Online IOP for College Students and Emerging Adults in MA in Network with Carelon


Austen Riggs Center Online IOP Now In-Network with Carelon Behavioral Health

March 14, 2024
The Austen Riggs Center Online IOP for College Students and Emerging Adults in Massachusetts is now in-network with Carelon Behavioral Health. This significantly lowers out-of-pocket expenses for Carelon plan members and increases access to a uniquely comprehensive Intensive Outpatient Program that goes beyond mere crisis stabilization to promote lasting recovery.
Riggs’ Online IOP, launched in 2021, is exclusively for emerging adults (age 18 - 30) located in Massachusetts whose struggles interfere with meeting the academic, work, social, and emotional challenges of young adulthood. Drawing from over 100 years of experience gained from our internationally renowned residential treatment program, the Online IOP uses a psychodynamic team approach in which clinicians collaborate to better understand each patient’s emotional experience, relationship patterns, strengths, and conflicting desires.
Riggs’ Online IOP is designed with a flexible schedule to meet the demands of young adult life, and includes the following:
  • 3 hours of groups, 2-3 days per week*
  • Individual psychotherapy with doctoral-level therapists, 2 times per week
  • Medication management and consultation
  • Family therapy
  • Partnership with other mental health providers (including school counseling centers and outpatient clinicians)
Access the sample schedule to get a comprehensive view of a typical week of treatment in the IOP.
Boston-based Carelon Behavioral Health, formerly known as Beacon Health Options, offers behavioral healthcare management to Fortune 500 companies, national and regional health plans, and federal, state, and local governments, serving approximately 45 million people in the United States.
If you are an individual or referrer interested in learning more about the Online IOP and/or details about Carelon coverage, please contact IOP Program Coordinator Jessi Nolet, at 833.921.5700 or via our online form.
*Groups focus on building a community of mutual support, discovering resilience by learning about oneself through relationships, and acquiring coping skills.