Branches San Marcos a service of Austin Oaks Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are designed to help treat depression, anxiety, mood disorders and other mental and behavioral health issues in teens and adults. The outpatient format allows patients to practice their social skills and coping techniques in real-life situations at home or work. It also lets patients attend to their obligations with school, work, or family. Both programs provide a foundation of continued recovery after inpatient treatment and provides group and experiential therapeutic activities. Individuals can improve coping skills with individualized treatment by psychiatrist-led teams and diverse master’s-level clinicians, nurses and mental health technicians. Teams work with teens and adults to develop treatment plans to meet their individual needs.