Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

Begin an empowering transformation with our Arizona online outpatient mental health program. 

“This place saved my life 100%. The whole staff genuinely cared about me and were only trying to help me grow.”

Top-Rated Online Mental Health IOP

Cornerstone Healing Center offers a Virtual Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) that provides a structured and comprehensive approach to treating mental health conditions. This program includes virtual group therapy, individual counseling, and educational workshops, all delivered through advanced telehealth technology.

Our experienced clinicians use evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and trauma-informed care to tailor personalized treatment plans. These plans help clients develop effective coping strategies, build resilience, and achieve sustainable well-being.

With the convenience of remote access and flexible scheduling, our program ensures high-quality mental health care is accessible from the comfort of your home, making it easier to overcome barriers to treatment.

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Now Accepting AHCCCS, TriCare, and Triwest Insurances

Mental Health Conditions we treat at Cornerstone

Our Online Outpatient Mental Health Program

Below are the features to know about our digital program.

Virtual Individual Therapy

Virtual Group Therapy

Life Skills Groups

Fully Confidential

Immediate Access

Optional In-Person Meetings

Crisis Intervention Available

Psycho-Education Curriculum

12-Step Integration

Strong Focus on Community

What to expect in Virtual IOP

Our online outpatient program for mental health is designed to provide specialized mental health care to men and women from all walks of life in Arizona. The program offers 9 hours of group therapy and weekly 1-on-1 sessions with a master’s level clinician over 8 weeks. All of this can be accessed from the comfort of your own home.

We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in combination with personalized counseling to effectively address and manage a wide range of mental health challenges.1 CBT helps to alter negative thought patterns, while DBT focuses on emotional and cognitive regulation, enhancing personal coping mechanisms.2 Individual therapy is customized to foster significant personal growth.

Research, such as a 2021 study from the Journal of Clinical Psychology, confirms the effectiveness of these therapies in significantly improving mental health outcomes, particularly for those with co-occurring disorders. Through our VIOP, clients gain access to these transformative therapies, facilitating lasting recovery and enhanced well-being.3

Maria Tisci - Alumni Testimonial

Watch the testimonial from one of our outpatient treatment alumnus:

“Having support from people who have gone through things that you’ve gone through and understand you and not judge you, and you can tell that they actually want to help you. It was something I had never had before.”

Maria’s experience at Cornerstone Healing Center

Who We Treat

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Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) is designed to provide comprehensive support to adults who are dealing with mental health challenges. Our compassionate approach to treatment is tailored to the unique complexities of adult life, helping individuals overcome addiction, manage stress, and foster personal growth. Our program equips individuals with the necessary tools to build resilience and recover successfully. We understand adults’ unique demands and responsibilities, and our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve a balanced and fulfilling life by enhancing your coping skills.

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Transitioning into adulthood is an essential period with challenges and opportunities. Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) is designed to help young adults navigate this critical phase of life.4 We offer a supportive and nurturing environment where you can focus on personal development, mental wellness, and overcoming substance use challenges. Our goal is to equip you with the skills and resilience needed to build a strong foundation for your future success. Whether you’re dealing with academic pressure, relationship issues, or exploring your identity, our experienced team is committed to providing guidance and support at every step. Our goal is to help you achieve personal and mental health success.

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Dedicated to addressing the unique barriers that individuals in rural Arizona face in accessing mental health and substance use treatment, our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) uses technology to close the gap. This program ensures that those living in remote areas receive the same high-quality care as residents in urban centers. By understanding and tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of rural communities, we ensure no one feels isolated or unsupported. Our Virtual IOP provides essential care and support directly to you, facilitating a connected and empowering journey towards healing and recovery.

Arizona Counties Areas We Serve

We provide accessible and convenient outpatient treatment services to residents throughout Maricopa County, including the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, El Mirage, and Tolleson. Our team of licensed mental health professionals offers a wide range of evidence-based therapies and support services, all delivered through secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platforms. By leveraging the power of telehealth, our goal is to promote mental well-being and empower the people of Maricopa County to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives through personalized, high-quality virtual mental health care.

