College Student Intensive Outpatient for Young Adults

Are you struggling to stay focused on your studies because you’re experiencing anxiety or depression?

College Student Intensive Outpatient Program for Young Adults is designed to meet the specific needs of college students, age 18 to 26 years old, who are struggling to function in the academic environment due to mood related issues, such as depression and anxiety. The program’s theoretical framework draws on aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The supportive environment empowers young adults to learn how to gain control of their mental health and strive to achieve their personal goals in school.

College Student Intensive Outpatient Program allows you to continue with your studies while receiving treatment to manage your mental health. The Hall @ Center House offers an inviting, casual space for interaction, quiet time and group activities. It’s a place for you to regain balance and get your life back on track in the company young adults with similar goals, working with our specialty team.

The program runs simultaneously and intermingled with our Connect and True Self IOPs. Programs operate Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm (arrival at 1:30 pm on the first day for an evaluation before the program begins). 

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Contact Information:

Please Note: We're currently offering on-site care with proper safety precautions or virtual programming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young Adult Programs
The Hall at Center House
Butler Hospital | Center House, Third Floor
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, RI 02906

Admissions and Evaluations
P: 1 (844) 401-0111

About the Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would someone come to the program?
This program is designed for young adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety or mood disorder symptoms, and who are experiencing functional impairment affecting their ability to thrive in their studies. The program format is created to specifically accommodate those who wish to continue with their course work while learning the necessary skills to manage emotional struggles.
How does the program work?
You’ll be assigned to a compassionate, multidisciplinary team that consists of a therapist, an occupational therapy assistant, and a psychiatrist, who collaborate for the duration of the program to ensure you are fully benefiting from treatment. The college student program runs Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. for four weeks. The treatment team will work with you to determine how often each week and for how many weeks you’ll participate.
What will I be doing in the program?
On your first day at The Hall at Center House, you will discuss with the therapist what brings you to College Student Intensive Outpatient Program so we may begin working on your treatment plan immediately. A combination of group and individual therapy will provide the opportunity for education, skill development and support. You will participate in group therapy daily and have a private therapy session once every two weeks. You will meet with the psychiatrist within the first week of admission and as needed throughout the program period. If you do not have a personal therapist or psychiatrist already, your therapist will assist in referring you to providers who will continue to work with you after you transition from the program.
How do I register for the program?
Referrals from a health care provider, school counselor or parent are optional to enter College Track. Self-referrals are common and welcome. Services are covered by most health insurance plans, and we are happy to assist you with reviewing your coverage options. To start the process, contact our Behavioral Health Services Call Center at 1 (844) 401-0111.
What should I bring with me?

On your first day please bring: 

  • Picture identification 
  • Insurance card 
  • List of current medications 
  • Emergency contact information
Other helpful tips

Parking is free. Follow signs to Parking Lot C, which is near the Partial Hospital Program entrance. Once you enter the building, follow signs to the Blumer Building Partial Hospital registration area.

RIPTA public bus service is available to Butler Hospital campus with drops off and picks up near the Sawyer Building. For a bus schedule, visit Taxi services may also be directed to this location. Once on campus, ask drivers to follow signs to Parking Lot A. They may turn into the circular drive in front of Sawyer Building.

There are power outlets available in The Hall for recharging cell phones or tablets, however, electronic devices are only allowed during breaks.

Patients are welcome to bring food and snacks to program. During program hours Butler’s cafeteria and café to are closed. If there are limitations because of food allergies, groups will be notified by staff.

Butler Hospital is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted, including e-cigarettes, in the buildings or on the grounds. If you smoke or use tobacco products, discuss this during your initial meeting as we do offer medications that may aid in smoking/tobacco cessation.