BHIOP is an eight week group therapy program that focuses on improving daily coping skills, establishing safety, and enhancing individual self-respect. BHIOP is designed for individuals who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, but do not require (or no longer require) the intense level of psychiatric care provided in an inpatient or partial hospitalization program. Our BHIOP is a highly effective treatment for depression, bi-polar disorder and anxiety disorders.

BHIOP meets three times per week for eight weeks.

Two schedule options are available:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – Noon
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

We promote healing and personal growth by practicing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques such as mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. DBT research shows proven success with patients who are motivated to change and improve their quality of life.

BHIOP patients receive case management support which includes coordination with outpatient providers, insurance utilization review and discharge planning. Family meetings are available upon request and resources for family support and education are also provided.

Patients who complete the BHIOP program are invited to attend a free monthly aftercare group on our campus to promote lasting recovery. There are also several free support groups offered at West Pines throughout the week.

How Healing Begins - FOR AN INITIAL SCREENING CALL 303-467-4080 OPt 9#

The Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program serves adults, 18 and older, who are working to manage the symptoms of a diagnosed emotional or behavioral disorder and will benefit from frequent and structured therapeutic support. Patients should not be in crisis, or pose a risk to themselves or others. In the event patients experience a decline in their condition while participating in the program, a transition to our PHS or inpatient program may be considered.

Patients with dementia, organic brain injury or visual/auditory hallucinations are not appropriate for BHIOP. We also do not accept patients who have sexual addictions, or current criminal charges for violence.

Each patient will receive an initial evaluation to determine their appropriateness for the program. Referrals can be made by individuals seeking treatment, physicians, therapists, or other health care professionals. To schedule an evaluation, call 303-467-4080 and select option 9#. Appointments are typically available within 2-3 days of the referral.


We believe in collaborative, patient-centered treatment so we welcome participation from family and friends as the patient allows. Therapists and case managers are also available for family meetings upon request. We recognize mental health affects more than just the patient and we are here to support everyone involved.  For more support, please call Answerline to enroll in our DBT Friends and Family class which meets every Tuesday Night from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the group room of the Administration Building. Only $100 for any number of family members and friends.

This 8-session course is for those who are close to someone with mental health issues that is learning or practicing DBT skills. Each class provides friends, family members or partners of these individuals with the skills to better cope and support their loved one. There is also a support group format so we can directly address your situation.

Participants will learn:

• Effective communication skills

• Improved family dynamics

• New problem solving techniques

• How to offer effective and empathetic support

• A deeper understanding of mental health diagnoses