Outpatient Therapy


Outpatient therapy is defined as psychotherapy outside of a hospital, residential program, or other inpatient setting.

Outpatient therapy can help you learn concrete skills and strategies to improve your ability to cope, as well as reduce or eliminate symptoms of stress and diminished quality of life. Trained and licensed professionals use a variety of treatment strategies including one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and medication management. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on your specific needs.

Outpatient therapy is also referred to as:

  • Psychiatric Outpatient Therapy
  • Outpatient Counseling

Key Things to Know About Outpatient Therapy

  • Therapy is for ordinary people who need support to deal with life’s challenges.
  • In therapy, you’ll gain the tools and skills you need to live a happy and fulfilling life.
  • Therapy can be hard work, but it’s worth the effort.

Outpatient Therapy & Mental Health Wellness

We all deserve the opportunity to become our best selves. We believe this for you and you will eventually believe it for yourself. Our hope is that we can work together to improve your life and develop self-awareness, so you can feel confident navigating life’s changes and challenges.

So many people face life struggles with a “I can figure this out on my own” mentality. You have not failed if/when you seek out mental health care. It just means you have the courage to reach out and seek help, which is the first step to feeling better. Going to therapy doesn’t mean you can’t figure things out on your own, it just means that you would like help in finding a different way of figuring things out.

Common Misconceptions About Outpatient Therapy

  • You will be taking a spot from someone else who really needs it
  • You don’t have time to do therapy
  • Your symptoms aren’t bad enough to warrant therapy

Our Approach to Outpatient Therapy at Dakota Family Services

Our team at Dakota Family Services has the resources and expertise to work with individuals experiencing complicated situations. Whatever you are going through, our trained, and experienced mental health care professionals are qualified and eager to support you.

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