Lifeskills South Florida Testimonials: Referents

Regarding placement:

“Over several years we have made many referrals to Lifeskills South Florida and the feedback following admission has been positive. The programming is empirically based treatment and the staff is knowledgeable about the latest recommended treatments for various co-occurring disorders. The clinical staff is responsive to us referents and to their clients. The facility is conducive to recovery and demonstrates the respect the program has for their clients. The clinical team is exceptional. They have a shared vision of clinical excellence that is truly reflected in the leadership of the program.”
University-based teaching facility, Boston, CA
“We have worked with Lifeskills South Florida since 2003. They are one of our primary referrals because of their ability to work with diagnostically complex and challenging clients. They provide a variety of treatment services such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, vocational testing, chemical dependency and eating disorder treatment and assessment. More importantly, they are committed to working with treatment refractory clients and doing so with a team of very dedicated professionals. We are lucky to have them as a referral source and have heard from many family members who are pleased with the experiences they have had at Lifeskills South Florida.”
University-based teaching facility, Houston, TX
“I never use a program that I haven’t toured, and Lifeskills passes the mustard. I have just referred my first client with full confidence of success!”
Dr. Mark Burdick, Burdick Psychological & Placement Services, International
“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 be happy to include Lifeskills into my portfolio of recommendations for mental health and substance use disorders. ”
Susanne Johnson, CAI-II, CBI, CRS, EMR, Metropolis, IL
“Lifeskills is well paced and organized, great staff! Great facilities! Very impressive. My clients felt so much more comfortable with sending their daughter to treatment, knowing that I knew the place and had met the staff.”
Janette Patterson, Relationship Collaboration Therapy, Silver Spring, MD
“Lifeskills is an amazing program staffed with caring, compassionate and competent individuals.”
William Jason Thompson, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Lindner Center of Hope

Lifeskills South Florida Testimonials: Clients

Regarding treatment:

“I spent 3 months residential and the staff of very friendly for the most part, they do show so tough love when necessary but always leave you feeling cared about. I personally would recommend the therapist Michelle to anybody who decides treatment is what they need. Even if you aren’t assigned to her she is usually there to talk to. I highly recommend the program to anyone seeking help.”
Grateful Client
“Five Stars! I began treatment at Lifeskills South Florida on December 13, 2017. I came here for borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, grief, and sexual identity issues. I saw no hope for my life and was losing trust with my friends, family, and school. Self-harming and drug use were taking over my life and saw no escape from it. After starting their three month residential program (it takes about a month to get used to the facility), I began to notice an environment of healing and growth. The mental health technicians are highly trained and spoke with me when I was having my darkest moments and gave me support when I most needed it. The non-clinical staff was outstanding and made my three-month residential stay absolutely amazing. I then transitioned to their PHP program and lived at Osceola House, which is less intense than residential, but structured well enough to support sobriety and recovery from mental illnesses. The director, April Scholl, is absolutely amazing and has a real passion for clients. The step-down programs really work and I highly recommend their continuum of care. The clinical team here was fantastic and always had the clients’ best interests in mind. My therapist, Dr. Michelle Quilter, changed my life from my first session, along with my family therapist Sara Arce. The discipline that this place taught me has given me structure to my life and I no longer want to use substances, self-harm, or lie to my friends. If you are struggling with mental health issues, I encourage you to contact Lifeskills because they care about each client. You are not a number here; you are an individual person who they genuinely care about. I would not be alive if I had never come to Lifeskills. My future career in medicine is now a real possibility. You have to work here to get well, but they will provide you with everything you need. Thank you Lifeskills South Florida.”
Grateful Client
“I was in residential treatment for 5 months, due to trauma, and there aren’t sufficient adjectives in the English language to describe the amazing staff and superior quality of service provided. The clinicians are top-notch and the treatment is exceptional; their level of training and experience is highest in nation. Also, would like to mention that they are magnificent human beings. Their interns undergo first rate training, and are always eager to be a liaison with and between patients, technicians, and other staff. Their technicians treat all the patients with love and respect, and have all the same goal – the patient’s well being and self-sufficiency. The cleaning staff is full of love, happiness, and well-intentioned. Without mentioning that the nurses are always smiling, and highly interested in patient’s health.”
Grateful Client
“By now you know that I came from a very loving and competitive family. Our parents love us more than life but made sure that we learned that hard work and dedication would ultimately lead to success. In my quest for perfection, I fell apart. I lost sight of my dreams, gave up on my heart, and didn’t care who it hurt. Thank you for opening my eyes, pointing me in the right direction and never giving up on me. You are one in a million and will never forget you. In a way, you saved my life…Thank you.”
Grateful client, Bergen County, NJ
“I am 28 years old and suffer from addiction and mental health issues. In my life my sickness has taken me through so much pain, loss and near death experiences. On my path to recovery i have been through 26 treatment centers, detox programs and psych hospitals. I was completely at my wits end. No treatment center I have found had the capacity to help me, and it always ended the same way. Life skills south Florida has helped me in many various ways such as getting back to who I really am inside and out. My self esteem is boosted everyday as I taker care of my self, do my own laundry cook my own meals and attend self help, mental health and addiction groups throughout the day. The counselors are skilled and able to dealing with me on a level that is personal and supports the growth that I am PERSONALLY seeking as well as what my family wishes to achieve. I highly recommend Life skills south Florida to ANYONE who is seeking help in this area of their life.”
Grateful Client, California
“I graduated from college today. I wanted to write you to tell you that I couldn’t have done this without everything you and the entire Lifeskills team did for me. Words can’t express how grateful I am for your helping me to build a strong foundation in sobriety, sanity, and mental health. I’ve been working in a social psychology lab this past semester, and when I read in an article about an effective mentoring strategy that involved giving someone high standards of behavior and telling him/her that s/he is being held to them because s/he is capable of them, I thought of you. My GPA for the past year has been 4.21 and I’ve been working a few jobs, including some freelance stuff I used to do before everything went to hell. I couldn’t have accomplished any of it without your guidance and support during my first year of sobriety. I hope you’re doing well and still busting heads in order to save lives.”
Grateful Client, New York, NY
“You guys have been incredible. Your knowledge and wisdom, your compassion and concern, has changed my life. I am not the same person I was when I walked into Lifeskills. I have a new lease on life. Thank you for your guidance and care. I am determined to live the things that I learned-and you have taught me so much. I will remember you and keep you in my prayers always. Semper Fidelis!”
Grateful Client, Atlanta, GA
“I remember being amazed that you were able to draw, explain and organize my complex mind in a remarkable way. I learned how to believe in myself, be patient and not over analyze. You even accepted me with all of my defects and remained patient with me. For that, I consider you God sent. You are my guardian angel…I know that you aren’t leaving me because I refuse to leave you: I need you to remain my back up cheerleader. I cannot express to you how grateful I am for everything that you have done for me. Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but also the parent of all others.”
Grateful Client, Palm Beach County, FL
“Lifeskills has helped bring me to reality. Changed my life to more positive outlooks and positive way of life. I’m learning new ways every day. The staff has been extremely helpful to me. Their experience is very empathetic and knowledgeable at the same time. Clinical staff worked with us individually; unusual. Half way is structured to keep us together and united. We learned to deal with our feelings and learned more what we want out of life before we go on our own. Thank you Lifeskills.”
Grateful Client, Florida
“This place has saved my life, it is exceptional in every way, the therapists from every aspect are great. The community living is very helpful to get your life back in order by going to the gym, yoga, the groups, and outside meetings really help you in your recovery. I recommend this treatment facility because of the wide variety of the therapy, the staff and the overall good vibes it has in general. If your life is unmanageable and you want to change your life for the better – this is the place! Take it seriously, and you will get so much out of it.”
Grateful Client, Georgia

