Outpatient Program Overview

Whether this is your first step towards sobriety, or you need some extra support maintaining your recovery, our Outpatient Services provides you with the individualized treatment you need to overcome your addiction and achieve your long-term goals. Meeting you where you are in your recovery, we offer two options for care: Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Outpatient Program (OP). Both combine group therapy and one-on-one counseling sessions as well as a variety of wellness offerings and support services. 

To ensure that quality addiction treatment is always within reach, regardless of where you are, all of our Outpatient Services are available via telehealth. To learn more about our Telehealth Services, visit our FAQ page.

Options for Care:

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 

Tailored to those in the early stages of recovery, this seven-week, 24 session intensive program focuses on managing withdrawal symptoms, recognizing triggers, and gaining a better understanding of addiction. During group therapy, you gain fresh perspectives and learn from others’ experiences as you tackle common obstacles faced in early recovery. Through the individual therapy component of the program, you work closely with a licensed clinician to address your unique recovery issues.

During  IOP, you will participate in group therapy sessions that will address the following topics:

  • Addiction as a Disease
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • The Healing Process
  • Creating a Support Network
  • Mindfulness
  • Awareness and Coping Skills
  • Cross Addiction
  • Managing Cravings
  • Building a Relapse Prevention Plan
  • Repairing Trust
  • Positive Communication
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries
  • Life Management

Outpatient Program (OP)

Designed to build on fundamental recovery skills, this ten-week program focuses on repairing the damage caused by addiction, rebuilding trust, developing healthy relationships, and establishing a sober network. Group therapy plays an important role in treatment. As part of our OP programming, you have the opportunity to choose from and participate in the following clinical groups. All groups meet once a week, for 10 weeks.

  • Recovery Maintenance

Reinforces your recovery by helping you better understand your triggers, develop coping skills, and practice relapse prevention.

This group utilizes Motivational Interviewing (MI),Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).

  • Women in Recovery

Focuses on how addiction impacts women by addressing issues such as self-esteem, honesty and authenticity, body image, balancing self-care and coping skills, anger and resentment, communication, and overcoming stigma.

This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Co-Occurring Disorders

Explores the connection between mental health and addiction while helping you tackle fear and anxiety, sadness and depression, anger, guilt and shame, emotional reasoning, self-blame, and catastrophizing.

This group utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

  • Remembrance and Mourning

Provides a better understanding of the different stages of grief, enabling you to accept the reality of your loss, work through the pain, learn how to live without your loved one, remain connected, and embark on a new life.

This group implements Narrative Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and Grief Therapy Model: Worden’s Four Tasks of Grieving. 

  • Integrative Healing  

Emphasizes the importance of the mind-body connection through a range of educational wellness practices, allowing you to create deeper bonds with yourself and others.

This group implements Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Outpatient Services Offerings

Both IOP and OP programming includes comprehensive clinical counseling, evidence-based wellness therapies, and a range of supplementary services. 


Substance abuse counseling and education are essential to help you better understand and overcome your alcoholism or drug addiction. Through a wide array of clinical therapies and services, you will uncover the root of your addiction, better understand your behavior, as well as learn positive stress-coping and relapse-prevention skills that will empower you to lead a substance-free life.

Male rehab patient in a meeting with drug addiction counselor at Mountainside

Individual Counseling

One-on-one sessions with a clinician to help you process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to gain a clearer understanding of your inner-self and develop and strive towards personalized treatment goals.

Group therapy addressing substance abuse

Group Counseling

Daily clinician-facilitated therapy session that enables you to openly express yourself and explore issues among others who understand what you are going through.

Group of recovering alcoholics and addicts in treatment

Recovery Education

Curriculum designed to explain how alcoholism or drug addiction has impacted your life and what to be mindful of in the recovery process.

Medical & Psychiatric Services

Our wide-range of medical and psychiatric services help evaluate how drug addiction and alcoholism has affected your physical and mental health. Through a series of evaluations, medical exams, and continuous monitoring we better understand how addiction has impacted you and are able to determine the best course of action to address your specific recovery needs.

Psychiatrist performing psychiatric evaluation as part of a patient’s addiction treatment

Psychiatric Evaluation

Session to determine your mental health needs, including checking for the presence of co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression.

Addiction medication as part of a patient’s drug addiction treatment.

Medication Management

Review of all medications to help manage health issues while avoiding drug interactions or complications that hinder recovery.

Doctor administering a urine analysis to check for the presence of drugs and alcohol.

Toxicology Screenings

Breathalyzer tests and urine analysis to check for the presence of drugs or alcohol in your body, and help you stay accountable in recovery.

Family Wellness

Family therapy helps you and your family address how addiction has impacted your lives, allowing you and your family to begin a parallel healing process. Through Mountainside’s Family Wellness services, you and your loved ones work on building trust, improving communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care to foster healthy family dynamics that strengthen recovery.

Outpatient Services

Individual Family Counseling

One-on-one session to help you understand and analyze your current family dynamics, discusses the negative impact that damaged relationships can have on your progress, and explore the best ways to repair them.

Family Consultations

Family Counseling

Joint family therapy session to open the lines of communication between you and your loved ones, allowing you and your family to devise a plan together for a healthier relationship moving forward.

Outpatient Services Team

Licensed and credentialed clinicians with extensive experience in the field of substance-abuse treatment guide you through recovery and into a life full of possibility.

Meet Our Outpatient Team

Mountainside Outpatient Services is available in four locations: Canaan, CTWilton, CT, Chappaqua, NY, and Huntington, NY

In all centers, we offer flexible treatment scheduling with morning and evening appointments.