Other Program Components
Yoga at Lifeskills South Florida is offered six days a week. It’s not only about the pose, but also the philosophy of mindfulness paired with breathing and movement to help calm the brain and body. Alice Saltzman, certified yoga therapist, works with clients of varying athletic abilities and follows the Lifeskills overall philosophy of “meeting clients where they are at.” She begins here and moves clients towards individual goals of fitness and mindfulness.
Gym memberships are offered to all clients during their stay at Lifeskills. Physical fitness is an important part of the overall Lifeskills model and key to long-term wellness and recovery. For that reason, attending gym outings or yoga is a mandatory part of a client’s daily schedule six days a week. So that all clients can participate, we will modify our fitness programs to align with each person’s capabilities.
Genetic Testing is offered at Lifeskills, using the Genesight Test by Assurex. We reserve this testing for those who need medication to aid in recovery but have struggled to find the correct, effective medicine and dose. Administered by an oral swab, the test helps to offer insight into an individual’s response to different medications based on their genetic makeup. Genetic testing can indicate how an individual metabolizes certain medications, which ones are a better fit, and which ones can cause unwanted side effects. The test can also detect genetic variations which might otherwise go undetected.
Psychological Testing is offered to clients when necessary to gain deeper insight into issues that may be affecting their individualized treatment plan and overall successful treatment outcome. The test is administered by Dr. Krista Valz, PsyD, who completed her pre-doctoral internship at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center. Dr. Valz utilizes her extensive experience identify the diagnosis accurately and works with Dr. Bober, the client and their family to tailor treatment interventions that lead to effective, meaningful outcomes.