Vita Recovery

Psychiatric care Miami

Psychiatric Care Miami, FL

You will have access to the most advanced and effective psychiatric care at Vita Recovery. Our professional psychiatry team creates a safe and caring environment, fostering healing and growth so that individuals and their families can live in the best possible health.


Psychiatry is a medical field that involves professionals qualified in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating mental illness.

Psychiatric care can involve diverse health practitioners, including medical doctors with specialized training and education in mental health, psychologists, psychiatric epidemiologists, neuroimaging specialists, and nurses.

Psychiatrists can request and perform a full range of psychological and medical tests to carry out a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Highly educated and clinically trained, our expert psychiatry team understands the complex relationship between mental, emotional, and medical illnesses, genetics, and family history.

After conversations with a client, the psychiatry team can make a diagnosis and provide a picture of that person's physical and mental state. They can then work with the client on care and treatment planning.


The first step is an assessment, which involves reviewing your history and examining your mental health. As treatment also considers functional ability, physical assessments may also be carried out to help determine the extent of damage to your physical health.

As a means of treatment, psychiatry uses medicine and psychotherapy, or advanced therapeutic interactions, to address the root causes of addiction. Addiction psychiatrists are also uniquely equipped to manage co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses – regardless of whether a person is in active use, withdrawal, or early/late recovery.

Our Approach

Our treatment options avoid any one-size-fits-all solution. We know listening to your individual and family concerns and discussing your emotional, social, and mental health needs is important.

Vita Recovery's renowned clinicians provide quality care to people at every stage of life, including children, adolescents, older adults, and their families. Their expertise enables them to meet each generation's unique mental health needs.

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Mental Illness and Mental Health Disorders

Significant changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior and distress or functional problems in work, social or family activities may indicate that a mental health disorder requires support. Psychiatric issues can include difficulties with emotions, concentration, stress, coping skills, insomnia, panic attacks, mood swings, or grief or loss.

Psychiatry can help to overcome even the most complex and challenging mental illnesses. The very real symptoms of mental health disorders require medical evaluation and treatment, and the right medicine can reduce or eliminate symptoms to significantly improve your quality of life.


Evidence-based interventions and psychodiagnostic assessments address the multifaceted aspects of mental disorders – including those resulting from the experience of cancer, traumatic injury, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses – as well as mental health issues that co-exist with substance abuse.

These can include :

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Personality disorders

  • Schizophrenia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders




Medications can be prescribed to improve symptoms, including one or a combination of antidepressants, anti-psychotic drugs, anti-anxiety medications, mood stabilizers, and stimulants. Psychiatrists understand how these medicines work and affect the mind and body and will always prescribe the most appropriate medications for your individual diagnosis.

While many FDA-approved medications are available for addiction treatment, addiction psychiatrists understand that the specific medications appropriate for each patient may vary. A psychiatrist discusses medication options with you and can answer any questions you may have.

Psychotherapy is part of patient care, and a psychiatrist may recommend treatments such as counseling or cognitive behavioral therapy alongside prescribed medications.

Addiction psychiatrists encourage patients to seek external support and give advice on the benefits of 12-step programs. Psychiatry can be very helpful for those who have previously struggled in managing their substance use disorder.


Substance use disorders and mental illness often occur together and with general medical conditions, such as liver and cardiovascular disease.

Addiction psychiatrists are experts in substance use disorders and understand the neurobiology of substance misuse and the complex connections to co-occurring illnesses.

An addiction psychiatry team works with you or a loved one to help identify core mental health issues that may have led to substance use in the first place. Any negative health effects that have come about due to abusing substances are also identified and cared for.

Mental health disorders may be treated with medicine and counseling, while substance abuse may be treated with detoxification and behavioral therapy. Addiction affects the brain, making the presence of mental health specialists vital in the withdrawal process.

Their medical expertise in psychotherapy and the management of withdrawal can help to teach the brain that the body does not need a substance. Psychiatry care in addiction treatment results in less prevalent substance use, improved social lives, and better psychological and physical health.

Medicines in Substance Use Disorder Treatments

As you enter one of our outpatient programs, you or a loved one may find you still struggling with withdrawal signs.

An addiction psychiatrist can prescribe medicine to manage withdrawal issues so that you have the clarity of mind to engage in the therapies recommended to you. Understanding how addiction affects the brain's neurochemistry makes psychiatric care vital to safe withdrawal and sustainable recovery.

Medication Management

While medication-assisted treatment is available for clients with substance use disorders, our psychiatric care goes further than simply providing the medicine.

Our services include the management of medicine, which is the process of working with a psychiatrist to ensure that your medication is safe and effective. Support from Vita Recovery means that in addition to an initial evaluation and the provision of medicine, we provide medical monitoring and ensure that you get the desired outcomes.

Thorough reviews of prescribed medication, possible side effects, and personal needs are taken into account in designing an individualized treatment plan. If changing doses, switching, or additional medicine is needed, our expert team carries out interventions so that your unique circumstances and preferences are cared for.

Medication management ensures that the goal of treatment – reducing symptoms and improving functioning in all areas of life – is achieved.

Other Treatment Options

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a painless, drug-free, non-invasive form of brain stimulation. By using magnetic pulses that stimulate underactive brain cells, TMS treatment relieves symptoms of depression, anxiety, and many other mental health disorders.

TMS is especially successful in treating patients with major depression who do not respond to standard treatments, such as antidepressants or talk therapy. Its ability to reset pathways and change communication is also used to treat substance abuse and addiction.

TMS is done in an outpatient setting at a treatment facility and does not require hospitalization. An evaluation helps provide a diagnosis, while the therapy consists of 30- to 40-minute appointments over four to six weeks.

Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) uses a small amount of electric current through electrodes on the scalp.

The brief, controlled seizures it causes can change brain chemistry and relieve or reverse symptoms of mental health disorders.

ECT can be used to treat severe depression – particularly when accompanied by psychosis – treatment-resistant depression, bipolar disorder, mania, and catatonia. ECT is often provided on an inpatient basis or requires patients to stay in hospitals.

The Benefits of Psychiatric Care at Vita Recovery

Psychiatric support can help you to:

  • Get a proper medical diagnosis

  • Undergo safe detoxification and withdrawal

  • Identify conditions that predispose you to addiction

  • Treat chronic pain

  • Deal with symptoms that emerge during psychotherapy – such as cravings, insomnia, mood changes, stress, and more

  • Get the proper care for mental health disorders

  • Assess your risk and vulnerability

  • Get medical approval from insurance companies for treatment

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How Do I Access Psychiatric Care?

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

At Vita Recovery, therapy is overseen by an experienced, multidisciplinary team. PHP can be the ideal next step in recovery for anyone who has recently completed an inpatient treatment program or prefers days of structured therapy.

Our expert medical staff assists you through medication-assisted treatment or management in this program if you still experience withdrawal. Psychiatry and psychotherapy services are also available, including individual, family, and group counseling.

Although you won't be receiving residential treatment or staying with us overnight, treatment involves comprehensive care that is slightly more intense than outpatient treatment.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

The intensive outpatient programs allow you to manage everyday life and focus on recovery. If you have professional or family obligations that you wish to maintain while recovering, our IOP program could be ideal for you.

IOP provides you with comprehensive medical and bio-psycho-social evaluations, access to psychiatric services, and behavioral health care. Group, individual, and family therapy, as well as education and an in-depth discharge plan, are included in our programs.

If you or a family member could benefit from our psychiatric services, get in contact today at (786) 559-0623 to make an appointment with one of our trained psychiatrists. Together we can help you build your best life.

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