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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We can help you successfully treat and manage your mental health symptoms using evidence-based techniques. At California Care Detox & Treatment, we offer an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for patients who require additional support to overcome daily stressors. IOP gives patients the ability to pursue personal and professional goals while undergoing comprehensive mental health therapy that follows a convenient schedule, including morning or evening sessions. The expert clinicians at our facility provide essential tools for overcoming challenges related to mental health issues. Get access to the best resources while experiencing the flexibility of outpatient care. 

Structured Treatment During Recovery


We offer a structured schedule that works around your daily responsibilities to ensure a positive healing experience. You will have individual and group therapy multiple times a week. During your treatment program, you will also attend regular group events and participate in activities to help you learn to identify and process emotions in a healthy and safe way. We focus on empowering each patient and providing opportunities for self-reflection and growth. 

IOP is ideal for patients who need additional support staying on track with treatment and behavioral changes. Here, you will attend weekly events, therapy sessions, group meetings, and check-in appointments. We personalize each program to meet the needs of our patients, which means we do our best to accommodate schedule changes so you can meet your recovery, personal, and professional goals. 

A few ways we personalize the program is by: 

  • Providing you with a schedule that works around your family, work, or educational responsibilities 

  • Developing skills relevant to your lifestyle and current symptoms

  • Identifying goals and adjusting therapy as needed to achieve them

Spiritual and Emotional Support

Find purpose and meaning in the lasting relationships and bonds you will form while attending our facility. The IOP at California Care Detox & Treatment gives you more control over your own recovery. We use a holistic approach that focuses on you as an individual instead of the diagnosis and symptoms. We ensure your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in several ways, including:

  • Accommodating cultural, religious, or personal beliefs, rituals, and practices 

  • Providing a safe space to explore self-expression and emotion regulation 

  • Using trauma-informed care to provide a safe environment

An uplifting and encouraging environment promotes mental health and enhances the effect of therapy. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), IOPs “reinforce healthful ways of interacting and a safe and supportive therapeutic [social environment] that is crucial for recovery.” Our top priorities are your mental health and physical safety. We take steps to make sure that the treatments you receive allow you to achieve the best outcome possible. 

We Encourage Personal Growth

We encourage personal growth and increased self-awareness using the following therapeutic methods: 

  • Anger management

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

  • Art therapy

  • Behavior modification

  • Creative healing

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

You will practice mindfulness and coping techniques during group activities, social events, and individual interactions while attending intensive outpatient treatment. The tools and exercises you learn will give you a solid foundation for increased self-confidence and self-esteem. 

What to Expect From IOP Treatment 

You will learn how to create new routines and replace maladaptive coping mechanisms with healthy activities and behaviors. IOP gives you the advantage of intensive treatment schedules while giving you the freedom to meet personal and professional obligations. The primary benefits of IOP include:

  • Access to high-quality therapeutic care 

  • Convenient program hours to work around your daily schedule 

  • A truly collaborative experience to ensure you meet your recovery goals

You can expect to follow a structured schedule that incorporates social activities, therapy homework, and skill development. You will attend regular group and individual therapy sessions to keep you on track. You will have an individualized treatment plan with long-term and short-term goals. We believe in practicing honesty and transparency in every interaction, which means we always communicate clearly about expectations and use regular check-ins to measure progress. 

At California Care Detox & Treatment, we have bonus features that set us apart. Our facility houses several unique rooms and activities specifically designed to help patients stabilize emotions and build healthy behavioral patterns. Learn to identify and cope with various emotions in a controlled environment by using our specially designed rooms with various items and activities meant to lower stress and increase self-awareness. Some of the rooms we have available include:

  • The Anger Room

  • The Arcade Room

  • The Exercise Room

  • The Art Room

To learn more, visit our Mental Health Outpatient page. 

Balance Personal Life and Treatment 

An IOP gives patients a stabilizing influence that encourages self-confidence, growth, and self-efficacy. You will learn new and effective ways to overcome challenges related to your mental health while working side-by-side with peers and supportive staff. We understand that recovery is a process, and we are here to guide you through it. Here, you can successfully overcome mental health issues. 

Recovery Begins Here

You are not alone in your search for a more hopeful future. The dedicated team at California Care Detox & Treatment are here to guide you through evidence-based methods, including: 

  • Peer support

  • Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness 

  • Regular self-care 

  • Alternative activities


We prioritize your mental and physical well-being by providing targeted treatments, support services, and additional resources. Everyone deserves the opportunity to heal. We are here to help you take the first steps toward a healthier future. 

California Care Detox & Treatment provides excellent outpatient options for individuals in San Juan Capistrano, California. Contact us today to learn more about our facility and the treatment services by calling our office at (949) 281-0632.