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Mental Health Services and Addiction Recovery in Florida

A world-class, dual diagnosis treatment center with a mental health focus founded by widely recognized thought-leaders in mental health and substance abuse disorders. We put those who suffer on a path to thriving in all areas of life through uniquely tailored clinical, spiritual, and psychiatric support.

Mental Health Focus

Primarily focused on mental health, while also specializing in addiction treatment

Insiders & Thought-Leaders

Co-founders are hands-on experts in behavioral health, combining clinical knowledge and practical experience

Passionate & Authentic

Real and genuine treatment design and dynamic – not a cookie-cutter approach

Small & Intimate

Focused on family, community and human connection

Our Treatment Programs

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Small and intimate clinical therapy 5-6 hours per day with living accommodations and 24/7 support

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Small and intimate clinical therapy at least 3 days per week for 3 hours (both virtual and in-person offered)

Outpatient Program (OP)

Less intensive than IOP, this 90 minute session once per week focuses on growth and maintenance as patients become more independent

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Small and intimate clinical therapy 5-6 hours per day with living accommodations and 24/7 support

Outpatient Program (OP)

Less intensive than IOP, this 90 minute session once per week focuses on growth and maintenance as patients become more independent

Professionals Program

Group therapy programs tailored to various types of working professionals, including Wall Street and Law professionals

1. The Comeback

Everyone loves a comeback. This is a theme we drive home at SBMHC. We channel the resiliency found deep within us needed to bounce back and become the best version of ourselves.

2. Flourishment

We believe in not simply surviving, but thriving. The difference between existing and living is massive. There is no calling on how great life can be when we get better. Our internal condition recovers first, we give off a new energy and radiate differently, and the external blessings follow.

3. Connection

When people are sick we feel disconnected – like a separate fragment in a hostile universe. The antidote to this condition is connection. Recovering from illness means restoring connection with ourselves, our family and the world around us.

4. Adaptability

Treatment is not a one size fits all. The appropriate combination of clinical, medical, spiritual and physical treatment varies, and our job is to identify what is most appropriate for a given patient

5. Acceptance

We are either in acceptance or resistance. By pursuing complete acceptance of our truth, we can become solution-focused instead of solution-centered. This enables us to manage symptoms and proceed down the path to recovery.

6. Awareness

We don’t know what we don’t know. SBMHC pull levers and push buttons where needed to shift perspectives and attitudes, enabling us to see the truth so we can move forward in a constructive manner.

1. The Comeback

1. The Comeback

Everyone loves a comeback. This is a theme we drive home at SBMHC. We channel the resiliency found deep within us needed to bounce back and become the best version of ourselves.

2. Flourishment

2. Flourishment

We believe in not simply surviving, but thriving. The difference between existing and living is massive. There is no calling on how great life can be when we get better. Our internal condition recovers first, we give off a new energy and radiate differently, and the external blessings follow.

3. Connection

3. Connection

When people are sick we feel disconnected – like a separate fragment in a hostile universe. The antidote to this condition is connection. Recovering from illness means restoring connection with ourselves, our family and the world around us.

4. Adaptability

4. Adaptability

Treatment is not a one size fits all. The appropriate combination of clinical, medical, spiritual and physical treatment varies, and our job is to identify what is most appropriate for a given patient

5. Acceptance

5. Acceptance

We are either in acceptance or resistance. By pursuing complete acceptance of our truth, we can become solution-focused instead of solution-centered. This enables us to manage symptoms and proceed down the path to recovery.

6. Awareness

6. Awareness

We don’t know what we don’t know. SBMHC pull levers and push buttons where needed to shift perspectives and attitudes, enabling us to see the truth so we can move forward in a constructive manner.

ALL MAJOR INSURANCE GROUPS ACCEPTED

Our goal is to make sure that anyone needing relief from the burdens of mental illness and addiction have access to treatment. For those without insurance, please contact us to inquire about scholarships and alternative avenues to receiving the help you need to get a second chance at life.

Meet Our Team

Our founders Ben Brafman and Jaime Blaustein bring their uniquely diverse clinical and practical experiences and wisdom to the table. Ben Brafman’s presence as a national thought-leader on mental health, combined with Jaime Blaustein’s practical experience reemerging from the depths of addiction to the peak of mental and spiritual well-being and career success, provides SBMHC with a differentiated perspective on how to confront mental illness.

