Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Programs are currently offered via Telehealth 

Our Intensive Outpatient programs are designed to serve those clients who may benefit from more frequent treatment sessions. These programs are available for those who are seeking intensive outpatient treatment for trauma related disorders, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. Treatment is individualized based upon each client’s personal needs and goals. We offer both an Adult and Adolescent program, please see below for more information.

Our Adult IOP program is currently held virtually on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm.

Our Adolescent IOP program is currently held virtually on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 3:30-6:30pm.

If you are interested in enrolling in our Intensive Outpatient Program, please send your New Client Referral Form to If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your referral within a week of sending it, please contact us at 207-805-0181.

Topics that will be addressed during session include:

  • Skills & Resources
  • Relationship With Self & Relationships With Others
  • Body Wellness & Creative Expression

What makes IOP unique:

  • The program is held virtually, making this an accessible treatment plan that can be completed from any location.
  • Clients may be followed by their own Primary Care Physician, Psychiatrist, and Nutritionist in the community. When necessary or requested, Art of Awareness will provide referrals to specialized medical providers.
  • The IOP staff collaborates with the client’s multi-disciplinary team of providers.

As clients progress in treatment, there are options to step down into a lower level of care, with a focus on relapse prevention and wellness maintenance.

Participants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the IOP Program:

  • The participant’s motivation to recover is at least moderate.
  • The participant must be seen by a doctor for medical clearance 72 hours prior to admission.
  • The participant is medically stable.
  • The participant may be required to be seen by a Psychiatrist by the 3rd day of admission.
  • The participant’s symptoms are causing impairment in social, occupational or family functioning and require intensive and structured intervention.
  • The participant demonstrates no feasible suicidal intent or plan.
  • The participant’s current weight is over 80% of ideal body weight, or more than 18 BMI, with no need for IVs or a feeding tube.
  • The participant must have normal lab tests or abnormalities that do not require active medical intervention.
  • The participant has adequate cognitive abilities to assume responsibility for behavioral change and is capable of developing skills to cope with their symptoms.
  • The participant is experiencing continued difficulty despite attempted treatment at lower levels of care.
  • Treatment for clients who are in need of a higher level of care and support.

Please find additional information about becoming a new client here!