Registration for Remote Access IOP Fall Program Now Open

Remote Access Intensive Outpatient Program for College Students in Massachusetts

Providing mental health services to students (18+) facing the challenges of college life.

College presents both opportunities and challenges as you become an adult in the world. To help you meet those challenges, the Austen Riggs Center has created an online Intensive Outpatient Program that delivers psychodynamic treatment to students (age 18+) who are located in Massachusetts and whose struggles interfere with meeting the academic, social, and emotional challenges of higher education. Admissions are rolling, including for the summer program.

Join us for a Virtual Open House on October 21 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Designed with a flexible schedule to meet the demands of academic life, the Riggs 3-day-a-week IOP offers:

  • 3 hours of groups daily*
  • Individual psychotherapy with doctoral-level therapists
  • Medication management and consultation
  • Family and campus liaison
  • Partnership with your school’s mental health resources
*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 and Campus Liason (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 and Campus Liason (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 years or older.
  • You must be physically located in Massachusetts and enrolled in a college or university 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 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.”
View our Remote Access IOP flyer or download it below:

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