Counseling, Behavioral Healthcare, and Psychiatric Treatment, Palm Harbor, Florida


The Brain Enhancement Institute is the premier private outpatient behavioral healthcare treatment in Pinellas County Florida.
We have been providing the highest quality care in the same area for over 20 years utilizing a team approach in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults with emotional and behavior issues and psychiatric conditions. We specialize in the following services:

Personal Assessment
• Psychotropic Medication
• Individual Psychotherapy
• Marital and Family Therapy
• Group Psychotherapy
• Addiction Recovery


The Brain Enhancement Institute’s services include Psychotropic Medication Management and Individual, Group and Family Therapy. Our providers have an average of over 25 years of experience and are licensed professionals in the State of Florida with training in the fields of Psychiatry, Nursing, Counseling and Addictions. We operate on the philosophy that enhancing the lives of those in need is our primary goal.

Our offices are conveniently located at the Medical Office Park at the intersection of Alternate 19 and Alderman Road in Palm Harbor. We have a support staff that genuinely cares about our clients and treats everyone with warmth, dignity and respect. All institute staff adhere to the strictest confidentiality policy. The providers in our group practice belong to panels for over 10 insurance companies and each practitioner understands the need for providing only medically necessary cost effective care.

The Brain Enhancement Institute was founded by Ron Lopez MD. Dr. Lopez who is certified by the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Academy of Child Psychiatry. He is also one of only a few local psychiatrists who are certified to prescribe suboxone for the treatment of opiate addiction. The Institute has five additional affiliate providers with skills and experience in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. See Affiliates section of this website for pictures and biographies of each provider.