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 Make 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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Overall reduction in symptom severity
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Average reduction of psychosis symptoms
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Reported an increase in their perceptions of the benefits of taking their medications as prescribed

What Our Clinical Partners Are Saying

Our clinical partners trust us to help their clients on their recovery journeys. And after reading about their experiences at Lifeskills, we hope you’ll trust us as well.
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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.” -Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus
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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.” – Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus
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“I have referred clients to Lifeskills over the years and have never heard anything but positive feedback. I had the opportunity to visit Lifeskills for the first time for a professionalsweekend in November 2018. I was incredibly impressed by all the staff and everything I learned about the services they offer. I would send a loved one to Lifeskills, knowing they would receive the highest quality care possible.” –Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus
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“In my line of work, I meet with many facilities who treat individuals struggling with primary mental health and substance use disorder. Lifeskills is by far on the top of my list of providers that I trust and have full confidence in. The staff are all so friendly and really know how to make you feel welcome upon arrival. Their clinical team is amongst the best I’ve seen. The best way to put it is that if I had a loved one struggling with primary mental health concerns, Lifeskills would be where I would choose to send them.” Grateful Lifeskills Alumnus

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.

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

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 will work closely with your client to find the best fit within our programs.

Residential Treatment

This level of care is for clients who need a safe, structured, and more intensive care environment. The North Campus offers more intensive supervision and stabilization in a home-like environment, while the South Campus provides support and structure in a more social setting.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our PHP is a five-day-a-week, therapeutic day program that allows individuals to take the next step in independence from a residential environment while retaining the structured programming needed to continue recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Our IOP is a 10-hour-per-week therapeutic program that accepts direct admissions, as well as clients that are stepping down from a higher level of care.

Transitional Living

Osceola House offers a transitional living option for residents to learn self-management skills, while increasing responsibility and taking steps towards independence in a supportive environment. Many clients live at Osceola House while attending PHP or IOP, and in addition may be working, volunteering, or attending school.

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 (866)-321-9430 or fill out the form.

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