what is a treatment plan

A mental health treatment plan is a tool used by doctors, counselors/therapists, and clients to shape the focus of mental health therapy. A mental health care plan helps therapists and clients make positive change happen through purpose, focus, and direction.

At a basic level, mental health treatment plans help people manage mental health problems and develop opportunities for change and growth. Simultaneously, they help ensure safety through proper care and treatment; indeed, all aspects of a treatment plan must be sound and part of a mental health counselor’s high quality, effective practice. And if you are engaging in mental health counseling as a patient, you should have one in place.

The beauty of a mental health treatment plan is that it helps people separate who they are from the problems they’re experiencing and become unstuck, able to move forward positively. A mental health therapist is like a tour guide, the client is the adventurer, and the treatment plan is a colorful map to the client’s happy and healthy place.