Many individuals struggle with mental health disorders without even realizing it. At Lifeskills South Florida, we know that recognizing and understanding mental health issues can be a long and confusing journey. Therefore, we designed specific mental health therapies to guide individuals along a path toward a healthier and more mindful lifestyle.

What to Expect in Mental Health Therapies

When people imagine mental health therapies, they often think of talk therapy. While many mental health therapies rely on talking and building a connection between client and therapist, that’s not always the case. Some types of therapy help clients learn how to evaluate their behaviors. They can also learn to empathize with others, or even find healthier coping mechanisms through exercise or meditation.

Since everyone has different experiences with mental health disorders, mental health therapies have to be equally as unique to address those diverse needs. Working with a qualified clinician at Lifeskills gives individuals the opportunity to develop a personalized mental health treatment plan that addresses their needs and helps them take the next step in their recovery.

The Seven Clinical Pathways

There are various mental health strategies and techniques that clinicians use to help clients understand themselves. These evidence-based clinical pathways also unlock underlying thoughts, feelings, and emotions to help the client and clinician work together as they evaluate unhealthy behaviors or habits.

Similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy helps clients address a variety of life-threatening and self-harming behaviors. Initially, this program helped chronically suicidal individuals who were resistant to other forms of treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a cornerstone of mental health therapies. This solution-focused treatment evaluates the cycle between a client’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This helps the client and therapist work together to break an unhealthy cycle and re-establish healthier thoughts and behaviors.
Cognitive remediation therapy is an innovative, computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program for clients who have difficulties with processing speed, memory, or executive planning. This program functions like a “game” where clients can exercise their brains and improve cognitive functioning.

Often, individuals struggling with undiagnosed mental health disorders rely on self-medication to alleviate stressful thoughts and feelings. Substance use disorder treatment also helps clients learn health methods of coping with their mental health disorder that doesn’t rely on addictive substances.

When individuals experience trauma, it can be disruptive and difficult to process. This is especially true if the trauma occurred early in life. Trauma therapy treatment helps these individuals understand and reprocess trauma in order to alleviate residual mental health effects, such as anxiety and depression.

Individuals battling a mental health condition can often face issues related to cardiometabolic syndrome, physical wellness, sedentary lifestyle, medication side effects, and other critical factors, increasing the need to focus on the comorbid conditions. The Cardiometabolic Pathway helps individuals to focus on their physical and mental health concurrently. We use customized programming to meet the need and improve the overall health of each client. Using a comprehensive approach that works in conjunction with the five other clinical pathways, clients can work towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

Video Gaming Addiction (VGA) and other extreme and excessive forms of compulsive technology use are part of Process Addiction Disorders. Process Addictions are a behavioral addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in rewarding non-substance-related behavior. Sometimes, these are referred to as a natural reward despite the negative consequences to the person’s physical, mental, social, or financial well-being.

Finding Treatment at Lifeskills South Florida

At our dual-licensed residential treatment facility in Deerfield Beach, Florida, we offer comprehensive mental health therapies via our clinical pathways. These help individuals understand their mental health disorders and also restabilize their lives. At our facility, every individual works with two therapists: a primary therapist and a family therapist. We understand the importance of a reliable support system during recovery, so we help educate loved ones and rebuild connections to family members. logo
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