Specialized Treatment for Veterans
What We Treat
How We Treat
At Lifeskills, we provide a respectful, dignified, and supportive milieu in which each individual’s strengths are used for healing. Based on each client’s diagnosis and specific needs, treatment is tailored appropriately and may include:
- Case management
- Family therapy and a Family Support Program
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Metabolic fitness
- Mindfulness, meditation, and yoga therapy
- Psychiatric medication evaluation, treatment, and management
We help each client process their traumas using cognitive processing therapy (CPT), seeking safety, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and exposure and ritual prevention (ExRP) therapy. Substance use disorder treatment includes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), chemical dependency dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and 12-step recovery or SMART recovery. For those with traumatic brain injuries, psychosis, or alcohol-related processing issues, we offer cognitive remediation therapy (CRT).
Experiential activities also play a vital role in treatment and include beach trips, fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, equine work, and team building.
Locations and Levels of Care
Clinically Excellent Veterans Treatment Team
As the Medical Director, Dr. Daniel Bober oversees the Six Clinical Pathways. Tailored programming for the Veterans Treatment Pathway is supported by Arthur Chen, PsyD, CCTP-II and Despina Karfis, PsyD, DBT-Intensively Trained as well as a dozen other licensed doctoral and master’s level clinicians with multiple certifications in their areas of expertise.
Daniel Bober, DO
Despina Karfis, PsyD, CCTP
Arthur Chen, PsyD, CCTP-II
- Grateful Veteran and Lifeskills Alumnus
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Lifeskills is dually licensed to treat veterans with a primary mental health diagnosis for complex psychiatric disorders, and any primary substance use disorder diagnoses as a participating provider in the VA Community Care Network. Our NPI number is 1891122396 and our Tax ID number is 65-1005595.
To get started, contact our Admissions Team at 866-321-9430 and provide the contact information for each member of your VA team (therapist, social worker, and/or psychiatrist). 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.