Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in Los Angeles California

If your teenager is struggling with an addiction or a mental health disorder, you may be feeling overwhelmed and hopeless. You might be wondering, where can I send my out of control teenager. Luckily, there are many treatment programs available for teens in California, and our Los Angeles adolescent intensive outpatient program may be right for your child. Intensive outpatient treatment provides intensive therapy and support in a less restrictive setting than residential treatment. This program can help your teen get back on track and learn how to live a healthy and productive life.

About Teen IOP

What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Teens?

Intensive outpatient program for teens is designed to help adolescents dealing with addiction or mental health challenges. Teen IOPs specialize in providing a safe and supportive environment that promotes healthy coping skills, self-awareness, and respect. Adolescent intensive outpatient programs focus on helping teens build a strong foundation of recovery and learn how to manage their emotions, cope with stress, problem solve, and build healthy relationships.

Teen IOP vs Teen PHP

A teen intensive outpatient program (Teen IOP) differs from a teen partial hospitalization program (Teen PHP) in a couple of ways. IOP programs are less restrictive but still provide the same intensive level of care as PHP. Teens can participate in an IOP while still living at home, attending school, and participating in other activities. While teens will still live at home during PHP, they spend the entire day at the treatment center, five days a week. PHP is a better option for teens with serious mental health issues or those who need more structure and supervision. If you feel your family needs the highest level of care, learn about our teen residential treatment program.

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Teen IOP at Key Healthcare

How Our Teen IOP Works

At Key Healthcare, we treat high school-aged adolescents who are 14-17 years old. Treatment takes place nine hours per week for 4-12 weeks, depending on condition severity, in our Los Angeles California teen treatment center. Our comprehensive and structured adolescent intensive outpatient program is tailored to meet the individual needs of each of our patients. We provide adolescent group therapy, individual therapy sessions, family counseling, academic support, and much more.

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Individual and Group Therapy

We use a variety of evidence-based therapies to help teens identify and understand the behaviors that are causing them distress. Through these therapies our teens will learn how to cope with their mental health and dual diagnosis substance abuse in healthier ways.
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Family Participation

We believe that family involvement is essential in teen treatment. We provide family counseling sessions as well as family education programs that help parents and family members understand their teen’s condition and learn how to best support them in recovery.
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Academic Support

We understand the importance of helping our teens stay on track with their academics. Our program provides academic coaching and tutoring to help teens stay focused on their schoolwork and succeed in their studies.
Comfortable and well-equipped teen lounge area at Key Healthcare's Intensive Outpatient Treatment center.

Aftercare Planning

We understand that the transition back to home life can be difficult for teens coming out of treatment. We provide relapse prevention planning and aftercare support to help our teens stay on track with their recovery.
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Key Healthcare Admissions

Our Teen IOP Admission Process

At Key Healthcare, we strive to make the admission process for our teen intensive outpatient program as easy and stress-free as possible. To begin our admissions process, you will need to submit our online form or call us. From there, we will send a pre-assessment survey that will help our clinical director evaluate your child’s behavior, level of functioning and help us understand any underlying mental health conditions.

During this time, our admissions team will also gather your insurance information so we can verify coverage for our adolescent outpatient treatment program. Based on the information gathered during the initial assessment, we will begin to develop an individualized teen treatment plan.

We understand how scary it can be to send your child to an adolescent intensive outpatient program, so we often have parents visit our center to see what it’s like. This provides peace of mind that your child is in good hands. You’ll be able to see our therapy rooms and recreation areas and meet with the Key Healthcare staff. Once you feel comfortable, we will get your child enrolled and on the road to a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Teen IOP Benefits

Benefits of Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs

Adolescent intensive outpatient programs like ours provide teens with the structure they need to begin the recovery process. Teens have access to treatment while still maintaining a sense of normalcy as they continue to attend school, see friends and participate in other extracurricular activities. Other benefits of teen IOP include:
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Teen IOP provides a nurturing, supportive environment that allows teens to feel comfortable discussing their issues and working through them. Teens also will experience a reduced sense of isolation as they'll be surrounded by peers going through the same thing.

