Outpatient treatment is the least restrictive level of professional care.Patients in this level of care have functional deficits based on their symptoms or behaviors. Treatment must be provided by a mental health professional licensed to practice independently in the state in which services are rendered. Treatment at this level of care should be primarily focused on relieving specific symptoms, resolving specific issues/crises, restoring functional abilities, maintenance of stability, and persistent or recurrent chronic behavioral health diagnosis. Individual, group and family counseling are the primary modalities used at this level of care.