What is IOP?
Intensive Outpatient Programs are designed to provide short term stabilization and resolution of immediate mental health problem areas. It is meant for patients…
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Is IOP for me?
Perhaps you’ve noticed that you are not able to function as well as you once did, or there appears to be no reasonable explanation for your diminished coping skills. While some…
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Who is Eligible?
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for people struggling with a crisis or an exacerbation of their psychiatric condition. We primarily accept patients with…
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How long is IOP?
Average length of participation in our IOP program can vary depending on individual needs. Typically patients continue in IOP for about 4-8 weeks. During the program…
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Welcome to IOP Mental Health of Cary, North Carolina

Our Mental Health IOP is designed to provide short term stabilization and resolution for adult individuals suffering from a crisis or exacerbation of their psychiatric condition.

Our program allows patients to receive treatment and still maintain an independent lifestyle. Our goal is to help patients get back to living their life as normally and productively as possible, as soon as possible.

We specialize in treatment for Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Patients attend group therapy three days a week, for three hours each day. Patients are usually in the program for four to six weeks depending on their customized treatment plan.

CARF CertificationDuring group sessions, participants identify and share meaningful short term goals and work toward accomplishing them one day at a time. Steps to attain a more effective coping style are addressed on an ongoing basis throughout the program.

Group sessions are currently being held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Group Sessions

Issues addressed in groups effectively promote the healing process and help participants:

  • Reduce fears, anxieties and depression
  • Manage anger, guilt and shame
  • Curb destructive impulses and behavior
  • Regulate emotions and tolerate distress
  • Express thoughts and feelings
  • Set limits and build structure to their days
  • Replace negative self-talk with positive self-talk
  • Explore personal values and beliefs
  • Practice interpersonal effectiveness and communications skills
  • Generally improve patients quality of life and well being

About Us & What We Do

At IOP Mental Health we embrace the changing landscape of mental health and are geared to provide the least restrictive quality mental health services to our patients. Patients are provided with a customized plan to address each individual’s needs.


We received the distinguished CARF International Accreditation in 2014. Achieving this accreditation requires an organization to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs or each person served, and monitor the results of its programs and services.


We are the pioneer mental health intensive outpatient program serving the community since 2013, and are currently able to evaluate patients within 48 hours of contact.

Meet Our Treatment Team

We specialize in treatment for Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

Patient Testimonials

Our major goal is to help patients re-engage in their lives. We focus on what actions need to be taken to address important life problems. We also emphasize what the patient needs to do to help manage their own life more effectively. These are just a few of our satisfied patients.


This entire process has been extremely helpful for my diagnosis and recovery. The counseling staff are amazing and provide great topics of discussion for each meeting. I have learned a lot about my personal experience and have learned tools/techniques to help manage my condition. The medical assistants are very friendly and accommodating. Quick check-ins and answers to any questions I have had. – Kevin F.Reviews from Google

“Mindfulness and CBT have been extremely helpful, the discussions added necessary intensity to the program and were deeply enlightening” – Anonymous Survey

“Caring, attentive and commentary by facilitators, using practical skills for better coping and interpersonal relations” – Anonymous Survey

“The feeling of being safe and speaking ones mind freely without criticism. Positive reinforcement from the group as well as counselors” – Anonymous Survey

“The group setting was great, I realized how much harsher we are on ourselves than we would ever be on others” – Anonymous Survey


“I attended the program for 17 sessions. It is a very intense program, but worth it. I learned useful coping skills and the counselors were very helpful. I would recommend that you get a date of release from Dr. Bajwa on the day of your assessment if you have to be out of work. Also be advised that you cannot be out for more than one session per week. Your sessions will be 3 days a week.” – Samantha S.Reviews from Google

“Great staff, counselors, and patients were very helpful. I’d definitely recommend. Thank you!” – Matthew B.Reviews from Google

“The group setting, I did not feel alone within 5 minutes into my first day because I could relate to each and everyone” – Anonymous Survey

“The support and non-judgmental attitude of my fellow group members” – Anonymous Survey

“The coping strategies I learned and being able to freely speak with people who have problems similar to mine.” – Anonymous Survey

Contact Us

Should you have any concerns, needs, or requests, please feel free to contact us. The following options below are available for your convenience:

Call our office at 1-844-779-7945  for immediate assistance. Our normal hours are from 9:00am to 5:00pm M-F. Our average appointment wait for routine assessment is one week. Urgent appointments can be arranged in 24-48 hrs. Otherwise please call 911 for emergency services.

For appointments for new patients, please use our convenient appointment contact form.


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Location & Hours

We are located in Suite #225 at 160 NE Maynard Road in Cary, North Carolina. That’s just across from the Harris Teeter in the Harrison Point Shopping Center located at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and NE Maynard Road.

Group sessions are currently being held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm