Danbury Hospital Intensive Outpatient Behavioral Health Programs

For individuals who need a deeper level of care, but are well enough to live at home, Danbury Hospital, part of Nuvance Health®, offers intensive outpatient programs. Options include support groups, symptom management, relapse prevention and therapy to meet your needs.

Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program

The Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (BHIOP) is geared for individuals with more serious mental health conditions. Recovery is the primary focus for those needing more than outpatient treatment. Those who are coming back into the community from a psychiatric hospitalization and referred from an outpatient provider to avoid hospitalization are welcome. The BHIOP offers treatment to develop coping methods that help prevent relapse and improve the ability to cope with stress.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Phone: (203) 791-5165

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Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program

The Dual Diagnosis IOP focuses on assisting individuals with maintaining or gaining sobriety, abstinence and stabilization of mental health conditions. Patients are encouraged to attend the program to support their recovery. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is utilized to address triggers and stressors thereby preventing relapse and mood instability and a motivational approach is used to support individuals in attaining their goals. 

Monday, Wednesday,  Friday:  9 am - 12 pm
Phone: (203) 791-5160
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Child and Adolescent Treatment Services

CCATS is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that helps adolescents and their families with managing:

  • Depression, anger and anxiety
  • Family and school issues
  • Secondary substance use issues
  • Self-injurious behaviors and thoughts of suicide
  • Social/friendship issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Medication evaluation/management while attending CCATS
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  1 - 4 pm
Phone: (203) 791-5110
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Day Intensive Outpatient Program

The Day Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) runs Monday - Friday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. In this program, you will receive two daily skill sessions, one open therapy session and one medication consultation each week, geared to your individual needs. Case management and referral services are provided to patients in our care. The modality of treatment in this program is dialectical behavior therapy skills training where the ultimate goal is to build a life worth living.  Contact us: (203) 791-5179

There are four DBT modules and one is reviewed each week.  These modules are:
  • DBT Mindfulness Skills
    You will learn to utilize specific mindfulness skills to live life on life’s terms. There are two core mindfulness skills: what I need to do to be mindful and how I do it?  DBT mindfulness teaches you to live a life of participation, non-judgmentally and effectively whiles using your wise mind in your daily life.
  • DBT Emotion Regulation Skills
    You will learn to utilize coping skills which enhance your ability to regulate your emotions. Imagine processing emotions in a regulated manner without judgment or criticism.  Imagine managing anger, sadness, fear, guilt, shame and resentment. Imagine quieting your body and mind. DBT emotion regulation skills will teach you skills to help you accomplish this.
  • DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
    You will learn to communicate effectively, asking others for what you need in relationships. Whether it is with an acquaintance, a friend or a family member, effective communication is at the core of DBT interpersonal effectiveness skills.
  • DBT Distress Tolerance Skills 

    You will learn to manage distress, live life on life’s terms, and radically accept distressing situations. Imagine living life with the ability to manage difficult situations. Imagine tolerating distress without acting in a self-destructive manner. DBT distress tolerance skills will teach you how to manage distressing situations.

    The ultimate goal of DBT treatment is to Build a Life Worth Living. You will learn skills in this DBT program which will help you to begin this journey. Contact us: (203) 791-5186

Partial Hospital Program

The Partial Hospital Program has been offered since 1978 and is run in conjunction with the Day IOP. Whether you are admitted to Day IOP or PHP level of care, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is the treatment modality used. If admitted to PHP, you will receive two skill training sessions, one open-ended session and one individual session each day. This program is geared toward the treatment of individuals with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders.

Monday - Friday:  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Phone: (203) 791-5179

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