The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Behavioral Health Center in Florida is a 46-bed inpatient psychiatric facility for children and adults. We provide inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient therapy services and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for patients of all ages with mental health needs.
We receive patients through both voluntary and involuntary admissions. We follow a state-defined process called the Florida Baker Act for involuntary admissions. Our behavioral health specialists are also integrated throughout our primary care offices and emergency departments, giving you quick access to mental health services when needed. We provide evidence-based, trauma-informed, compassionate treatment to help you manage mental health symptoms and live a high quality of life.
Behavioral Health Center: Why Choose Cleveland Clinic in Florida
Patients who choose behavioral health services at Cleveland Clinic in Florida benefit from:
- Easy access to mental health experts: Our behavioral health experts work in several service lines, including primary care offices and emergency departments (Eds). With telepsychiatry consults, ED patients needing mental health care can connect with a board-certified psychiatrist within an hour or less. We prioritize your timely, seamless access to mental health treatment.
- Coordinated care: Patients in the Behavioral Health Center meet with all necessary providers in one sitting. This helps decrease the stress of repeating your story and symptoms and increases timely care coordination. We have strong relationships with mental health providers throughout our communities, so you seamlessly transition to outpatient mental health treatment when appropriate.
- Exclusive treatments: Our Behavioral Health Center coordinates electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), a treatment that isn’t widely available on the Treasure Coast. This evidence-based therapy may be effective for select patients with treatment-resistant depression.
Mental Health Conditions We Treat
Our psychiatric providers and behavioral health specialists treat a broad range of mental health conditions, including:
Inpatient Mental Health Treatment
The Behavioral Health Center has 12 beds for children and adolescents and 34 for adults. Our team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health counselors, registered nurses, behavioral health technicians, recreational therapists, pharmacists and behavioral health safety officers. They work together to provide evidence-based, trauma-informed, effective mental healthcare. On-site pharmacists offer one-on-one evaluations to answer any medication questions and help with medication safety.
We create individualized treatment plans to help you stabilize and transition to outpatient care. Based on your needs, treatment may include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT, or talk therapy, is one of the most common types of psychotherapy. A therapist helps you identify unhelpful or untrue thought patterns and understand how those thoughts influence your behavior. You typically build problem-solving and coping skills so that you can change your thinking and actions.
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): This structured psychotherapy combines group and individual therapy sessions. It helps you build skills to regulate your emotions and navigate social situations. You learn mindfulness practices, emotional regulation strategies, healthy interpersonal communication and how to tolerate distress.
- Group therapy: One or more therapists lead a small group in one-hour sessions. These groups often include people who experience similar challenges, such as substance abuse, anxiety or depression. Group therapy can often help you feel more connected to and supported by others. Many people experience a sense of relief when they know they aren’t alone.
- Music therapy: You spend time with a certified music therapist who provides live acoustic music for therapeutic purposes.
- Pet therapy: You spend time interacting with a trained animal, often a cat or dog. Spending time with animals during pet therapy can promote calm, reduce pain and decrease anxiety.
- Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT): This psychotherapy focuses on your current circumstances and goals. A therapist helps you build the skills to achieve the future you want and cope with everyday challenges. SFBT is grounded in the principle that you already know what kind of change you’d like to make in your life.
- Medication management: Medicines such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or mood stabilizers are useful for many people with mental health conditions. Our psychiatrists can help you understand your medication options and make personalized recommendations for an effective medication type and dose.
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT): In ECT, a specially trained doctor uses a small electrical current to induce a brief, therapeutic seizure. You will have general anesthesia so you don’t feel anything during treatment. Research has shown that ECT can be effective for some patients with depression or bipolar disorder that hasn’t improved with other treatments.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
We design our intensive outpatient programs to help adolescents and young adults transition from inpatient to outpatient care. The adolescent IOP is for ages 13 to 17, and the adult IOP is for ages 18 and up. Our IOPs are supportive, structured programs that meet three days a week for three-hour sessions in small groups of eight to 12 participants.
The primary treatment method is small group therapy led by a licensed clinician. Our evidence-based, trauma-informed programming also includes:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Dialectical behavior therapy.
- Medication management with a psychiatrist.
- Weekly workshops for caregivers and families of adolescents participating in the IOP.
We aim to make these programs as accessible as possible. For example, we provide transportation to and from the IOP as needed and offer snacks for children attending after school. We also offer a transitional program to help patients taper their hours of outpatient therapy to a less intensive structure.
Benefits of an IOP
These voluntary programs allow children and adults to participate in school or work while learning skills to manage mental health conditions in everyday life. An IOP can help improve:
- Distress tolerance.
- Emotional regulation.
- Quality of life.
- Symptom management.
Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at the Behavioral Health Center are part of a full continuum of behavioral health services for teens and young adults. A middle step for those who require more than traditional outpatient therapy, IOP programs provide a way of diverting individuals from an inpatient level of care or as a transition from an inpatient unit back into the community. This unique, voluntary program allows individuals to participate in school/work while learning skills to assist with mental health symptom management.
How the Intensive Outpatient Program works
Our focus is to help individuals develop resiliency and coping strategies, using a supportive and structured approach. The program’s primary treatment modality is group therapy led by licensed clinicians, where individuals learn skills to help navigate issues. Small groups of 8-12 participants meet three times a week, for three-hour sessions.
Our evidenced-based programming includes:
- Dialectical behavior therapy.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy.
- Life skills/social skills group.
- Substance use groups.
Our programs direct each patient’s complete psychiatric care during treatment, including regular medication management if needed. A specialized group is held weekly to increase relapse prevention skills for participants with co-occurring substance use disorders. Individual and family meetings are also provided, if identified on an individual’s treatment plan. Individuals will be referred to outpatient mental health care during enrollment in IOP if services are not already in place.
The Young Adult IOP focuses on individuals aged 18-24. These groups are held during daytime hours, and highlight skill building for safety, increasing the ability to regulate emotions, and fostering a life worth living.
The Adolescent IOP provides services for teens aged 13-17 during after-school hours. Group topics focus on building skills for regulating emotions, increasing distress tolerance, communication, and maintaining safety. A multi-family therapeutic workshop is also offered to help families manage more complex psychosocial issues, access resources and tools, and stay aware of what the participant will be working on in treatment. Family or guardian participation in treatment planning encourages consistent participation in the program, and allows opportunity for increased success.
Family or guardian participation in treatment planning encourages consistent participation in the program and allows for maximum success.
A multidisciplinary team
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s therapeutic team of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinicians, and experienced mental health technicians are committed to delivering high-quality, personalized behavioral health care in a safe, caring environment.
Our multidisciplinary care team provides:
- Initial diagnostic evaluation.
- Psychiatric assessment.
- Individualized treatment planning.
- Ongoing medication management and treatment plan reviews.
- Additional services outside of group therapy (as needed).
- Access to caregivers weekdays during normal business hours.
Individuals living with mental health struggles, including co-occurring substance use disorders, can participate in the Intensive Outpatient Programs. A physician order is required, and a psychiatric evaluation will be completed to ensure that the individual is appropriate for this level of care. IOP is currently available for all Indian River County residents.
Referral and contact information
Enrollment in the program is open, and admissions will be considered on an ongoing basis. To refer a patient to IOP or to find out more information about this program, please call the Behavioral Health Center at 772.563.4666 ext. 1837.