Center for Mood & Anxiety


Center for Mood & Anxiety


Center for Mood & Anxiety



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Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorders DEPRESSION What Is Depression? Depression is a common, but serious…

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OCHPA/Nature & Nurture Facility offers Intensive Outpatient programs (IOPs) for Adolescence & Adults: These Programs…

OCHPA Outpatient Services

Providing psychiatric care to correctional facilities & community mental health clinics.

Our DBT-oriented Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) is for Adults and Adolescents struggling with mental health diagnoses (Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, PTSD, etc.) and /or other comorbid disorders: (Eating Disorders, Substance, alcohol abuse, and other impulse control issues).
IOP is a group program in which group members visit our treatment center between 3-6 days a week for at least 3 hours at a time. Group treatment will be coordinated with the patient’s other mental health providers such as their psychiatrist, individual therapist, nutritionist, etc.
The IOP program meets daily from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm (coming soon). Our primary goal is to help build skills to better manage daily life in a meaningful way. We use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and other evidence-based treatments in our groups. In addition, we offer individual, family, and couples therapy, nutritional consultation, EMDR, and medication management as needed. The duration of our program is approximately 10 weeks and we are in-network with most major insurances including HMO.

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What are the Goals of IOP?

To provide support

Hearing from others with similar issues can help patients know that they are not alone in their struggles, whether it’s depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue.

To teach skills

Groups provide patients with skills to help better manage their emotions and cope with the stressors of everyday life. The topics that are covered in each group can help promote change in productive and meaningful ways. Furthermore, the group setting allows for unique perspectives on different issues, and this feedback can be very valuable as patients work towards change.

To promote social skills

Groups not only help reduce a sense of isolation but also provide an opportunity to practice engaging with people. They also allow for a built-in space to practice some of the new skills that are being taught.

“Tele health for our intensive outpatient program.
Thank you for trusting us to care for you and your loved ones. We are in this together. “

What Can IOP Help With?

  • Improving self-esteem.
  • Improving interpersonal relationships.
  • Achieving behavioral changes in day to day life.
  • Managing emotional distress by learning new skills.
  • Developing a support system and build connections.
  • Improving problem-solving skills.
  • Developing enhanced self-awareness.
  • Recognizing unhealthy behaviors.
  • Practicing asking for and receiving support.


What Happens After IOP?

When you, your treatment team, and your insurance company determine that you have completed the group, you will be referred back to your individual therapist and psychiatrist for ongoing care.

OCHPA will be in contact with your outpatient providers throughout your experience in IOP, and will be coordinating your discharge with them.



How Can I Become a Group Member?

1- Call 949-551-4272 or email a request for information to [email protected]
2- We will respond to your request within 48 hours with information about the intake process.
3 – Meet with one of our clinicians to provide some information about yourself and what brings you to IOP as part of our assessment process. At this time you will also receive some paperwork about our IOP services.
4 – Provide consent for us to speak to and coordinate care with your other mental health providers, such as your psychiatrist, individual therapist, etc.
5 – If you meet criteria for our program, we will coordinate with your insurance to obtain authorization for IOP services.
6 – Attend group!


What People Are Saying

Group topics were helpful and taught me a lot about myself.

Group topics were helpful and taught me a lot about myself.

I really liked CBT. I also liked the worksheet that we had to fill in.

Having a support group was very helpful.

Therapists talks to us like we’re all equal.

The services at OCHPA are top-notch. The doctors and staff here really take pride in your health and wellness. They want to see you succeed and they’re there every step of the way to guide and nurture your happiness. I loved my experience in their group therapy program “Nature & Nurture”, I felt like I benefited well, due to the careful attention and expertise of the the psychologists and the overall excellence of the care I received from everyone at OCHPA! High recommendation if anyone is seeking any help, this is the place to go!

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62 Discovery, Suite #100
Irvine, CA 92618


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S-S: Closed

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