Adult Outpatient Counseling provides services to adults with behavioral or emotional problems, or a longer term mental illness, which is affecting the ability to function effectively. Counseling services are provided in a focused, time-effective manner. In general, therapeutic services target the reduction of symptoms and enhancement or development of age appropriate behavioral, interpersonal or other skills needed for effective functioning in home, social and work environments.
The program includes on-site and in-clinic outpatient service components. Each component represents a different level of clinical intensity. Thus, some individuals are seen in their family or home environment, and some are seen in the clinic. Often, services such as intervention programs, psychiatric consultation and linking to an array of community resources are sought in order to meet treatment goals.