Living with Psychosis
Get Personalized Treatment for Psychosis
Seeking treatment is one of the most important steps you or a loved one can take on the journey to recovery from psychosis. At Lifeskills South Florida, we know how serious and complex mental disorders can be and the social, emotional, and physical challenges they can pose.
For over 25 years, Lifeskills has been a trusted provider, dually licensed to treat psychiatric and co-occurring substance use disorders for men and women ages 18 and over. Our team of dedicated and experienced professionals partner with clients and their families to design an effective plan with complex solutions in a safe and caring environment. Our holistic approach allows clients to achieve the self-awareness, self-reliance, and self-monitoring skills needed to live a more independent life once they leave treatment.
Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, characterized as a disruption to an individual’s thoughts and perceptions, making it difficult for them to perceive what is real and what is not. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, three out of 100 people will experience psychosis at some point in their lives. There is not thought to be a specific cause of psychosis, but is also attributed to sleep deprivation, some prescription medications, and substance abuse. Traumatic events in a person life, such as a death of a loved one or a sexual assault can also lead to a psychotic episode in those that are vulnerable. Psychosis may also occur as a feature in mental health disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Experiencing a psychotic disorder may be scary and confusing, but it is possible to treat. Because there is not one specific cause for psychosis, it is important to receive a thorough and accurate diagnosis from a qualified healthcare professional. Studies have shown that typically people who experience a psychosis have symptoms for more than a year before receiving treatment. It is important to receive effective treatment as early as possible, to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis.
Lifeskills comprehensive therapeutic clinical track focuses on long-term recovery for the individual and the family. We offer onsite evidence-based treatment using core modalities that include gender specific trauma, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and cognitive remediation. In addition, the Lifeskills treatment program promotes re-integration into life beyond treatment through therapeutic structured outings that include shopping trips, recreational activities and cultural activities within the community.
As clients work through recovery towards independence, we support them through a continuum of care that includes:
- Residential Treatment: Our non-institutional, residential treatment facility gives residents access to the local community during their recovery, allowing for the adaptation of new coping skills.
- Partial Hospitalization Treatment: As clients work through independence, we offer residential treatment clients a partial level of care, which encourages clients to increase their responsibility and ownership.
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment(IOP): IOP is a step-down level of treatment from inpatient,residential or partial hospitalization programs, and designed to help support the recovery process and help to receive supportive services with ease.
- Outpatient Treatment(OP): OP is a step down from the IOP program ensuring a smooth transition while increasing independence in a life of recovery.
Lifeskills South Florida believes individuals have the intrinsic ability to change with the support of compassionate and nurturing caregivers. Our collaborative, strength-based culture partners our clients, team, family, and community to provide an innovate, flexible approach to treatment.
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At Lifeskills South Florida, we offer customized care plans to free you from actions causing you harm. Our private treatment setting, located near the sunny Palm Beaches, provides you with tools to address your needs so you can recover, and move towards restoring your life.Learn About our Programs