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Ben Brafman

Founder, General Manager
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Jaime Blaustein

Co-Founder, CEO
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Dr. Seely

MD - Director of Psychiatry

Testimonials

As a mental health professional, I confidentiality recommend The Sylvia Brafman Center to anyone struggling with mental health issues and addiction. The staff is caring and understanding, as well as being highly qualified to help clients. The program is geared to people of all ages and the staff will go the extra mile to assist in any way. This is a very special program to help clients on their road to recovery.Dr.Cindy Bunin LMFT
Cindy Bunin
Cindy Bunin
02:35 01 Jul 22
Great mental health facility with amazing techs and staff
Brigette Shirey
Brigette Shirey
20:33 30 Jun 22
The staff at Sylvia Brafman were super helpful, kind and experienced so while I was part of the php program I feel like I took away a lot. While I feel there could have been some better communication at times it does feel like they listen and the experience was very beneficial to my mental health journey
Nicholas Saballos
Nicholas Saballos
16:44 27 Jun 22
Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a very caring and uplifting place. It’s very evident in the many successful reintegration of clients with their family and society by leading productive and fulling lives. Keep up the amazing work Leo, Linda, Ben, and the entire staff!!!
Tricia Taylor
Tricia Taylor
02:34 15 Jun 22
Dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues are challenging and so different for everyone. The folks at Sylvia Brafman did an excellent job navigating the challenges of helping each patient as an individual. My son is only 20 and a bit of an outlier, there were a few times we reached out to adjust the typical treatment plan to better accommodate him and his overall needs, beyond his mental health. I felt that they were open minded and did what was needed to better accommodate him. My son really enjoyed the many programs they offered including the mediation and physical wellness training.We have also found that the continued care and group sessions seem to really help and the one-on-one counseling has been beneficial as well. The therapist has regularly communicated with us which I truly appreciate. He is helping arm us with the tools we need to assist in long term solutions.The only thing that would suggest, which may have already been done, is to add phones in the residence. Having my son there after some major trauma, even though he is an adult, I really needed to be able to hear his voice and to confirm he arrived there safe each evening and was doing well.I have already and will continue to recommend this program without hesitation.
shari hoffman
shari hoffman
20:40 08 Jun 22
Ben and Jamie know what they are doing. I was a mess before coming here. I am living proof that trusting the process and going to treatment can yield you a beautiful end result that benefits everyone around you. Having Autism inhibited my ability to make eye contact in the past. This program is an inviting experience where people of all walks of life can peacefully coexist! If you gotta a problem, process it, nothing is always 100% ill intentioned. Sometimes talking your problems out can do you a world of good and SBMHC helped me accomplish that and more!
Sammy Lowell
Sammy Lowell
14:19 02 Jun 22
The team at Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center go above and beyond on a daily basis to help their patients and their families find hope. Amazing place!
Allie Siegel
Allie Siegel
12:52 28 Apr 22
Excelent..AAA
Paola Aguilar
Paola Aguilar
21:49 27 Apr 22
A wonderful experience with a knowledgable staff, Thank You
Richard Chavez
Richard Chavez
20:37 27 Apr 22
Incredible facility and staff.
Jim M
Jim M
17:48 27 Apr 22
I had a family member come to The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center for help with some difficult mental health disorders and the staff there was extremely knowledgeable, supportive, and were experts with high quality treatment! I am so grateful to Jaime and Ben for doing the most when it came to helping my family! I highly recommend this place for their excellence and compassion!
Janelle Giannetta
Janelle Giannetta
01:39 26 Apr 22
Excellent facility. Staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome. You can feel the genuine sense of caring. It is part of their DNA.
Paul Behenna
Paul Behenna
21:03 25 Apr 22
I have an adult child who has been treated at Sylvia Brafman, and I know the confusion and uncertainty you are probably feeling if you are considering this center for yourself or a family member. Having walked that path ahead of you, I want to reassure you that you have found true help at this center. We chose SBMHC because of the strong focus on mental health first, and because the level of personal attention was well beyond any other center we had contacted. Throughout our experience, these two points have held true. The healing I have seen in my own family and others we have seen in Family Nights has been real and amazing. If you have the opportunity to go to this center I strongly, strongly recommend that you take it.
