Shore Behavioral Health’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a group-based therapy conducted at UM Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. It meets Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 pm. The program is structured to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health for those who require a higher level of care than typical outpatient therapy offers.

Participants in the Intensive Outpatient Program receive education and assistance on a variety of topics, including:

  • Understanding mental illness
  • Developing healthy coping mechanisms
  • Working through depression
  • Handling anxiety and reducing stress
  • Dealing with grief and loss
  • Establishing appropriate boundaries
  • Repairing self-esteem
  • Appreciating the mind/body connection
  • Acquiring a healthier lifestyle, including more restful sleep habits
  • Improving communication patterns
  • Managing anger
  • Addressing addictions
  • Learning about medications and dealing with side effects
  • Facing change with courage and enhancing the quality of life

For more information about the Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program, or to make a referral, please call 410-228-5511, ext. 2147.