Our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are 10 to 12 hours per week therapy programs designed for adults ages 18 and over who are experiencing considerable distress, anxiety/panic, depression, interpersonal struggles and/or problems in coping and functioning.


Prior to each client entering one of our IOP programs, an assessment/evaluation is conducted by a member of our clinical team. This initial appointment consists of a structured history, exploration of current symptoms, and orientation to our program. At that time, we will begin to work with the client and/or family members to formulate the client's treatment goals. Clients will receive an IOP Handbook and orientation materials.

IOP Therapy in Bellaire and Cypress TX


IOP is predominantly a small group therapy (maximum of 8 to 9 members), supplemented with individual therapy and family/marital counseling. The PRISM Center uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as our foundational treatment structure. We overlay DBT with a variety of other treatment modalities, skills, and recovery concepts to maximize the learning and practice of invaluable life skills and the healing/treatment of underlying core issues (ex. maladaptive beliefs, trauma, etc.).

Our IOP programs consists of an eight-week structured curriculum and includes psychoeducation, DBT and CBT skills, experiential exercises, mindfulness, yoga, relapse prevention planning, family services, and close collaboration in care with each client's psychiatrist, private therapist, and our treatment team members. We strive to teach specific skills and strategies to address each of our client's individual needs. While in our IOP, some clients continue to see their outside individual therapist in addition to a PRISM DBT therapist. IOP participants continue to meet with their psychiatrist and internists/specialists while in IOP for management of medical issues and medication; we collaborate in care with physicians.

We also offer and encourage "step-down" IOP treatment (space allowing). Clients initially attend four days per week (three in the evening program) and may gradually decrease their attendance, as they make progress, to only two or three days per week. After completion of IOP, we encourage participation in our Aftercare Program, which usually consists of a once-weekly DBT Skills Group or IOP / DBT Aftercare/Advanced Recovery Group, in addition to individual and/or family therapy. We have found aftercare therapy invaluable to clients as they are transitioning back into their outside life activities such as work, volunteering, college, household tasks, etc. Clients referred by psychotherapists and psychiatrists return to their providers post-IOP discharge.


While our Young Adult clients are attending IOP, we offer a Parent Group at no extra charge. This is a six-week program in which parents receive support and are taught skills for communicating more effectively with their emerging Young Adult.


We are pleased to announce that we are preferred IOP providers with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, BCBS/Magellan, United Health Care / United Behavioral Health / Optum, Aetna, and Beacon Health Options. In some cases, we may be able to obtain a "single case agreement" with other insurance companies to authorize treatment. Most insurance plans have out-of-network benefits so that some form of reimbursement is frequently available. Our rates are quite affordable; many of our clients will "self-pay" IOP treatment. We take MasterCard, Visa, Discover, debit and credit cards, checks, and cash. Please call us for cost information and if you would like further information on how we can work with your specific insurance company to obtain IOP benefits for treatment.

Times and locations of our IOP programs are listed below:

Intensive Outpatient Hours for Bellaire location:

Daytime IOP:

Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays & Fridays:
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

One group is for
Young Adults
(ages 18-30)

Two groups are for
Older Adults
(ages 30+)

Evening IOP:

Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

& alternating every other week between:

Thursdays 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. &
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Our Evening Program is for adults of all ages. This can be a great option for working adults and those in day college classes.

Intensive Outpatient Hours for Cypress location:

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays:
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m