Maitland >Hospitals > La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
1650 Park Avenue North, Maitland, FL | Directions 3275128.612643 -81.364987
Recommended Highly. I think anyone would benefit from the treatment provided here. I had a very insightful therapist and very knowledgeable and helpful doctors. There is no perfect place- but I would highly recommend this facility to any family member, coworker or neighbor. I know that I have benefited tremendously and have no doubt that others are getting the same level of excellent care!
My family was introduced to La Amistad after a very serious and stressful family situation. We needed help and didn't know where to turn. My brother got the help that he desperately needed. He is doing great now. It was hard but he worked thru some issues that he had and has made great improvements. If you are serious about getting treatment and improving your emotional health, La Amistad can help. I definitely recommend them.
With La Amistad's resources, I became sober three years ago. It's not a Malibu facility; it's not a magical place, either. Speaking to the negative reviews here, I don't judge the individual experiences, but La Amistad is a rehab - it's going to be full of people coming to terms with themselves and maybe not on their best behavior. And it's not going to "make you better." Only the person with the struggles can do that for themselves. It's not a smooth ride - addiction and mental health issues generally aren't, but La Amistad can help.
Stay Away! I was here for 5 weeks last year. I agree with everyone here who does not recommend this place. It was a BIG WASTE of money. I was the same going out as I was coming in. We did not have insurance and were stuck with a HUGE bill.They just assumed everyone there was rich. They sent me home with 7 meds. When I went to my pharmacy to get them I found out how expensive they were and could not afford them. I called La Amistad and told them this and they refused to help me.
They wash their hands of you the second you walk out that door!!!
I was in another treatment facility for a few days before this one. They call me like every other month to ask how I'm doing! Even after a year! Why doesn't La Amistad do this? Because THEY DON'T CARE!
I can go on and on, trust me. This place is no good!
My son was admitted to La Amistad for drug rehab and anger issues. He left La Amistad with 7 different prescriptions for psychotic drugs, anti-depressants, Seroquel, anti-seizure meds and God only knows what else. He has had severe ADHD his whole life and this problem was not even addressed.
When the therapist who recommended La Amistad to us saw the medications my son had been prescribed, he was shocked and disappointed and apologized to us. He stated that he could not understand why they ignored my son's severe ADHD.
I totally agree with Brenda W. below that the advertisement on the web site creates expectations that are not even close to reality. We too initially had very high hopes for our son's recovery and have to start all over trying to find help for him. It is very demoralizing for us.
Fortunately we had insurance, but wasted it on La Amistad. I would not send my dog there for therapy.
My mother was admitted to their adult in-patient program 4 weeks ago. At the time of her admission she was majorly depressed, going through a divorce, attempted suicide and was emotionally weak. The only positive thing I can say about La Amistad is that they presented a very nice picture on their website and in their brochure.
My mother (in her early 60's) was placed in a setting that was overrun with 20 and 30 something’s, who would consistently use LOUD foul language, had little or no manners and showed little respect to others. This was brought to the staff’s attention and they said they can't do anything about it. This was unacceptable in my opinion.
My mother (an ex smoker) could not use any of their outside recreational areas as the residents took over it with their non stop smoking. Further more, their staff degraded my mother numerous times (I witnessed this on two occasions during my weekly visits). The facility is kept at 68 degrees (although they raise the temp during visiting hours) and most residents wear sweatshirts, jackets and warm pants to deal with this.
My mother also was only seen by a psychiatrist one time a week (maybe for 10 minutes) and then met with a counselor one time a week. Everything else was in groups, which were overrun by the younger residents and my mother got very little out of the groups due to the consistent interruptions from the younger residents. Their staff did NOTHING to keep the group focused and in control.
I initially had very high hopes that I found the right facility for my mother. I had to pay out of pocket (over $15,000), which was tough to do, but I only wanted the best for my mother. Sadly I and my mother feel we were lied to and misguided. If I had to give a dollar value for what their services are worth, I would say $500 (for the month) and not a penny more. Unfortunately I am now back to having to find another facility/program for my mother and am out over $15,000 and little to show for it.
Made a huge impact for my neice. The constant support from therapists and the school providing a seamless transition entering and leaving the campus was a relief! No where else could we have continued her academic progress and address the therapuetic issues she faced. I am grateful for La Amistad.
I can't say enough positive things about La Amistad. My family has been through so much over the past year. We were at the end of our rope before we came to La Amistad. Through our experience with the Caring Doctors and Therapists at La Amistad, we have seen so much improvement in our situation. Thank you , Thank you, Thank you!
La Amistad turned our child around after seeking help many other places. Do not hesitate to send your child here. They really do care and their school and therapists are wonderful!
I highly recommend La Amistad – Upon strong encouragement from my family I entered La Amistad’s Adult Dual Diagnosis program in Winter Park, FL. After many years of battling addiction and Bipolar Disorder I found a psychiatrist at La Amistad who spent enough time with me to really understand my illness and walk me through the initial phase of my recovery. My therapist, a LMHC and Certified Addiction Professional, provided ongoing support to me and my family while I worked through my issues and developed a Relapse Prevention Plan. I have been to a number of Rehabs and it was La Amistad that finally helped me manage my mental illness to the extent that I have been substance free for over 90 days. Thank God for La Amistad!
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