True Self Intensive Outpatient Program for Young Adults

For LGBTQIA+ Young Adults

True Self Intensive Outpatient Program for Young Adults is designed to meet the specific psychological needs of individuals 18 to 26 years old in the LGBTQIA+ communities.

The program’s theoretical framework draws on aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our aim is to provide a safe and supportive environment where people can seek treatment without fear of discrimination. The Hall at 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 of young adults with similar goals.

The program runs simultaneously with our College and Connect IOPs with some groups carved out exclusively for True Self IOP patients and operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week.

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Contact Information:

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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?
The program serves young adults who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning, and who seek to address their mental health concerns in an affirming and supportive environment. The program will explore diverse challenges that occur for many young people, as well as a focus on issues such as family acceptance, limited social support, stigma, and self-acceptance that occur for some in the LGBTQIA+ communities.
How does the program work?
Your clinical team includes a therapist, occupational therapy assistant and a physician, who will collaborate with you to ensure you are fully benefiting from the program. True Self Intensive Outpatient Program runs Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 to 6:15 p.m. for about four weeks. The treatment team will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is focused on your specific health needs and goals, and determine how often each week and for how may weeks you’ll participate. As your treatment progresses your schedule may change.
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 the True Self 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 program therapist will assist in referring you to the needed providers who will continue to work with you after you transition from True Self program.
How do I register for the program?
Referrals from a health care provider, school counselor or parent are optional to enter the True Self 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 reserved for the Partial Hospital Program. Look for the entrance by the gazebo; there is a sign posted. 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 For taxi services, direct drivers either to the Sawyer entrance by following campus directional signs to Parking Lot A. You may also request pick up and drop off at the Partial Hospital entrance by following campus signs to Parking Lot C.

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

Because Butler’s cafeteria and café are closed during program hours, patients are welcome to bring in snacks and drinks. Once joining the program, you will be made aware of any food allergies in the program that might limit what you can bring in for a snack.

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 and the treatment team may be able to make recommendations on smoking/tobacco cessation aids.