Outpatient Program in South Florida


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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
  • 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
  • Allison Salas

    Allison Salas

    Alumni Coordinator

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Frequetly Asked Questions

The outpatient rehab program at Compassion Behavioral Health includes a single session of group and individual therapy each week. All clients have rules to follow, which we’ll discuss when you start our program. For example, we expect our clients to stay sober and attend all treatment sessions.

Outpatient treatment is the least intense type of program compared to intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment. You’ll only meet twice a week for an hour at a time, but this is often the right amount of structure for individuals working their recoveries and transitioning to their everyday lives.

Aside from a single session of individual counseling and group counseling, you will also have access to the following:

  • Trauma-focused therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Nutrition and life skills education
  • Relapse prevention
  • EMDR therapy
  • Meditation and yoga
  • Medication education

The only real difference between standard outpatient treatment and intensive outpatient treatment is the amount of time spent in counseling. Our intensive outpatient program requires clients to meet three to five days a week, for three hours a day. Standard outpatient only expects attendance twice a week (one for individual counseling, one for group counseling) for one hour.

It’s also worth pointing out that outpatient treatment is very different from inpatient rehab. You do not have to live at our facility to receive treatment, allowing you to return home for work, school or other responsibilities. Our outpatient program is also flexible and affordable. Clients appreciate that they can manage their obligations and maintain much of their normal schedule while getting the support they need.

While outpatient treatment is touted for its flexibility, it’s not for everyone. This is the lowest level of care, so we typically do not recommend it for serious addictions. Rather, it’s an opportunity to transition to your daily life while having structure and support alongside you. This way, you can keep learning about your addiction, what triggers to avoid and how to protect yourself from relapse.

With that said, here are some of the best candidates for an outpatient treatment program:

  • Time spent in treatment. Our outpatient drug rehab in South Florida is ideal for people who have already received some treatment for their addiction. They are clean, have been through detox and already have some foundation in treatment and recovery.
  • New addictions. All addictions are serious, but some are certainly more severe than others. People who are actively using and have a severe addiction generally do best in inpatient rehab. New addictions, on the other hand, can be treated in an outpatient setting.
  • Strong support network. To make outpatient treatment most effective, clients must have a strong, supportive network to rely on. As long as you can come home to a sober home with lots of supportive friends and family, you should do well in outpatient care. If you lack this structure, you may want to consider a sober living house while receiving treatment.
  • Good mental and physical health. Most outpatient treatment centers don’t expect you to be free from mental illness, but they do want your symptoms to be somewhat managed. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we have a mental health treatment program that addresses mental health disorders through counseling, social support and education.
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Outpatient Program in South Florida

South Florida is home to a diverse range of outpatient programs designed to help individuals overcome various challenges. These programs offer a flexible, comprehensive approach to recovery, allowing individuals to maintain their daily responsibilities while receiving the care they need. 

What is Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs are therapeutic interventions that allow individuals to receive mental health and substance abuse treatment without the need for overnight stays. They are designed to accommodate individuals who cannot afford to take time away from their daily responsibilities such as work, school, or family.

These programs can address a variety of issues, including substance abuse, mental health disorders, and behavioral problems. They offer a balanced approach to treatment, combining individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions.

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Types of Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs at CBH in South Florida can be broadly categorized into three types: traditional outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs.

Traditional Outpatient Programs 

These programs typically involve two therapy sessions per week. They are ideal for individuals who require minimal intervention or those transitioning from more intensive programs such as PHP and IOP.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) 

IOPs require more commitment, with participants attending therapy sessions several times a week. They are designed for individuals who require a more rigorous treatment plan but do not need round-the-clock supervision.

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Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)

PHPs are the most intensive form of outpatient treatment, often requiring daily therapy sessions. They are suitable for individuals who need a high level of care but can safely return home at the end of the day.

Benefits of Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs offer several benefits that make them an attractive option for many individuals seeking help. These include flexibility, affordability, and the opportunity to apply learned skills in real-world settings.

Flexibility is a key advantage of outpatient programs. Participants can schedule their therapy sessions around their existing commitments, allowing them to maintain their work, school, or family responsibilities. This flexibility often leads to higher program completion rates as participants are less likely to feel overwhelmed by the demands of treatment.

Outpatient programs are typically more affordable than inpatient programs. As participants do not need to pay for room and board, the overall cost of treatment is often lower. This makes outpatient programs a viable option for individuals on a budget or those without comprehensive insurance coverage.

Choosing the Right Outpatient Program

Choosing the right outpatient program in South Florida involves considering several factors, including the individual’s needs, the program’s approach to treatment, and the level of support provided.

It’s important to assess the individual’s needs. This includes the severity of their condition, their readiness for change, and their ability to commit to the program. A thorough assessment can help determine which type of outpatient program is most suitable.

Also, consider the program’s approach to treatment. Effective outpatient programs should offer a combination of therapies, including individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions. They should also provide a personalized treatment plan that addresses the individual’s unique needs and goals.

Finally, consider the level of support provided. The best outpatient programs offer ongoing support to help individuals navigate the challenges of recovery. This may include regular check-ins, access to resources, and a supportive community of peers.

Outpatient Program at CBH

Outpatient programs at Compassion Behavioral Health in South Florida offer a flexible, comprehensive approach to recovery. By understanding the different types of programs available and their benefits, individuals can make an informed decision about their treatment. With the right program, individuals can overcome their challenges and move towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

If you’re ready to take the next step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life, Compassion Behavioral Health is here to guide you. Our personalized approach to mental health and substance use treatment ensures that you receive the care that’s tailored to your unique journey. 

Conveniently located in Hollywood, South Florida, our rehab center is a beacon of hope, easily accessible and close to serene beaches, providing the perfect backdrop for your recovery. Don’t wait to reclaim your life. Call Us Today and let us help you navigate your path to sustainable recovery.