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The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center

7710 NW 71st CT, Tamarac, Florida, 33321
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About The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center

Our experiences confirm that the appropriate combination of medical, therapeutic, spiritual, and physical approaches varies from person to person. We firmly believe mental health treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. While a medication adjustment through consultation with our medical team may address one patient’s needs, another patient may benefit more from a therapeutic and spiritual approach to shift their perspective so that they can see the world differently. We will ‘throw the kitchen sink’ at the patient to start, before tailoring the treatment to the individual based on their response to these approaches.

We are laser focused on the family dynamic and are adamant that family members must be heavily involved in treatment. Ben Brafman’s in depth experience with family therapy solidifies our belief that while the entire family gets sick from mental illness, the family can also recover with the right support and be better than ever before.

When patients come to treatment, they are broken and sometimes they don’t quite realize how broken they are. At their core, they yearn to be part of something bigger, feel connected to the people in their lives, have a purpose and feel optimistic about their future. Our goal is to restore a patient’s mental condition so as to give them the appropriate balance to move forward in life and position them to succeed personally and professionally.

With respect to addiction, it is our position that addicts are in a place of great suffering and that they contend with a mental illness which must be treated accordingly. This illness is uniquely intertwined in mental, physical and spiritual factors that are both genetic and the result of a self-centered worldview often impacted by trauma. Clinically speaking, the foundation of addiction is grounded in obsessive compulsive thinking. Therefore, we believe in treating the mental illness and supplementing it with the 12-steps, versus dividing up addicts and non-addicts into two distinct categories.

Actively listening to the individual and challenging his or her belief system is at the core of our clinical philosophy. Patients often cannot differentiate the true from the false, and our approach is to confront the flawed patterns of thinking in an empathetic and caring manner. Simultaneously, we identify and address any chemical imbalances that can be best addressed through medication therapy.

We believe it is critical to be able to measure the success of treatment. This provides a benchmark for recovery and holds us accountable. We measure success not so much by how the patient does in treatment, but how the family and patient recover progressively throughout and post-treatment. Some of the factors we emphasize include whether the family is operating as a unit (Is the marriage better? Are the siblings talking?), the patient is sticking to the post-treatment plan, the internal “chatter” starts to become more muted, there is a renewed hope and vision of a path forward in life and the patient starts to give off a different energy to those around him or her.

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Thomas Rosen
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The staff was extremely professional and caring. I can only recommend Sylvia Brafman. They are dedicated and the real thing. Thank you, Tom
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Melissa
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When I arrived at Sylvia Brafman last year in July; I just assumed it was going to be like the last 7 treatment Centers all of which were in my hometown. Let me tell you, this was not the case. I have almost 7 months now and its the tools that i learned from the classes that I didn't get before. For example, codependency.. In addition to be kind and to love myself. Ben and staff thank you 🙏 again for the care love and support that you all have givin to me. God bless you ALL in the New Year Regards, Melissa
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Alexander
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The Sylvia Brafman center has been instrumental in helping me overcome my mental health issues. All of the staff are very supportive and care is tailor made to the individual client. My experience here has been unlike any other of the facilities I have been to - not only will they look for ways to make you better in the most efficient way possible , they will also work to identify where you struggle and help the clients understand the purpose behind the treatment. Thank you to Jamie and Ben for establishing such a bona fide successful place of healing- I hope that other mental health and addiction facilities can learn from what you have accomplished .
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Ben
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Very effective program with compassionate and talented staff. Grateful to this team for the work they’ve done and continue to do!
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Jessica
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My experience at The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center can only be summed up in one word. MIRACLE. I went in bratty, narcissistic, addicted, and full of self-hate. After my 90 days, I am a completely transformed new person. I've found meaning in life for the first time. Sylvia Brafman taught me how to use coping skills and break unhealthy habits emotionally and physically. With a fully rounded curriculum, Sylvia Breman educates you all day long. With both mental health and addiction groups, and personalized one-on-one times with a therapist, you create a program that perfectly fits your needs. Michael runs informative biopsychosocial board groups all day long along with process groups each day. Which is easily explained as a peer group to share how you feel and what you’re going through. Alex, Tyrone, and Vinny come in for specialized, personalized therapy, in both a group setting and one-on-one. Behind the scenes Jessica, Lucia, and Valeska run the day-to-day operations and keep everything going smoothly. Ben and Jamie are magic in their specialties and help create this atmosphere that you want to have. I am forever grateful for what I’ve learned and who I have become thanks to Sylvia Brafman.