Lucida Treatment Center – Mental Health Treatment

Lucida Treatment Center – Mental Health Treatment Lantana Florida

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


At the time of this writing, three alumni provided feedback for The Women’s Mood Disorders Program to 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.”


To date, one staff member has provided feedback about the facility to 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.”


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


Reviews about Lucida Treatment Center – Mental Health Treatment

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  • This was once a very good treatment facility as you will see by the reviews but that has changed. Lucida is part of Elements which is currently in chapter 7 bankruptcy. They have cut staffing and due to harassment, most of their good employees have left. They recently had a patient who was on enhanced monitoring die on property and not be discovered for approximately 5 hours.
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  • Welcoming environment. Friendly and supportive staff and atmosphere from start to finish. Most important to me was the diversity of treatment options offered. Lucida took a holistic approach and offered me every imaginable avenue to fully begin my recovery. The clinical staff were top notch, and very professional yet relatable and comforting. The amenities were outstanding. Sometimes, between the different shifts and different departments, there were some communication gaps. However, these were usually resolved quickly and without major issue. I chose Lucida because they offered an actual dual-diagnosis treatment program. They did not merely claim to offer dual diagnosis and then have a psychiatrist throw some anti-depressants at me after a 5 minute interview. They took the time to discover and address my needs on every front. Everyone went out of their way to make me feel comfortable and confident in approaching my recovery. In addition to the wonderful staff and strong dual-diagnosis program, I chose Lucida because it offered SMART Recovery as an option, instead of forcing every client into the 12 step program. SMART Recovery has been vital to my success in recovery. I cannot say enough positive things about Lucida. My time there allowed me to change my life. They helped me build all the tools I would need to live a positive and fulfilling life. I am eternally grateful for my time at Lucida and for everyone, staff and clients, that I met there. Going to Lucida was the single best decision of my life.
    When I first arrived at Lucida, I had little hope for myself and near unattainable expectations for the staff there. I was, without a doubt, at the lowest point in my life, but they accepted me without pause. I began to think that perhaps I wasn't incurable after all --turns out I was more curable than I ever imagined. I spent two months recalibrating the way I thought about two decades of painful memories. The women's mood program introduced me to CBT, DBT, and built my self-esteem. One of the most important lessons I learned in my time there was the true benefit that complete honesty yields. With that in mind, I must say that my recovery was just as painful as my downfall at times. But, on the other side of letting go, there was freedom. All of my needs were met while I was in treatment. The housing was luxurious and well maintained, and our meals were prepared by wonderful chefs who took note of preferences (and even birthdays!). What surprised me was the relationships I made while I was there. I became close with most of the staff, as they were always willing to listen. They're not just staff, but family while you're there, and the alumni program is great for keeping in touch and successful in recovery. Choosing Lucida was the best decision I've ever made for myself. When I arrived, I wasn't sure what purpose there was to life. Leaving Lucida, I not only wanted to stay with the wonderful people I met, but I had no doubt of my purpose in life. I didn't have all of the answers, but I found joy in the search for them. Give yourself a chance. "To conquer a beast you must first make it beautiful." -K.R. Jamison