Obviously you're going to end up with a lot of negative reviews when you are an inpatient/outpatient mental health facility. That said, I have overwhelmingly positive things to say about NTBH's outpatient program. I came to its PHP program broken, fragile and at the end of my rope. This was what I felt was my last hope after a year of suffering INTENSE major depression and having battled depression/anxiety for more than 20 years. The people there changed my life. From Tammy at the front desk, who made me feel welcomed and safe from the moment I walked in to Ally and Raveen and Megan and Dr. Hart, I was treated as a PERSON, not a patient file number, not some whacko with a mental illness, but a PERSON who was worthy of being helped. The group sessions were on point and helpful. The one-on-one sessions I had with Ally changed my life. She did more for me in four one-on-one sessions than all the other therapists I've seen for more than two decades. After PHP, I stepped down to IOP, where the focus was more intensive on processing the world around us that we were about to return to. Reisha was amazingly helpful in this, and I felt READY when it came time to graduate. I also was fortunate enough to be a candidate for NTBH's TMS program and received treatment for 36 sessions with Lizzete. She was amazing at making me feel comfortable and caring about my progress. The only area I feel could be improved in this entire outpatient program is a better orientation for new patients on Day One of PHP. It's a very difficult time for the patient in the first place, and there is very little about 'What to expect,' so you're left to learn about the flow of things from other group members. I would have felt a lot better by having a half hour or less with someone who would tell me 'OK, this is what's going to happen on Day 1, this is how lunch is done, this is what a normal day will be like, this is when you'll see Dr. Hart,' etc. Overall, NTBH helped give me my life back. They gave me the tools from which I could rebuild myself better than before. That said, from what I saw, you get out of it what you put in. I saw people who didn't appreciate the opportunity and who languished and, not surprisingly, were back in the program again as I finished up my TMS treatments. That's my advice to anyone who takes advantage of this service: Truly take advantage of it! There are great people willing to help you. Let them help you. Pay attention. Participate. Work at it. Work WITH the people who are trying to help you. Use the gym time to unwind... shoot hoops, ride the bikes, walk... don't just sit there. This opportunity could change your life!
At North Tampa Behavioral Health, we have a strong reputation of supplying clinically excellent care within an environment that encourages effective and lasting healing. Our committed staff members have worked endlessly to help better improve the lives of men and women by supplying treatment that is caring, skills-based, and individualized to meet each patient’s specific treatment needs. In addition, we are prepared to help treat those who have served in the military and who grapple with conditions such as chemical dependence, MST, PTSD, and substance abuse as a result of that service. At North Tampa Behavioral Health, we have employed only the most dedicated, well-trained individuals who have made it their main goal to improve upon the lives of the individuals who come through our doors for care. Ranging from nurses and doctors to therapists and counselors, our team takes a comprehensive, fully-committed approach to each and every patient. Realizing that each patient who is placed in our care has both his and her own needs and strengths, we feel confident in supplying customized, individual treatment plans to each patient to ensure that he or she is obtaining
most comprehensive approach to care as possible. Different from other kinds of treatment options offered to individuals who are struggling with these kinds of mental health conditions, we supply a handful of various therapeutic interventions that are able to offer individuals the most well-rounded approach to care as possible. In addition to these services, we also provide patients with assistance in obtaining set treatment goals, offering therapeutic settings that will encourage clients to uphold daily responsibilities, and improving upon mental health through group therapies approaches. Making the decision to obtain treatment is the first and most important step in the process of recovery. At North Tampa Behavioral Health, we encourage you to reach out to us so we can provide you with the support you need, including an assessment that will help place you within one of our programs. Our team of compassionate, caring individuals will work with you and your loved ones to help make the decisions that are most effective in promoting long-term healing. If you or someone you love is looking for help, please do not wait any longer. Contact us right now.