Lifeskills South Florida Testimonials: Families

Regarding Treatment & Family Weekend:

“Thank you so much for making sure our hard work had meaning, depth & learning…that we all came away with understanding, feelings and focus which our future can be rebuilt if we want it to be…We are blessed that our path has crossed yours.”
Grateful parent, Long Island, NY
“I just wanted to take a moment to give a special thank you for the Family Weekend. It was such a powerful experience. The weekend format was excellent and so helpful and informative. I know we both experienced such valuable healing. I know that this was in part due to the excellent, excellent help from the staff.”
Grateful parent, Denver, CO
“That was such a moving experience. We are still reeling- in a good way. We are so glad that our son went to Lifeskills. We can see so much better now how he has worked and changed. The work you do is amazing.”
Grateful parent, Westchester County, NY
“Thank you so much for a mind-blowing, intuitive and informative weekend! We both felt that we came away from the Family Weekend experience with so much new information. We both felt that we know ourselves as well as our daughter so much better. You do good work and it’s much appreciated!”
Grateful parent, Baltimore, MD
“We are grateful to lifeskills for offering us hope that our child can recover and lead a productive life. The parent’s weekend we recently attended gave us the opportunity to meet the staff and deepen our awareness of the programs available at Lifeskills. We also benefited from family therapy sessions that opened communications, allowed us to work and interact with other families that share similar situations and created an awareness of dynamics we need to implement to heal as a family. Since entering the program, our child has markedly improved because of the deep knowledge and professionalism of the staff at Lifeskills.”
Grateful Parent, New York
“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 enable my child to get the targeted therapy that was needed. The staff are always available to answer questions and have treated my family with dignity and respect. I particularly appreciate the family therapy sessions. I would highly recommend Lifeskills South Florida.”
Grateful Parent, Pennsylvania
“Our family has faced many challenges and Lifeskills has been a blessing for us. They have a very informative family weekend which helped our family grow closer together. They helped us gain insights and the information that was given will be valuable for years to come. The employees are skilled professionals and have saved our family. We cannot thank them enough.”

Get Started with Lifeskills South Florida

All of our clients and families benefited from the mental health programs we offer at Lifeskills South Florida. Our mental health treatment programs can treat a variety of individuals, including those with:

To learn more about our programs and how to help someone you love, call us today at 866-321-9430