The goal of outpatient services is to provide comprehensive and coordinated treatment to meet the individual recovery needs of the person served. Outpatient services are provided at multiple sites for mental health, alcohol, and drug abuse treatment. Treatment services are tailored to produce outcomes that result in improved independent functioning and/or recovery. Outpatient services range from “traditional” once a week to more or less frequent sessions, depending on the needs of the client. Only privileged or supervised staff members are allowed to provide these services. Modalities offered in outpatient counseling include individual, group, family, and psychiatric sessions. Person centered planning is used to determine the scope, frequency, and duration of the services each client receives.
Outpatient counseling often involves coordination of care for clients with multiple service providers. The primary therapist assigned to the client will be responsible for including this documentation on the treatment plan for each person served. The therapist is also responsible for requesting additional psychiatric services for the person served, as appropriate.