Florida is a beautiful and populous state where many people relocate to live or retire. Its many regions provide abundant opportunities for all those who reside in them. From the Southernmost Point to the northernmost city, Floridians have access to almost everything they need—except mental illness help.
In an article published by the Greater Orlando National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Orange County, Florida, manager of mental health and homeless issues, Donna Wyche, said, “About 70 percent of the people who need mental health treatment in this state can’t get it.”
A 2020 report on mental health providers in the county indicates the ratio of the population to mental health providers is 540:1. The ratio for the state overall is 590:1. The Florida Behavioral Health Association notes there are 469 mental health treatment facilities in the state, and 40 percent are outpatient facilities. In addition, 61.4 percent of adults with any mental illness did not receive treatment. This is more than the national average of 56.4 percent.
Not many mental health facilities offer treatment for OCD and other mental health disorders. The above-mentioned report notes there are 19 residential centers for children and 40 for adults in the state. There are seven facilities that provide partial hospitalization or day treatment, and 184 outpatient mental health centers, not including community centers.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder where people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, obsessions, ideas, feelings, and behaviors. The individual with OCD will continue the behaviors to stop the obsessive thoughts. They tend to feel anxious and distressed if they do not carry out the obsessive rituals. Some might be self-medicating their symptoms with alcohol or drugs, which could lead to a substance use disorder. People in Florida and Broward County with OCD have many options for seeking help with OCD and a substance use disorder.
OCD Treatment in Pembroke Pines
OCD treatment is near and convenient for people in the South Florida area. Located in Pembroke Pines, Vista Pines Health is easy to get to from the major interstates and via surface streets. We provide a comprehensive array of treatments and therapies for the individual with OCD. Depending on the individual’s circumstances, some or all of the below are available.
Vista Pines Health staff is licensed and dedicated to helping those with OCD and other mental health disorders learn how to manage their conditions and become healthier.
Detox is a process in which the body rids itself of all toxins. When an individual has been using drugs or alcohol to alleviate symptoms of OCD, they can become dependent on the substances, which can eventually lead to addiction. Before the treatments for OCD can begin, the individual will undergo detox to ensure they are free from toxins and are medically stable. Detox is overseen for 24 hours by medical and addiction professionals. Vista Pines Health provides detox for individuals who have been using drugs or alcohol to ease their OCD symptoms.
Inpatient treatment is a good option for people who want to focus on improving their mental health condition while not living at home. Free from the distractions of being at home, inpatient treatment at Vista Pines Health provides a comfortable environment where people receive intensive care in a private facility. Evidence-based, clinically tested therapies are provided by experienced and caring mental health professionals. As each person is unique in their needs, so is their treatment plan. No two people are alike, and neither are their treatment plans. Different treatment methods are provided to ensure the individual receives the best possible care.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a beneficial therapy that helps people become aware of negative or inaccurate thinking so they can view troubling situations clearly and respond to them more effectively. It is a very useful tool used alone with other therapies and works rather well for those with mental health disorders. It takes place in a structured setting with a therapist from Vista Pines Health, and the person will learn more about their OCD and practice relaxation exercises.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy helps people learn new skills to better manage painful feelings and lessen conflict. It focuses on skills in four primary areas, according to Psychology Today.
Mindfulness: Improves the person’s ability to be present in the current moment and to accept it.
Distress tolerance: Increases the person’s tolerance toward negative feelings rather than escaping from them.
Emotion regulation: Develops new strategies to manage and change any intense feelings that can cause problems in their life.
Interpersonal effectiveness: Learns and practices new techniques that allow the person to communicate with others that maintain self-respect, are assertive, and strengthens bonds.
Vista Pines Health provides this type of therapy in the treatment of OCD, other mental health disorders, and with people with substance use disorders.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
Vista Pines Health offers this therapy type for those who engage in self-destructive behaviors and might not have any motivation to change despite the negative consequences. The individual will meet one-on-one with a therapist to learn and practice the five main principles, as described by GoodTherapy®:
- Express empathy
- Develop discrepancy
- Avoid argumentation
- Roll with resistance
- Support self-efficacy
MET may benefit an individual with OCD who might not think they are practicing self-destructive behavior and can also help the person with OCD and co-occurring substance use disorder.
Other therapies for OCD at Vista Pines Health:
- Coping skills
- Life skills
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
OCD Treatment in Pembroke Pines FAQ
We at Vista Pines Health are sure you have some questions about OCD treatment at our facility. Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How long is rehab?
The length of time it takes to complete rehab varies depending on the individual’s circumstances. A person with mild-to-moderate OCD may notice results from therapy almost immediately, and for others, it may take weeks or months. It depends on the severity of symptoms and the type of OCD they have. A person with severe OCD may need residential treatment in an inpatient facility, such as Vista Pines Health. Intensive outpatient treatment is another possibility.
If the individual is also struggling with a substance use disorder to drugs or alcohol, they will likely spend more time in rehab. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that the length of time in rehab depends on the person’s problems and needs. People who are addicted to substances need at least three months in rehab to “significantly reduce or stop their drug use.” They also report that the best outcomes happen with longer periods of treatment. Vista Pines Health doesn’t just treat the person’s OCD. Our focus is on the whole person, not just the mental health disorder or substance use disorder.
Does Vista Pines Health provide transportation?
Vista Pines Health offers transportation to off-site appointments and to and from the area’s major airports. We can also help with connecting flights, ride-hailing services, taxis, or other means of transportation to get to our facility. We understand that getting to and from treatment can be a barrier for some people, and we want to banish that barrier. When you call us to arrange treatment, please let the intake specialist know you will need help with transportation.
How much does OCD treatment cost?
The cost of OCD treatment will vary depending on the person and their needs. Outpatient treatment will cost less than inpatient treatment. If you have a co-occurring substance use disorder, treatment may cost more as you will probably be in treatment longer while both the mental health and substance use disorders are being treated. Generally, treatment may cost from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. Also, most insurance plans cover behavioral health and addiction treatment.
What insurance carriers does Vista Pines Health take?
We accept most of the major insurance plans available. There are several insurance providers that are in-network with Vista Pines Health. If your insurance is in-network with us, you should find that your treatment is covered and could possibly cost less than if your insurance provider is not in-network. Below are the providers in-network with Vista Pines Health:
- Beacon (Value Options)
Always check your insurance plan to see what is exactly covered in regard to behavioral disorders, mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. There are also some provisions in Medicaid that include mental health services for adults and children. When you have that information in hand, you will have a better idea of what treatment might cost. You can always contact us at Vista Pines Health. We’re here when you need us.