“Apply controls by changing the enviornment in such a way as to reinforce the kind of behavior that benefits everyone.” -B.F Skinner
"What is Love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement."
“People act the way they do because they have learned to act that way.”
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind" William James
“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn”
O. Ivar Lovaas
A Bit About Therapy
Personalized Attention for All Your Needs
Our Mission here at Sunrise Behavioral health and Support Services is to provide the best and care for our clients at an affordable cost. Sunrise Behavioral Health & Support Services, strives to provide a safe and clean environment for all individuals we serve. We provide parent-child interaction therapy, behavioral therapy and other forms of 1:1 intervention that works for all our clients. Services are available for those 18 months and up. We complete functional behavioral assessments and behavioral service plan. Our providers also are available to assist with your child's IEP development and implementation. Other services we offer include early intervention, tutoring, parenting skills, communication skills training for speech/language delay, behavior therapy, online, phone text, email individual, family and couples and group counseling. Our services are available in all of South Florida. Treatment is available for behaviors related to Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) conduct disorder and other behavioral related disorders.
In addition to SBHSS specializing in behavioral & support services for children with developmental disabilities and/or behaviors concerns, we provide consultation and training for caregivers, tutors, teachers and any other direct care support staff/family members. Treatment may focus on communication, social skills, independent daily living skills, and/or academic assistance.
Not only do we provide services at home but we also work within the community such as parks, shops malls etc, schools, daycares, after-school, clinics, residential and rehabilitative facilities to help with the Implementation of reinforcement based and punishment free behavior models used for treatment. Professional development training for schools and special education programs are also available. Our services are provided by Licensed and/or certified behavioral health professionals such as (LMHC, LCSW, BCBA, RBT ETC.)
Services We Offer
With You Every Step of the Way
We reopened on June 1, 2020, Face to face , telehealth and phone services are currently available. We practice safety and clean our office in between sessions. Gloves and masks are also available for clients and staff upon request. We are focused on protecting ourselves and clients at all times. Call us now to book your appointment
At Sunrise Behavioral Health & Support Services, the health, safety, and experience of our families and employees is paramount. Like many other businesses we are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with new and improved safety measures.
Alternatively, you can schedule a video session instead of an in-office appointment. This’ll allow us to continue our sessions through a secure video link. If this is an option for you, please let me know, and I’ll make the necessary arrangements.
We wanted to reassure you that we are prepared and have a clear action plan in place. Below are the actions Autism Specialty Group is taking.
WHAT ARE WE DOING
As it relates to our region, we are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health.
1. Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water
2. Avoid touching face during therapy
3. Maintain a safe yet effective distance from the children
4. When coughing or sneezing cover mouth and nose with elbow or tissue - throw tissue away immediately and was hands
5. Limiting services to a maximum of one therapist per two children
6. Beginning to shift the supervisions of therapists to Telehealth visits for applicable insurances
MOREOVER, WE ARE INSTRUCTING OUR EMPLOYEES TO FOLLOW GUIDELINES BELOW AS PER CMS.GOV:
Health care providers (HCP) who have signs and symptoms of a respiratory infection, and/ or elevated temperature should not report to work. Any staff that develops such signs and symptoms while on-the-job, should:
a. Immediately stop work and self-isolate at home for 14 days
b. Inform corporate offices, and include information on individuals, equipment, and locations the person came in contact with
c. Contact and follow the local health department recommendations for next steps
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Maintain a safe, sanitary and designated work area at home during clinical visits.
2. If your child or anyone in your home is showing signs and symptoms of a transmissible infection (e.g.,dry cough, fever, fatigue and shortness of breath) you should defer therapy until he or she is no longer potentially infectious (e.g., 24 hours after resolution of fever without medication).
Please refer to the CDC’s dedicated 2019-ncov website for additional information, and maintain awareness by checking the official communications from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Tamara Rosario MS, LMHC CEO/President
Sunrise Behavioral Health and Support Services Inc. Team
Sunrise Behavioral Health and Support Services is focused on creating a unique program to meet each child's needs and is based on treatment goals that are created to help increase the development across the domain including social, communication, language, cognitive and motor skills. We strive to meet every child's needs using a team approach and communication amoungt staff/caregivers regularly working directly with your child.
ABA Therapy Sessions
At SBHSS, your child will receive one on one therapy sessions with our highly experienced and trained behavioral therapists. Sessions will be supervised by a licensed professional behavior analyst. Our fun, play-based therapy sessions are interactive and conducted in our office, at your home, a playground or at school.
Individualized Education Assistance Program
SBHSS works with teachers, school psychologist and other officials in understanding and implementing your child's IEP. In addition, we will attend IEP meetings and other related events pertaining to your child's treatment and progress. Individualized Education Program, is a written document that's developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education.
Behavioral Support Plan
Your child may be exhibiting maladaptive or disruptive behaviors in the home, at school or in the community, or in all three! Instead of a one on one behavioral program, your child may need a behavioral plan. This plan will be created based on information gathered through an interview and direct observation and data collected through third parties. A behavior support plan involving manipulation of antecedents and consequences, as well as teaching your child self- regulation techniques will be presented to the family and other involved parties.