Karen IV
Karen IV
03:12 11 Mar 22
Sylvia Brafman MHC has given me a second chance at a happier and more fulfilling life. The community created at SB is unmatched by any mental health facility and helps create a safe, open space for healing. The bonds created at the center carry over to the residential housing, helping clients create true relationships with others. What really makes SB stand out is the staff. They are caring and determined to help each person succeed at their own pace. I personally suffer from extreme phobias, social anxiety, and childhood trauma. With the help of the therapists and facilitators I have been able to tackle each in order to get my life back on track. I can confidently say that SB has helped me in more ways than I knew I needed and I am extremely grateful to live the life I have always imagined for myself.
Marissa Irizarry
Marissa Irizarry
01:19 10 Mar 22
Our son joined the Sylvia Brafman family in late November. He has struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues for many years. He spent all of 2021 in various treatment centers. He made little progress until he arrived at Sylvia Brafman. It's a small and unique treatment center focusing on mental health and the family. We participate in weekly sessions with our son and his counselor, as well as a weekly family night with other families and their loved ones.Our son also participates in a career development program which will be so important to his recovery when he leaves Sylvia Brafman. After two months we are seeing a side of our son we haven't seen in a long time. We believe he is finally on the right path and we are so grateful for the entire Sylvia Brafman community. Miracles happen here!
Linda Larkin
Linda Larkin
20:31 30 Jan 22
Great management team, programming and staff. Can’t speak highly enough about the center and it’s work!
Benjamin Roche
Benjamin Roche
22:51 27 Jan 22
My experience at The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center can only be summed up in one word. MIRACLE. I went in bratty, narcissistic, addicted, and full of self-hate. After my 90 days, I am a completely transformed new person. I've found meaning in life for the first time. Sylvia Brafman taught me how to use coping skills and break unhealthy habits emotionally and physically. With a fully rounded curriculum, Sylvia Breman educates you all day long. With both mental health and addiction groups, and personalized one-on-one times with a therapist, you create a program that perfectly fits your needs. Michael runs informative biopsychosocial board groups all day long along with process groups each day. Which is easily explained as a peer group to share how you feel and what you’re going through. Alex, Tyrone, and Vinny come in for specialized, personalized therapy, in both a group setting and one-on-one. Behind the scenes Jessica, Lucia, and Valeska run the day-to-day operations and keep everything going smoothly. Ben and Jamie are magic in their specialties and help create this atmosphere that you want to have. I am forever grateful for what I’ve learned and who I have become thanks to Sylvia Brafman.
Jessica Loftus
Jessica Loftus
16:12 27 Jan 22
The whole SBMH center is phenomenal! Ben and Jaime are amazing! They sincerely care about each of their patients well being, mental health and recovery. Such a comfortable, warm welcoming and family friendly facility. Definitely recommend!
Gemma Stille
Gemma Stille
00:47 26 Jan 22
Excellent treatment ranging from addiction to any mental health related issues. Ben is a top tier clinition and Jaime (CEO) is a perfect example of how treatment of mental health can be life changing, not only for the patient but for the family.
Brett Epstein
Brett Epstein
00:01 26 Jan 22
Ben Brafman is amazing! I highly recommend The Sylvia Brafman mental health center because my sons condition improved greatly while under Ben’s care!
Karen
Karen
23:53 25 Jan 22
SB is a special place. The facility and the team are top notched . I would recommend it to anyone seeking treatment for addiction or mental health
michael malamed
michael malamed
14:36 25 Jan 22
The staff and management are exceptionally dedicated! Excellent family program.Can’t recommend enough!
Sara Schuld
Sara Schuld
05:14 25 Jan 22
The management team and staff of The Center are top notch. Extremely talented, dedicated and truly care about the patients. This is clear as soon as you talk to them.
alex liebert
alex liebert
04:24 25 Jan 22
This is a fantastic facility for those suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental distresses. There are a number of perspectives on mental health covered in their program. The concepts are presented by psychologist, psychiatrist and people who have studied or even suffered from mental distress. They also provided a structured guide through some fairly complex topics, and it is found to be the most beneficial part of the program. Far as the housing absolute warm welcoming from their staff even though you're not at home they ensure to make you feel at home very helpful and understanding. What a extra hand with treating your mental allow them to be that hand Superb facility
