Virtual IOP

We’re committed to providing your family with the most accessible online therapy to help your adolescent, teen, or young adult throughout their healing journey. That's why we offer a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP), providing you with premium mental health support.  


Please note: Embark's virtual intensive outpatient program is insurance reimbursable.

What Is a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program at Embark?

Our insurance-reimbursed virtual intensive outpatient program connects you to select state-of-the-art outpatient clinics through our secure patient portal. This is a convenient way for your adolescent, teen, young adult, and family to receive our high-quality care when attending in person is not an option or a virtual setting is preferred. Our online IOP provides individual and group therapy for your son or daughter as well as family therapy sessions to help meet your family’s needs.

Teen in virtual IOP greets therapist..
Teen in virtual IOP greets therapist.
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What Are the Benefits of a Virtual IOP?

Teen in flexible virtual IOP program to help with depression.


A virtual IOP gives your adolescent, teen, or young adult the flexibility to connect with a therapist from home to overcome behavioral health challenges like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and substance abuse.

Virtual IOP therapist in online program at Embark Behavioral Health.

Industry-Leading Therapists

Embark’s industry-leading therapists offer virtual IOP treatment to adolescents, teens, and young adults in select locations.

Adolescent and parent celebrate mental health progress in Virtual Counseling.

Measurable Results

We provide measurable information that shows you how far your child has progressed in our virtual intensive outpatient program. 

The CASA Developmental Framework

The CASA Framework

Embark’s virtual IOP is guided by CASA, a unique developmental framework used to create therapeutic relationships that help adolescents, teens, and young adults struggling with issues like borderline personality disorder (BPD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and OCD. CASA stands for commitment, acceptance, security, and attunement (also known as empathy in action).

Mother and teen daughter conveniently sign in for virtual iop session.


Our secure patient portal lets your family easily access premium therapy from wherever you need us. 

Teen in flexible online counseling program to help OCD


We aim to meet you where you’re at and that may be in a location that doesn’t have viable in-person treatment options. We can also serve as an option for those who prefer to be at home or are waiting to get into an in-person program. We’re here to help you navigate getting the quality care you need. 

Adolescent in virtual IOP reminded to join online session for ADHD.


Our patient portal will send you reminders, so you and your child never miss a session. In addition, the convenience of accessing therapy from wherever you are has been shown to increase attendance rates, which in turn helps drive better outcomes.  

Parent and Adolescent sign up for virtual IOP program at Embark Behavioral Health for ADHD.

Simple Sign-Up Process

To sign up for virtual IOP, click the Get Started button. An Embark team member will be ready to assist you. 

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What Are IOPs and PHPs, and What Should You Expect?

Therapeutic day treatment programs, also known as partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide healing mental health treatment that can help your adolescent, teen, or young adult overcome difficult behavioral health challenges. Here’s what you need to know about these outpatient therapy options and how they fit into Embark Behavioral Health’s continuum of care, offered across the United States.

What Our Virtual IOP Treats

Types of Therapy at Our Virtual IOP

Virtual IOP Services

Group Therapy

Family Therapy

Individual Therapy


Medication Management

Experiential Activities

Experiential Activities in Our Virtual IOP

Virtual IOP Treatment Locations

At this time, Embark offers insurance-reimbursed virtual IOPs to residents in: 

  • Georgia.  
  • Maryland.
  • Colorado.
  • Texas.
  • Virginia.
  • Arizona.
  • California.

More locations coming soon!

Map of Virtual IOP Services in USA

Nationwide Virtual Counseling and In-Person Outpatient Treatment 

If you live outside of Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, Arizona, or California, we offer virtual counseling that features individual or family therapy as well as virtual parent coaching across the United States, as well as in-person outpatient therapy at clinics across the country.

How a Virtual IOP Works

Virtual IOP therapist talks to teen with trauma.

During online IOP treatment, your adolescent, teen, or young adult will spend three hours per day, four days per week in a variety of interactive group therapy sessions. They’ll also have weekly individual sessions and online family therapy with you once every other week.

We’ll make the experience as engaging as possible, with your child receiving supplies for experiential activities at the beginning of the 12-week curriculum. At the end of the program, we’ll work closely with you on discharge planning and next steps.

Virtual IOP Enrollment

You’ll connect with an intake clinician and coordinator to get familiar with the program and complete your intake paperwork.

  1. Your child will take a mental health assessment and psychiatric evaluation.
  2. You’ll log into the patient portal to access program information and see the IOP schedule.
  3.  A therapist will reach out to discuss a treatment plan and goals for your child. 
Therapist greets teen who iis enrolling in virtual IOP program at Embark Behavioral Health.

Virtual IOP FAQ 

Our virtual intensive outpatient program services include prescribing and managing medications your adolescent, teen, or young adult needs during their healing journey.  

Our virtual intensive outpatient programs for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues are insurance reimbursed

Our virtual IOP can be very effective for:

  • Adolescents, teens, and young adults who would benefit from a virtual IOP in the convenience of their home.  
  • Adolescents, teens, and young adults who are stepping down from a higher level of care, such as an inpatient hospitalization, or up from a lower level of care, such as weekly individual therapy.  
  • Families who feel they could benefit from online family therapy.   

A virtual IOP can be a great option for adolescents, teens, young adults, or families who can benefit from the flexibility and accessibility of virtual treatment while staying at home and maintaining their daily schedule. For those who need more in-depth 24-hour care, residential treatment, wilderness therapy, transitional living, or an inpatient hospitalization may provide a more appropriate level of care.   

Virtual experiential therapy is a form of activity-based therapy that brings awareness to your child’s experiences, feelings, inner thoughts, interactions, and needs. Examples of these interactive activities include:

  • Painting and creative arts.   
  • Sculpting.   
  • Yoga and mindfulness.  
  • Music therapy.   

During online family therapy sessions in a virtual IOP, your family will gain insights on how to communicate effectively and address conflict. You’ll also receive tools and resources that can help your family through its healing journey.  

Your child will receive a psychiatric evaluation as part of their IOP enrollment process. In addition, during the online IOP program, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications to help treat your adolescent, teen, or young adult. They can also adjust dosages if needed. As your child steps down from IOP, we’ll ensure you have the continued psychiatry and medication management support needed.

At one of our online group therapy sessions within our virtual IOP, your adolescent, teen, or young adult will meet with peers to address mental health challenges, with the guidance of a therapist. Core skills taught in our online therapy sessions include mindfulness, emotion management, and distress tolerance. These skills will help your child change negative thinking patterns and promote positive behavioral changes. 


Virtual counseling can be completed anywhere across the country and provides individual and family therapy options for adolescents, teens, and young adults as well as parent coaching. Our virtual IOP, available in Georgia, Maryland, Colorado, and Texas at this time, provides group, individual, and family therapy as well as online psychiatry and medication management services for adolescents, teens, and young adults who need extensive care. Clients must reside in those states to sign up for our virtual IOP. 


Interested In Our Virtual IOP? Get In Touch !

The best way to figure out if our online IOP program will help your adolescent, teen, young adult, or family overcome issues like substance abuse, anxiety, and depression is to talk with one of our mental health professionals. They’ll consider all symptoms and your family’s treatment history and then recommend the best next steps for your situation.

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