Early Psychosis Intensive Outpatient Program

UC San Diego Health's early psychosis program treatment program offers the Intensive Outpatient Program, which is suited for young adults who may benefit from greater support and treatment than a regular outpatient mental health setting may offer.

Our goal is to help you get back on track and reach goals through developmentally attuned group therapy, skills building, psychoeducation, support and empowerment building. It is intended for people ages 12 to 30 within two years of their first psychotic episode.

More about the intensive outpatient program:

  • Meets three times per week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Throughout the day you will attend therapy groups aimed toward building and enhancing your coping skills, problem solving strategies and general well-being.
  • Opportunities to address specific issues and learn effective coping strategies will be provided during individual therapy sessions, and/or family therapy sessions.
  • You will meet regularly with a psychiatrist for medication management.
  • Lunch will be provided, or your therapy group will go to the cafeteria, giving you a chance to work on healthy eating habits and socializing skills.
  • Family members participate in treatment by attending at least one of our multi-family therapy groups on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
  •  A recommended parent support group meets every other Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

​Appointments & Referrals

Clinic Location

Hillcrest

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Billing and Insurance

We accept cash payments as well as some insurance carriers. ​

For a list of accepted insurance companies or questions about insurance coverage, contact Yolando Pearson, at 619-543-7745 or ypearson@ucsd.edu.

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