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Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Welcome to Our IOP Services

At Sage Recovery & Wellness, we understand that the journey to recovery is unique for each individual. That’s why we offer Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) that are tailored to your specific needs and designed to empower you on your path to healing and wellness.


To learn more about our specific treatments, view our adult treatments, or our adolescent treatments. Our holistic and trauma-informed outpatient services incorporate many modalities such as EMDR, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement and others.

What is IOP?

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) bridge the gap between traditional outpatient care and inpatient treatment. They are ideal for individuals who require structured support and therapy while still maintaining their daily routines and responsibilities. Our IOP services provide a comprehensive and flexible approach to treatment, offering you the opportunity to access the help you need without disrupting your life.

Why Choose Our IOP Services?

  1. Personalized Care: Our experienced team of therapists and counselors work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique challenges and goals. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, and our approach reflects this commitment.
  2. Evidence-Based Approaches: Our IOP programs are rooted in evidence-based therapies that have been proven effective in treating addiction and mental health issues. You can trust that you are receiving the highest standard of care.
  3. Flexible Scheduling: We understand that life doesn’t stop during recovery. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling options, allowing you to attend therapy sessions that fit into your daily life.
  4. Supportive Community: Recovery is a journey best taken with a supportive community by your side. Our IOP groups provide a safe space to share experiences, gain insights, and build lasting connections with others on a similar path.

What to Expect in IOP?

During our IOP, you will participate in a range of therapeutic activities, including:

Family Involvement:

Family involvement in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is crucial for the overall success of the treatment process.

Here’s an overview of how family members can be involved:

  1. Family Therapy Sessions: Many IOPs incorporate family therapy sessions as part of the treatment plan. These sessions provide a safe space for open communication, addressing family dynamics, and exploring ways to support the individual in treatment.
  2. Education and Skill Building: Family members may participate in educational components designed to help them understand the challenges their loved one is facing. These components often include information about the specific disorder or issues being treated, as well as strategies for providing support.
  3. Communication Skills Training: Family involvement may include training on effective communication skills. Learning how to communicate with a loved one in treatment can contribute to a healthier and more supportive family environment.
  4. Setting Boundaries: Family members may learn about setting healthy boundaries and understanding the importance of maintaining their well-being while supporting their loved one’s recovery.
  5. Support Groups for Families: Our IOPs offer support groups specifically for family members. These groups provide a forum for sharing experiences, gaining insights, and receiving support from others going through similar situations.
  6. Collaboration with Treatment Team: The treatment team may collaborate with family members to gather important information, provide updates on progress, and involve them in the development of the individualized treatment plan.
  7. Crisis Intervention Planning: Inclusion of family members in crisis intervention planning ensures that everyone is aware of how to respond in emergency situations and provides a unified approach to managing crises.

Aftercare Planning:

Aftercare planning is a critical component of an IOP, ensuring a smooth transition for individuals as they move to less intensive levels of care.

Here’s how it is typically addressed:

  1. Individualized Aftercare Plans: Each participant in the IOP receives an individualized aftercare plan tailored to their specific needs, goals, and progress made during the program.
  2. Continued Outpatient Services: Aftercare plans often involve continued participation in outpatient services, such as individual therapy, group therapy, or ongoing counseling, to provide ongoing support.
  3. Community Resources: Participants are connected with community resources and support groups that can aid in their continued recovery. This might include 12-step meetings, community mental health services, or other relevant resources.
  4. Relapse Prevention Strategies: The aftercare plan includes strategies and tools for relapse prevention. This may involve identifying triggers, developing coping skills, and implementing a plan to handle potential challenges.
  5. Family Involvement in Aftercare: Family members may continue to play a role in aftercare. Family therapy sessions or support groups can provide ongoing support and address any challenges that arise during the transition.
  6. Communication with Continuing Providers: The IOP treatment team communicates with and provides information to any continuing healthcare providers involved in the aftercare phase, ensuring a seamless transition of care.
  7. Follow-Up Assessments: Follow-up assessments are conducted to monitor progress and make any necessary adjustments to the aftercare plan. This ongoing evaluation helps ensure that the individual’s evolving needs are addressed.
  8. Emergency Planning: A clear plan for handling emergencies is established, including contacts, crisis intervention strategies, and steps to take if additional support is needed.

