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Outpatient Treatment Program

Outpatient Mental Health Treatment in Orange County, CA

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    We know that mental health issues can be challenging to cope with. At D’Amore, we strive to provide the best care possible to help our clients manage their conditions and thrive. To achieve this goal, we are excited to announce the launch of our new outpatient mental health treatment program to complement our longstanding residential treatment program.

    D’Amore offers multiple levels of care to for patients in our Extended Care program, including an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).  Please visit our D’Amore Extended Care website to learn more about these programs.

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    D'Amore's Extended Care Program

    Extended Care is D’Amore’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. This Outpatient Mental Health treatment program serves as an extension of the core curriculum utilized at D’Amore’s inpatient residential treatment center. Our Extended Care program serves as an opportunity for clients stepping down from residential care to maintain their connection to D’Amore’s supportive community of mental health professionals.

    This program is also ideal for individuals who aren’t able to participate in a residential program. At Extended Care, people who cannot take time away from their jobs, young children, and other responsibilities will be able to attend our outpatient program and focus on improving their mental health.

    Benefits of Outpatient Mental Health Treatment


    At D’Amore Mental Health, we believe that the flexibility of outpatient mental health treatment is one of its most significant benefits. Our clients can receive the care they need while continuing to attend work, school, and other daily activities. This allows them to maintain their independence while managing their mental health.


    Outpatient mental health treatment is often more affordable than inpatient treatment, and we strive to provide high-quality treatment that is also cost-effective. By eliminating the cost of accommodations and meals, our outpatient program offers affordable mental health care to our clients.

    Personalized Treatment

    Our outpatient mental health treatment program offers personalized treatment plans based on the individual needs of each client. Our experienced and compassionate mental health professionals develop treatment plans that are tailored to our client’s specific mental health conditions. We understand that every individual is unique, and we ensure that our treatment plans reflect this.

    Outpatient Treatment Program Components

    Patients in our Extended Care Program will be able to live at home or in a supportive living environment while still benefiting from the intensive therapeutic offerings and medication management provided by our team of experienced mental health clinicians. At D’Amore, we know the importance of consistency. That is why we developed this program to provide our patients with the Gracious Redundancy of positive feedback to ensure they continue on their journey to recovery.

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    How Our Program Can Help

    At D’Amore Mental Health, we believe that our outpatient mental health treatment program can help individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our program provides our clients with the support they need to manage their mental health conditions effectively. By offering flexible, personalized treatment plans, we help our clients regain control of their lives and achieve their mental health goals.

    At D’Amore Mental Health, our outpatient program is designed to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, including:


    Depression can severely impact a person’s physical, emotional, and mental health. We don’t merely treat the symptoms of depression but its roots and causes as well. Our customized approach provides a foundation for mental wellness and the beginning of freedom from depression.

    Mood Disorders

    Mood disorders are characterized by significant disturbances in a person’s emotional state, impacting their overall well-being and ability to function. These can manifest in various forms, including major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and persistent depressive disorder.

    Personality Disorders

    Personality disorders often manifest early in life, persist over time, and cause significant impairment in various areas of a person’s life, including relationships, work, and self-identity. Treating personality disorders is essential as they can significantly impact an individual’s well-being and overall functioning.

    Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety Disorders can make simple daily tasks seem impossible. Together we can work to understand the complex root of what is causing your anxiety and establish an approach that brings you comfort. At D’Amore, you can find relief and bring joy and hope back into your life.

    Panic Disorders

    Panic disorder and panic attacks can cause significant distress and impairment in daily life. However, with appropriate treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication when necessary, and lifestyle modifications, individuals with panic disorder can effectively manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life

    Emotional & Behavioral Disorders

    Emotional and behavioral disorders can make it difficult to manage and regulate emotions and behaviors. However, with appropriate treatment approaches such as behavioral interventions, psychotherapy, medication, and educational support, individuals with EBD can improve their overall well-being.

    Co-Occurring Disorders

    Often, adults who struggle with substance abuse don’t even realize they have a mental health problem. We complete an assessment to develop the proper, personalized treatment plan for our patient’s specific needs.

    Outpatient Mental Health Treatment at D’Amore

    At D’Amore Mental Health, we are dedicated to helping individuals in Orange County, CA, manage their mental health conditions effectively. Our outpatient mental health treatment program offers flexible, affordable, and personalized treatment plans for a wide range of mental health disorders. Whether you or a loved one are struggling with depression, anxiety, or another mental health disorder, D’Amore is here to help. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments, including therapy, medication management, and holistic treatments, to help our clients achieve their mental health goals.

    If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, contact us today to learn more about our outpatient mental health treatment program and how we can help. Our experienced and compassionate mental health professionals are here to provide you with the support and care you need to manage your mental health effectively and improve your overall quality of life.  Find out more about our Extended Care Program on our Outpatient Mental Health Treatment website.

    Outpatient Treatment FAQs

    Outpatient mental health treatment refers to a variety of treatment services that are provided to individuals while they continue to live in their own homes or in a supportive living facility. This can include individual or group therapy, psychiatric care, and other supportive services.

    Outpatient mental health treatment can be beneficial for anyone dealing with a mental health disorder or concern. It is particularly helpful for those who are stable enough to not require hospitalization but need consistent care and management of their condition.

    The specific therapies offered will depend on the treatment center, but often include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and other specialized therapies.

    The frequency of attendance depends on the individual’s specific needs and the severity of their condition. Some might attend sessions for 7 hours a day 5 days a week a week, while others might attend sessions 3 or 4 days a week for only 4 or 5 hours a day.

    In inpatient treatment, individuals reside in a treatment facility for the duration of their care, receiving round-the-clock support. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, allows individuals to live at home and continue with many of their daily activities, such as work or school, while attending scheduled treatment sessions.

    Outpatient treatment can last as long as necessary, depending on the individual’s unique needs and progress. Some people may only need outpatient treatment for a few months, while others may benefit from treatment for a year or longer.

    Outpatient services can be accessed through a variety of routes. These can include a referral from a primary care physician, a crisis stabilization unit, a psychiatrist, or directly contacting an an outpatient treatment center like D’Amore Extended Care directly.

    Outpatient treatment offers more flexibility than inpatient treatment, allowing individuals to continue with their regular daily activities. It also provides regular, structured support and can be tailored to the individual’s specific needs.

    Yes, outpatient treatment can be very effective for many individuals. The effectiveness depends on factors such as the individual’s condition, the specific treatments used, and the individual’s commitment to the treatment process.

    Medications, if needed, are typically managed by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner who is part of the outpatient treatment team. Regular appointments are scheduled for medication management, which includes assessing the effectiveness of the medication and making any necessary adjustments.

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    Jamie Mantell, PsyD, LMFT

    Jamie Mantel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Psy.D. in psychology. Jamie has worked for non-profits for over 20 years working with agencies, as well as her private practice in Huntington Beach, California.