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Behavioral Health and Addiction Recovery

Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive outpatient treatment for mental health issues

Our Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program meets Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM noon. 

The Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program at Methodist Richardson Medical Center is designed to intensively treat mental health issues, while the patient maintains regular activities such as work or family responsibilities. The program focuses on cognitive therapy, self esteem development, stress management, and responsibility for recovery.

Early intervention may prevent an inpatient admission and subsequent lost time from work.

Patients attend sessions three times a week

  • Tuesday and Thursday sessions specific to patient skills training and group therapy
  • Family group sessions on Fridays for family education and skills training
  • Participants are also expected to attend local mental health support groups once a week while in the program
  • Patients are often on an antidepressant or other types of psychotropic medication, and most visit their psychiatrists while in the program.

Upon completion, the patient is encouraged to continue with an outpatient psychiatrist and/or individual therapist and support groups.

Please contact our HelpLine for an assessment at 469-204-6920 or the program coordinator directly at 469-204-6931 for program specific questions.


Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Richardson Medical Center medical staff, including those physicians and psychiatrists practicing in the mental health and addication recovery fields, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Richardson Medical Center or Methodist Health System.

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