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Lifeskills South Florida


Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States

    Insurance Accepted

    Cash Pay Rate

  • 45+ days

Offering primary mental health and addiction treatment, with customized residential, detox, and outpatient treatment for thought disorders, depression, and more.

Highlights from the Center

  • Licensed for Both Addiction & Mental Health

  • CARF Accredited

  • Certified Professionals

  • 30+ Years in Business



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Family Program

When desired, Lifeskills South Florida includes family in the recovery process. Each client has a primary family therapist who sets up family therapy sessions, visits and communicates with family about progress. Loved ones can join weekly support sessions that offer addiction and mental health education. Lifeskills South Florida also hosts a family weekend with family processing exercises, workshops, and mental health and addiction presentations.

Specialized Treatment Services

Lifeskills South Florida offers a specialized program for veterans and tailored treatment for Jewish clients. They’re Psych Armor Veteran Ready Certified and partner with the VA community care network to treat severe trauma/PTSD, with specialized clinical staff leading their veterans program. For their Jewish clients, Lifeskills South Florida offers kosher meals and kitchenware, 1:1 spiritual counseling with their Rabbi, weekly Shabbat dinners and celebrations, and celebrations on all major Jewish holidays.

Primary Addiction And Mental Health

Lifeskills South Florida treats substance use disorders and mental health disorders, with licenses to treat each set of conditions. Their clinicians and therapists offer individual and group treatment, psychoeducation, family care, and diagnosis-specific treatment pathways. Lifeskills South Florida also provides outpatient services, with day treatment, intensive outpatient, and transitional housing available nearby.

6 Clinical Treatment Pathways

Lifeskills South Florida uniquely offers 6 clinical pathways to long-term recovery. Psychiatric and medical evaluations, plus an overview of family history and substance use, determine which of the 6 paths may help a client best. The pathways focus on specific conditions, including personality disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, substance use, thought disorders and psychosis, trauma, and physical health.

Levels of Care

Mental health is a complex health condition that requires a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to treatment that ensures you receive the appropriate care at the right time, based on your individual needs.
Typically the initial stage of treatment for substance use, focusing on medically supervised management of withdrawal symptoms.
An intensive program offering 24 hour care and a variety of therapeutic services in a residential setting.
Sober Living
Transitional housing designed to support individuals recovering from substance use disorders offering a safe, supportive and structured environment for practicing long-term sobriety, while reintegrating back into daily living.
Treatment programming allowing patients to receive care without staying in a hospital or inpatient facility, providing a variety of therapeutic and medical services.



Personality Disorders



Co-Occurring Disorders



Post Traumatic Stress Disorder




Group Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy

1-on-1 Counseling

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Twelve Step Facilitation

Expressive Arts


Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Music Therapy


What We Treat

Co-Occurring Disorders

Personality Disorders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder





Return Visits
Follow-up Sessions (in-person)
Outpatient Treatment
Return Visits
Alumni Events & Get-Togethers
Follow-up Sessions (in-person)
Alumni Reunions
Professional Re-entry Support
On-site Aftercare


Average of 2 review(s)


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Referring Professional

Outreach Director

LifeSkills of South Florida is an incredible option for many folks who are struggling with complex mental health conditions. They offer comprehensive clinical and medical attention for individuals to find sustained healing. They offer a full continuum of care which helps clients with navigating integration to their communities. I recommend LifeSkills to anyone needing mental health treatment

Kathryn McKnight

2007 (90 days) • Reviewed May 3rd, 2023

Former Client


Riverview. Florida, USA

My journey has come full circle! Here I am now, a family interventionist after spending the last 18 years living with my intention. I am so grateful.All the glory to God. Today was outstanding! My visit to my Alma Mater, Lifeskills, where I spent 90 days in treatment in 2007 (3rd time's the charm 😀) evaluating the mess I was in was nostalgic, warm, fuzzy and fun!!! I was totally plugged in to, "How the hell am I going to get my life back on track?" My kids motivated me to fight this battle no matter what it was going to take.What an amazing journey of self-discovery it's been for the last 18 years of my life.My choice to my check myself into treatment in 2005 was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Kasey Stark, MSW, CAP , I appreciate your support and friendship so much. You are the best! Lifeskills South Florida I'm a testimony of how incredible this facility is! I highly recommend them for your loved ones. I love seeing their growth through the years. Not only did I visit their Deerfield location, but I was lucky enough to tour their brand new Fort Lauderdale location as well.It's so impressive to see their full continuum of care, genuine love, and support they have for their clients and staff. Trust is everything, and they bring it to the table! I really enjoyed my time visiting with the clinical team and staff as well as seeing your brand new location! Thank you, Kasey!

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