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Mental health and wellness

Mental health is just as important as physical health, encompassing a person's emotional, psychological and social well-being. With the right diagnosis, many disorders and conditions can be treated.

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Behavioral health center in Inverness, Florida

When coping with life's challenges becomes overwhelming, it can be difficult to deal with things like stress, depression and anxiety on your own.

In those cases, when you need it most, our experienced physicians and staff at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital are here for you. At Transitions Behavioral Health — our mental health and wellness center in Inverness, Florida — we offer expert, compassionate care in a safe and welcoming environment. Our mental health counselors and other behavioral health specialists are committed to providing exceptional patient care. We offer the support and treatment you need to recover and heal.

Get a referral, help and support

If you or someone you know needs help, call us for a referral or help finding the right resources to heal and grow.

If you or someone you know needs help, call us for a referral or help finding the right resources to heal and grow.

Behavioral health conditions we treat

We specialize in treating a variety of mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life stress or trauma
  • Mood disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Thoughts of self-injury or suicide

Our mental health programs

Transitions Behavioral Health is unique in that it features both outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. This means you can receive intensive care in a structured program during the day without having to stay in the hospital overnight.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

In this outpatient program, you are provided a safe, therapeutic environment while working with specially trained staff members who encourage and promote recovery. IOP can help as an initial point of care, a step up from routine outpatient services or a step down from an inpatient stay or residential care.

Our IOP group therapy focuses on coping skills, assertiveness skills, goal setting and co-occurring disorders. In group therapy, you will be seen by a psychiatrist and receive three to four hours of treatment per day for three days a week for the duration of your treatment.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP)

As a PHP group member, you will participate in four to six groups each day with an emphasis on mental health and coping. The groups will help you dive into a variety of subjects designed to aid you in effectively understanding and managing your symptoms. In this program, you will receive ongoing monitoring and treatment from a psychiatrist, registered nurse and licensed therapist.

Lunch, light snacks and coffee are provided during this program.

Treatment methods

Patients in all of our programs can benefit from the following care:

  • Access to additional medical specialties, as needed, at our full-service hospital
  • Assessment and education provided by a registered nurse
  • Group therapy facilitated by licensed therapists
  • Individual therapy with a licensed therapist
  • Individualized, comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment plan
  • Medication management by a psychiatrist, beginning on the first day of treatment
  • Ongoing follow-up care and help arranging it after treatment

Post-treatment support

After you participate in one of our programs, you will also have access to our alumni group for up to two years. The alumni group meets once a week and provides support for your continued success.

Family involvement and education

We offer education and therapy to help families understand and face mental health issues together. Our educational materials cover things like medications and common behavioral issues.

As part of this, our staff also offers services for people who have loved ones in our care for behavioral health conditions. These family services provide many benefits for patients and their families, including effective methods to:

  • Deal with the problems that arise when living with or supporting someone with a mental health condition
  • Interact effectively with behavioral health professionals
  • Support someone with a mental health condition
  • Take care of themselves emotionally, mentally and physically

Referrals to our mental health program

Referrals to our IOP or PHP may be made by a psychiatrist, medical professional, family member, concerned friend or yourself — just call us at (352) 341-6111.

Free behavioral health assessments

Additionally, free and confidential assessments are offered to anyone. If you want to find out if you may benefit from one of our programs, this type of assessment is a good place to start.


Patterns signaling the need for help

If you or someone you know shows any of the following symptoms, we hope you'll call us for a referral to our program or help finding the right treatment:

  • Experiences major personality changes, such as anger, anxiety or hopelessness
  • Experiences daily activity disruptions, such as the inability to socialize, work or perform daily chores
  • Is unable to adjust or recover from loss or life changes, such as the loss of a relationship or job
  • Shows no interest in previously enjoyed activities (or has become isolated)
  • Sleeps excessively or very little
  • Starts having hallucinations or paranoid delusions which disrupt functioning
  • Stops eating

Our mental health therapists in Inverness are here to help you learn how to manage the stressors and symptoms of a mental health disorder or issue. Our team is dedicated to helping you successfully transition back into your community with the tools and resources you need to deal with any future mental health crises.


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