Intensive Outpatient Program
in South Florida

  1. Leading primary mental health center in South Florida
  2. Personalized, holistic treatment with intimate care by experts
  3. Expertise in complex disorders, including dual diagnosis & addiction
mental health and addiction rehab group therapy
Admission Process

The Path to Recovery Starts Here

mental health and addiction rehab admission step 1
Step 1

Get in Touch

Start your recovery journey: Call or contact us online

mental health and addiction rehab admission step 2
Step 2

Pre-Admission Assessment

Confidential assessment to tailor your treatment plan

mental health and addiction rehab admission step 3
Step 3

Verification of Insurance

We verify your coverage and clarify costs with your insurer

mental health and addiction rehab admission step 4
Step 4


Set your admission date and prepare for your stay


Holistic Recovery in Healing Environment

mental health treatment in south florida





4QYNLsFu2W-FSM00631 (2) (1)





compassion behavioral health residential facility for mental health and addiction treatment
Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Residential Facility in Hollywood Florida - Compassion Behavioral Health





4QYNLsFu2W-FSM00535 (2) (1)





Compassion Behavioral Health Yoga Session





art therapy at compassion behavioral health residential facility





Compassion Behavioral Health Residential Facility Outdoor Activity
group therapy for mental health and addiction treatment





mental health rehab php facility-compassion behavioral health3





mental health rehab php facility-compassion behavioral health2





addiction rehab PHP housing in South Florida stairs





addiction rehab PHP housing in South Florida kitchen





addiction rehab PHP housing in South Florida bathroom





Meet Our Compassionate Experts

Expert Licensed Clinicians Committed to Your Recovery
  • Dr. Joel Wertheimer, MD

    Wertheimer, MD

  • Ana
    Carbonell, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Alejandro Jimenez

    Jimenez, RN

    Director of Nursing
  • Matthew Rosborogh


    Executive Director
  • Paula Buitrago

    Buitiago, RMHCI

    Primary Therapist
  • Monya Holt

    Holt, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Aimee Rolle

    Rolle, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Maria Dona

    Dona, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Tharlene Pou


    Neurofeedback Technician
  • Greg LoForte

    Gregory LoForte, LMHC

    Family Therapist
  • Heather Brathwaite

    Brathwaite, PhD, PMHNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nancy Adrien

    Adrien, PMHN-BC

    Nurse Practitioner
  • Joseph Aragona


    Operations Manager
  • Ivo Garcia


    Housing Supervisor
  • Cameron Billings case manager at Compassion Behavioral Health PHP facility


    Case Manager
  • Ramona Guzman


    Case Manager

Mental Health &



Stories Change Here

“As long as I stay patient and waiting on the lord nothing but good will come from it”

Watch His Full Story
Stories Change Here

“My Life now feels like being in color. I am a lot happier and I can feel alive again.”

Watch Her Full Story
Stories Change Here

“I took everything I learned at CBH and applying it today and that is why I can smile today”

Watch Her Full Story
Corey J.
Ashley J.
Theresa B.

Frequetly Asked Questions

An IOP is a type of substance abuse or mental health treatment where people visit our treatment center several hours a day, 3-5 days a week. It’s more intensive than standard outpatient programs because you’ll spend more hours attending therapy or clinical services. But unlike inpatient treatment, you do not have to live at our facility.

Compassion Behavioral Health offers flexible meeting times in the mornings and evenings. You’ll spend most of your time in group therapy while also having access to our many treatment services such as meditation, yoga, nutrition education, relapse prevention and EMDR therapy.

Because IOPs can serve a wide range of functions, people in all stages of their recovery are able to join our program. We have clients who are transitioning from an inpatient program and clients who are just beginning professional treatment.

