Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP)

"I felt comfortable in the group,
feeling that I could talk about
anything and not be judged."

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP)


AIOP is a structured group therapy program designed for adolescents, ages 13 through 17, who exhibit psychiatric symptoms and significant impairment in day-to-day educational, social and interpersonal functioning. The program is medically supervised and can be an appropriate alternative to inpatient treatment, or can provide a transition from inpatient care to outpatient care.

Family participation is strongly encouraged in this highly structured, intensive outpatient program. The adolescent’s family and referring therapist are encouraged to participate in the treatment and discharge planning process.

The program meets 3 days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Program Features and Family Services:

  • Multidisciplinary team approach comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and patient coordinators
  • Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
  • Medication management
  • Individualized treatment plans addressing therapeutic needs
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Multi-family group meetings
  • Parent coaching support group
  • Individual and family therapy (as needed)
  • Transportation to the program is provided

For More Information

For more information and a sample schedule for the AIOP, please consult the Program’s most frequently asked questions. This information can provide a greater understanding of a patient’s experience in the program. Or you can contact either of the program coordinators:  Tim Wright, MS, LMHC, at 518-584-3600, ext. 3342.

To Make a Referral to Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Either of the program coordinators can assist you with a referral. They can be reached Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call 518-584-3600 and dial ext. 3342 for Tim Wright, MS, LMHC.

During the referral process, please be prepared to provide a patient treatment history, insurance information and date that you would like your child to start with AIOP.  Following the phone referral, our staff will make every effort to schedule the face-to-face evaluation as soon as possible.

Download Admission Forms Prior to Your First Visit

In order to expedite the process for you when you arrive at our facility, we are providing you with the AIOP Admission Forms so you may download, print and fill them out ahead of time.

Comments from AIOP Patients and Their Families

"I learned that people are feeling the same way I do sometimes, and face the same problems I do, and things get better."

“We didn’t know where to turn. Thank you for being there for us and other families. Everyone on the staff is super!”

“ The program is structured and well organized, kids have a chance to express themselves without ramifications. Kids are being taught good coping skills. They hear about each other’s issues and don’t get singled out. Kids gain mutual understanding and acceptance. AIOP is a good program to build a child’s self-esteem through group activities.”

“ I appreciated the setting and knowing I had others like me. Also art therapy and music group.”

“The groups were fun and some really made me think.”

“Cool people and good therapists.”

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448