Compassionate behavioral health care in Inverness, Florida

Coping with life’s challenges is not always easy. When these challenges become overwhelming, it can be difficult to deal with stress, depression, anxiety and overwhelming emotions on your own.

In those cases, when you need it most, our experienced physicians and staff at Transitions Behavioral Health at Citrus Memorial Hospital are here for you. We offer expert, compassionate care in a safe and welcoming environment.

Behavioral health conditions we treat

Our mental health counselors and other behavioral health staff members are committed to providing exceptional patient care. We offer support and the necessary treatment for achieving better mental health.

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

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of self-injury or suicide
  • Other issues
  • Grief
  • Life stress or trauma
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Chronic pain
To request a referral, call (352) 341-6111.

Our programs

Transitions Behavioral Health at our mental health hospital in Inverness, Florida, is unique in that it features an intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization program. This means you receive intensive care during a structured program during the day and do not require an overnight stay.

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. Group therapy participants are 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)

PHP group members participate in four to six groups each day with an emphasis on mental health and coping. The groups focus on a variety of subjects designed to aid each member in effectively understanding and managing their 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 the program.

Patterns signaling the need for help

Please call Transitions Behavioral Health at any time of day if you or someone you know:

  • Stops eating
  • Sleeps excessively or very little
  • Shows no interest in previously enjoyed activities (or has become isolated)
  • 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
  • Starts having hallucinations or paranoid delusions which disrupt functioning
  • Is unable to adjust or recover from loss or life changes, such as the loss of a relationship or job

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 appropriate resources you need to deal with any future mental health crises.

Treatment methods

Patients in all of our programs may receive the following care:

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

Following participation in one of the programs at Transitions, patients 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.

Referrals to Transitions

Referrals to our IOP or PHP may be made by a psychiatrist, personal physician, hospital, mental health professional, family member, concerned friend or self-referral.

Free and confidential assessments are offered to anyone interested in exploring if their symptoms may be a good fit for one of the programs at Transitions.

Family involvement and education

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

Our staff 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:

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

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) support groups

NAMI offers support groups and public education efforts focused on educating people about mental illness and offering resources to those in need. The local NAMI affiliate, NAMI Citrus County, provides support groups for people with a mental health condition and their family members.

For more information on these support groups and other scheduled activities, visit the NAMI website.