by licensed therapists.
  • Group therapy: Connect and gain support from peers facing similar challenges in a safe and facilitated environment.
  • Medication management: If needed, access comprehensive medication management services from qualified professionals.
  • Family therapy (optional): When appropriate, involve your family in the recovery process to facilitate understanding and support.
  • Specialized programs: Benefit from targeted programs addressing specific needs, such as those for pregnant women or individuals with co-occurring disorders.

BOLD Health emphasizes a holistic approach:

  • Integrative services: Combine psychological and biological treatment methods for a well-rounded approach.
  • Outpatient detox (optional): Safely manage withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision, if needed.

Committed to Client Success:

The BOLD Health team strives to provide high-quality care, empowering clients to lead fulfilling lives despite ongoing challenges. They offer:

  • Access to various tools: Utilize evidence-based interventions, including individual and group programs, tailored to specific disorders.
  • Ongoing support: Receive guidance and encouragement throughout your recovery journey.

Remember: BOLD Health offers a range of services, including the IOP program described above. Please explore our website or contact us directly to learn more about our specific offerings and suitability for your individual needs.

Get in touch with the team at 760.503.4703  and start living your best life!

Why Bold Health is the Best IOP in San Diego

Chemical Dependency & Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers a secure and well-organized setting for individuals seeking assistance with mental health and substance abuse challenges.

This program features group therapy sessions that serve as a valuable resource, either as an alternative means of receiving treatment or as a support system among peers in recovery. Participants in the IOP benefit from the shared experiences and encouragement of others facing similar struggles, fostering a community of understanding and mutual support. This approach not only aids in individual healing but also strengthens the collective journey towards recovery.

Additionally, our IOP group therapy sessions are designed for those seeking tools and principles of recovery either as a step down from an inpatient detoxification or rehabilitation setting.

This means that if you don't need to be hospital-based but still want some healing then we can help!

IOP : Am I an Ideal Candidate?

You may be a good candidate for the IOP program if you meet one of the following criteria and don't have significant cognitive declines or memory loss.

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Are you currently experiencing difficulties with depression, anxiety, or behaviors that undermine your well-being?

Are you currently on the path of recovery from a psychiatric illness episode and searching for a higher level of care that extends beyond weekly clinic visits?

Are you now at a stage where you feel prepared to transition back to your home life following your inpatient care?

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How Do I Become a Patient?

Ready to learn more about BOLD Health's IOP program?

Here's a breakdown of the steps involved:

  • Initial Contact: Call BOLD Health directly at 760.503.4703. During this call, you can discuss your needs and ask any questions you may have.
  • Diagnostic Evaluation: If you decide to proceed, you will undergo a diagnostic evaluation conducted by a qualified mental health professional. This evaluation typically includes assessing your functional abilities, areas of concern, and personal strengths.
  • Treatment Plan Development: Based on the evaluation results, BOLD Health will collaborate with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.
  • Orientation: You will also participate in an orientation process to familiarize yourself with the program structure, expectations, and support resources available.

Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

If you are in need of mental or addiction care, the BOLD Health Center's Intensive Outpatient Program offers an individualized approach to your treatment.

We believe that mental health treatment should be based on a multidisciplinary team of experts. Our patients at BOLD Health have access to psychiatrists, psychologists and registered nurses who work together with master’s-level therapists in order for them to find the right approach towards their unique plan; this is why our facilities offer groups three hours per day but depending upon how you want your experience delivered (i.e., frequency/ duration) there can also be less time spent if needed!

Patients in an outpatient setting are able to apply lessons and strategies learned during treatment immediately at home or on the job.

Our outpatient programs are specifically designed for patients with emotional and psychological disorders or chemical dependency who want to continue on their journey of healing while still achieving success in life.

Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Programs & Services:

Our comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Programs include:

We're here to help you get your life back. We offer a full spectrum of mental health, addiction, or co-occurring diagnosed services using various treatment modalities designed specifically for each patient by an all-inclusive team whose job it is to help them succeed in their recovery process - no matter what stage they are at!

Verified Patient Reviews:

Hear what real BOLD Health patients say about their therapists and IOP experience:

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"All in house approach with psychiatrist and psychologists, group therapy and one-on-one is a very effective and efficient system."
"Spenser was extremely attentive, Lamarre was great, and both were very easy to connect with. Scott is very informative as well."