During the intake process, your individual needs will be assessed. Intensive outpatient treatment may be a good fit if you:

  • Have completed an inpatient or PHP program. The stress of going from a structured environment to the freedom of home can jeopardize your recovery. IOP treatment allows you to gradually transition to everyday life.
  • Suffer from a less serious addiction or mental health illness. If you know you need help but haven’t hit rock bottom, IOP is an excellent alternative to residential treatment. The less restrictive environment is ideal for these situations.
  • Learn best by practicing new skills. IOP is set up to where you can start applying the skills you’ve learned – managing cravings, avoiding triggers, managing medications and coping with stressful situations. This gives you more time to grow stronger in your recovery.
  • Have a strong support system. Because you won’t have 24/7 support at an IOP, you’ll need a strong support system at home. As long as your family is well-informed on addiction and can maintain a safe, sober environment, an IOP is a good alternative to residential treatment.
  • Are a parent, student or professional. Outpatient treatment allows you to maintain much of your normal routine. With flexible hours, you can work on your recovery while also managing your responsibilities as a parent, student or working professional.

Our IOP begins with an assessment of your needs. We can then put together an individualized treatment plan that meets your recovery goals. Our IOP meets three to five days a week for three hours a day. We can adjust the amount of time you spend in treatment based on your progress and medical necessity.

During your time in IOP, you will attend a variety of therapy sessions. Each week, your time is divided between group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy. All therapy sessions are led by well-trained licensed therapists or group facilitators. Additional services that are offered as part of our IOP include:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Trauma informed therapy
  • EMDR therapy
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Medication education
  • Nutrition and life skills education

Remember, your treatment plan will be specific to your strengths, weaknesses and recovery goals. This is your time to work on the things that could interfere with a healthy recovery, such as unresolved trauma, family conflict, underlying mental illness or poor coping skills.

Compassion Behavioral Health offers a number of treatment programs – intensive outpatient is one of them. If you’re not sure which program is right for you, that’s okay. We will do a full assessment with one of our admission counselors and tell you what we recommend. That said, some treatment is always better than no treatment. If an IOP is what you can afford and makes sense for your family, here are some benefits to expect:

  • Have the ability to work and go to school
  • Stay close to your support circle
  • Lower out-of-pocket costs
  • Access quality treatment services
  • Discover different recovery groups
  • Be held accountable for your actions

There is no set length of time you need to stay in intensive outpatient treatment, though average stays are around 10 weeks. Research shows that people who stay in treatment longer have better outcomes, so the more time you can give yourself, the better.

The nice thing about an IOP is that it’s flexible and accommodating. We want to see our clients live their lives, which is why we encourage them to take on some responsibility. This could be helping out at home, working part-time or volunteering. This way, you can get your feet wet while having structure, support and relapse prevention tools to fall back on.

In short, outpatient treatment is not meant to complicate your life. Its goal is to help you transition into your everyday life so that you can live happily and productively without drugs and alcohol.

compassion behavioral health group therapy for mental health and addiction treatment
compassion behavioral health location in hollywood florida

Intensive Outpatient Program

Compassion Behavioral Health offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those struggling with substance abuse and mental illness. 

What Is An Intensive Outpatient Program? 

In Florida as well as other locations, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a type of treatment program designed to address addictions, depression, eating disorders, or other dependencies that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision.  

It enables individuals to continue with their daily lives in a way that residential treatment programs do not. 

IOPs provide more structure and intensive care than standard outpatient programs. They typically involve several hours of therapy per day, several days a week. 

Who Might Need an Intensive Outpatient Program? 

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are designed for individuals who require more support than standard outpatient treatment but do not need the full-time structure of an inpatient program. 

 People who might need an IOP include: 

  • Patients transitioning from inpatient care: Individuals who have completed an inpatient program but still require structured support as they transition back to their daily lives.  
  • Individuals with moderate mental health issues: Those who have mental health conditions that are not severe enough to warrant inpatient care but are too complex to be managed with traditional outpatient services alone.  
  • People with substance use issues: IOPs can be effective for those dealing with substance use, particularly if they have a stable home environment and do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision. 
  • Individuals with dual diagnosis: People who have co-occurring mental health disorders, substance use, and physical health concerns may benefit from the comprehensive approach of an IOP. 
  • Working adults or students: IOPs are often scheduled to accommodate the needs of those who must continue to work or attend school while receiving treatment.  
  • Those with strong support systems: Individuals who have supportive family and friends can benefit from IOPs, as these programs often include family involvement and rely on a stable home environment.  
  • Patients needing a step-up from regular outpatient therapy: If someone’s condition worsens or does not improve with standard outpatient therapy, an IOP might provide the necessary increased support and structure. 
Struggling with Mental Health
or Substance Use Disorders?
We can help

Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Program 

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) offer several benefits, making them a valuable option for those seeking treatment for addiction, mental health issues, or co-occurring disorders. Some of the key benefits include: 

  • Flexibility and balance: IOPs balance intensive treatment and the ability to maintain daily responsibilities like work, school, or family duties.  
  • Access to comprehensive therapy: IOPs offer a range of therapeutic interventions including group therapy, individual counseling, family therapy, and specialized sessions like cognitive-behavioral therapy or EMDR.  
  • Support systems: IOPs often include group sessions, which provide peer support.  
  • Continuity of care: For those transitioning from an inpatient setting, IOPs provide a step-down level of care that maintains therapeutic intensity without the residential component.  
  • Skill development: IOPs often include components that focus on developing coping skills, relapse prevention strategies, stress management, and life skills, which are essential for long-term recovery. 
  • Family involvement: In our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs), we emphasize involving and communicating with family members as part of our care approach. This involvement is key to offering well-rounded support to our clients. We focus on enhancing family education about the recovery process from mental health or substance use disorders, which is essential in rebuilding relationships and improving communication within the family. 
  • Personalized care: Treatment plans in IOPs are individualized to meet each client needs, ensuring that each person receives the specific type of support and intervention they need. 

How Does Our Intensive Outpatient Program Work? 

In our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), the journey starts with a comprehensive assessment tailored to your specific needs. This initial step allows us to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your recovery goals. 

Our program is structured to run three to four days per week, with each session lasting approximately three hours. We recommend clients complete a 60-day program to fully benefit and be considered compliant with the treatment plan.  

Attendance for the full duration of each group session is important for active participation in the program. Understanding the diverse needs of our clients, we offer flexible group timings, including morning and evening in-person sessions, as well as virtual evening sessions. This flexibility is especially beneficial for those who are not in close proximity but still reside within the state of Florida.

cognitive behavioral therapy for mental health and addiction treatment

 During your time in the IOP, you’ll engage in a variety of therapy sessions. Each week, you’ll participate in a balanced mix of group therapy, one-on-one therapy, and family therapy sessions can be offered if they’re appropriate for the clients care. All therapies are conducted by experienced therapists and skilled group facilitators.  

In addition to these core therapies, our IOP offers additional services, including: 

  • Strategies for relapse prevention 
  • Trauma-informed therapy approaches 
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy 
  • Mindfulness practices, including meditation and yoga 
  • Educational sessions on medication management 
  • Nutrition and essential Life Skills Education 

Explore Our Intensive Outpatient Program at Compassion Behavioral Health 

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a vital part of battling various addictions across America, offering a perfect blend of structured support and flexibility.  

At the core of our IOP is the upscale and intimate care we provide. Our commitment to high-quality, individualized care positions our clients at the center of our focus, ensuring that each person receives the attentive treatment they deserve.  

If an IOP is what you can afford and makes sense for your family, you can expect to: 

  • Have the ability to work and go to school 
  • Stay close to your support circle 
  • Lower out-of-pocket costs 
  • Access quality treatment services 
  • Discover different recovery groups 
  • Be held accountable for your actions

We want to see our clients live their lives, which is why we encourage them to take on some responsibility. This could be helping at home, working part-time or volunteering. This way, you can get your feet wet while having structure, support and relapse prevention tools to fall back on. 

Recognizing the integral role of family in the recovery process, our program incorporates family involvement. We believe in not only treating our patients but also in building a robust post-treatment support system that can include family therapy. 

This approach extends beyond the clinical setting, as we continue to offer support and guidance even after our clients begin their journey with Compassion Behavioral Health. Our aim is to be the best in the field, not just in treatment delivery, but also in ensuring a supportive environment for our clients and their families. 

Call Us Today