Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center

The Right Dual Diagnosis Treatment Changes Lives

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a trusted provider of drug addiction treatment because we see addiction from a mental health perspective. We provide true dual-diagnosis care. This means careful diagnosis of co-occurring conditions and effective treatment. Our Clients get continuous mental health evaluations. This puts us in a different class than your standard addiction treatment center.

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The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a recognized leader in depression treatment, anxiety treatment, PTSD treatment and care for bipolar depression. You or your loved one deserve the compassionate and effective care we deliver.

Sylvia Brafman Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center Testimonials

There is no better measure of the quality of care we provide than our clients. Hear what our clients have to say about how our treatment for mental health changed their lives and help them heal and grow.

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– John L.

"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"

– Lloyd B.

“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.”

– Christina H.

“The whole SBMH center is phenomenal! Ben and Jaime are amazing! They sincerely care about each of their patient’s well-being, mental health, and recovery. Such a comfortable, warm welcoming, and family-friendly facility. Definitely recommend!”

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The length of your stay will depend on the amount of help you need and how much time you can dedicate to treatment. Remember, there is no such thing as getting “too much” help for a problem though. Ideally, you will attend our partial hospitalization program (PHP), followed by the intensive inpatient program (IOP), which is 3 hours per day, 3 days a week minimum. After that you will be eligible to begin our outpatient treatment with one 90-minute session once a week. The total span of treatment can be as much as 90 days. Some patients continue with outpatient for longer, others may commit less time to treatment. We ask only that you consider the importance of recovery and keep an open mind.

The Silvia Brafman Mental Health Center works with most major health insurance providers. If you want to know what your plan covers, the easiest way is to give us a call or submit a form through our website for insurance benefits verification. This only takes about an hour, sometimes less. After that we’ll do a phone interview to better assess your challenges. This will empower you to make an informed decision about your mental health treatment. Feel free to call us directly or submit a form online for insurance verification and call for the assessment later. We regret that we cannot accept state-funded plans such as Medicaid or Medicare at this time, but we will be happy to provide you will referrals to programs that can.

Our system is very streamlined and efficient. We start with your phone assessment and insurance verification if you choose to use your insurance. After that comes clinical intake approval so we can greenlight your admission. Our admissions department will advise you on what to pack for treatment (and what not to pack) and answer any questions you have prior to admission. Once your admission is approved and the time comes, we’ll provide discrete ground transportation if needed and bring you to our mental health treatment center near Ft. Lauderdale. If you are from outside the area, we will be happy to pick up you up from Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL), Miami International Airport (MIA) or West Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). We can also pick you up from the Amtrak Station in Ft. Lauderdale or the Greyhound Bus Terminal.

It is important to understand that mental health disorders are something we work on for life, they aren’t simply cured overnight with a pill or a hypnosis session. The good news is that, yes, mental health treatment can work for you. The goal of treatment is it help you understand and manage your disorder. This is usually done through a combination of talk therapy, sometimes medication and behavioral and lifestyle changes. It is absolutely possible to recover from most mental illness and live a happy, fulfilling life as long as you are willing to follow advice and comply with recommendations. We have seen people who do, completely transform their lives. This is what we want for you or your loved one.

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Partial Hospitalization Program:

Our Partial Hospitalization Program or PHP is where psychological evaluation and mental health treatment begin at Silvia Brafman Mental Health Center. Care at this level consists of a full day of treatment, 5 days a week.

Intensive Outpatient Program:

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the next phase of our renowned evidence-based mental health treatment program. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health IOP helps cultivate the personal growth we believe is critical for progress to continue.

Outpatient Program:

The last stage of treatment, our outpatient program consists of one 90-minute session per week. Outpatient mental health treatment can be tremendously helpful because it empowers clients to bring real-world challenges with depression, anxiety, and other disorders into the clinical space.

Our 6 Pillars Philosophy:

Our program at The Silvia Brafman Mental Health Center is built upon our 6 Pillars philosophy of care. The 6 Pillars are: The Comeback, Flourishment, Connection, Adaptability, Acceptance and Awareness.

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The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center represents the gold standard of mental health care in Florida and is renowned nationally. Professional, committed and compassionate, we keep the client at the center of our attention, always.

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As Florida’s premier provider of mental health treatment, The Silvia Brafman Mental Health Center works with all major private health insurance groups. Give us a call for insurance verification and we can tell you what your plan covers here without obligation.

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Drug Addiction Treatment

We offer treatment for a broad spectrum of mental health disorders. Naturally, addiction is part of our care model. Addiction is a mental health disorder. We believe complete recovery from addiction is possible with accurate diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring conditions.

Dual Diagnosis Care

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center represents the gold standard of mental health care in Florida and is renowned nationally. Accurate and careful diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more is what we do best.

Outpatient Mental Health Care

The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center provides first-class outpatient mental health treatment in 90-minute sessions once a week. We believe our outpatient therapy is tremendously helpful by allowing clients to bring real-world challenges into the clinical space.

SBMHC patients enter a process of recovery in which the ultimate goal is not to simply restore them to functionality, but to position them to grow and thrive in the future. Our goal is to bring patients to a place where they feel part of, connected to the world, and unblocked from the debilitating symptoms that cause their lives to progressively feel futile and small over time.

We are solution-oriented. We will talk about the problems that result from mental illness, but choose to have a more forward-looking mindset and are more interested in solutions