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Teen IOP provides comprehensive care by an experienced multidisciplinary treatment team that understands the unique issues related to the adolescent population. Through evidence-based therapies, teens receive comprehensive and individualized treatment.

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As a teen in an intensive outpatient program, we understand the importance of privacy. We provide teens with a safe and secure space to work through their issues without fear of judgment or embarrassment. Confidentiality also helps increase chances of long-term recovery.

Teens receiving comprehensive support through Key Healthcare's outpatient services


Intensive outpatient programs are an affordable option for teens and their families. The cost of IOP is usually lower than inpatient programs as teens return home each night, helping make treatment accessible for more teens in need.

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IOP provides teens with the structure they need to make positive changes in their life. With a consistent schedule of groups and therapeutic activities, teens learn how to stay focused on their recovery and the tools that will help them in the long run.

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Through evidence-based therapy, teens in IOP will learn valuable coping skills that they can use in everyday life. Some of the skills your teenager will learn include anger management, stress reduction and problem-solving.

Teen Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Teen IOP in Los Angeles California

At Key Healthcare we provide comprehensive intensive outpatient treatment for teens in the greater Los Angeles area. Our experienced and compassionate team is dedicated to helping teens learn how to manage their mental health, and dual diagnosis substance abuse, to lead healthier lives. If you are interested in learning more about our adolescent intensive outpatient program, please contact us today. We are ready to help your teen succeed and achieve their goals.
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Insurances We Accept

Up to 100% of the Costs Covered by Insurance

Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.

Meet the Team

We believe that the effectiveness of the treatment program relies heavily on the bond between the teen and their therapist, rather than solely on the clinical modalities and various therapeutic techniques employed. That is why our staff members are relatable, resourceful and fearless when it comes to finding creative solutions for each client.

Leadership Team

Dr. David Jacobson, PsyD, LCSW

David Jacobson (Dr. David), PsyD, LCSW, proudly possesses a rich 14-year history as a Clinical Director and researcher, focusing on Adolescent Mental Health and Substance Use at Key Healthcare.

Dr. Gregory Barnett, MD

Dr. Gregory Barnett, MD, is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, in his role as the Medical Director at Key Healthcare, Dr. Barnett is dedicated to providing unparalleled clinical and psychiatric care.

Vinsent Franke, CADC-II, MBA

Vincent Franke leverages 15 years of operational expertise to uphold Key Healthcare’s commitment to delivering top-tier care and expert-level treatment to all clients.

Michelle Smith

In her role as VP of Clinical Partnerships, Michelle is dedicated to advancing the mission of Key Healthcare by forging strategic alliances with clinical partners committed to delivering exceptional care to adolescents and their families.

Ryan Blivas

Ryan Blivas is a behavioral healthcare entrepreneur and teen mental health advocate who is passionate about finding solutions to combat the teen mental health crisis in America.

Evan Powell

Evan Powell is one of the co-founders of Key Healthcare in Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by his own treatment journey, he and Ryan set out to change the narrative for clients, and help them find a brighter path.

Clinical & Medical Team

Chanelle Catuogno,  ACSW

Chanelle specializes in trauma therapy, trained in ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) and brings years of experience from private practice to her role at Key Healthcare.

Rocky Trombetti, MA, AMFT

Rocky serves as a family and group therapist within the adolescent treatment programs at Key Healthcare, specializing in supporting teens through their journey to recovery.

Amanda Ebersberger, AMFT

Amanda Ebersberger, AMFT, APCC, is a clinical therapist from Southern California with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.

James Wilcox, MA, AMFT

James Wilcox is a dedicated family and group therapist within the Teen Treatment Programs at Key Healthcare, providing specialized support to adolescents as they navigate their path to recovery.

