The Light Program provides outpatient counseling for adults covering a wide range of topics from depression and anxiety to parenting and marriage counseling. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules with daytime, evening, and weekend availability. When you schedule an appointment, we match you with a highly experienced therapist who can best serve your unique needs.
Reasons to Seek Outpatient Counseling
Some people enter therapy because they need help working toward a personal goal or improving an aspect of their life. There is also specialized counseling for different areas such as trauma, divorce, grief, etc.
Many people seek counseling to manage a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD. To learn more about the mental health conditions treated at The Light Program, visit our Education Center.
What Type of Therapy is Right for Me?
We have clinicians trained in various therapeutic techniques, including but not limited to:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Narrative therapy
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Our therapists practice solution-oriented treatment. This means they focus on solutions that can be implemented in the present moment. Solution-focused therapy lets you set your own goals and work toward them in each session. When you start outpatient counseling with The Light Program, we help you create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
If we determine that you would benefit from a higher level of care, we can accommodate your needs with our intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs. When medication is necessary, your therapist will refer you to an on-staff psychiatrist for medication management.
We work with most health insurance plans. Contact The Light Program for up-to-date information regarding billing and insurance.
Individual and Group Counseling
You can work with a therapist one-on-one in individual therapy sessions, or participate in group counseling for a specific topic. Additionally, we offer family therapy sessions. These can be beneficial for families who are experiencing conflict or in cases where a loved one has been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
Outpatient Groups at The Light Program
We have a variety of intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and outpatient groups for adults. Our specialty groups are often six to eight weeks long and may have multiple sessions per week. These groups are offered on a per-location basis, and are subject to change.
The Light Program also offers therapy geared toward several particular areas:
Trauma therapy helps clients recognize and identify how emotional and behavioral symptoms may be connected to a traumatic experience in their life. Such symptoms may include flashbacks, guilt, shame, substance abuse, or feelings of being overwhelmed.
Subsequently, the clinician helps the client identify positive coping skills, intentionally change thoughts and actions, and develop strategies to reduce reactivity to the traumatic stressor(s).
Our clinicians help individuals process feelings that arise during a divorce, such as grief, loss, shame, anger, confusion, and frustration. Counseling can also help with issues like co-parenting, conflict resolution, and how to support children during the divorce process. Therapists may provide recommendations for support groups and relevant readings.
If you feel overwhelmed or disabled by grief, our clinicians can help. Clients learn how to resolve their natural reactions to loss and healthily express their emotions and thoughts while grieving. Additionally, clients learn positive coping skills as part of this process. Clinicians can provide recommendations for support groups, books about specific types of loss, and online resources.
Couples and Marriage Counseling
Couples therapy helps clients recognize negative thoughts and behavioral patterns that contribute to the struggles they are experiencing. Clinicians will encourage the couple to focus on strengths in the marriage or relationship while helping them improve both communication and listening skills.
Does Therapy Work
Therapy often makes a positive difference in our clients’ lives. Therapists at The Light Program can help you process emotions, learn new coping skills, challenge negative thinking patterns, and more. Counseling sessions are a safe space for you to honestly express your thoughts and feelings.
Ready to start therapy with The Light Program?