Providing Clinically Excellent Mental Health Care for Sustained Recovery

Dually licensed to treat primary mental health and substance use disorders.

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Learn more about Lifeskills’ evidence-based, customized treatment programs

Seven Clinical Pathways

As the foundation of our evidence-based practices, Lifeskills offers Seven Clinical Pathways, and each is led by a doctoral-level or licensed clinician with additional national certifications in their area of expertise. Based on an assessment of clinical need and diagnosis, each client is prescribed the most appropriate primary and secondary clinical pathways. Throughout treatment, we’re flexible within our clinical pathways to ensure that each client’s recovery journey is right for them.

Levels of Care

At Lifeskills, we offer a range of intensity that helps support each client’s unique clinical needs on their road to recovery. We work closely with each client to find the best fit within our programs.

Residential Treatment Program (RTC)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Transitional Living Program

Ready for the next step in your or your loved one's recovery?

The compassionate team at Lifeskills is here to help.

Over 30 Years of Clinical Excellence

Since 1991, Lifeskills South Florida has offered customized treatment programs for all genders, ages 18 and over, suffering from mental health conditions and substance use disorder.

We provide clinically excellent, evidence-based, and collaborative treatment programs that are tailored based on each client’s unique needs. At Lifeskills, we ensure our clients can successfully transition back into their home life, family life, and careers with newfound self-esteem, direction, and control.

Better Outcomes, Sustainable Healing

As a National Center of Clinical Excellence, Lifeskills is a leading authority whose treatment outcomes consistently outpace the industry across the board. In 2020, our clients reported a:

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What Our Alumni, Their Families, and Clinical Partners Are Saying

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“Wow, I can’t even imagine where to begin in my praises of this facility! For starters, I have never encountered a more sensitive and empathetic treatment team that so accurately customizes their treatment to each individual. From Dr. Ockman and my therapist, Sandy on the clinical side, to all the kind and generous technicians on the residential side, Gus, and John, in particular. Lifeskills is by far the quintessential treatment center for anyone struggling with substance abuse or dual diagnosis issues. Highly recommended!

– Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus

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“Lifeskills helped me in so many ways. They really changed my life mentality and helped me with my bipolar disorder as well as my addiction. They gave me coping skills for addiction and anger management, which has been great for communication. My relationships with my family have also improved tremendously. The staff has been amazing, both residential (especially Gus) and clinical staff – they are kind, help you with all your needs, and direct you in the most positive way. I would suggest Lifeskills to anyone in need of help in mental health and addiction.

– Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus

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Lifeskills South Florida was the perfect place to treat my child’s mental health and addiction issues. The staff ‘s qualifications and areas of expertise enabled my child to get the targeted therapy that was needed. The staff was always available to answer questions and treated my family with dignity and respect. I particularly appreciated the family therapy sessions. I would highly recommend Lifeskills.

– Grateful Family Member of a Lifeskills Alumnus

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Our family has faced many challenges and Lifeskills was a blessing for us. They have a very informative family weekend which helped our family grow closer. They helped us gain insights and the information they provided will be valuable for years to come. The employees are skilled professionals and saved our family. We cannot thank them enough.

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Thumbs up for Lifeskills South Florida, where hope is transformed into healing. I had an amazing experience of professionalism, knowledge and positivity during my visit, and am happy to include Lifeskills into my portfolio of recommendations for mental health and substance use disorders.

– Susanne Johnson, CAI-II, CBI, CRS, EMR, Clinical Partner of Lifeskills

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As a licensed mental health professional who works with numerous programs across the country, I know that I can trust Lifeskills South Florida with my most complex referrals. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know and coming to trust the leadership and staff at Lifeskills. Dr. Ockman is extremely helpful and always accommodating with anything that might arise with a client. He provides sound leadership to his clinical staff, and I feel that as a team they bring an expert level of skill to assist the clients that are entrusted to their care.

– Matthew Abraham, Clinical Partner of Lifeskills

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Specialized Treatment
for Veterans

Lifeskills is dually licensed to treat veterans with a primary mental health diagnosis for complex psychiatric disorders, and/or any primary substance use disorder diagnoses through the Community Care Network (CCN).

We provide a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)-intensive program and have expertise in caring for and treating veterans with high psychiatric acuity, borderline personality disorder (BPD), or trauma responses, as well as those that require a highly specialized approach.

To learn more about our Specialized Treatment for Veterans, visit our dedicated page here.

Lifeskills Alumni Program

We’re excited to announce our new Alumni Program for Lifeskills alumni and their families! Our program aims to:
  • Connect our communities to our alumni and their families in a meaningful way.
  • Commit to serving and guiding our alumni and their families.
  • Cultivate strong communities that will continue their recovery journeys together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Provided below are responses to frequently asked questions about the Lifeskills mental health disorder and substance use disorder treatment programs. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at 866-321-9430.

We are a private-pay facility that can also work with out-of-network benefits. We do not accept Medicaid and Medicare. Our Admissions Team is available at 866-321-9430 to discuss payment options with you.

One reason that we achieve positive outcomes is because we don’t put recovery on a timetable. Each client’s circumstances and treatment needs are different from many of our clients who average three months at our residential treatment program. The length of stay at Lifeskills entirely dependent upon the unique needs of each client, the complexity of their condition(s), and the rate at which progress is made. Clients are challenged to reintegrate into their community and achieve their personal treatment goals as quickly as they are able.

Our strong Family Support Program offers support, education, and guidance to you and your loved ones throughout the treatment process. Upon admission, you will be assigned a licensed therapist who be in constant communication with your family, as you allow. Additionally, they will help facilitate family sessions, visitation, and any other family-related need that arises.

Ready to take the next step in your or your loved one’s recovery?

If you’re ready to take the next step in the recovery process for you or your loved one, the compassionate team at Lifeskills is here to help.
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