Jordan Werner, AMFT

Jordan possess particular expertise in treating borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship challenges, and trauma-related experiences.

Matt Cox, CADAC -I

Matt is an experienced operations expert with a vast knowledge of both Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.

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Matt Metcalf is a DBT Program Director at Key Healthcare. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with adolescents and their families for over 15 years.

Phillip Codd

With years of experience in all levels of the care continuum, Phil leverages his knowledge and experience of Quality Assurance and Compliance to ensure operational excellence at Key Healthcare’s Outpatient Facility.


Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program FAQs

Get answers to frequently asked questions about our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program.

How does Key Healthcare’s IOP for teens in Los Angeles differ from other treatment options like teen therapy?
Unlike individual therapy, which focuses on one-on-one sessions between a teen and a therapist, Adolescent IOP fosters interaction through group therapy sessions where adolescents can connect with peers facing similar challenges. Key Healthcare’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is known for our comprehensive approach, incorporating educational support, family therapy, and a wide range of therapeutic techniques to address various aspects of a teen's life. Our Los Angeles-based Teen IOP (Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program) has an incredibly dedicated team that combines compassionate care with an evidence-based clinical approach to effectively address a range of teen mental health issues, adolescent substance abuse challenges, family dynamics, and other common teenage concerns. When your teenager joins Key Healthcare's Teen IOP, they will benefit from regular therapy sessions led by our clinical staff, individually tailored programs designed specifically for your teenager's unique issues. Family therapy is a fundamental component of our program. We also provide academic assistance and cultivate an inviting and 'cool' environment in which teenagers feel comfortable. This environment includes a music studio that your teen can use as part of their therapy, along with several other program benefits.
What benefits Does an Adolescent IOP program in Los Angeles Offer For My Teen's Mental Health?
Enrolling your teen in Key Healthcare's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in Los Angeles offers numerous benefits for their mental health. These programs provide personalized therapy sessions tailored to your teen's mental health issues, ensuring they receive targeted support. Family therapy is often incorporated, fostering healthier family dynamics and a strong support system during your teen's recovery journey. There are many Adolescent IOP Programs, but our program is often selected because, since 2015, we've had a high track record of helping teens and families create long-term success. We rely on evidence-based clinical approaches to address various mental health challenges, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes. Your teen can maintain their academic progress with the help of on-site educational support, preventing disruptions to their education. The 'cool' and supportive atmosphere we provide at Key Healthcare distinguishes us from other Los Angeles Teen IOP programs. We have amenities like a music studio that aims to make therapy engaging and enjoyable for teenagers, further enhancing their progress.
What Types of Mental Health Issues Can be Addressed in an Adolescent IOP program?
Our Los Angeles California Adolescent IOP program clinical staff members are equipped to address most mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, suicidal ideation, lack of confidence, school refusal, trauma, PTSD, family issues, and other emotional and behavioral challenges commonly faced by teenagers. Our Clinical staff uses evidence-based teen therapy modalities individually for each client.
How Can Key Healthcare’s Adolescent IOP benefit my teen?
Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program has been helping families since 2015 and is widely known as one of the best programs in Los Angeles and across the USA. Our structured, evidence-based dual-diagnosis treatment and teen therapy programs are designed to help teenagers who struggle with a number of different challenges. Our clinical staff cares and loves what they do. Your teen will receive intensive therapy and academic support if needed while continuing to live at home. We will help your teen discover the root of substance abuse or mental health issues while providing family therapy in a friendly and cool environment. Your teen will participate in group therapy sessions, individual teen therapy sessions, and family therapy.
Are the Treatment Methods in Adolescent Outpatient Programs Different from Those Used in Family Therapy?
Yes, the treatment methods in our Adolescent outpatient programs can differ from traditional family therapy. Adolescent outpatient programs often employ a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, psychiatric assessments, and educational support. On the other hand, family therapy focuses on improving family relationships and dynamics through specialized therapeutic techniques designed for families.
