Intensive Outpatient Program

A Higher Level of Care For Youth

Care Designed With Youth In Mind

When your teen requires more help than a weekly therapy appointment can accomplish, Josselyn’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides a higher level of care within a group setting, with the goal of avoiding hospital-based inpatient programs.

Our diverse team of group therapists, family therapists, and psychiatrists/advanced practice nurses (APNs) provide comprehensive care, as well as a continuum of step-down services as teens progress within the program.

What To Expect

A brand new IOP space for youth

  • Josselyn’s IOP is open to youth ages 12 to 18, enrolled in sixth grade through high school.
  • Participants will work together in groups to learn evidenced-based skills needed to cope with mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, and self-injurious behaviors
  • The program includes a weekly family therapy session to ensure support and parental involvement
  • Teens will also receive care from an IOP psychiatrist on a weekly basis
  • The IOP is located in its own unique building, away from other clinical services, and is designed with teens in mind
  • Josselyn’s IOP clients meet in one of two cohorts either morning (9 am – 12 pm) or afternoon (1 – 4 pm) at 1135 Skokie Boulevard, Northbrook, IL to receive care

What To Know

Customized to your teen’s and your family’s individualized needs, your IOP plan will be developed in partnership with other Josselyn and community resources to provide the highest level of coordinated care.

  • The IOP team will coordinate care with each teen’s current outpatient providers, including their outpatient psychiatrist and therapist
  • Coordination with outpatient providers is essential in your teen’s care in order to chart progress and develop an effective discharge plan upon completion of the IOP
  • If your teen does not have current outpatient providers, we will work closely with your family to provide referrals to connect your teen to ongoing care upon their discharge from the IOP
  • This can include individual and family therapy referrals, psychiatric referrals, and group therapy referrals based upon the individualized needs of your teen and family

Meet The IOP Team

Shannon Garrison, MSEd, NCC, LCPC
Director, Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor
  • Over 22 years of clinical experience and 20 years of experience in community mental health
  • Utilizes trauma informed, person-centered, and strength-based approaches to develop strong therapeutic relationships to engage individuals and families in the therapeutic process.
  • Believes that the therapeutic relationship is key in helping adolescents, young adults, and families create a safe space in which they can explore and navigate current stressors/challenges to improve overall independent and family functioning.
  • Call to contact the IOP Team: 847-441-5600

Email the IOP Team

Bailey Katz,

IOP Clinical Supervisor

Dani Herrera Dent, Ed.S.

IOP Therapist

Javier Martinez, LPC

IOP Family Therapist

Jocelyn Fontalvo

IOP Intake Specialist, Case Manager

Marco Camacho

IOP Case Manager

Mary Jones

IOP Group Therapist

Paula Baker, LPC

IOP Group Therapist

Rachel Alfonso, LSW

IOP Community Outreach Coordinator

Comprehensive Care Tailored To Your Teen’s Needs

Josselyn’s IOP can help provide a higher level of care. Begin the conversation today.

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