Intensive Outpatient Program

The Center for Success and Independence offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents ages 12 to 17 struggling with emotional distress, behavioral problems, substance use, and other addictive disorders. The IOP uses evidence-based practices including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cannabis Youth Treatment Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for TeensSeries, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, and Motivational Enhancement.

Insurance and Medicaid are accepted and Texas Department of State Health Services funding is available, subject to eligibility requirements. Prior to participating in IOP, all clients must participate in an initial assessment. For more information or to schedule an assessment, please call (713) 426-4545.

The Intensive Outpatient Program at The Center for Success and Independence requires 9 hours of therapy per week, with an initial 12-week commitment. Services include 7 hours of group therapy sessions, which are held on Mondays from 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm. In addition to groups, clients will also receive 1 hour of family therapy and 1 hour of individual therapy on a weekly basis, scheduled according to client and therapist availability. All services are provided by licensed therapists.

Therapy in the Intensive Outpatient Program at The Center for Success and Independence will focus on:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group – Monday (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) 

Our DBT groups are divided by gender and include a combination of skill learning and process. Skill modules include Core Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Research has shown that DBT skills are effective for reducing high-risk behaviors by helping clients understand how emotions work and introducing new methods of coping with emotional distress that do not result in harm to self or damage relationships.

Addictive Behaviors Group – Tuesday (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm) 

A combination of CYT, ACRA, DBT and psychodynamic processing concepts are used to address issues around problem behaviors, including chemical dependency, self-injury, high risk behaviors, and aggression. Clients will learn how to better understand their behaviors, intervene with positive behavioral replacements, and enhance self-esteem through resiliency, goal-setting and achievement.

Multifamily Group – Wednesday (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Multifamily group is attended by clients and their family members. Group time includes psychoeducation on family systems, mental health and substance abuse issues. In addition, communication skills are taught and practiced within the group, and there are opportunities to process issues brought by families.

Teen Support Group – Wednesday (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

This group is led by the clients, with help and guidance provided by therapists and staff members. Clients are expected to lead the group on a specific topic and give support through personal experiences. Teen Support provides an excellent opportunity for clients to identify relevant issues, take ownership of their treatment, and practice giving and receiving support in a more independent fashion.

Parent Support Group – Wednesday (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)

While the clients are in their own group, Parent Support provides an opportunity for parents with teens in our residential and intensive outpatient programs to share experiences and strategies that work. Half an hour is devoted to DBT education, and the rest of the time is facilitated by parents who have been on this journey before.

For more information or to schedule an assessment for the TCSI Intensive Outpatient Program, please call (713) 426-4545.


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Better than her dreams

Before The Center, I was a kid lost in a cold and dangerous world, with no hope, no direction -- only dreams of becoming something important. Now I’m a young lady whose reality is finally better than her dreams.

~ 16 year old girl at time of treatment

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