What Is the Typical Duration of an Adolescent IOP Program, and Can It Be Adjusted Based on My Teen's Progress?
The typical duration of our Adolescent IOP program in Los Angeles can vary depending on your teenager's specific needs and progress. These programs are designed to be flexible, and the duration may range from 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the severity of your teenager's condition. The program is structured to provide nine hours of treatment per week, allowing your teenager to continue attending school, participating in extracurricular activities, and living at home. This flexibility ensures that your teen receives the necessary intensive therapy and support while maintaining a sense of normalcy in their daily life. The program's duration can be adjusted based on your teen's progress and clinical recommendations to ensure the most effective treatment outcomes.
Are There Specific Age Groups or Grade Levels That the Adolescent IOP Program Caters To?
The Adolescent IOP program at Key Healthcare in Los Angeles is tailored to high school-aged adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17. This program is designed to meet the needs of teenagers within this age range, providing them with comprehensive and structured intensive outpatient treatment. The program addresses the unique issues related to the adolescent population, ensuring that it caters to high school-aged teenagers' developmental and emotional needs
How Does the Adolescent IOP Program Handle Privacy and Confidentiality for My Teenager?
The Key Healthcare's Adolescent IOP program strongly emphasizes privacy and confidentiality for your teenager. We understand the importance of creating a safe and secure space for adolescents to work through their challenges without fear of judgment or embarrassment. Our program adheres to strict privacy and confidentiality protocols in line with industry standards, HIPAA, and legal requirements.
All interactions and information shared within the program are kept strictly confidential. Any information your teenager shares with our clinical staff, including their therapist and counselors, is treated with the utmost confidentiality. We prioritize creating an environment where your teenager can feel comfortable discussing their issues openly and honestly.
Confidentiality is a fundamental ethical principle and a critical element in building trust between our clinical team and your teenager. Ensuring your teenager feels safe and supported throughout their treatment journey is essential. If you have specific questions or concerns about privacy and confidentiality, our team can provide further information and address any inquiries.
Can My Teenager Continue Attending Their Regular School While Participating in Teen Outpatient Treatment?
Yes, your teenager can usually attend their regular school while participating in Teen Outpatient Treatment like our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Key Healthcare in Los Angeles. Teens from various cities, including Santa Monica, Culver City, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills, Century City, Malibu, Mar Vista, Marina del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Playa del Rey, West Hollywood, and more, have successfully enrolled in our program, even though LA traffic is not easy, it's worth the drive! Teen IOP programs offer intensive therapy and support in a flexible setting that accommodates school schedules and extracurricular activities. Sessions are typically held during non-school hours, such as evenings or weekends, to minimize disruptions to your teenager's education. This approach supports your teenager's recovery journey while allowing them to maintain their daily routines.
How Does the Adolescent IOP Program Involve Parents or Guardians in the Treatment Process?
The Adolescent IOP Program at Key Healthcare in Los Angeles actively engages parents or guardians in the treatment process through Teen Family Therapy, acknowledging the pivotal role of family support in adolescent IOP programs. This specialized therapy is designed to uncover and resolve underlying family issues, foster improved communication and relationships among family members, and facilitate a collective approach to addressing the teenager's challenges. Through regular therapy sessions, families have a dedicated platform to express their emotions, explore potential solutions, and foster greater mutual understanding. By involving parents and guardians, our program strives to cultivate a nurturing and supportive environment where families collaborate effectively to bolster their teenager's recovery and overall well-being.
Can My Teenager Still Receive Medications They Were Prescribed While in the Adolescent IOP Program?
Yes, Medication management is often an important component of any teen IOP program, and our clinical staff will monitor and administer medications as needed to support the teenager's mental health and well-being. During the intake and assessment process, discussing your teenager's prescribed medications with the program's team is crucial to ensure that the necessary accommodations and support are provided.
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