Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program     (Ages 12-17)


The SABH mission of strengthening individuals and supporting families is critical to the resilience of adolescent community members who are coping with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and the many challenges it uncovered or exacerbated. This new service line will be grounded in the principles of trauma-informed care, cultural humility, whole-person health, and family-driven approaches to treatment. As an overarching framework, the SABH IOP is guided by the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care Framework.

SABH is launching this innovative program in partnership with Parkland Health and Parkland Health Foundation.

What to Expect

  • A youth- and family-focused approach to care
  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Daily group skills training (virtual, in-person)
  • Individual counseling
  • Safety planning
  • Support for parents
  • Coordination with school counselors and mental healthcare teams

IOP Services

Depend on us for quality health care services for your loved ones. Our team of experts specializes in the following:

Evaluations (Psychiatric and Medication)

Medication Management

Skills Training

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) Enrollment

Counseling Services

Case Management

Linkage to Other Levels of Care

Payment Options

  • NTBHA Eligible
  • Medicaid
  • Aetna
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Superior
  • Self Pay


No insurance?  We can help!  Ask us for more details.

If you live in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Navarro, Kaufman or Rockwall counties and have no Medicaid or other insurance, we can assist you with obtaining state funding through North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) to pay for your behavioral health services and medications. 

Please bring a picture ID, proof of residency, proof of income and any insurance you may have.


Click this link to complete the referral form. Be sure to bring a picture ID, proof of residency, proof of income and any insurance you may have, to complete the process.


A clinician will meet with you to complete the registration/intake process.

Psychiatric Evaluation

A prescriber will meet with you to complete an evaluation and diagnostic interview to determine treatment goals and medication needs.

Southern Area Behavioral Healthcare IOP services include (serving ages 12 - 17):

Skills Training

Skills training is provided for both children and their primary caregivers and adults to help improve the ability to live, deal with feelings, cope with problems, and work well with others. Skills training includes targeted interventions to learn how to deal with life challenges.

Recovery and Safety Planning

An individualized recovery and safety plan will be developed in collaboration with the patient that best meets the need.

Psychiatric Evaluations

Initial psychiatric evaluations determine diagnostic and medication needs.

Case Management

Case management services are provided to help individuals handle aspects of their lives that might impact whether they continue with addressing their mental health needs or have successful recovery outcomes. These services provide assessment, planning, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of options and resources to meet an individual's specific needs.

Counseling Services

Counseling is provided to individuals in a safe and nurturing environment. Some of the issues that are commonly addressed in counseling are concerns related to stress, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, guilt, low self-esteem, grief, and issues related to the effects of trauma.

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) Enrollment

SABH can assist patients with no Medicaid and/or other insurance, and those who live in Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Navarro, Rockwall or Kaufman counties, with obtaining behavioral health funding assistance through the NTBHA program.

Medication Management

Medications are prescribed and monitored through ongoing services.