Providing patients with the best fit for their needs, goals and circumstances is our priority. Intensive Outpatient treatment accommodates those who are ready to step down from Inpatient or PHP, but it can also be a great starting point for those needing a lower level of care. We are committed to giving you expert evidence-based care and a treatment plan that’s tailored to your unique needs.


During intensive outpatient treatment, clients will live in the community and participate in treatment at our Scottsdale office.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): Clients will spend 3 to 5 days a week in group and individual counseling. Psychiatric evaluation and medication management is included. Depending on the client’s treatment plan, they may attend:

9am -12pm – Monday through Friday, three to five days per week
1pm – 4pm – Monday through Friday, three to five days per week

Standard Outpatient (OP): The client participates in individual and/or group counseling for 4 to 6 hours a week. This type of treatment program enables people to receive the care they need while they work and meet their day-to-day responsibilities.

How long does outpatient treatment last?

Because our treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution, there’s no straight answer to this question—some might spend 90 days in IOP while others might progress in treatment more rapidly. The average length of time in our IOP program is 8 -12 weeks.

What happens when I enter outpatient treatment at Scottsdale Providence?

First, you’ll receive a comprehensive exam from our medical director, who will give you a physical and wellness assessment, including evaluation for medication. Then, you will complete an assessment with a licensed therapist to gain insight into your mental health history and presenting concerns. Lastly, you will receive an in-depth psychiatric evaluation to identify any additional underlying issues.
Using these assessments, our multidisciplinary treatment team will coordinate to build your individual treatment plan and select which groups are most appropriate for you based on your clinical needs.

What kind of counseling will I receive?

The core curriculum of Scottsdale Providence Recovery Center is interactive journaling. Interactive Journaling is an innovative experiential modality that puts the client at the center of their change process. This evidence-based methodology is described by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as a “goal-directed, client-centered model that aims to reduce substance abuse and substance-related behaviors … through a process of written self-reflection.”

Clients will receive individual therapy and participate in group counseling. Scottsdale Providence has a variety of groups that focus on:

  • Substance abuse
  • Self management and mental health
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Gender-specific process groups
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Worth & body image
  • Coping skills
  • Trauma
  • Occupational therapy
  • Sex and love
  • Codependency and relationships
  • Family
  • Independent living skills
  • Yoga and acupuncture

Reach out today – get on the path to recovery

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues, we can help. Contact us today to learn how outpatient services at Scottsdale Providence Recovery Center can get you on the path to a healthy, joy-filled life. Recovery is possible, and we are committed to helping you get there.
Free Family Support Group: Will be made available on the last Saturday of each month. This group will be open to all family members of current clients as well as past alumni who are still actively involved within the SPRC community. Contact Emily Hansen for more information at emily@scottsdaleprovidence.com.


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