Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Monday – Friday
Up to 3-4 hours a day, up to 5 days a week, based on treatment plan

Adolescent Program Population Served
Adolescents of all genders (13-17) with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), Orthorexia and OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder)

3 Weekly Family Dinners supported by dietary and clinical staff
Nutrition Process and Education Group for family
Cooking activities
Takeout meal exposure

Behavioral Therapy
Therapeutic Process and Skills Groups, up to two per day

Weekly Family Dinners
Family dinners are supported by dietary and clinical staff and provide teens and parents the opportunity to practice skills learned in a therapeutic environment. Family dinners are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Parent Groups
Parents participate in multi-family groups to learn to support their teen in recovery from an eating disorder.

Click here to see descriptions of all Adolescent Therapy Groups

Esperanza’s Adolescent IOP is in-network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Community First Commercial, ComPsych, Humana, Magellan Health, TRICARE and United Behavioral Health. Our expert screening staff can quickly assess whether the Adolescent IOP is your best treatment option.

Housing Accommodations

Esperanza understands that sometimes an obstacle to getting treatment can be location. This is why we have established a relationship with the local Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio. They are committed to assisting in the health and well-being of children by offering free accommodations for a family member and their adolescent during time in eating disorder treatment.

If you are considering treatment and live outside the San Antonio area, please connect with our Intake Coordinator, Dessimber Lauber, LVN for an assessment. To receive details on this housing opportunity contact Beth Confer, Director of Community Outreach at 210.749.1030 or email