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Remote Access Intensive Outpatient Program for Emerging Adults in Massachusetts or New York

Providing mental health services to emerging adults (18 - 30) who are facing the challenges of young adulthood and/or college life.

Becoming an adult presents both opportunities and challenges. To help you meet those challenges, the Austen Riggs Center has created an online Intensive Outpatient Program that serves emerging adults (age 18 - 30) who are located in Massachusetts or New York and whose struggles interfere with meeting the academic, work, social, and emotional challenges of young adulthood. We use a psychodynamic team approach, which aims to better understand your emotional experience, relationship patterns, and conflicting desires. This approach can help you become more self-aware, confident in your abilities, and capable of harnessing emotions and relationships in the service of growth and lasting change.

Designed with a flexible schedule to meet the demands of young adult life, the Riggs IOP offers:

  • 3 hours of groups, 2-4 days/week*
  • Individual psychotherapy with doctoral-level therapists
  • Medication management and consultation
  • Family therapy 
  • Partnership with other mental health resources (including school counseling centers)
*Groups focus on building a community of mutual support, discovering resilience by learning about oneself through relationships, and acquiring coping skills.
Sample Schedule
We understand how hectic your academic schedule can be. To meet your needs, we've created a range of time and date options to choose from.
Day 1 Monday
2-3 p.m. Resilience Through Relationships Process Group
3-4 p.m. Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation
4-5 p.m. Coping: Skills Within Stories
Day 2 Tuesday
Psychopharmacology (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Family Therapy (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Individual Psychotherapy (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Day 3 Wednesday
2-3 p.m. Resilience Through Relationships Process Group
3-4 p.m. Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation
4-5 p.m. Coping: Skills Within Stories
Day 4 Thursday
2-3 p.m. Resilience Through Relationships Process Group
3-4 p.m. Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation
4-5 p.m. Coping: Skills Within Stories
Day 5 Friday
Psychopharmacology (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Family Therapy (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)
Individual Psychotherapy (scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.)

Who is Eligible?

  • You must be 18-30 years old.
  • You must be physically located in Massachusetts or New York while receiving IOP services.
  • The IOP is not for crisis stabilization or if you have an active substance use disorder. It may be appropriate if you’re struggling to remain in school or stepping down from higher levels of care and need services beyond individual outpatient treatment.
  • All services are via remote access (Zoom) to facilitate your ability to participate from campus or home.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“I’ve gotten a lot better. I didn’t skip any classes this semester. I’m much more motivated.”
“I don’t have suicidal ideation like I did before. It’s been way better. I feel like myself now.”
“I really liked that it was all remote. It was easy for me to juggle everything. There were times I had to run from class to go remote--if it was in person, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.”
“I had previously done different types of therapy, DBT, CBT but I had never done psychodynamic therapy. Getting to the root of problems was really important. It helped me feel validation in my struggles.”
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Start the Admission Process

To learn more about the Austen Riggs Center Remote Access Intensive Outpatient Program for College Students or to begin the admission process, please contact our admissions team