Jessica Porter
Jessica Porter
18:12 24 Jan 22
SBMHC a place where you’ll finally be seen, heard, understood and you’ll receive the appropriate care that you need.Kind, compassionate, professional and knowledgeable staff.Structured and strong programs adjusted to your specific condition(s).I would recommend this place to anybody dealing with any type of mental health problem or addiction committed to thrive and succeed.
Alexandra Lizardo
Alexandra Lizardo
16:54 21 Jan 22
SB is truly an unbelievable treatment center. I would recommend this place to anybody struggling with addiction and mental health.This program is strong for substance use treatment and it is rare to find such high quality treatment at this level of care for mental health as well. SB has a great clinical program with an innovative and creative approach to treatment. The sober living is also state of the art and the staff from the top down are excellent in creating a comforting and inclusive environment to people who come in to treatment really struggling.
Michael Lenok
Michael Lenok
01:22 20 Jan 22
The most caring, professional staff and structure of the program. Clients are addressed individually and treatment is specific to each, not generalized..
Vinny Richards
Vinny Richards
15:46 17 Jan 22
As a supporter of my partner's loved one, having attended Family Night meetings, seeing the interaction between Ben, Jamie, the loved ones and their families, this coming from an addict suffering with PTSD, anxiety, and depression, the center is a breath of fresh air.
Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez
19:05 13 Jan 22
EXEMPLAR MENTAL HEALTH CENTER. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center IS the EPITOME of mental health treatment and support. Ben and Jaime, both experts in the field of mental health and substance use/abuse/addiction are parallel to none! The dignity, respect, practical approach, spiritual support, and hands-on techniques they genuinely implement into the treatment and support of their patients is truly and authentically EXCEPTIONAL. Both Ben and Jaime, willingly take their time to actively listen to their patients and families, especially when a resolution is needed. Those qualities truly are rare gifts in the realm of mental health treatment.It is of the utmost importance to note that the support team Ben and Jaime have hand-picked to help and guide our loved ones are the backbone of the success of The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center.Our loved ones deserve the gift of mental health treatment and support. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center IS the all-encompassing treatment and support center for our loved ones to learn how to flourish and be the best version of themselves!
Adelina Vigilante
Adelina Vigilante
17:16 13 Jan 22
My daughter has got the greatest care she could ever get at Sylvia Brafman it has helped turn her life completely around. The staff is fantastic very responsive answers all the questions from the front desk to the owner top-notch organization. Very pleased with everybody involved in the treatment center. Thank you Sylvia Brafman for helping my daughter.
John Loftus
John Loftus
13:09 05 Jan 22
I brought my loved one in for help with her on going mental health disorders and also substance abuse. The staff at Sylvia Brafman MH facility were extremely warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable welcoming us in.Jaime and Ben were very helpful through our process. I'm forever grateful to them.I definitely want to recognize the Clinical, BHT, nursing, and admissions staff for all their dedication and commitment to help.!
Richard Vidaurrazaga
Richard Vidaurrazaga
15:26 26 Dec 21
SBMH truly saved my life. I came in 60 days ago a broken mess(depression, anxiety, Alcoholic with an eating disorder) basically a hot mess and left whole again. The entire staff and community are family. From the owners, Ben and Jaime to Lucy (admissions/case manager) Mike (therapist) Eboni (tech supervisor) valeska (does it all) all the group facilities (Tyrone, Vinny and alex) and all the techs. This was the 1st place I really felt a sense of belonging. I cannot thank them enough. And my kids will always be grateful for helping me when I couldn't help myself. Thank you. ❤
Sherri Failace
Sherri Failace
21:08 11 Dec 21
Excellent facility caring staff and all around model for mental health treatment. My sister suffered a severe mental breakdown. Even though her insurance was out of network the staff was kind and helpfull. Jamie Blaustien and Ben made sure my sister was treated with care and respect. They found her a treatment facility that was clean, safe and respectful despite knowing she was out of network. I would recommend them to anyone suffering. All around good people and talented in what they do.
Forest Freeman
Forest Freeman
19:36 28 Oct 21
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