Can we help one of your clients in their recovery from a mental illness, substance use disorder, or dual diagnosis?

Our partnership with you is vital for their success.
At Lifeskills South Florida, we provide clinically excellent, evidence-based, and collaborative treatment programs that are tailored based on each client’s unique needs to address a variety of mental health disorders as well as substance use disorder. Through the privileged partnerships we build with behavioral health professionals, our team at Lifeskills is proud to support you and any client who is suffering from high-acuity symptoms. Together we can provide them the help they need to recover and live independently.

What Makes Lifeskills Different?

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Our Clinical
Pathways

As the foundation of our evidence-based practices, Lifeskills offers 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, your client will be prescribed the most appropriate primary and secondary clinical pathways to ensure a holistic treatment approach.

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Our Adaptive Treatment Programs

Our advanced therapeutic programming is flexible enough to evolve and adapt as your client progresses through their complex, nuanced recovery. As they move through recovery, their symptomology will change, so their treatment must evolve as well.

Our Collaborative Approach

Our caring professionals will partner with you and your client as well as their family to design an individualized care plan utilizing a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses their specific mental health condition. Your client will have a dedicated primary therapist as well as a dedicated family therapist. We also offer a robust Family Support Program that includes a Family Alliance as well as a Family Weekend.

What Makes Lifeskills Different?

Lifeskills Far Outpaces National Clinical Benchmarks

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 Are Saying

Our clients trust us to help them on their mental health and substance use disorder recovery journeys. And after reading about their experiences at Lifeskills, we hope you’ll trust us as well.
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“Ever since I first stepped foot onto the Lifeskills South Florida property I felt welcome. The staff are very professional, and the clients are also peaceful and supportive towards one another. It’s been a wonderful experience! I’m more than thrilled that my medication was updated. I feel so much better. I cannot thank all of you enough.” -Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus
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“I have one motive for writing this review of Lifeskills South Florida which, is to tell the truth. Lifeskills composed an individualized treatment program that, combined with the meticulous guidance of my treatment team and concierge-like staff, generated the kind of results that exceeded what I had hoped for prior to admission. I was treated with respect and kindness by the staff the whole way through. I would highly recommend Lifeskills to anyone, even to my own family if the situation permitted.” – Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus
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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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How Our Referral Process Works

Our Clinical Partnership and Admissions teams play important roles in communicating with you, your client, and others involved in their care including family members. Communication is key so we provide a concierge level of service by answering questions and guiding everyone through each step efficiently, ensuring the appropriate level of detail.
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Make A Referral

To begin the process, either reach out to your clinical partnership team representative, call our Admissions Team directly at 954-953-1742, or fill out the form. Our initial call will focus on gathering key information and answering questions before moving into the pre-admission assessments.
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Pre-Admission

During the pre-admission process, our team will work with you to gather specific details we will utilize to determine clinical alignment as well as the required level of care. Financial options for your client and a benefit assessment will also be provided during this process.

At Admission

We know your client’s wellbeing is your primary concern. We are committed to partnering with you to keep you informed with regular status updates. We will notify you when your client has arrived safely and has begun the intake process.

Clinical Pathways

As the foundation of LIfeskills’ evidence-based treatment, our Clinical Pathways include:

1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Pathway

Primarily used to treat personality disorders including borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotional dysregulation.

2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Pathway

Primarily used to treat mood and anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

3. Substance Use Disorder Pathway

Primary modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for substance use

4. Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) Pathway

Primarily used to treat thought disorders and psychosis

5. Trauma Treatment Pathway

Primary modalities include cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), seeking safety, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

6. Process Addiction Pathway

Primarily treat video game and technology addiction using a four-phase approach

7. Metabolic Fitness Pathway

Targeted to individuals that are at risk of developing cardio metabolic syndrome and includes culinary arts, fitness training, and nutrition coaching (provided in tandem with our other clinical pathways)

Working Closely With Our Clinical Partners

At Lifeskills, we strive to create an environment that clinical partners feel comfortable referring their clients to. We believe in each client’s ability to heal and enter long-term recovery from their mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder and understand that to be successful, their clinical partners are a vital part of that recovery.

Our expert treatment team will work closely with you to determine an appropriate treatment plan for your client, and you will receive regular updates on their progress. Additionally, our facilities can provide treatment for clients at various stages of their recovery. We have a curated, thoughtful discharge planning process to support each of your client’s needs throughout their recovery.

What We Treat and How

Clinical Pathways

As the foundation of our evidence-based practices, Lifeskills offers 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.

Clinical Pathways

As the foundation of our evidence-based practices, Lifeskills offers 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.

Locations and 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 from detoxification services to outpatient programming. We work closely with each client to find the best fit within our programs.

Lifeskills Fort Lauderdale: Detox and Subacute Residential

Lifeskills Deerfield Beach: Residential

Lifeskills Delray Beach: Outpatient

Lifeskills Osceola Village: Transitional Housing

Meet Your Lifeskills Clinical Partnership Team

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

Lara Eisenberg, MSW

Lead Admissions Counselor

Jorge A. Vázquez-López, BA

Admissions Counselor

Kaleigh Dietz, MEd, CRC

Admissions Counselor

Denise Etherton, MA, LPC

Admissions Counselor

Barbra Quirk, BS

Intake Coordinator

Taking the Next Step

We’re so glad you took the first step in getting mental health treatment for your client by visiting our site. If you’d like to speak with a knowledgeable team member who can answer your questions and guide you through the next steps, call us at 954-953-1742 or fill out the form.
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