Schizophrenia 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 schizophrenia
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Pre-Admission Assessment

Confidential assessment to tailor your treatment plan

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Recognizing the Signs of Schizophrenia

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, is 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

67 %

Reduction of
Severe Psychosis Symptoms

78 %

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

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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

Schizophrenia Treatment Center in South Florida 

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder. It causes disordered thinking and behavior that can impair day-to-day functioning. An individual with schizophrenia struggles to think clearly, manage their emotions, and act normally in social situations. 

Contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia is not multiple personalities or split personalities. In fact, most individuals with schizophrenia are not violent and do not endanger others. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia only affects about 0.25% to 0.64% of the U.S. population.

Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia impacts individuals in different ways. It can arise in men or women of all ages. In most cases, men develop symptoms in their late teens and early 20s. Women, however, usually show signs in their late 20s and early 30s. This condition is rare in children.

The most common symptoms of this schizophrenia include: 

  • Confused speech
  • Strange behavior 
  • Poor hygiene 
  • Lack of facial expression
  • Lack of emotional expression
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritational, paranoid, and unusual thoughts
  • Mood swings  
  • Hallucinations and delusions 
  • Social isolation

Causes and Risk Factors of Schizophrenia

There is no single cause for schizophrenia. It’s not the result of a poor upbringing or lack of willpower. Also, while stress may worsen symptoms, it does not lead to schizophrenia. It’s a brain disorder that may occur because of chemical imbalances, birth defects, and genetics.

Treatments for Schizophrenia at CBH in South Florida

There is no cure for schizophrenia. However, treatment can help manage symptoms. At Compassion Behavioral Health, we offer a variety of treatments for patients with schizophrenia such as:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Group therapy

Individual therapy 

Motivational interviewing 


Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) 


Drug or alcohol abuse is often a complication of schizophrenia. Therefore, we design treatments for those who are facing both conditions. Between our Substance Abuse Treatment Program and a Mental Health Treatment Program, we can effectively treat both disorders simultaneously.

In order to assist healing while improving quality of life, Compassion Behavioral Health in South Florida is committed to providing a variety of specialized treatment options for people navigating the challenges of schizophrenia.

Residential Treatment for Schizophrenia

Our residential treatment program offers an extensive, supportive environment for those with severe schizophrenia. This program offers patients structured treatments and round-the-clock support so they can concentrate fully on their road to recovery, free from the distractions and triggers of everyday life. Comprehensive treatment methods combine individual and group therapy sessions with medication management. To address the symptoms of schizophrenia, therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are utilized with the goal of enhancing social skills, emotional regulation, and cognitive abilities. The goal of this comprehensive strategy is to promote the development of long-term management methods while stabilizing symptoms.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Schizophrenia

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a bridge for patients not need overnight stay but still need a structured treatment plan, such as those moving from residential care. PHP provides a full-day program that consists of numerous therapy sessions, psychoeducation, and medication management.

With this approach, patients can follow a strict treatment plan during the day and then spend the evenings in the supportive living environment we provide. PHP is designed to support people in maintaining their treatment progress, continuing to build coping mechanisms, and progressively reintegrating into their communities with ongoing assistance.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Schizophrenia

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers a flexible treatment option for individuals with schizophrenia who are ready to manage daily life with greater independence. A number of weekly treatment sessions are provided in the IOP; these sessions can take place during the day or in the evening to accommodate obligations to family, job, or school. With continued therapy assistance, this level of care aims to improve life skills, keep symptoms stable, and avoid relapses. IOP participants benefit from a combination of individual and group treatment, which provides a network of support while addressing the challenges associated with schizophrenia in a less intensive but still focused therapeutic setting.

How to Get Help for Schizophrenia

If you or a loved one is seeking effective schizophrenia treatment in South Florida, Compassion Behavioral Health is here to offer hope and personalized care. Our team is committed to fostering sustainable recovery through tailored programs that address both mental health and substance use.

Conveniently located in Hollywood, our rehab center is a beacon of support, providing access to expert care and a path to reclaim your highest well-being.  Call Us Today and let us guide you through your journey to recovery.