For young adults and adults in recovery from mental health and addiction conditions, our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides:

  • Flexibility to balance treatment with other commitments
  • Comprehensive care tailored to individual needs, 
  • Benefits of peer support. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health condition, consider the benefits of our IOP as a treatment option.

IOP is an effective treatment option for individuals who require more support than traditional outpatient services, yet don’t require the round-the-clock care of a hospital or residential treatment program. 

IOP is a less restrictive and more flexible approach to mental health recovery. This makes it an attractive option for young adults and adults seeking treatment. 

Why Choose Outpatient Programming?

  1. Schedule Flexibility – Day and Evening Options Available

IOP offers patients the flexibility to attend treatment sessions while still maintaining their daily routine. Patients can continue working, attending school, and fulfilling family responsibilities while receiving treatment. 

This flexibility is vital for young adults and for those adults who need to balance their recovery with other commitments in their lives.

  1. Comprehensive Care

IOP provides a holistic approach to addiction and mental health treatment. Patients receive therapy, medication management, and other services that address their specific needs. 

Our treatment team collaborates with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan that includes evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, and Mindfulness-based therapy.

  1. Peer Support

IOP provides a supportive environment that fosters connections with others who are experiencing similar struggles. 

Group therapy sessions allow patients to share their experiences and learn from others, which can reduce feelings of isolation and increase motivation to continue with treatment.

  1. Highly Effective Treatment Option

IOP treatment can be a highly effective treatment option for young adults and adults in recovery from mental health conditions. 

IOP provides the flexibility to balance treatment with other commitments, comprehensive care tailored to individual needs, and the benefits of peer support. 

Evening Schedule


6:00pm – 7:30pm Process Group

7:30pm – 9:00pm Recovery Group


6pm – 7:30pm Process Group

7:30pm – 9pm Psychoeducation group (such as DBT or CPT skills)


7:30pm – 9pm Family Group Night


6pm – 7:30pm Process Group

7:30pm – 9pm Mindfulness & Movement Group

Day Treatment Schedule


9:00 am – 10:30 am Process Group

10:45 am – 12:15 pm SMART Goals

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Breathwork/Mindfulness


6pm – 7:30pm Process Group

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Yoga


9:00 am – 10:30 am Process Group

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Life Skills in Action

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm ART Therapy


9:00 am – 10:30 am Process Group

10:45 am – 12:15 pm OCD & Anxiety

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Healthy Nutrition


9:00 am – 10:30 am Weekly Summary CMs

10:45 am – 12:15 pm DBT Skills

1:30 pm – 4 pm Experiential Rec Therapy

Corner Canyon's IOP Program

Corner Canyon Health Centers offers a comprehensive IOP, which provides clients with highly individualized treatment through one-on-one sessions with a primary therapist and group therapy sessions 3-5 times per week. 

IOP emphasizes community re-engagement, with many clients pursuing employment, volunteering, or attending local colleges.

Our treatment methods include the following evidence-based approaches:

  • Attachment Therapy
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Recreational and Experiential Therapy.

Differences Between PHP & IOP

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) are both structured mental health treatment programs, but there are some important differences between the two:

Level of Care

  • PHP is a higher level of care than IOP, as it requires more intensive treatment and monitoring. 
  • PHP typically involves more hours of treatment per day, and patients may spend up to six hours per day in therapy, five days per week.
  • IOP typically involves three to five hours of therapy per day, three to five days per week.


Structured Environment

  • PHP usually takes place in a structured and controlled environment, such as a hospital or treatment center, where patients receive 24-hour supervision and support.
  • IOP, on the other hand, takes place in a less restrictive setting, such as an outpatient clinic, where patients are able to live at home and attend treatment during the day or evening.


Medical Monitoring 

  • PHP provides more intensive medical monitoring than IOP, including regular check-ins with a medical doctor, nurse, or psychiatrist. 
  • In PHP patients may receive more frequent medication adjustments or changes as needed. 
  • In IOP patients typically see a therapist on a regular basis for medication management.

Intensity of Therapy

  • PHP typically involves more intensive therapy sessions, including individual therapy, group therapy, and other types of psychotherapy. 
  • IOP also involves therapy, but it may be less intensive and may include fewer individual sessions.


Length of Program 

  • PHP is typically a shorter-term program, lasting between three to four weeks
  • IOP programs can vary in length and can range from several weeks to several months, depending on the patient’s needs.


Both PHP and IOP are effective treatment options for individuals struggling with mental health issues. The main differences are in:

  • The level of care
  • Structured environment
  • Medical monitoring
  • Intensity of therapy
  • Length of program.

Working with Corner Canyon staff,  together we’ll  determine which type of program would be the most appropriate for your specific needs.

Ready to make a change?

Liz Lund, MPA

Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
When Liz is not busy working she love being outdoors, eating ice cream, taking naps, and spending time with her precious baby girl and sweet husband.