Outpatient Treatment Program

The Outpatient mental health treatment program at the Mental Health Center of San Diego is perfect for anybody trying to manage their mental health symptoms while still keeping up with life responsibilities outside of treatment. You will have access to therapy, counseling, medication management, and support to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep any debilitating symptoms from mental disorders under control.

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What is Outpatient Treatment?

Our outpatient treatment track can be an effective way to manage symptoms and improve overall functioning. It allows people to receive care in a comfortable and familiar setting, while still being able to go about their day-to-day lives. Outpatient treatment can be tailored to each individual’s needs, and can involve a variety of therapies, medications, and other services. 

While outpatient treatment may not be right for everyone, it can be an effective option for many people. With the right support, people in outpatient treatment can make significant progress in managing their mental health on their own time.

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What to Expect From Outpatient Treatment at the Mental Health Center of San Diego

Outpatient mental health treatment can be a great option for those who need help managing their mental health but who want to maintain some independence. Here are some things to expect when you start outpatient treatment:

First, you will meet with your mental health professional to discuss your symptoms and treatment goals. This initial meeting will help to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Once you start treatment, you can expect to meet with your mental health professional on a regular basis. During these sessions, you will talk about progress or challenges you have experienced. You may also participate in other activities as part of your treatment, such as group therapy or skill-building workshops.

Some theraputic techniques used in outpatient treatment include:

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

During Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions individuals will discover how their thought processes and behaviors are linked, and then correct negative behaviors by changing the way they think.

Motivational Interviewing:

Our Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a non-judgmental approach that assists people in making better decisions for themselves. It also helps reduce uncertainty toward treatment.

Medication Management:

The Medication Management program works with a psychiatrist and medical team to ensure you are taking the right medications to manage your symptoms. The service helps people with their prescriptions, dosage, and administration.

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment offers several advantages over other types of care, including greater flexibility, lower costs, and the ability to maintain family and work responsibilities while receiving treatment. In addition, outpatient treatment allows people to receive the care they need in their communities, which can be vital for maintaining support networks and avoiding isolation. With the help of outpatient mental health treatment, countless people have been able to lead fulfilling lives despite their mental illnesses.

Some benefits of outpatient treatment include:

  • Treatment on your own schedule
  • Life skill development
  • Supporting system of peers
  • Long-term care 
  • Medication management
  • Mental health resources

Outpatient Mental Health Services in San Diego

Mental illness is a serious problem that affects millions of people worldwide. While there are many different types of mental illness, they all share one common symptom: a disruption in thinking, feeling, and behavior. When left untreated, mental illness can have a profound negative impact on every aspect of a person’s life. However, with effective outpatient treatment at the Mental Health Center of San Diego, mental illness can be managed, and recovery is possible. To learn more, call us at (858) 258-9883.