Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center’s military program provides medical and psychological treatment to active duty personnel and veterans who suffer from substance use, post-traumatic stress, depression or an anxiety disorder.
Treatment focuses heavily on military stressors, family stress, destabilization and disconnect with the military. We also offer behavioral health services for family members on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Base clinicians are included in treatment planning. They also participate in developing an aftercare plan so service members can continue recovery on an outpatient basis. Our military liaison works closely with unit commanders and NCOs to develop partnerships.
Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center is a TRICARE® and VA provider. Most other commercial insurances, Medicaid HMOs and Medicare are also accepted.
An effort to aid veterans who were honorably discharged with suicide crisis assistance, the Compact Act looks to help veterans who need mental health assistance in times of crisis.
The Compact Act allows veterans to get no-cost mental health treatment at both Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA facilities in cases of suicide crisis. The goal of the Compact Act is to prevent veteran suicide by offering no-cost care.
Malika Moretti is an Air Force Veteran who is also an LCSW who obtained her Master of Social Work at University of Southern California with a concentration in Military Mental Health. Malika has also her Law Degree with a concentration in Healthcare from Florida State University. Her academic excellence at Florida State University nominated her for her excellence receiving an award from Florida State University for her outstanding work. After being selected to become part of the MFRI fellowship at Purdue University, she additionally accepted the role of an outreach specialist at Purdue University within the MFRI, where she has been serving the Rural Veteran’s population researching their access to care.
Malika grew up in Europe before moving to the US. She speaks several languages. During her spare time, when she is not busy with her family, she also volunteers as a Deputy Officer at the local Police Department.