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Testimonials

Family and Doctor Testimonials 

The Life Adjustment Team saved my son and our family as well. My son suffered with depression for the last 12 years starting in college. I wish I had found them years ago. For the past 2 years he was unable to work, leave the house or even shower. He was so depressed and at times, threatening to take his life. We’d been through a few therapists and an outpatient program and were not getting anywhere. Our therapist recommended that he needed someone to take him out and be by his side but didn’t know of anyone. I had started going to NAMI meetings and asked if they knew anyone who did this kind of work, and they did! Another parent in the group recommended LAT. Our first visit was November 2017. The team was incredible…They understood just what we were going through and how to help the ENTIRE family. It started with (3) 2 hour visits a week. They really got to know him well and understood him better than any therapist could. Although he was depressed, they recognized he was also OCD and suggested medication changes to his psychiatrist which were implemented with great success. They also helped the rest of the family deal with his disease. As a parent I finally found I had some one to lean on and guide me through this ordeal. It’s now December 2018, just 1 year later, and my son is working full time at a job he loves and living on his own two hours away from us. As all our friends and family say it’s a miracle but it’s not, we finally found the right treatment and I am thankful for that!

– Lori A., parent

I want to express my deep gratitude (and Kawika’s) to LAT for all they have done for my son. The supportive time they have spent with him has helped him in so many ways, and made his transition to independent living and self-confidence much easier. The family training provided by the Team taught me positive ways to further the progress my son has made, and how to help him when he has a setback. It is wonderful to see my son hopeful and optimistic about his future. Hearing him say “I had a good day today” means more than I can express in words.

Thank you again, and please feel free to show this to other families who are interested in your services, and I’m happy to provide a reference if needed. The service you provide has been a lifeline for both of us, and could help so many families.

– Jackie, parent

When we arrived at LAT, my emotional resources had been exhausted. I was struggling to survive the chaos created in our family of seven by our adult son’s refusal to stay on medication for his mood disorder. From the initial assessment with The Life Adjustment Team, I grew more hopeful. I believe God brought us to a place of insight and clarity, which defined our responsibilities and our son’s. It was so important to understand that we could draw a limit line and hold to it. Our son is now on his own and successfully managing his illness. Without LAT’s intervention, we would possibly still be flailing.

– Kathy, family member

LAT’s approach helped our 21-year-old son and us… Our son’s Case Manager gave him the opportunity to speak about issues that he could not bring up with us. He then helped us to understand our son better. In listening to our issues regarding our son, LAT helped us to let go sufficiently so that our son could find his way to deal with his bipolar illness. We appreciate LAT immensely.

– Kent, family member

The Team’s approach has been a great asset to me, my patients, and the families, and has provided the most comprehensive care in an outpatient setting.

– Peter B. Gruenberg, M.D.

I have referred many patients to the Life Adjustment Team over the past ten years. They have been patients struggling with chronic mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. LAT has done outstanding work helping my patients acquire skills required for daily living. LAT has also assisted patients in finding appropriate housing, vocational rehabilitation services, volunteer jobs, and regular employment. They have been compassionate and dedicated to their work. I look forward to working with LAT for the next ten years.

– David L. Fogelson, M.D., Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

I believe that The Life Adjustment Team provides a unique and valuable service to individuals with psychiatric disorders and their families. The LAT approach incorporates the best available knowledge about psychosocial rehabilitation and individual case management techniques in a psychoeducation framework.

– Joseph Ventura, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist and member of the faculty in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral SciencesA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences