Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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We offer the Philadelphia region’s only LGBTQ-focused Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance use. Our IOP provides an affirming, safe and respectful treatment opportunity promoting growth and self-discovery.

Our IOP distinguishes itself from other treatment programs because it creates a holistic, comprehensive, affordable, and most importantly: safe treatment experience exclusively for LGBTQ people. 
We recognize a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for everyone. First and foremost, our approach is person-centered and affirming, recognizing that everyone’s path to recovery is different.

Acknowledging the mind-body connection, our specially trained staff utilizes principles of mindfulness and trauma-informed care to provide a meaningful recovery experience. In addition, program participants will have the support of a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)—a peer who has lived experience as an LGBTQ individual in recovery.

Typically, our IOP requires a treatment commitment of three hours per day for three days per week.

We provide an integrated, holistic approach which includes the following services:

  • multi-faceted group therapy    
  • aftercare planning
  • individual therapy    
  • mindfulness and movement therapies
  • psychiatric services    
  • peer-based support     
  • art therapy
  • family therapy    
  • relapse prevention    
  • referrals to other Mazzoni Center supportive services

Why Mazzoni Center?

Our 20 years of experience outpatient behavioral health care to LGBTQ adults, adolescents, couples and families, has given us a deep understanding of the specific needs of our community. This understanding led us to create an IOP that focuses on the struggles unique to LGBTQ individuals.

Get Started

Complete our online intake form to get started on the road to recovery.   Once you complete the intake form, our intake specialist will schedule an appointment for orientation and to discuss your goals and whether the IOP is right for you. Once you start the program, our team will work with you to create an individualized plan outlining your goals and structured schedule. 

Complete intake form

You may also call our Intake Specialist at 215-563-0652 x 248 for more information,  or to help guide you in your search for recovery treatment and schedule a time to begin the process of entering our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).


We accept most major insurance plans, as well as Medicaid, and some Medicare plans. it is important to understand that all plans vary in coverage. As part of the intake process, we will determine your coverage and cost for IOP. If you are uninsured, We can help determine if you are eligible for special funding, such as Ryan White, to help cover costs. We offer a sliding scale to those who are uninsured and/or not eligible for other coverage.