Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment in South Florida

  1. Leading primary mental health treatment center in South Florida
  2. Personalized, holistic treatment and intimate care by experts
  3. Expertise in complex mental health disorders including schizoaffective disorder
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Pre-Admission Assessment

Confidential assessment to tailor your treatment plan

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Verification of Insurance

We verify your coverage and clarify costs with your insurer

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Recognizing the Signs of Schizoaffective Disorder

Experiencing sensory perceptions that have no external cause, such as hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t there.

Holding strong beliefs that are not based in reality, such as thinking one has extraordinary powers or is being persecuted.

Significant fluctuations in mood, including periods of depression characterized by sadness and hopelessness or manic episodes marked by excessive energy and euphoria.

Difficulty in organizing thoughts and speech, leading to disjointed conversations and a hard time explaining oneself.

A noticeable withdrawal from social situations, relationships, and activities, often due to difficulty in managing symptoms or fear of being misunderstood.

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Outcome-Driven Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Data derived from 1,508 patient surveys conducted by Vista Research Group, a third-party clinical research firm, from 1/1’23 to 2/29’24.

89 %

Reduction of
Severe Depression Symptoms

81 %

Reduction Of
Suicidal Ideation

67 %

Reduction of
Severe Psychosis Symptoms

Stories Change Here

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

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Stories Change Here

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

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Stories Change Here

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

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Ashley J.
Corey J.
Theresa B.

Meet Your Support System

Expert Licensed Clinicians Committed to Your Recovery

  • Dr. Joel Wertheimer, MD

    Wertheimer, MD

  • Ana
    Carbonell, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Lisa Micheletti

    Micheletti, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Alejandro Jimenez

    Jimenez, RN

    Director of Nursing
  • Matthew Rosborogh


    Executive Director
  • Monya Holt

    Holt, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Barbara Barroso

    Barroso, RCSWI

    Primary Therapist
  • Sarah Pastor

    Pastor, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Stephine Yaskal

    Yaskal, MS, CAP

    Primary Therapist
  • Maria Dona

    Dona, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Aimee Rolle

    Rolle, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Paula Buitrago

    Buitiago, RMHCI

    Primary Therapist
  • Tharlene Pou


    Neurofeedback Technician
  • Heather Brathwaite

    Brathwaite, PhD, PMHNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nancy Adrien

    Adrien, PMHN-BC

    Nurse Practitioner

Schizoaffective Disorder Treatment in South Florida 

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health disorder that is characterized by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms like hallucinations or delusions and mood disorder symptoms such as mania or depression. 

According to JAMA, it’s estimated that less than 1% of the population has this condition and around 3 out of every 1000 people are living with schizoaffective disorder. Even though living with schizoaffective disorder can be difficult, there are ways to safely and effectively manage its symptoms and lead a high-quality life.

Symptoms of Schizoaffective Disorder

Symptoms for schizoaffective disorder vary greatly.

The most common ones include: 

  • Paranoid thoughts 
  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Disorganized behaviors and thoughts 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Appetite changes
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Social isolation

Causes and Risk Factors of Schizoaffective Disorder

The true cause of the schizoaffective disorder is unknown. However, it may be the result of chemical abnormalities in the brain like an imbalance in serotonin and dopamine. Genetics, environmental factors, and birth defects may play a role as well. 

Those who have a family history of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, abuse drugs or alcohol, are coping with life stressors, have been a victim of abuse and/or neglect, or faced prenatal exposure to certain toxins are at risk for this condition.

Treatments for Schizoaffective Disorder at CBH

The ideal treatment for schizoaffective disorder is a combination of medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants, psychotherapy, and life skills training such as social skills training and vocational rehabilitation. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we offer a variety of treatments for patients with a schizoaffective disorder such as:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 

Group therapy

Individual therapy 

Motivational interviewing 


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) 


We also treat patients who are experiencing both schizoaffective disorder and a substance abuse condition. Between our Substance Abuse Treatment Program and a Mental Health Treatment Program, we can effectively treat both disorders simultaneously.

Compassion Behavioral Health in South Florida offers a range of individualized options for treatment to support recovery for individuals struggling with Schizoaffective Disorder.

Residential Treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder

Individuals with severe symptoms of schizoaffective disorder can find a safe, supportive environment in our residential treatment program. Clients requiring a stable setting to manage the complex symptoms of both mood disorder and schizophrenia are intended for this level of care. We provide a thorough, multidisciplinary approach that integrates medication management, psychotherapy, life skills guidance, and, if needed, support for substance abuse disorders.

Our team’s main goals are to stabilize symptoms, enhance daily functioning, and create plans for the disorder’s long-term management. Individuals with schizoaffective disorder participate in a range of therapies, such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which are designed to address particular challenges.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Schizoaffective Disorder

For patients requiring a structured treatment program without full-time supervision or those transitioning from residential care, the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an intermediate step. With PHP, patients can come to our facility for intense therapy sessions during the day and go back to the supportive living environment we provide in the evening. The program facilitates a more seamless transition to daily life by offering a balance between the autonomy to use newly acquired skills in a real-world situation and continuous, comprehensive care. To assist recovery and avert relapse, the emphasis is on ongoing medication management, psychoeducation, skill development, and therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Schizoaffective Disorder

For those with schizoaffective disorder who are prepared to resume their regular obligations but still participate in organized therapy, our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides flexible treatment options. IOP is appropriate for patients who have improved significantly in higher care levels or for those who have milder symptoms. The program consists of many weekly group and individual therapy sessions with an emphasis on improving social and vocational functioning, creating coping mechanisms, and preserving symptom stability. IOP participants gain from an encouraging therapeutic group and continuous condition monitoring, which guarantees they have the tools and assistance needed to properly manage their condition.

We are dedicated to providing compassionate, all-encompassing care at all levels of care because we recognize the complexity of schizoaffective disorder. Our mission is to enable people with schizoaffective disorder to reach their maximum level of functioning and quality of life, whether it’s through residential care, PHP, or IOP.