5 Benefits of Outpatient Therapy at SouthLight 


What is outpatient therapy, and how can it help someone struggling with mental health or addiction challenges?   

Therapy is a professional relationship and process where a trained counselor assists you with exploring your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to better understand and find solutions to challenges.  

Therapy aims to empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives and achieve greater emotional and psychological resilience. 

What makes outpatient therapy a valuable option? 

Outpatient therapy offers several benefits that make it a valuable option for individuals seeking support: 

#1 – Flexibility and Convenience 

Substance use services at SouthLight are offered virtually and/or in person. Options are available to schedule sessions during the day, evenings, and occasionally weekends to work around daily routines. This flexibility makes it easier to maintain regular therapy appointments without disrupting other aspects of life. 

#2 – Personalized Treatment Plans 

Treatment plans for substance use are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual. This personalized approach ensures that therapy addresses individual challenges and promotes personal growth effectively. The substance use treatment planning process relies heavily on the individual’s input. 

#3 – Cost Effectiveness 

Many insurance plans cover outpatient therapy sessions, reducing financial burden. If an individual is uninsured, SouthLight staff can assist with accessing State funding that may cover substance use services based on eligibility. 

#4 – Variety of Therapeutic Approaches 

Outpatient therapy offers access to various therapeutic evidence-based practices, such as trauma-informed approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and more. Our employees are trained and knowledgeable in these areas and will utilize an approach that best suits your needs and preferences. 

#5 – Supportive Environment 

Our therapists provide a safe, supportive, and confidential space, whether in person or virtual. This environment fosters trust and openness, which is crucial for effective therapeutic work. Our therapists understand that you are the expert on your life, and we are here to provide perspective. 

Nearly one in three adults are living with a substance use or mental health issue.

[SAMHSA 2021]

This statistic speaks to the prevalence of substance use and mental health issues and the essential need for outpatient therapy services.  

Support is here for you. 

We understand how hard it is to reach out for help. Our team is here to support you on your recovery journey. We will listen, empower, and advocate for everyone who walks through our doors.

Call Today: 919-787-6131

About Miyoshi Tunstall 

Miyoshi Tunstall, MA, LPA, is a psychologist. She has been with SouthLight for more than six years, and currently serves as Operations Director, Clinical Outpatient Services.