Cedar Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides help to those struggling with opioid addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions in Mt. Juliet TN, and surrounding areas. Our IOP is a critical step in the recovery journey, providing a structured and supportive environment for those seeking a comprehensive approach to treatment. In today’s world, effective outpatient programs are more essential than ever, offering individuals the flexibility and support they need while maintaining responsibilities at home and work.

Cedar Recovery - Mt. Juliet TN


2626 N Mt. Juliet Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122


(615) 547-3332


Mon – Thu: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Cedar Recovery Mt. Juliet TN: Comprehensive IOP Program for Opioid Addiction

Our IOP bridges the gap between inpatient treatment and traditional outpatient therapy. We provide a focused and structured environment for individuals in early recovery who require more intensive support than weekly therapy sessions but do not necessitate the 24-hour supervision of inpatient care. Our IOP aims to give participants the tools and coping mechanisms to navigate the challenges of recovery and build a foundation for lasting sobriety.

An Evidence-based Approach to Opioid Addiction Treatment

Our IOP at Cedar Recovery stands out because it integrates evidence-based therapies and focuses on building strong support systems. We utilize proven approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing alongside group sessions and support networks. This comprehensive method addresses the complexities of addiction, fostering both personal and communal healing.

Our pledge to you:

To help you feel better, get better and stay better within a safe non-judgemental community.

How it Works

Our IOP typically lasts for 6 to 8 weeks, with 18 to 24 sessions held a few times per week. Participants can often choose between in-person or virtual attendance for added flexibility. Upon enrollment, patients meet with an IOP Coordinator to develop an initial treatment plan that guides their recovery goals. The program is designed with clear phases and progression criteria, ensuring individuals receive the necessary level of support as they move through their recovery journey.

Our treatment options available at Cedar Recovery IOP in Mt. Juliet, TN, include evidence-based practices:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Helps people develop healthy coping skills and address emotions.
  • Group Therapy: Opportunities to connect with others in recovery, sharing experiences and building a supportive community.
  • Family Therapy: Supports the healing and rebuilding of relationships impacted by addiction.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): May incorporate medications such as Suboxone to ease withdrawal and control cravings, as well as to help manage co-occurring mental health conditions.
  • Case Management: Additional guidance and support for a streamlined recovery process from experienced addiction specialists, therapists, and counselors dedicated to your recovery journey.
  • Support Networks: Introduction to recovery support groups and resources within the community.

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) provide a valuable bridge between inpatient treatment and a regular outpatient routine. IOPs are ideal for individuals seeking focused therapy and support while maintaining some independence in their daily lives. Here’s a closer look at the key benefits:

  • Cost-Effective: IOPs offer a more financially accessible alternative to inpatient programs, with costs often totaling nearly half compared to inpatient care. This makes them a viable option for those with budget constraints.
  • Flexible: IOPs allow individuals to maintain work or family commitments while receiving intensive treatment. Sessions are typically held outside of typical work hours, offering convenience and adaptability for busy schedules.
  • Proven Effectiveness: IOPs have been shown to be highly effective in promoting lasting recovery. Their structured, focused approach with multiple therapy sessions per week offers support and guidance essential for long-term success.

Ideal Candidates for IOP

While not for everyone, IOPs can be a powerful next step after more intensive inpatient treatment. Let’s explore who might be an ideal candidate for this type of program. The IOP may be suitable for individuals who:

  • Have completed a residential or inpatient treatment program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to sobriety and possess a solid support system.
  • Need a structured environment with intensive therapeutic support.

Meet Our Cedar Recovery Mt. Juliet IOP Team

Mai Ferrell

LCSW, LADAC II, CCTP – Clinical Director

‍Mai Ferrell has served as the Clinical Director at Cedar since June 2023. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is responsible for supervising the clinical development of therapists at Cedar Recovery.

Allyson Stephens

IOP Coordinator

“I want people to understand that IOP is about setting goals and working on your goals to be a better person and to be grounded in your recovery for a lifetime. IOP is to help build a firm foundation in yourself so you can fight off various stressors and other things that may come your way. It gives us the tools to be successful no matter what.”

Success Stories: Overcoming Addiction with IOP

Hear inspiring stories from those who found hope and renewal through Cedar Recovery’s IOP Programs in Mt. Juliet TN.