In-School Mental Health Services
Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services provides counseling and prevention, and consultation services on-site in South Florida area public schools and Early Learning Centers. Our treatment plans are personalized and oriented to meet our clients needs within a few months. The sooner a child begins treatment the better the prognosis. We provide observation, preventative care, advocacy, and care coordination for individual students. We also provide consultation, observation and crisis planning and intervention for teachers and administrators. As well as education for parents, teachers, and staff.
Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention
This program is offered for children aged 18 months to 3 years of age. It is intensive (20-40 hours per week) and offered in the office school, community and/or at home. Children are taught age and developmentally appropriate language and learning skills. The benefits of teaching intensively at this age is that children have no other school obligations and negative behaviors are fairly “easy” to stop before they become ingrained.
Tutoring (Academic Interventionist)
SBHSS tutoring services are designed to promote academic performance for children of all ages. These services are beneficial for children who are falling behind academically, as well as those who want to prepare for the next year or an upcoming exam. Our tutoring services is focused on assisting children in reaching their full potential in any subject area or grade level. This tutoring service places primary focus on the mastery of academic skills, development of goals and objectives to master, learning organizational skills and time management.Through the use of our individualized plan and curriculum, our therapists will teach your child the necessary skills to be successful in his/her academic setting.
Social Skills Training
At SBHSS, we offer small, structured, skill-based social skills groups for children ages five and up. Developing a child’s social success will enhance opportunities for successful learning in all activities where social interaction and understanding are critical. Children are placed with other children of similar age and ability and meet twice a week. Each group has no more than four children. (Child will be assessed to determine his/ her level. S/he will be placed in a group based on ability and age).
Start-up is a office-based, outpatient program for children ages 2-5 years old. The program’s primary goal is to address the core deficits of their diagnosis so that each child may improve upon their communication, social interaction, self- regulation and behaviors.
The children participate in predetermined structured activities each day that are based upon the goals defined in their individual treatment plan. The goal is for your child to be ready for an inclusion or mainstream kindergarten program. The child will be assessed to determine the program. This program mimics the environment and structure of a pre-school class. The child- to-staff ratio is two-to-one and the program is held Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This 4 hour program also affords families the flexibility to enroll their child in other community-based activities or therapy, such as daycare with typically developing peers.
The Developmental Assessment is a service offered to individuals who already have a diagnosis of a special needs or behavioral related disorder from a reputable, qualified provider. The assessment is conducted by a behavior analyst. During the appointment we collect a basic history and conduct an interview and/or interactive play session. Subsequently, the assessment is used to accurately recommend the appropriate level of services. A program is tailor made to meet your child’s specific needs. Goals of this program may include reducing challenging behavior, acquiring functional living and social skills, developing verbal and non-verbal communication skills and improving academic readiness.
SBHSS works with parents and families to facilitate carryover of skill acquisition and behavioral interventions to promote skill generalization. We are also available to participate in problem-solving activities, in order to develop the plan for adaptations to the physical environment and program design. All consultation services are specialized to meet varying needs. (These services are available in English and Spanish. Consultation services are available abroad. (Please contact us for more information.)
Individual Family & Group Therapy
At SBHSS, therapeutic services are available for individuals of all ages dealing with a variety of issues. Services are flexible and available by text, email, video, phone and face to face. Sessions range from 30 to 90 minutes long depending on the client(s) individual treatment needs. Our specialists are extremely experienced and professional so you be sure to feel right at home.
Speak with a licensed professional while in the comfort of your own home. All sessions are private and confidential. Judgement free and low cost. No need to worry about transportation, work or school schedule. Contact us today to set up a session with one of our specialist as sessions are available Monday through Sunday by appointment only. We provide not only individual sessions but also group covering different topics everyone can relate to.
SBHSS provides consultation services to educators, mental health providers and early education interventionists to help better serve individuals with special needs or behavioral issues. We conduct school observations, organize teacher and therapist collaboration, generate progress reports and create school- based behavior support plans. Consultation services include workshops and seminars on assessment and intervention techniques, staff training, behavioral observation, and the development of individualized education, treatment program or behavioral plan. We are also available to participate in problem-solving activities, in order to develop the plan for adaptations to the physical environment and program design. SBHSS also provides consultation services to educators, other mental health providers and early education interventionists to help better serve individuals with special needs and or behavioral disorders. Consultations may include workshops and seminars on assessments and intervention techniques and staff training, These services are available in english and spanish.
In School Mental Health
Service you can afford
Early Learning Services
Get your child the help they need to progress
A Happier, Healthier You
Here for you and your loved ones
Improve your relationship with your partner
Know you are not alone
We can help
Academic Intervention (Tutoring)
We can help your child keep up and avoid getting behind.
Telehealth /Phone Services
At your convenience
Benefit from our professional experience and the wide range of services we offer.
