group therapy
Entry to Transition

Treatment Groups

Our IOP is a skill development program. Clients must be in the IOP in order to participate in the following treatment groups. We have two groups as part of our program. The first group is what we call the “entry group”. This group is more focused on skill development.

After 4-6 weeks in the program, patients move over to our “transition group.” This group is more focused on implementing skills and is more discussion based.

Treatment Planning

Treatment planning involves setting weekly goals by identifying their priorities, specific action steps, and potential obstacles. This group helps individuals set their intentions and schedule for the week.

ACT Group

“ACT” is an acronym that stands for “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” ACT is a well-researched behavior therapy which promotes freedom from suffering through learning to experience feelings, thoughts, and sensations, fully, and without defense.


The wellness group offers instruction in healthy lifestyle changes including the core elements of the program: nutrition, exercise, sunlight, meaningful activity, social involvement, and sleep.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment program which is research proven to increase client confidence in safety and improve life functioning.

Behavioral Activation

Behavioral Activation (BA) is a treatment modality to help people understand the vicious cycle of depression and anxiety, the avoidance patterns they have learned to rely on to cope, and how these behaviors may be reinforcing the very feelings they want to avoid and are causing more problems in their life. This group helps people make specific behavioral changes and shift avoidance patterns to help improve their mood and overall achieve a better quality of life.

Values Based Relapse Prevention

Values Based Relapse Prevention (VBRP) is a group that is focused on bringing core values to life and creating a meaningful life. We explore the application of ACT skills toward the challenges of living a value-based life.

Advanced DBT

Advanced DBT teaches patients how to integrate DBT skills into their lives. The focus is on using skills to regulate emotions, problem solving, and how to overcome barriers in achieving personal goals.

Mindful Based Relapse Prevention

Mindful Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a psycho-education group that integrates mindfulness meditation practices with traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Relapse Prevention Therapy (RBT). MBRP is designed to help prevent or manage relapses following treatment for mood, anxiety, and/or addictive behavior problems.

Advanced ACT

Advanced ACT group specifically assists clients in meeting their wellness goals by examining barriers to goals and removing such barriers through specific behaviors. Common barriers to wellness goals include avoidance of thoughts and feelings, as well as a lack of commitment to value.

Next Steps

Next Steps group focuses on addressing common themes that come up for patients as they prepare to leave the program. These include facing stigma, meeting work and school demands, creating structure, and building healthy relationships. Group members learn how to apply what they have learned to the “real world”, with a special focus on self-care and resilience. Patients are encouraged to share how they have incorporated wellness practices into their daily lives, as well as barriers they have encountered.

Stress Management

This interactive group gives clients the opportunity to learn constructive, positive methods to cope with stress. Self-assessment and awareness, deep breathing meditation, visualization, aromatherapy, and yoga are just a few of the activities the clients experience and are encouraged to practice at home.

Health and Fitness

This group includes a variety of fitness activities with personal trainers multiple times per week.

Avoidance Group

This is a drop-in support/process group that addresses avoidance patterns for anyone struggling with anxiety and depression. This group also explores more deeply how thoughts influence feelings which influence actions and the inverse relationship between anxiety and avoidance behaviors. This is an interactive group where The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruis are discussed as well as Self Compassion, and how addiction affects the Neurochemistry of the brain.