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Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) in Maryland

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Nearly half of Maryland teens with depression did not receive any mental health treatment in the last year

We’re changing that.

What is IOP?

Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) is a level of behavioral healthcare that is typically more structured and intensive than traditional weekly therapy.

The goal of IOP is to provide individuals with the support and treatment they need to manage their mental health issues and achieve lasting recovery, while still allowing them to maintain their daily routines and responsibilities.

Curated groups

By bringing young people with similar mental health challenges together, we’re able to create group environments where clients can learn how to build connections and foster long-term healing.

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Individual therapy

One-on-one connections are critical to the IOP model, which is why each client’s unique treatment plan includes a primary therapist for weekly individual sessions.

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Family therapy

The #1 predictor of success in IOP is family involvement. Our virtual intensive outpatient program’s family therapy component teaches communication and coping skills to create a more supportive home environment both during and after treatment.

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  • In crisis
  • Who would benefit from more than once-weekly therapy
  • Who are stepping down from an inpatient hospitalization or residential treatment program
  • Who have recently discharged from a psychiatric ER visit

The core mental health conditions we treat

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Your Providers

Meet a few of our Charlie Health therapists serving Maryland

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Sam Adams, NPC, LPC

Clinical Director

Kathleen Douglass, LCPC

Primary Therapist

Carmen Paulson, LCPC

Senior Primary Therapist

89%

of clients reported improvements in self-harm

95%

of clients reported improvements in symptoms associated with depression

92%

of clients reported improvements in symptoms associated with anxiety

74%

reduction in suicidal ideation

Life-saving mental health treatment when you need it most

Young people in crisis are struggling to find the mental health treatment they need. At Charlie Health, we’re creating serious, effective, and accessible solutions.

Our treatment programs, including our virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), combine personalized care with peer connection to foster long-term healing.

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Flexible Scheduling

Morning, afternoon, and evening options on Mon-Sat

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Exceptional Outcomes

Measured care to optimize the treatment experience

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In their words

What our clients say

Teen

“I loved my therapist and group facilitators.”

Mental health can be really dangerous when you are so deep-rooted in fear. Having this consistent support and reminders of my own worth has been so beneficial. I made beautiful art and made some of my closest friends in Charlie Health. I loved my therapist and group facilitators. They all knew how to listen and see things from another perspective. I am very grateful for that open-mindedness and overall safe place to feel my feelings.

Mental health can be really dangerous when you are so deep-rooted in fear. Having this consistent support and reminders of my own worth has been so beneficial. I made beautiful art and made some of my closest friends in Charlie Health. I loved my therapist and group facilitators. They all knew how to listen and see things from another perspective. I am very grateful for that open-mindedness and overall safe place to feel my feelings.

—Emerson T.

Young Adult

“I am still alive because of Charlie Health.”

I didn’t realize how bad I was struggling with my mental health until I joined the Charlie Health program and realized how similar yet distinct my story was to others. Mental Health feels like something that drags you down a lot of the time but with the people from Charlie Health and the support from group therapy, I learned how to better communicate and realized how much I was holding inside and that is how I knew I had found the right place. I can honestly say that although I am not completely done with my mental health journey, I am still alive because of Charlie Health and feel like life is a lot more worth living.

I didn’t realize how bad I was struggling with my mental health until I joined the Charlie Health program and realized how similar yet distinct my story was to others. Mental Health feels like something that drags you down a lot of the time but with the people from Charlie Health and the support from group therapy, I learned how to better communicate and realized how much I was holding inside and that is how I knew I had found the right place. I can honestly say that although I am not completely done with my mental health journey, I am still alive because of Charlie Health and feel like life is a lot more worth living.

—Sarah L.

Young Adult

“I wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place.”

Charlie Health has changed my view on groups and their benefits to the healing/self discovery journey. I feel that I have learned so much from not only sharing my story but listening to others’ and providing feedback that I needed myself. I am leaving Charlie Health thinking and feeling more clear, balanced, and confident than when I came in and I’m so excited to continue down this path. Thank you Charlie Health and all who were a part of my journey. I wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without you!

Charlie Health has changed my view on groups and their benefits to the healing/self discovery journey. I feel that I have learned so much from not only sharing my story but listening to others’ and providing feedback that I needed myself. I am leaving Charlie Health thinking and feeling more clear, balanced, and confident than when I came in and I’m so excited to continue down this path. Thank you Charlie Health and all who were a part of my journey. I wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without you!

—Kiana P

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