Dr. Marcus De Carvalho is a Medical Doctor who specializes in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He is board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. De Carvalho is the president and founder of The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing and is the Medical Director for Beaches Recovery, a residential rehabilitation facility that specializes in addiction medicine, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient addiction treatment. Dr. De Carvalho is also credentialed at local hospitals where he treats patients who are in need of medical detox from addictive substances or are in need of psychiatric stabilization.
Dr. De Carvalho possesses a wealth of knowledge in psychiatric and addiction medicine. He is an expert in a number of disorders and diseases and is often consulted by local news outlets concerning issues of addiction and psychiatric health matters. Recently Dr. De Carvalho was interviewed on NBC’s First Coast living about the opioid epidemic in Jacksonville. Passionate about addiction medicine, he believes that every person deserves the opportunity to regain a life that allows them to become a functional member of society and to lead a happy, fulfilling life.
Recently Dr. De Carvalho was quoted saying, “Currently, there is an epidemic in our country which does not discriminate by age or class. Most people in America know someone who is afflicted by the disease of addiction.” “Addiction is a true medical illness and not a moral failure, addictive substances can literally highjack the pleasure reward pathways of the brain and make you believe you need these substances to survive.” “Clients need to be treated compassionately with the most innovative treatments medicine has to offer.” Dr. De Carvalho believes that immersion in the highest quality in therapeutic interventions gives clients the best chance of regaining sobriety and a fully functional life filled with hope for the future. Dr. De Carvalho does this by providing a team approach to offering his clients a holistic program that recognizes the importance of treating the whole person to include biological, social, and psychological needs. This, coupled with comprehensive, nationally recognized, evidence-based treatment options comprise the highest quality therapeutic interventions.
“I love seeing my patients regain their lives right before my eyes. It is always inspiring and reaffirms to me why I love what I do.”
Recently Jacksonville University, Beaches Recovery and Dr. De Carvalho have engaged in a project to provide practical clinical experience to graduate students completing BRCHS’s Master of Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
JU, Beaches Recovery and Dr. De Carvalho are affiliating to provide selected graduate student interns the opportunity to engage directly with individuals seeking to overcome addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders in clinical and research programs conducted at Beaches Recovery facilities.
Dr. De Carvalho also possesses a wealth of psychiatric knowledge and utilizes a holistic approach to mental health treatment that goes beyond prescribing medications. Dr. De Carvalho is an expert in a number of the most common disorders and diseases. These include but are not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and ADHD and substance related disorders, including substance-induced dependence and substance induced mental disorders.
Jacksonville is considered one of the most underserved areas in the United States with regards to addiction and psychiatric physicians and because of this shortage Dr. De Carvalho has committed to meet the addiction and psychiatric needs of our community by opening two offices.
Our Jacksonville office is conveniently located next to St. Vincent’s South Hospital off State Road 202 at 6817 Southpoint Parkway suite 2402, Jacksonville Fl. 32216, 904-527-8777. Our Orange Park office is located next to Orange Park Medical Center off Wells Road at 1677 Suite A Wells Road, Orange Park Fl. 32073, 904-272-0043.
Dr. De Carvalho will take the time necessary to understand you and take the appropriate steps to give you the quality of life you deserve. Please call us at your earliest convenience to set up a psychiatric evaluation.
The Center for a Healthy Mind and Wellbeing is committed to delivering comprehensive compassionate addiction and psychiatric care that you and your family deserve.