Our Six Clinical Pathways

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Our advanced therapeutic programming is flexible enough to evolve and adapt as clients progress through their complex clinical conditions. For example, as a client moves through recovery, their symptomology will change.


Programming at Lifeskills has four primary components, including:

What Our Six Clinical Pathways Entail

As the foundation of our evidence-based practices, Lifeskills offers Six 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.
Two common examples of prescribed primary and secondary clinical pathways include:
Trauma Treatment and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): It’s vital that clients have the emotional regulation skills necessary to process trauma without becoming emotionally dysregulated or experiencing suicidal ideation. For this reason, prior to entering the Trauma Treatment Pathway, a client may enter the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Pathway to address their emotional dysregulation.

Substance-Induced Psychosis:
For a client suffering from substance-induced psychosis, we treat the psychosis symptoms first using the Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) Pathway. Treating the psychosis symptoms prior to the individual entering the Substance Use Disorder Pathway allows them to have better insight into their substance use.
Once the client is stabilized, we transition them to the Substance Use Disorder Pathway.

Our Six 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.

6. Veterans Treatment Pathway

Primarily treat Veterans with severe trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorder using cognitive processing therapy (CPT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), seeking safety, and other evidence-based modalities. Learn more here.

6. Metabolic Fitness Pathway

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

If you need mental health treatment, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 754-238-5309 or complete our contact form.
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