About Sage Recovery

The holistic and trauma-informed services at Sage Recovery and Wellness Center are designed to allow for a custom-built individualized treatment plan ranging from a structured and intensive program to services chosen a la carte style all with the same thing in mind: provide the level and type of support that best fits your treatment needs. We meet clients where they are at and affirm their self-identified goals for treatment. The therapeutic modality underpinning our outpatient services is Dialectical Behavior Therapy which promotes autonomous regulation of emotions through tangible skills and mindfulness practices. At Sage Recovery, we believe clients are simply doing the best they can with the knowledge and skills they currently possess, and our outpatient services aim to equip individuals with a greater understanding of self and their environment in order to foster feelings of empowerment. We also believe that our clients may not have caused all their problems, but they do have a responsibility to respond in a healthy way to solve them. Additionally, Sage Recovery understands that all recovery journeys to wellness are unique and flexibility is necessary. We offer opportunities for clients to explore different recovery models and do not rigidly impose one method over another.


Q: What types of conditions are treated in an IOP?

A: IOPs can address various mental health and substance use disorders. Common conditions include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, and addiction. The program is designed to provide focused and evidence-based treatment for individuals with moderate to severe symptoms.

Q: How often are sessions in an IOP, and how long does the program last?

A: The frequency of sessions varies, but participants typically attend several sessions per week. The duration of the program can range from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the individual’s needs and progress.

Q: How confidential is the information shared during therapy sessions?

A: Confidentiality is a top priority. Information shared during therapy sessions is kept confidential within legal and ethical limits. The treatment team will discuss privacy policies with participants to ensure they feel comfortable sharing their experiences.

Q: What happens in case of a crisis or emergency?

A: IOPs have crisis intervention plans in place. If a crisis occurs, participants are provided with immediate support, and emergency protocols are activated. The program is designed to handle crises effectively while ensuring the safety and well-being of participants.

Your Journey Starts Here

Recovery is possible, and it starts with taking the first step. Our IOP services are designed to provide you with the tools and support you need to overcome obstacles and regain control of your life. Whether you’re facing addiction, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges, we are here to guide you towards a brighter, healthier future.

Contact Us Today

If you’re ready to explore our IOP services or have questions about how we can assist you on your journey to recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to listen, support, and empower you every step of the way. Your healing journey begins here, and we look forward to being a part of it.

Directions to Sage Recovery & Wellness Center: Outpatient Office

Located on Bee Caves Road in Westlake area, less than 4 miles from downtown Austin

From Mopac (TX-1 Loop)

Take the ‘Rollingwood/West Lake Hills’ exit.

From the North, keep right and turn right on Farm to Market Rd 2244/Bee Cave Rd.

From the South, keep left and turn left on Farm to Market Rd 2244/Bee Cave Rd.

Continue on Bee Cave Rd and drive 3.3 miles going past 360 crossing.

Destination will be on the Right (across from Kings Row) at the large V shaped monument sign situated in front of the building.

 From TX-360 Loop

Take the exit for Farm to Market Rd 2244/Bee Cave Rd.

From the North, turn right onto Bee Cave Rd.

From the South, keep left at the fork using the left two lanes and turn left onto Bee Cave Rd.

Continue on Bee Cave Rd. for approximately 0.9 miles.

Destination will be on RIGHT (across from Kings Row) at the Virtus Sign in the shape of a V situated in front of the building.

Tip: After you pass the green sign of Jack Brown Cleaners (on the left) and Bee Caves Medical on your right, we are the next office complex on the RIGHT with the large “V” shaped monument sign in the front of the building on the grass. Please enter the building at the front entrance and follow the stairs or the elevator located on the right to the second floor.  Ample free parking is available on the surface lot.

For any questions or clarifications call: 512-306-1394

7004 Bee Caves Rd,
Building 2, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78746

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Key Aspects of Our Privacy Policies:

  • Professional Standards: Our team of licensed and experienced professionals is bound by strict ethical guidelines and professional standards that prioritize the confidentiality of your personal information.
  • Legal Compliance: We comply with all relevant federal and state laws governing healthcare privacy, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your rights to privacy and the protection of your health information are of the utmost importance.
  • Informed Consent: Before initiating treatment, you will be provided with detailed information about our privacy policies and asked to provide informed consent. This ensures that you are fully aware of how your information will be handled.
  • Limited Access: Your personal information is accessible only to the members of the treatment team directly involved in your care. Information is shared on a need-to-know basis to protect your privacy.
  • Secure Record-Keeping: We maintain secure and confidential records of your treatment. Access to these records is carefully controlled, and all electronic and paper records are safeguarded against unauthorized access.
  • Exceptions to Confidentiality: While your information is generally kept confidential, there are legal and ethical exceptions, such as situations involving imminent harm to yourself or others. In such cases, information may be disclosed as required by law.
  • Collaboration with Consent: If collaboration with other healthcare providers or entities is necessary for your care, we will seek your explicit consent before sharing any information.

Your trust is paramount to the success of your treatment, and we want you to feel confident that your privacy is respected and protected throughout your participation in our IOP. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policies, please feel free to discuss them with a member of our staff.