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Lifeskills South Florida

1431 SW 9th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33441
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Treatment for psychiatric, co-occurring and addictive disorders
  • Individual and group therapy

Specialization

  • 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.

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Meet the Staff

  • Klay Weaver
    Klay WeaverExecutive 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
  • Harriet Salzgeber
    Harriet SalzgeberHR 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.

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Unfortunately this facility is a sham they take both your private money upfront and then charge your insurance too my child was just there no one available ever to talk too they take all your money and run beware out there do not send anyone to this place ever !!!!!!
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I have attended all of life skills 3 programs from residential to outpatient and let my experience be a warning. The owner is only concerned about you so far as your monetary value is concerned. If your older expect to be around a bunch of 20 year olds who have a fit just about every group, whose parents dump them here for a lack of better solution. The other program I attended was a much more professional and more genuine place, the programs had different age groups, the staff was far more polite and courteous, far more one on one therapy. Don’t waste your time here folks
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I would NOT advise anyone to send their loved one here. They are all about taking you in as long as you have insurance and or can pay privately which is excess of $30K a month. As soon as my son's insurance notified them they were no longer paying for residential, within a few days I was told to come pick him up since they were not getting paid. He was in a wheelchair and was discharged without any Discharge Plan for after care or to discuss next level of care. Thankfully he is now in a center that actually cares about nothing else but making sure my son gets the care he needs. This place is called GRACIOUS CARE RECOVERY SOLUTIONS....They are Angels on Earth
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This is a terrible cash grab rehab. This place looks good on paper but is absolutely disgusting. Quick on the trigger to 5150 clients, constant client thefts with no repercussions. Narcotics being traded across the facility. Inept therapists solely concentrated on paperwork and books that had nothing to do with therapy. Many groups consisted of unhelpful practices. Clients who broke confidentiality rules were not reprimanded. If you had cash, you were stuck.unless you leave against medical advice. Providers who paid for treatment were duped into keeping the client in treatment. Essentially therapists could say whatever they wanted and the individuals were deemed resistant to treatment or mentally unstable. PLEASE save your money or insurance and go to a different rehabilitation center.
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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 irresponsible and condescending. Unbeknownst to them, I have a background in mental health and I was appalled when I came to visit and discovered that my nephew was not being oppositional and difficult, but was suffering from delusions and was subsequently successfully diagnosed with schizophrenia and treated at a different facility. The psychologist who treated him at Lifeskills was under the impression that dellusions can be treated with behavior therapy. I was floored. Either this man barely passed the coursework, or he just stopped caring about the patient/client and their ultimate well being. Lifeskills is not equiped to house those with serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia. However, we were never told that this was not an appropriate placement. Instead, every communication was about how difficult and oppositional my nephew was. They also refused to change his meds despite the fact that the medication he was on was clearly ineffective. NEWSFLASH to the staff of Lifeskills, when he was treated with appropriate medication, his delusions went away and he is now able to hold down 2 jobs while attending a university. He plans to study psychology in hopes of helping those so misunderstood by the general public and, it seems, by the mental health community as well. It is a shame that these "doctors and professionals" are allowed to practice without accountability. They inflict a lot of damage to their patient's and the patient's families.