Lifeskills South Florida

3.3 (22 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1431 SW 9th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
8663219430 Visit Website

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  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Since 1991, Lifeskills South Florida has offered customized treatment programs for men and women ages 18 over suffering from mental health and substance use disorders such as: anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, borderline personality disorders, depression, substance use disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and thought disorders. As a national Center of Excellence, our goal is to provide affordable, customized treatment options that transform lives and empower clients to sustain long-term recovery.

Lifeskills South Florida Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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This place is a microcosm of the shameful state of mental health care in America. It is hard to write about ‘Lifeskills’ of South Florida without evoking anger and revisiting the worst period of m...

RM

This facility is a sham. The staff is not informed and despite their impressive education backgrounds, they misdiagnosed my nephew who came to Lifeskills in acute schizophrenic state. They are irrespo...

JKS

I Suffer from Bipolar. Lifeskill's is a safe environment to be & get treated.The groups I attended helped me a lot as well as the therapists & staff that work there.Very pleasant to work with. Lifeski...

MT

Was concerned how many patients were severe there . I did not feel safe at times and quality of location, setting, people and food was below average for the money they charged us. Disappointed as now ...

JK

Totally discrete and right on point

ESS

Good care.

Lori

Excellent therapists.

RD

Thanks to Lifeskills my life is back on track.

MA

As a licensed mental health professional I feel extremely blessed to have Lifeskills South Florida nearby. I am able to refer my clients that need more help than i can offer and they are hopeful once ...

Brad

LifeSkills South Florida is one of the best treatment centers in the country. Everyone I met has been nothing short of a professional. I highly recommend this place for your recovery.

Anonymous

Major decline in client and employee care. Their primary focus is to make money not help and support people in need. The way staff are treated sickens me. Never promote from within. Favoritism is ali...

Ps

I wouldn't send my worst enemy there. Therapy includes sitting in a room with other clients for hours. Therapists are a joke. Horrible experiences here. Please don't subject your loved one to this.

TR

As a parent of client that attended this program I do not recommend it.

RO

My 22 year old son, who is severely mentally ill and addicted to drugs, had a really rough spell this year. He had been in about eight psychiatric hospitals over a period of three months, and had been...

RH

Surprised by the issues in the program, felt unsafe at times. Variety of very intense situations happened while there. Felt like many clients should have been hospitalized and not here. Overheard staf...

JZ

To preface: I am a friend of a client that is attending Lifeskills, and I am also a counselor so I understand the challenges faced by an organization dedicated to serving those with mental health need...

GUY

I tried suicide 15 times in my life before Life Skills. Put a shotgun to my mouth, and pulled. 150+ pills, hung myself, put a gun to my head, you name it; I did not want to live! Thank you Life Skill...

Dc

LifeSkills saved my life. Years of unsuccessful treatment brought me to Lifeskills for intensive DBT treatment. I still will deal with my Borderline Personality issues the rest of my life, but I have ...

Norka

Lifeskills changed my life. The people I met there, the tech and the therapists are focused on each client- not just all at once as if we all had the same story. I recommend it.

Patrick

I absolutely agree with the other reviewer. The staff is mean-spirited. Treatment is based on punishment and brainwashing.

KW

their ability to treat both mental health issues and addiction at the same time. Their staff are all licensed and nationally certified. my husband and I received weekly family therapy helping us learn...

SB

My son was at Lifeskills for 2 1/2 months and we realized during this time (and I would have expected professional mental health providers to realize this sooner), that our son, who was diagnosed with...


Areas of Focus
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. Patients who need long-term treatment will engage in the residential program and will receive individualized treatment planning and ongoing support from both the therapeutic community and Lifeskills’ highly skilled clinical staff.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment

As clients work through independence, we offer residential treatment clients a partial level of care. Partial hospitalization encourages clients to increase their responsibility and ownership. Recovery is not always linear; if there is a need due to safety and/or clinical needs, clients can return to a higher level of care seamlessly without missing a day of care.

Key Staff Members
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    Klay Weaver - Executive Director

    With over 25 years of behavioral healthcare management experience, including over 18 years in executive leadership, Klay Weaver joined Lifeskills South Florida in 2015 as CEO. Prior to joining Lifeskills South Florida, Klay served as the COO of Skyland Trail, a national center of excellence, where he oversaw the organization’s strategic growth, financial operations, clinical operations, and marketing. With roots in community mental health, Klay led two of the largest community mental health centers in the state of Georgia, providing services to over 17,000 individuals annually in 11 counties. Klay received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and an M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and an M.S.W. from the University of Kentucky. A licensed social worker for more than 20 years, Weaver has enjoyed being active in the community serving on multiple non-profit boards including the Red Cross, Georgia Community Service Board Association and most recently on the Delray Drug Task Force. Klay is passionate about developing evidence-based best practices and outcomes

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    Harriet Salzgeber - HR Director

    Harriet has been working in the Human Resources field since 1984, where she enjoys interacting with everyone in our staff. In the process, Harriet has received vast experience in manufacturing, marketing and health fields. Harriet has a very strong work ethic and has a commitment to employee satisfaction.