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Lucida Treatment Center – Mental Health Treatment

112 North Oak Street, Lantana, Florida, 33462
Located along Florida’s beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, Lucida’s Mental Health Treatment Program provides luxury residential treatment for men and women struggling with primary mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and trauma. Residences and most therapy groups are gender-separate so clients can feel comfortable sharing about difficult topics. Women and men are given the opportunity to adopt and practice the recovery methods that truly work for them in a safe, supportive and comfortable environment.

Facility Highlights

  • Expert psychiatric care
  • Luxury amenities
  • Evidence-based treatment

Specialization

  • Addiction Treatment

    In addition to a mental health program, Lucida offers specialized treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Clients address the underlying issues that fuel addictions like trauma. They also learn healthy coping skills to support long-term recovery.
  • Mental Health Treatment

    In addition to a substance abuse program, Lucida offers a gender-separate (with some mixed-gender groups) mental health treatment program for people struggling with issues like depression, bipolar disorder and trauma. Clients receive comprehensive psychiatric care and engage in therapies that promote physical, spiritual and emotional healing.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • James Snow, LMHC, CAP
    James Snow, LMHC, CAPClinical Director
    Jim has over 30 years of experience helping people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse. He is a licensed mental health counselor, EMDR practitioner and certified addictions professional. A seasoned behavioral health specialist, Jim’s past roles in the field include executive director, adjunct professor, clinical director, program director and therapist. He earned a master’s degree in counselor education from Pennsylvania State University.
  • Dr. Stephen Heelan
    Dr. Stephen HeelanPrimary Therapist
    A licensed mental health counselor in Florida and New York, Dr. Heelan is a board certified professional counselor. With over 15 years of clinical experience in mental health and addiction he is well versed in treating a diverse, dually diagnosed population. Dr. Heelan earned a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) with a focus on neuropsychology from Carlos Albizu University. He also earned a doctoral degree in clinical sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology at Maimonides University. Dr. Heelan is a member of the American Psychotherapy Association, American Board of Sexology, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and South Florida’s Association of Christian Counselors.

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ABOUT LUCIDA TREATMENT CENTER – MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT PROGRAM

Located in a beach community 60 miles north of Miami, Lucida Treatment Center offers luxury residential treatment for men and women struggling with a variety of mood and behavioral disorders, including major depression, anxiety, trauma, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders. Lucida Treatment Center also has a luxury residential program for men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The mental health treatment program combines individual therapy sessions with various treatment modalities, including trauma resolution therapies such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoeducational workshops, group and family therapy, medication management, and psychiatric care.

The program also has holistic and experiential offerings. An intensive family program is available once a month for loved ones. When clients exit the program, they are eligible for comprehensive continuing care planning and aftercare. This may include referrals to community resources and outpatient programs.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The mental health treatment program features a specialized staff of master's and doctoral level therapists, 24/7 nurses, and a board-certified physician.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Residents sleep in luxurious townhouses on the waterfront; the treatment facility is in a separate building nearby. Private rooms are available for an extra fee.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, three alumni provided feedback for The Women's Mood Disorders Program to Rehabs.com. Their feedback was mostly positive with some concerns about whether the facility was worth the cost. Two of the alumni noted concerns about affordability.

The facility received four or five out of five stars from alumni polled on the facility's cleanliness, family participation, and the staff's level of training and experience. Alumni also appreciated the amenities; alum S.M.F. wrote: "Amenites were fantastic and the counseling staff in superb."

On Google, the facility earned three out of five stars from 10 reviews to date. [1] The alumni frequently praised the staff members. In a representative review, alum Haley wrote: "The administrative staff was very helpful in financial/plan guidance. The clinical staff is excellent in individual guidance and valuable group discussions. Family sessions with the assigned therapist are also implemented. Peer guidance and roommate pairings were carefully made for maximum benefit. The facilities are beautiful, and the townhomes allowed for quiet time and cooking."

WHAT STAFF SAY

To date, one staff member has provided feedback about the facility to Rehabs.com. The anonymous staffer — who works on a different treatment track at the facility — gave a favorable review, awarding five out of five stars for overall treatment and leadership.

The reviewer also praised the variety of treatment approaches, the luxurious facility, and the low client-to-staff ratio, though they added: “The company is a start up so it's still working some things out. Policies and procedures are at times not consistent.”

FINANCING

This facility accepts a range of out-of-network health insurances. Self pay options are also available.

[1] https://goo.gl/DPi3bj

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