Request a Telehealth Appointment

For a telehealth psychiatric and psychological evaluation or consultation, call 305-355-7147 to schedule an online appointment. This is available for adults and children/adolescents new to our center.

Ongoing individual therapy sessions are offered for adult and children/adolescents who have completed their initial evaluation. Therapy appointments are scheduled directly by the provider; however, if an individual is unable to reach their provider, the Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital appointment center can be contacted for assistance at 305-355-8118.​

Overview

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, in association with the medical expertise of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, provides services in a supportive, safe, and family-like environment by nurturing, compassionate, and well-qualified staff. The team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, counselors, case managers, peer specialists, and mental health specialists.

We have also incorporated best practice models into our care and treatment plans, including the Comprehensive, Continuous, and Integrated System of Care used with individuals who have co-occurring illness. The goal is to welcome and engage the individual, family members, and significant others.

Our staff has received training and certification above and beyond what is required in such areas as addictions, forensics, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), trauma,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A), and Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing issues.

We provide an array of services to assist individuals in improving their quality of life. The JCAHO-approved Behavioral Health Outpatient services offers individualized comprehensive care for those diagnosed with a mental illness or who are experiencing life stressors.

Child and Adolescent Center (CAC)

The Child and Adolescent Center (CAC) provides outpatient services to children and adolescents ages 3 to 21 who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, educational, and/or family difficulties.  Providers have special expertise in the area of anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and mood and psychotic disorders.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual, group, and family psychotherapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program

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Adult Outpatient Center (AOC)

The Adult Outpatient Center (AOC) provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychological outpatient care to adults age 18 and above. These individuals may be experiencing difficulties due to behavioral, emotional, psychiatric, and/or relational issues.

The clinical staff takes an eclectic approach to treatment planning, drawing from both traditional and contemporary methods.  Services are available in English and Spanish, and the AOC also offers specialized services for the Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing community.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric/psychological diagnosis and treatment
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychological diagnostic testing

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Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM)

The Center for Behavioral Medicine (CBM) at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital provides outpatient specialty mental health services for patients who suffer from a wide variety of co-morbid psychiatric and medical disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, kidney and liver disease, short bowel syndrome, and neurological conditions secondary to trauma and/or illness. The CBM provides comprehensive evaluations, psychological and neuropsychological testing, cognitive rehabilitation, individual psychotherapy, and pain management. In addition, evaluation, treatment, caregiver support, and support services are offered to patients and their caregivers, with issues related to aging, dementia, medical illness and other neurological syndromes. Psychological evaluations are also provided to assess candidacy for various surgical procedures, including pre-bariatric surgery, and heart, kidney, liver, and intestinal transplantation.

The CBM also has special expertise working with HIV spectrum disorders. The center serves a multi-ethnic population and works in collaboration with various medical teams and community agencies. The multidisciplinary team has the expertise necessary to address the highly complex and challenging needs of this population.  The CBM provides culturally sensitive mental health services to a population usually underserved for reasons such as financial limitations, restricted insurance coverage, stigma associated with the illness, and limited English proficiency. The CBM provides evidence-based interventions to address the multifactorial aspects of mental disorders associated with HIV disease and related illnesses.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents (DBT-A) Program

Within the CAC at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, we use an evidence-based treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, or DBT-A, to help individuals between the ages of 12 and 18 handle stress, improve relationships, and manage emotions. The DBT-A Program is a 25-week program with an opportunity to continue individual or group therapy post-graduation.

DBT-A treats:

  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Chronic depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management

Services provided:

  • Individual DBT-A Therapy
  • DBT-A Skills Group
  • Multifamily DBT-A Skills Group
  • 24-Hour Skills phone coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Graduate Groups

Click here for our DBT-A Program brochure.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Young Adults (DBT-YA) Program

At Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, and in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, we use an evidence-based treatment called Dialectical Behavior Therapy to help individuals between the ages of 18 and 23 handle stress, improve relationships, and manage emotions. Using research conducted by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, the treatment uses private and group therapy sessions to teach mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive-behavioral skills–and how to apply them in real-life situations.

DBT-YA treats:

  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Chronic depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impulsivity
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Anger management

Services provided:

  • Individual DBT Therapy
  • DBT Skills Group
  • 24-Hour Skills phone coaching
  • Medication Management

Click here for our DBT-YA Program brochure.

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