"Spenser has been so helpful for therapy, and Lamarre and Scott have helped me though many BOLD seats with several "a-ha!" moments that have truly changed the course of my self-compassion. I also always appreciate Meiken allowing us space for group discussions and the soft touch she provides with her demeanor and kindness. Everyone at BOLD has been amazing and I'm glad I'll still get to see Aja and Kayla's smiling faces when I return for individual therapy!"

"I cannot speak highly enough about everyone who works here. I have immense respect and gratitude for all the staff members here. Thank you for helping save my life."

"Maybe not that helpful of an answer from me, but all of it. I felt like the pieces really worked together (medications, group and therapy) and can't pick out one. I guess of the philosophy, though, the focus on the present moment and grounding really helped me."

"The BOLD approach has taught me how to identify anxiety, and the patterns/defenses I've been living with for so long that were actually creating more anxiety in my life (since the root issue (anxiety) was not being addressed). As a result, I've learned to reach out for support and no longer isolate when I'm struggling. I'm now strong enough to see my emotions matter and have worth!"

"All in house approach with psychiatrist and psychologists, group therapy and one-on-one is a very effective and efficient system."

"Lamarre was my individual therapist, and he was wonderful. I was so glad to work with him. I felt very seen and supported, and he got me to open up quickly which is quite hard to do! I would also like to mention Scott, who helped me when I really struggled with anxiety spilling after an early psychoed lesson--that was only my second day and I felt very uncertain about the whole thing, and the warmth I received from him helped me feel like the program was a good place for me to be after all."

"It's truly different from any other services. The triangle works and the BOLD seat makes you look at problems differently. Lamarre and Scott have been amazing at helping me work on myself while still using boundaries and have made me feel safe."

What is the best part of the program?

"All in house approach with psychiatrist and psychologists, group therapy and one-on-one is a very effective and efficient system."

Prevent a Relapse

Recent drug relapse statistics show that more than 85% of individuals relapse and return to drug use within the year following treatment. -

Successfully overcoming addiction is not an easy task. Drug addiction is a relapsing disease because the person in recovery must remain aware of their surroundings and avoid relapse. Frequent use can cause changes to an addict’s brain that affect self-control, which may lead them back into drugs or make it easier for cravings than before.

Consequently, drug prevention should be essential during treatment as people are at increased risk throughout many years after completing rehabilitation programs.

A drug rehab program can help someone who is struggling with addiction to avoid relapse. A variety of different techniques are employed, but one key notion in all these strategies for preventing or managing a person's return to using drugs again hinges on the idea that high-risk situations will make them more susceptible towards seeking out those same substances once they've been taken away from them as part their treatment plan.

The BOLD Health intensive outpatient program provides patients with the tools to beat the odds! One big benefit of this type of treatment is that it takes place in real life - not just online like many other programs do!


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If you want help on your personal path of healing, take advantage of our extensive range of IOP options in San Diego!

BOLD Health offers San Diego patients and loved ones hope through an intensive outpatient program designed to get results.

With a holistic approach, this clinic is able to provide comprehensive healing from substance abuse disorders as well mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Located conveniently for residents across San Diego County who are seeking both types of services, BOLD Health has been helping its clients find success, we would LOVE to be apart of YOUR journey towards SUCCESS.

IOP treatment in San Diego

The three-part initial evaluation and orientation combines:

  1. Intake evaluation with the psychotherapy team
  2. Psychiatric history with the psychiatric services team
  3. Orientation and introductory therapy session with your primary therapist for the program.

Throughout the 10 weeks, patients engage in weekly psychotherapy sessions with their primary therapist, as-needed follow-ups with their psychiatric provider for any medication management needs, and two conjoint psychotherapy sessions in the latter half of their programming with a trained marriage and family therapist.

We work with patients throughout their treatment to assess their ongoing and, at times, changing needs to ensure that their individualized treatment plan is working for them. We also work to set patients up for success after they graduate from our IOP by working with them to establish an appropriate step- down process. We may recommend post-treatment involvement in BOLD Aftercare and Alumni Groups, BOLD Meetings, and continued engagement with their same clinicians in the outpatient clinic even after they have completed their program.