Therapy in Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

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Our online outpatient program provides one-on-one mental health therapy sessions via video, allowing participants to work closely with a therapist to address their unique challenges. This personalized care facilitates a deep exploration of individual issues, with tailored strategies and coping mechanisms developed to confront specific obstacles and triggers. The private setting of these sessions ensures confidentiality. It creates a safe space for open and honest communication, enabling participants to delve into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without external distractions, enhancing the focus and effectiveness of the therapy.
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Group therapy sessions are a vital component of our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program, designed to enhance mental health treatment by fostering community and connection among participants. These sessions provide a platform for individuals to meet and share experiences with others on similar recovery paths, offering mutual support and understanding. The diversity within these groups exposes participants to various perspectives and experiences, enriching the therapeutic process. This not only fosters empathy and broadens understanding but also enables participants to learn new coping strategies from their peers, enhancing the overall effectiveness of their mental health treatment.<a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener”><strong><sup>5</sup></strong></a>

virtual family therapy

Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program features family therapy sessions integral to a holistic approach to mental health treatment. These sessions actively engage and educate the participant’s family members or close friends, highlighting the impact of mental health challenges on personal relationships. Family therapy helps build a strong support system by enhancing communication skills and repairing relationships, which is crucial for long-term recovery. This approach supports the participant’s recovery and fosters holistic healing within the family unit, ensuring that everyone progresses together towards a shared path of understanding and well-being.

The Benefits of Cornerstone's Virtual Treatment Program

Comprehensive Mental Healthcare in a Digital Environment

Our program is crafted to provide intensive and personalized mental health treatment in a supportive online setting. Clients engage in structured therapeutic activities tailored to integrate mental health care seamlessly into their daily lives. By leveraging technology, we create a stable and engaging virtual environment that enhances access to a supportive network, ensuring that each client receives the care they need for effective recovery and mental wellness. This approach allows for continuous connection and support, essential for sustainable mental health improvement.

Accessible Care for Rural Areas of Arizona

Designed to accommodate individuals in remote areas or those with limited transportation options, our program ensures seamless continuity of care following inpatient mental health treatment. Through teletherapy, the program offers accessible, structured support, allowing clients to participate in group sessions, receive skills coaching, and follow personalized treatment plans—all without the need to travel. Accessing ongoing care from the comfort of their homes helps clients sustain and enhance their recovery journey. It makes mental health support more accessible and practical, regardless of location or mobility.

Enhanced Support Through Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Rehab

Tailored for individuals who need substantial support but not the constant oversight of inpatient treatment, our program serves as a crucial link between the comprehensive care of inpatient services and the adaptability of outpatient settings. It includes a well-organized combination of therapy sessions, skill-building workshops, and continuous virtual care, providing a unified and supportive recovery experience. This approach guarantees that participants receive ongoing mental health treatment and support, specifically designed to encourage prolonged recovery and personal development.

Meet Our Team

Director of VIOP

Veronica founded our Virtual IOP to increase access to mental health treatment resources across Arizona. Drawing on her recovery journey and passion for helping others, she earned a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. By meeting clients where they are with customized care, she aims to provide the ongoing support so vital for lasting healing.

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our virtual programs, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggle with mental health issues as he did. 

FAQs About Our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about our Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program. 

What is the group schedule?

Our virtual intensive outpatient program meets 3 evenings weekly: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM MST. Please log on by 5:45 pm to ensure you are ready for a prompt 6 pm start. Each small group session lasts around 3 hours and is facilitated by licensed therapists and clinicians.

We understand privacy is extremely important in treatment. There are a few key ways you can help protect your privacy and confidentiality while attending virtual IOP:

  • Set up your device in a private, quiet room without interruptions, with your back against a wall to ensure no one can appear behind you.
  • Use headphones to prevent conversations from being overheard. Close any apps not needed for group sessions.
  • Keep your camera on at all times for full participation. Cover the lens if you need to step away briefly.
  • Do not allow others into the room or have side conversations that may compromise what is shared in the confidential space.

We are here to answer any other questions you may have. We aim to create a safe where you can focus on your recovery journey. You should feel empowered to engage with the comfort that your privacy is protected fully.

Please wear appropriate clothing, 

You are welcome to use your cell phone as a means of connecting to group, but while in group, we ask that you limit all other distractions on your phone to ensure full attention and engagement.

Romantic relationships between participants are strictly prohibited to maintain the integrity and focus of the recovery process.

