Outpatient mental health treatment is not one specific type of treatment. Instead, it is a general term for treatment that takes place in an office, hospital, or clinical setting, but involves no overnight stay. Unlike residential or inpatient treatment, patients who receive treatment in an outpatient setting return home each night.
Like other treatment programs, outpatient mental health treatment can be tailored to each individual’s needs. The nature and severity of the person’s mental health condition will determine how much and what kind of care they need.
Treatment may involve: Individual or group counseling, Psychotherapy, Psychiatric medication, Dialectical behavior therapy, Chemical dependency treatment, Bipolar disorder treatment, Outpatient Anxiety treatment, Depression treatment, Trauma informed treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR), Stress management skills, Family therapy