Aspire Behavioral Health – Bakersfield

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Thank you for your interest in Aspire Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), where “Hope Starts Now”.

Program Overview

Our unique Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide short-term stabilization of psychiatric symptoms, while allowing participants to live an independent lifestyle.

Our goal is to get you back to living the life you desire, as soon as possible.

Aspire Behavioral Health IOP is designed for individuals who are experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties, but do not require (or no longer require) the intense level of psychiatric care provided in an inpatient or partial hospitalization program.

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The majority of the therapeutic work is accomplished in small group sessions. These group sessions are held 3 days per week, for 3 hours each day. Group work has been shown by many bodies of research to be amazingly affective in the healing and recovery process and just as effective as individual therapy. This is due to the many healing attributes present and working together all at the same time. Group sessions are also complimented with scheduled individual sessions with one of the programs highly trained Behavioral Health Clinicians.

Aspire Behavioral Health also believes strongly in a holistic approach to clinical therapy and incorporates a variety of evidence-based modalities to keep the sessions engaging, inspirational, and ultimately, transformational.

Do you have questions about Aspire Behavioral Health? View our FAQ or contact us anytime.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Program Schedule

Two schedule options are available for Adults:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8:30–11:30 am
6:00-9:00 pm

Two schedule options are available for Adolescents (12-17):
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
3:30-6:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
5:30-8:30 pm

Sample Treatment Schedule


Check In, Coffee/Tea


Goals and Reflection Group


Skills Group


Transition Break/Snack


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group


Interpersonal Group


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Program Admission & Guidelines


  • People who are suffering from depression, anxiety, or self-defeating behaviors that are getting in the way of completing necessary life functions such as work duties or school assignments.
  • People who need to transition back to life at home after a period of inpatient treatment
  • People who are recovering from an episode of psychiatric illness

The IOP is not appropriate for:

  • People who have memory loss or dementia
  • People who have a primary substance abuse problem
  • People in need of inpatient hospitalization
  • People experiencing active psychosis
  • People who demonstrate aggressive or violent behaviors

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Our Location

Aspire Behavioral Health
2535 16th Street
Suite 205
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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