General Information


  • Monday through Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Parent CARES session: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Program Overview

Phoenix Connections Evening Intensive Outpatient Program is a structured group therapy program designed for children, ages 6 through 17, who exhibit psychiatric symptoms and significant impairment in day-to-day educational, social and interpersonal functioning. This unique program offers a much-needed intermediate level of care, serving as a bridge between inpatient hospitalization or PRTF and a traditional office outpatient setting. The significant time commitment from both child (daily) and parent (Thursdays), helps promote the most beneficial outcomes.

Phoenix Connections Evening Intensive Outpatient Program is an effective alternative program for parents, youth, school counselors and other providers because of its ability to supply a wide array of specialized services in a relatively short period of time.

Phoenix Connections exists to offer the critical support youth and families need in order for youth to remain in, or successfully transition back into the community.

Client groups are designed to meet individualized needs. Each group incorporates a variety of curricular goals, including practicing healthy communication, helping develop coping skills, distress tolerance, DBT techniques, and therapeutic games.

In order to integrate guardians, Phoenix Connections partners with KidsTLC’s CARES Program, which is designed with the family in mind. This REQUIRED gathering takes place every Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The night is filled with activities for both parents and children to learn and grow together. Parents are also given time to work with clinicians on skills their child has developed throughout the week. This provides ample opportunity for an individualized plan to be created, as well as a safe place for parents to learn how to best support their child.

Kansas Medicaid is required to be eligible for the Phoenix Connections program.

Features & Services

  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Medication management available or coordinated with referring practitioner
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Trauma-specific focus
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Multi-family group meetings
  • Parent Education and Support groups
  • Individual and family therapy (as needed)


Click here to complete and submit the Phoenix Connections (IOP) referral form