Teen Intensive Outpatient Programs (ARMOR)

The ARMOR Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens provides focused, time-limited, group-based treatment for a variety of mental health issues. (ARMOR stands for Assertive Relationships, Mindful Openness, and Regulation.)


Our program is designed for teens seeking clinically proven and effective skills and resources to more successfully manage their depression, anxiety, trauma, or other serious mental health conditions.



Teens in our ARMOR IOP will learn emotion- and behavior-regulation strategies, skills to build and strengthen relationships, and techniques for the management of psychologically distressing situations. Our program integrates evidence-based counseling techniques with a Christian perspective to support clients both emotionally and spiritually.


ARMOR is appropriate for adolescents 14-17 struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, or borderline personality disorder, and other mental wellness challenges affecting their everyday life. Intensive outpatient programming benefits an individual who may be looking for a lower level of care if stepping down from partial hospitalization or inpatient, or for an adolescent who has regressed or plateaued in the traditional outpatient counseling setting.


  • Three-hour group sessions, typically held four days per week. Average group size is 5-6 members.
  • Please call 800.438.1772 for current information about program days and times.
  • Multiple counselors share their expertise during group sessions to provide counseling and education.
  • A variety of treatment methods are used, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Evidence-based counseling techniques are integrated with a Christian perspective to support clients both emotionally and spiritually.
  • Case management services are provided, including discharge planning.
  • Psychiatry services are available for those who would benefit from medication management.
  • A 24-hour crisis line is available.


We recognize that the ARMOR program is a large investment of time for the client and may mean lost time in school. However, for many of the clients we serve, their mental health diagnoses are affecting their lives to the point where their functioning and performance at school is suffering. We understand that many parents worry about whether their child will be able to catch up when they return to school full time. We encourage school counselors, who support admission to the ARMOR program, to work with parents to ease these worries and create a plan for how their child will attend the ARMOR program without it having a negative effect on their long-term grades. We are also happy to work with school staff to create this plan as needed. We strongly believe that investing time in the ARMOR program will help each client grow and learn new skills that will help them be more effective in every aspect of their lives, including school.


  • For more information on the Intensive Outpatient Program or to schedule a diagnostic assessment, contact us at 800.438.1772.
  • Please click here to request an appointment online.
  • Many insurance plans may cover intensive outpatient services. Call us at 800.438.1772 so we can review your insurance and payment options.


Each staff member at Christian Family Solutions has an extensive background in treating those with depression and anxiety issues and brings unique experience to the group setting.

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