Suncoast Mental Health Center, Inc. (SMHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accredited by The Joint Commission and dedicated to providing quality mental health care to residents of the Treasure Coast.
Founded in 1998 by three clinicians whose collective goal was to provide mental and behavioral health services to at-risk children and families with limited resources in their local community, SMHC is now a leading mental health agency with four locations where clients can receive therapeutic counseling, targeted case management and psychiatric treatment services in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties.
SMHC is dedicated to client-focused, community-based and family-centered care to help ensure positive mental health for every child, adult and family. Traditional and non-traditional services are offered in a variety of settings, including school, home, community, Suncoast Mental Health Centers and/or telehealth.
SMHC is a funded community partner of the United Way of Martin County, United Way of Indian River County, John’s Island Foundation, John’s Island Community Service League, Martin County School Board, St. Lucie County School Board, Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County, and Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners.
Mission & Vision
Our goal is to assist those we serve in reaching their fullest potential while fulfilling the following core values: celebrating diversity, promoting recovery, using quality programs, aiding in public awareness, collaborating with clients and other agencies, and integrating technology to improve efficiency and quality of care.
What We Offer
Individual Office Based Therapy
SMHC conveniently has offices in all four counties on the Treasure Coast. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.
School Based Therapy
Therapists will work with children, adolescents and teens in their school setting, allowing them to observe and address issues directly in the environment where issues may be occurring.
Home Based Therapy
Therapists have the opportunity to assist with behaviors occurring in the home, teach coping skills for the families whose children are dealing with a broad range of emotional issues, and working to strengthen family relationships. Home based therapy is also extended to adolescents and adults.
Community Based Therapy
Therapist can meet the individual in the community where it is safe, private and convenient in order to provide therapeutic services.
Therapists can provide telehealth services while the individual is in the comfort of their own home. Telehealth is especially convenient as it can fit into most individual’s busy schedule.
The psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner provides an initial and thorough psychiatric evaluation to determine if there is a need for medication.
Monitoring of medication is done by the psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner. This is a continuous assessment of the effectiveness of prescribed medication for the individual’s best interest.
*Any and all components of therapy are offered in any combination as needed*
Targeted Case Management- Children Services
Targeted Case Management- Adult Services
Our Happy Clients
Since going to therapy at Suncoast, I have learned positive coping skills that help me manage my anxiety. My therapist tailors our sessions to what is going on in my life currently and helps me understand the underlying cause of my problems.
My son has been struggling in school for some time now. I decided to reach out to Suncoast to get him involved in therapy. He is now thriving and learning how to cope with his anxiety. Although my son was the patient, his therapist was so supportive of me and my family. The fact that the therapists are available in the schools as well made it so easy and convenient for my son to receive therapy.
I was apprehensive about case management because I don't like asking for help, but I never would've been able to find such amazing resources without the help of my case manager. I was able to get financial aid, clothes and school supplies for my kids. My case manager is friendly and supportive. I am so thankful for her.
What I love about Suncoast is it's family-centered approach to health. Yes, it is a mental health center, but they really widen their view of health to help you achieve overall wellness in every aspect of your life. Mindfulness exercises are my favorite part of therapy. It's almost like yoga for your mind.