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.

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How We Treat

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.

Evidence-based Clinical Modalities and Additional Therapies:

As part of our Seven Clinical Pathways and holistic treatment approach, we leverage multiple evidence-based clinical modalities and other therapies.

Evidence-based, Best Practice Clinical Modalities:

Additional Therapies:

How We Treat

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.

Evidence-based Clinical Modalities and Additional Therapies:

As part of our Seven Clinical Pathways and holistic treatment approach, we leverage multiple evidence-based clinical modalities and other therapies.

Evidence-based, Best Practice Clinical Modalities:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) including Radically Open DBT
  • Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Seeking Safety

Additional Therapies:

  • Family Support Program
  • Individual, Family, and Group Psychotherapy Sessions
  • Nutritional Assessments
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing
  • Psychiatric Medication Evaluation, Treatment, and Management
  • Recreational Therapy
“This place saved my life. Being surrounded by supportive people 24/7 allowed me to see my worth and understand that hope is possible. I miss the supportive staff and peers I met along this journey. Time flies here if you’re willing to get the help you need and deserve.”
Grateful Former Veteran Client

Treatment Team

Our treatment team includes:
  • Quintuple-board Certified Psychiatrist, Dr, Daniel Bober, who served as a mental health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate through the American Psychiatric Association, allowing him to work with Congress to impact mental health policy, particularly for Veterans and active-duty service members.

  • Licensed doctoral and master’s level clinicians with multiple national certifications.

  • Veterans to support individuals seeking recovery.

  • Separate therapists for individual and family work.
“In my experience, a veteran seeking qualified help when struggling with a condition isn’t weakness, it demonstrates strength. The clinical expertise at Lifeskills treating trauma, substance abuse, and other mental health conditions drew me here to be a part of helping veterans, honoring their service, and leveraging my training to give them an edge in achieving long-term recovery. Thank you for your service.”
- Christopher Jackson, Lifeskills Treatment Team Member and Veteran

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.
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Residential Treatment

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Transitional Living

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are an approved provider through the Veteran’s Community Care Network (CCN). We will need to connect with your VA team and obtain authorization through your local VA.

Our Admissions Team can guide you through this process since Lifeskills works with VAs across the nation.
Please provide the contact information for each member of your VA team (therapist, social worker, and/or psychiatrist)to your Admissions Counselor at Lifeskills and we can connect with them to let them know that you’ve reached out for help.

You may also ask your team at the VA to reach out to the Admissions Counselor you are working with to help facilitate the process.
Yes, Lifeskills offers a trauma-specific clinical pathway. We offer several different types of trauma-based therapies, which are provided by extensively trained master’s and doctoral level clinicians.
We communicate with the VA for authorizations, medications, and progress, but only with each client’s written consent. Each client chooses what information is shared.
If you want to learn more about our Specialized Treatment for Veterans, our compassionate team at Lifeskills is here to help. Give us a call at 866-321-9430 or complete our contact form.
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