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Our Treasure Coast Treatment Center Provides:

  • Monthly Inpatient Treatment Programs
  • Weekly Inpatient Treatment Programs
  • 5-Day Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
  • 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program
  • Hourly Sessions with a Certified Lukens Therapist
  • Free Aftercare in Most Cases



Leaning-on-chairThe Lukens Group is founded on the revolutionary therapeutic approach of Dr. Michael Lukens , a clinical psychologist who specializes in substance abuse recovery . Dr. Michael Lukens’ distinguished career spans years as the clinical director for some of the premier inpatient addiction recovery programs in Southern Florida, as well as an expert consultant to the corporate health programs of a number of Fortune 500 companies. Throughout his 25 plus years as a psychologist Dr. Lukens has come to understand the role that deep seated emotional experiences play in shaping human motivation and behavior. He has created a truly unique and powerful therapeutic method that focuses on the fundamental emotional issues that are the root cause of addiction – Core Issue Completion Therapy ®.

Here at The Lukens Group, we put the powerful therapeutic methodologies behind Dr. Lukens’ Core Issue Completion Therapy ® to work, assisting high-functioning people in uncovering the key motivations driving their addictive behavior, and laying the foundation for permanent change.

Utilizing the incredible healing power of small group therapeutic dynamics, Dr. Lukens and the clinicians he’s trained are able to reveal the true genesis of addictive behavior for each individual. We then provide our clients the critical skills that are needed to live happily and healthfully free of alcohol and drugs.

The essential therapeutic work that gets done at The Lukens Group necessitates tremendous personal courage, a hard work ethic and the desire to accept change. There are no shortcuts; however the total quality of life, happiness and peace of mind that our clients discover and embrace at the end of this intense journey are well worth it.

Dr. Michael D. Lukens, founder of The Lukens Group, specializes in treating people with a broad range of issues that are at the core of addiction and substance abuse. Developer of The Lukens Method, Dr. Lukens’ unique Core Issue Completion Therapy® has successfully helped thousands of people overcome dependency,anxietydepressiongriefwork and retirement stress, and relationship issues.

“When a major wound is incomplete for us, it finds its way into our story about ourselves or about life, and it hints at the pain that it’s connected with” ~ Dr. Lukens

Ready to feel complete and whole again?

For more than two decades, Dr. Lukens has been working at understanding the role of powerful emotions in shaping human motivations and is driven by his strong desire to help people while significantly advancing the science of understanding human behavior.

His vast knowledge and experience in treating substance abuse disorders validates his belief that addiction is fueled by key motivating factors that must be resolved if the person hopes to achieve the ultimate outcome. Dr. Lukens has refined his innovative approach that surpasses traditional recovery methods: a personalized, swift, profound discovery, and tool creation process.

“ We don’t make people feel better. We make them better at feeling.” ~ Dr. Lukens

Ready to get better at feeling?

Dr. Lukens earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1987, and has been a practicing licensed psychologist in the state of Florida since 1990. A highly regarded expert in his field, he is currently authoring an eagerly awaited second book “Completion Therapy: A New Approach for Resolving the Emotional Underpinnings of Addictive Disorders,” introducing his unique, innovative and highly effective approach. He has also co-authored a book on the theory and practice of psychotherapy, published numerous articles on the psychology of addiction and written extensively for various professional journals and books.’

“ We connect you to your truth.” ~ Dr. Lukens

Once you discover your truth, you are free.

Now Directing all recovery work at The Lukens Center (TLC), Dr. Lukens presents his unique completion therapy as a results-driven therapy designed exclusively for anyone who is willing to examine the core issues holding them back from their success in all facets of their lives.

Here are just a few of the executive experiences and transformations:

” I manage four businesses: an art business, design business, environmental education business, and my family business as mom and wife. My busy life and stress was leading me to become unraveled at the most inconvenient times! Dr.Lukens helped me zero in on the source cause of why I kept circulating back to my addictive and self-sabatoging behaviors that continually hurt my performance and decisions regarding all my responsibilities and behaviors – and, ultimately, my success, full potential, and life enjoyment. Dr. Lukens then helped me develop my own personal keys to unlock myself from the old mental cages my mind kepts creating in crises. I finally had a pathway to free myself from this destructive cycle, and move into moments positively, in whatever situations life threw at me. The more I use these keys, the more empowered I feel in challenging situations. ” Pam H.

Read the results directly from clients who have experienced The LUKENS Method.

If you are ready to take the first step and learn more about The Lukens Group and Dr. Lukens’ Core Issue Completion Therapy®, or if you would like to start your journey to real, long term recovery, please do not hesitate to Contact Us