Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Life Healing Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Life Healing Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Our Staff

Shari Hughes Scott, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, LPCC (LPC-S), LMFT (LMFT-S)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Scott has been in healthcare for more than four decades, earning a doctorate degree in marriage and family therapy and board certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. She has an extensive

history of working across the behavioral health continuum of care and has also worked in emergency rooms and for the Consult Liaison Service for Children’s Health/Children’s Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Health System, the largest trauma I adult and pediatric hospitals in Dallas. While at these institutions, Dr. Scott was recognized as a clinical expert on working with medically fragile and high-risk behavioral populations and their families. In her work at Parkland, Dr. Scott was responsible for providing psychiatric evaluations, treatment, consultations, and medical management for psychiatric/behavioral health patients. This facility saw around 1,500 behavioral health patients a month.

At the other end of the continuum, Dr. Scott has also worked in private practice, specializing in families, couples, children, and adolescents, with a special interest in eating disorders, father/daughter relationships, trauma, substance use disorders, medical/psychiatric disorders, and attachment/relationship issues.

As service work has always been an important part of Dr. Scott’s personal and professional development, she currently volunteers her time at the Horse Shelter, where she and the other volunteers do miraculous work with abused and neglected horses. She has also begun training her puppy, Bodhi, at the Assistance Dogs of the West, with the goal of making him her co-therapist at Life Healing Center.

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Life Healing Center's treatment professionals were so amazing. Their program helped me turn my life around and I finally feel like myself again.

– Sara L.
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  • LegitScript
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • The Jason Foundation