South Miami | FL

At Clementine South Miami, we offer a full continuum of treatment programming – from residential treatment to intensive outpatient programming – exclusively for adolescent girls, between the ages of 13 to 17, seeking treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Exercise Addiction. Always sensitive to the developmental needs of this younger population, our treatment is therapeutically grounded, incorporating state-of-the-art approaches, research, outcome data and up-to-date medical knowledge. Woven into our culture is a philosophy of connection and teamwork with each adolescent’s family, working to instill hope and trust and providing the tools needed to heal alongside their loved one. 

At Clementine, our goal is to help make treatment accessible and we are committed to working with families to access care. Clementine South Miami is in network with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Consolidated Health Plans and at times can secure single case agreements with others.

A LETTER FROM CLEMENTINE SOUTH MIAMI’S CLINICAL DIRECTOR:

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To the girls entering Clementine, this is one of the bravest things you will do in your life. You are here to step into your fears, discover yourself, and experience life free from disordered eating and weight preoccupation. You are not alone; your treatment team and the other girls are here for you. You will laugh, cry, and experience joy in a whole new way. The connections I’ve witnessed girls make with one another makes this all worth it. You deserve to be loved and accepted for who you are, and here at Clementine, we foster an environment that makes this possible.

To family members who are in this journey with their loved one, thank you for your dedication and perseverance. Although this process is scary and demanding at times, it is incredibly rewarding. I assert, from the bottom of my heart, the staff at Clementine are the most devoted and enthusiastic members with whom I’ve had the joy of working. Your daughter is in amazing hands and your family will not only survive, they will thrive through this process.

Amy Sosa July 2016Amy Sosa
PsyD | Clinical Director

medical, psychiatric, clinical, & nutritional care

  • 24-hour on-site medical oversight and nursing care
  • Complete medical history and physical exam upon admission
  • Weekly medical monitoring (more frequently when indicated)
  • Medical and nutritional restoration and stability
  • 24-hour access to psychiatrists
  • Medical education for adolescents and families
  • Management of prescription and non-prescription medications
  • Family involvement and empowerment: Close communication and direct access to treatment team | Weekly family therapy | Weekly multi-family group during and post-treatment | Individualized exposure opportunities to practice meals and support the reintegration of the adolescent into family mealtimes after discharge
  • High frequency of individual sessions: Twice weekly individual psychotherapy sessions with doctoral or master’s level primary therapist | Weekly individual sessions with treatment team | Weekly sessions with family therapist, nutritionist, psychiatrist and clinical director
  • Daily group therapies such as: Dialectical behavioral therapy | Cognitive behavioral therapy | Body image | Expressive therapy | Family and relationships | Interpersonal process | Self-esteem | Relapse prevention | Contract and goal setting
  • Individualized, specialized care for co-occurring disorders such as substance use, mood disorders, and trauma
  • Mindful reintroduction of movement and exercise
  • Thoughtfully implemented meal plan based on specific nutritional needs and personal preferences
  • Mindful eating to help develop a balanced and sustainable relationship with food
  • Weekly nutrition and cooking groups

Adolescents who enter our residential program benefit from a seamless transition to lower levels of care in South Miami when they are ready, where they continue the recovery process with the same team at the same location. Those in treatment at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program levels may return home to their families each evening.

Clementine South Miami is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield for residential and partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, Humana for partial hospitalization and Aetna for intensive outpatient programming.

Our Staff

Marilyn Peraza, MD

Psychiatrist
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Amy Sosa, PsyD

Clinical Director Clementine South Miami
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Gloria Velez, RN

House Nurse
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Lauren Ozbolt, MD, CEDS

Medical Director of Clementine
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Joel Jahraus, MD, FAED, CEDS

Chief Medical Officer
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Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RD/N, CEDRD-S

Director of Nutrition Services
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Melissa Coffin, PhD, CEDS

Senior Director of East Coast Clinical Programming
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Fiorella Speziani, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
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Rudi Chanouha, MS, RDN, LD

Dietitian
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Elissa Chakoff, MEd, EdS, LMFT

Primary Therapist
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Chelsea Morris, RMHCI

Primary Therapist
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Irene Reilly

Teacher

Location & Contact

Clementine South Miami is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in South Miami, Florida. We are 20-30 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).