Partners for Change

The Partners for Change Program is an innovative, research-based psychotherapy service designed around a consumer driven and outcome driven evidence based practice called Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS). The program serves adults who wish to make a positive change relevant to their substance use and co-occurring mental health issues.

Our staff is made up of seasoned psychotherapists with graduate degrees, licensed, certified and trained in a variety of research-based therapies in addition to the evidence based practice PCOMS.

The program is state licensed and funded through a grant from Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network.
Clients may utilize private insurance or third party payers if they pre-qualify, or they may make other arrangements for payment through the program office. Fees are based upon a sliding scale.
Partners for Change offers:

  • A supportive environment that engages clients in positive change
  • Confidential outpatient therapeutic services
  • Highly customized services driven by a formal client-based feedback system/PCOMS
  • A systematic real-time outcome measurement process that ensures accountability to be effective
  • A unique approach which views consumers as valued partners in the change process
  • A highly competent and effective treatment team with specialized psychotherapy training
  • A results/outcome driven philosophy that recognizes client strengths and focuses on how we can assist clients to be successful with the goals they want to achieve

This program receives federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds and serves people who inject drugs.  This program is therefore federally required to give preference in admitting people into treatment as follows:

  • Pregnant injecting drug users
  • Pregnant drug users
  • People who inject drugs
  • Women involved in the Child Welfare System
  • All others


"The most important thing for me was feeling safe and having
people that really listened and respected what I had to say
about what might work for me."


For more information on Partners for Change, 
please email
Barbara L. Hernandez, Chief Operating Officer
or call 561-616-1222.