On Demand Mental Health Counseling
Telehealth & Phone Sessions Available
Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services is currently offering $50 online and phone sessions throughout the pandemic crisis to provide easily and affordable access to all Florida residents. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health so make sure you make it a priority to work on getting the help you need. Here at SBHSS, we want to make mental health services accessible and affordable for the community. We provide assessments, evaluations, and treatment. Following a brief enrollment questionnaire, you'll choose with whom you’d like to meet during your confidential online visit. Our staff includes bilingual professionals. Contact us from anywhere 7 days a week using your phone, computer or tablet and make your appointment today.
Our Process for ABA
What initial information should I have ready during my first consultation?
The first step of the process is to speak with us about your child's needs and goals. We will also need the following information:
A copy of the comprehensive diagnostic evaluation that includes confirmation of the qualifying diagnosis. Report must be from a Developmental Pediatrician or Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Recommendation/ Prescription for ABA with diagnosis code signed by an MD.
Letter of Medical Necessity with diagnosis code signed by an MD.
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if applicable.
Copy of reports / notes from prior treatments including OT, PT, and SLP if applicable.
A copy off the member's insurance ID card (front and back)
Consent for services and treatment signed.
Please note that any services related to Behavioral Health are subject to prior authorization from your insurance carrier.
Insurances & Programs Accepted
We can Help
From the early days of SBHSS, we’ve provided for our patients carrying a number of different insurance plans the chance to receive care from us. We accept insurance plans from most of the major providers, and try to be as accommodating as possible when it comes to providing our services. Call us today and we’ll do our best to accommodate to your situation.
Cigna offers some of the most comprehensive and clear-cut health insurance policies available, and we proudly accept patients that have Cigna as their insurance provider.
Coverage for your psychological needs
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, we accept patients receiving medical coverage from Aetna. Since 2009, We’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call us and see what your options are today.
Behavioral Health System
Get authorization for service
BHS offers great health insurance policies, and we proudly accept patients that have BHS as their insurance provider.
Contact your plan today
We’ve developed a tight bond with the insurance representatives at Humana. They have a deep understanding of my services and the therapeutic options we provide for our patients.
Speak to your primary doctor
Florida Medicaid offers some of the most comprehensive and clear-cut health insurance policies available, and we proudly accept patients that have Florida Medicaid as their insurance provider.
Making patients first
We’ve developed a tight bond with the insurance representatives at Multiplan. They have a deep understanding of our services and the therapeutic options we provide for our patients.
New Directions (BCBS)
Book a Consultation
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, we accept patients receiving medical coverage from New Directions (BCBS). SBHSS has gone out our way to accommodate to the special situation of every patient. Call us and see what your options are today.
Contact insurance and verify benefits
We’ve developed a tight bond with the insurance representatives at Magellan/Avmed. They have a deep understanding of our services and the therapeutic options we provide for our patients.
The McKay Scholarship Program
Coverage for all types of services
Florida state offers some of the most comprehensive scholarships available, and we proudly accept patients that have the Mckay scholarship.
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, we accept patients receiving medical coverage from open path. Since 2018, we’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient referred by open path. Call us and see what your options are today.
The Gardiner Scholarship
Helping families in need
We’ve developed a tight bond with the scholarship program representatives. They have a deep understanding of our services and the therapeutic options we provide for our patients.
Step Up for Students
State approved scholarship program
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, not only do we accept patients receiving funds from step up for kids, we will help you apply for such programs. Since 2009, we’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call us and see what your options are today.
Early Learning Coalition VPK SIS Provider
Assistance with services your child needs
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, we accept patients receiving medical coverage from VPK SIS. Since 2009, We've gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. If your child is 4 years old and has an IEP, call us and see what your options are today.
Beacon Health Options
Best coverage for your mental wellness
Beacon Health Options offers some of the best health insurance policies available, and we proudly accept patients that have Beacon Health Options as their insurance provider.
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, I accept patients receiving medical coverage from Axes. Since 2000, I’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call me and see what your options are today.
Ambetter from Sunshine Health Plan
Accepting Patients Since 2000
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, I accept patients receiving medical coverage from Volve. Since 2000, I’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call me and see what your options are today.
Behavioral Health from Sunshine Medicaid
Sovix offers some of the most comprehensive and clear-cut health insurance policies available, and I proudly accept patients that have Sovix as their insurance provider.
Accepting Patients Since 2009
At Sunrise Behavioral Health And Support Services, I accept patients receiving medical coverage from Coventry. Since 2009, I’ve gone above and beyond to accommodate to the unique situation of every patient. Call me and see what your options are today.
All Insurances Welcomed
We like to make sure everyone has access to our services within the community we serve which is why we are out of network providers so contact us to schedule your appointment today.
Out of Network
Coverage for Your Psychological Needs
I’ve developed a tight bond with the insurance representatives at Polar. They have a deep understanding of my services and the therapeutic options I provide for my patients.
If your insurance is not listed or you’re uninsured, we may still be able to offer you a variety of mental health services. Contact us today and see what we can do for you.