IOP Groups

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Our groups use an impactful care model that prioritizes connection, community, and collective healing

IOP Group Overview

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Find your group connection

Group sessions are a critical component of our treatment model in addition to individual and family therapy. We match clients with peers their age who are facing similar mental health challenges and come from similar backgrounds. These group sessions are designed to meet you where you are, no matter who you are.

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Strength in numbers

Peer groups empower clients to connect with others who have shared similar experiences, cultivating empathy, support, and a strong sense of community. By healing alongside peers facing similar challenges, our clients build social ties, foster accountability, and share a commitment to healing.

A path for everyone

Our providers specialize in evidence-based, trauma-informed practices and utilize a range of therapeutic modalities to create a treatment plan with your mental health needs and goals in mind.

Start your healing journey

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From your first call with our Admissions Team, we focus on identifying the root causes of your mental health struggles. Our Clinical Team then works with you and your family to create a personalized, virtual treatment plan to help you process challenges, identify solutions, and grow together.

Charlie Health specializes in treating high acuity mental health conditions with hyper-personalized, comprehensive care. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is specifically designed to meet the needs of young people with serious mental health challenges who need extra support.

If you’re discharging from inpatient treatment but need more than once-weekly therapy, our virtual IOP could be a helpful intermediate step. Alternatively, if traditional once-weekly therapy isn’t meeting your needs, our personalized IOP offers additional support to help you thrive.

Support groups

Family support groups provide a space for caregivers, family members, and partners of clients in treatment to connect and receive support. Family participation in treatment is a leading indicator of positive client outcomes — your loved one can’t do it without you. Support groups at Charlie Health include:

Siblings Suport Group

Creative Coping Strategies

Mindfulness Tools for Parents

BIPOC Support Group

Self-Care Support Group

LGBTQIA+ Family Support Group

The core mental health conditions we support


Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, phobias

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Major depression, melancholic depression, atypical depression, seasonal affective disorder, persistent depressive disorder

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Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative identity disorder, dissociative amnesia, psychosis, depersonalization-derealization disorder

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Gender Identity & Dysphoria

Gender identity issues, gender dysphoria

Learn more about gender identity & dysphoria

Mood Disorders

Disruptive mood disorder, bipolar I, bipolar II, dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia

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ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, learning difficulties, developmental issues

Learn more about neurodivergence

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

Co-occurring anxiety disorders, co-occurring depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Learn more about obsessive-compulsive disorder

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Perinatal or postpartum mood disorder, perinatal or postpartum anxiety disorder, perinatal or postpartum psychosis, perinatal or postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Learn more about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Personality Disorders

Avoidant personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, impulsive personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, and histrionic personality disorder

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Self-harm, self-injury, suicidal ideation, suicide survival

Learn more about self-harm

Substance Use & Mental Health

Alcohol, cannabis, prescription drugs, stimulants, cocaine, opioids, inhalants, hallucinogens, tobacco

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute, chronic, and complex trauma, relational trauma, sexual trauma, adjustment disorder

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FAQs for IOP Groups

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How can groups be as effective as individual therapy?

Facilitated groups can be as effective as individual therapy for many individuals, and in some cases, even more effective. Here are some reasons why groups can be just as effective as individual therapy:

  • Social support
  • Shared learning
  • Increased accountability
  • Diverse perspectives

Can I be in individual therapy and groups at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to participate in both individual and group counseling at the same time. In fact, some individuals may find that a combination of both types of therapy is most effective for their needs.

Do you have to speak in group therapy?

Speaking is encouraged and helpful in group therapy, but it is not required. You have the right to speak when you feel ready to do so and to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable. Ultimately, speaking in group therapy can help you make the most of the supportive and non-judgemental environment, but it’s normal to feel hesitant to share at first or to have moments when you prefer to listen and observe rather than actively participate.

How do groups work?

Facilitated groups typically involve a small group of individuals who meet regularly with one or more trained therapists to work on shared personal issues. Here are some common ways that groups work:

  • Setting goals
  • Sharing experiences
  • Building connections
  • Learning new skills
  • Processing feedback
  • Evaluation and closure

What are groups used for?

Facilitated groups can be used for a variety of mental health issues and personal growth goals:

  • Gain social support
  • Learn coping skills
  • Foster personal growth
  • Improve interpersonal relationships
  • Address specific issues

Groups can be used to address specific mental health issues such as trauma, grief, or addiction. The group may be focused on a specific issue or theme, and the therapist may use specific techniques or interventions to address the issue.

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