“Cedar Recovery didn’t just talk about sobriety, they taught me how to achieve it. From coping mechanisms to relapse prevention, their IOP armed me with the knowledge to make lasting changes.”

Bella H.
From Mt. Juliet, TN

Why Our Mt. Juliet IOP is a
Trusted Choice for Opioid Recovery

Opioid addiction is a devastating disease, but recovery is possible. Our IOP in Mt. Juliet TN provides a personalized, compassionate community to overcome opioid addiction. With evidence-based treatment and a dedicated team, we empower you to reclaim your life. Addiction can feel overwhelming, but our flexible program offers proven therapies and unwavering support to guide you towards a brighter, addiction-free future.

If you or a loved one are ready to break free from opioid addiction, our Mt. Juliet IOP offers a path to healing and lasting recovery.

Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards a healthier life.


We understand you must have plenty of questions…

Getting started can be overwhelming, so we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions here.

“Nice to be at a place where everyone is so nice and caring. Seems like when you walk in front door relief greets you.”

Julie – Former Patient

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a higher level of care designed to build community and support systems, structure, coping skills, and address co-occurring substance use and mental health with evidence-based treatments.

When compared with inpatient treatment, IOP outcomes show significant reductions in alcohol and drug use from baseline as well as similar improvements in Addiction Severity Index scores. Patients who complete an IOP or inpatient program are 50-70% likely to maintain abstinence from the substance they are recovering from.

IOP is suitable for individuals who have completed detox or a higher level of care, such as residential treatment and partial hospitalization programs and are seeking continued support in their recovery. It is also appropriate for those with obligations preventing them from attending a residential program, such as work, school, or family commitments.

Some insurance plans cover IOP, these include: TennCare, BlueCare, Amerigroup, Ambetter, United Healthcare (TennCare), United Healthcare (Commercial), & BlueCross BlueShield (Commercial).

Not covered: Medicare & Medicare Advantage

We understand that the cost of addiction treatment can be a concern. Cedar Recovery is committed to making help accessible. If you don’t have insurance, we offer flexible payment plans and may be able to assist you in exploring grant funding to cover some or all of the treatment costs.

Please contact our IOP clinic in Mt. Juliet, TN, today to learn more about your payment options and potential financial assistance. We’re here to help.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) facilitates recovery by offering ongoing support within a consistent group setting. With a focus on coping skills such as healthy boundaries, cognitive dissonance counteraction, and relapse prevention plans, participants gain essential tools. Engaging group discussions cover topics like grief, boundaries, relapse cycles, triggers, and self-care techniques. Modalities like Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Contingency Management further enhance the IOP experience, fostering growth, resilience, and progress towards recovery goals.

The goals of IOP are tailored to individual needs, addressing strengths and challenges. These include educating about substance use disorders, building coping skills, fostering recovery support systems, and overcoming treatment barriers. It aims to manage physical and psychological symptoms, involve families, provide emotional support, and address broader health and psychosocial needs for a comprehensive approach to recovery.

The duration of an IOP can vary depending on the individual’s specific needs and progress. Typically, programs may last from 6 to 8 weeks, with 18 to 24 sessions held a few times per week.

If you are struggling with opioid addiction but have personal responsibilities that prevent you from attending a residential program, or if you have already completed a higher level of care and are looking for continued support in your recovery, an IOP might be a suitable option. It’s important to contact us to assess your situation and recommend the best course of treatment.

Upon completing an IOP, individuals may transition to a less intensive form of care, such as traditional outpatient therapy, to maintain their recovery. Aftercare programs, support groups like Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or individual therapy may also be recommended to provide ongoing support and relapse prevention strategies.

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We work with most major insurance providers

We understand out of pocket cost is an important factor when looking for treatment. We accept most major insurance plans, self-pay, and provide funding through grants when available.

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*Payment may be dependent on specific policy

Live too far away from a Cedar Clinic?

Cedar Recovery has 13 locations across Tennessee and Virginia, with a mission to solve the opioid epidemic and repair our communities. In 2022, we expanded our services to telehealth to serve individuals in Tennessee and Virginia who are not located near our offices. Studio Health provides addiction treatment 100% from your phone with the same quality care patients receive in person.

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