You are expected to actively communicate with your sponsor, complete step work, and participate in group activities. Failure to meet these expectations may result in dismissal from the program.

Most insurance plans, including virtual outpatient programs, typically cover mental health and addiction treatment services.

To determine the specific coverage details of your insurance plan, we encourage you to complete our quick, easy, and confidential insurance verification form.

This will allow you to view your benefits in detail.

Additionally, you can contact us directly—our experienced team is well-equipped to help you understand your insurance coverage and benefits for virtual mental health treatment.

We are here to assist you every step of the way!


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Lionel Estrada, LISAC


Lionel, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone, specializes in addiction and mental health. Trained in EMDR therapy, he employs a trauma-informed, empathetic approach to address underlying causes of these issues.

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What ARIZONA clients and treatment professionals say about Cornerstone

This facility is different from any other rehab that I have been to. I have had many failed attempts at getting and staying sober since I was 16. Mostly due to a majority of the treatment centers that I had went to not having much help with aftercare. They would get you clean for however long the stay was and then release you with no tools or foundation to build on. Cornerstone immersed me in the 12 step recovery program. The PHP groups were extremely therapeutic for me. They took me to Recovery meetings every day of the week. They have extremely nice houses to go back to while you’re not at the clinic. Most importantly, they set me up with an aftercare plan that put me on a path to success. Before I left they made sure that I was set up with a sober living, a job, and also made sure that I had made good progress in my 12 steps. After I got out I was sent to IOP, and every week they have a navigator who makes sure that you are doing well and helps you with any obstacles you may be facing. All of the staff truly cares about every individual who comes through this place. Unlike a lot of treatment centers, cornerstone is not in it for the money. Thanks to them I have been able to maintain long term sobriety. I am the happiest I have been in my entire life. I will forever have gratitude for cornerstone and to all of the staff that helped me, and continues to help on my recovery journey.
Cornerstone Alumni
I watched my loved one struggle with an addiction to alcohol for over fifteen years. In 2022 he was at the worse I had ever seen. I suggested a multitude of things to quit, however, I knew that he needed help and was convinced that this was not going to end well. I had seen the program of recovery outlined at Cornerstone and convinced my loved one to make the 1,800-mile drive across the country. It saved his life. I hardly recognize this man today. From hustling me to pay for "just one more night" at a hotel, to having his own apartment in a year is a miracle. Cornerstone provided him a safe place and provided every tool possible including inpatient treatment, A.A., therapy and counseling, IOP and helped with his transition into the mainstream of life. I’ll be forever grateful.
Alumni Family
This place saved my life 100%. the whole staff genuinely cared about me and were only trying to help me grow. i have confidence again and goals to achieve. coming from someone who was very suicidal and a bad alcoholic before treatment, i’ve completely done a 180°. i loved my house managers lacey and jazz who were both extremely important to my recovery. my primary therapist Lori was such a sweetheart and i could tell she genuinely cared about my life and wanted to help in any way she could. i feel like i’ve finally found my place in this world and most importantly myself and that’s all thanks to God and Cornerstone.
Cornerstone Alumni
Cornerstone has got to be the most caring treatment facility in the state. The staff here took the time to listen to me and helped me in more ways than I could have imagined. Look no farther, this is the place you regardless of if you believe you can be successful or not, they will help every step of the way.
Cornerstone Alumni
The staff there is truly helpful. Each member, from the therapists to the administrative team, is not only highly skilled but also genuinely caring and compassionate. They consistently go above and beyond to ensure that everyone feels supported and valued. The professionalism and dedication shown by the staff truly set this center apart, creating a nurturing environment that fosters growth and healing. Their commitment to both the well-being and the personal journeys of their clients is evident in everything they do. I highly recommend!
Cornerstone Alumni
Cornerstone Healing Center helped me through my DUI classes, and the founder, Estil Wallace, was very helpful at my time of need. With everything that you have to go through when you get a DUI, the Cornerstone classes are easy to access and can be completed in your time schedule. I would recommend Cornerstone Healing Center for all your needs regarding recovery. The staff is very dedicated and compassionate about recovery for individuals and their support system. Open your heart and allow it to heal. Cornerstone will help with the rest!
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