Our vision is that Honey Lake Clinic will be an
instrument that God uses to bring His love,
forgiveness, peace, joy, and deep healing
in a practical and life-changing way.

Our vision is that Honey Lake Clinic will be an instrument that God uses to bring His love, forgiveness, peace, joy, and deep healing in a practical and life-changing way.

Honey Lake Clinic came into existence when a group of pastors, clinicians, and businessmen realized the dire need for Christian mental health treatment in the US. While a number of addiction and mental health treatment facilities can be found across the country, none have a holistic approach to deeply address a patient’s mind, body, and spirit.

Honey Lake Clinic is a scenic facility with Christian staffing and a Christ-centered program that practically heals past wounds and equips people with Godly decision-making skills to transform their lives.

Our 24/7 assessment, diagnostic, and intensive behavioral health treatment services are delivered by a highly trained and compassionate staff that provides much individualized care – all at an affordable price.

Honey Lake Clinic’s 5 Keys
to Treatment Success

Honey Lake Clinic’s 5 Keys to Treatment Success

Intensive research and our experience has helped us zero in on 5 key factors
that provide a strong foundation for a lasting transformation process.

Intensive research and our experience has helped us zero in on 5 key factors that provide a strong foundation for a lasting transformation process.

Intensity of Treatment

Duration: 40-50 hours of treatment and supervised activities each week, as opposed to outpatient therapies of 1 to 25 hours per week.

Residential Setting: A caring environment away from everyday distractions to help you focus on the learning and application of skills taught.

Intensity of treatment
Psychological depth

Psychological Depth

Expertise of Staff: A highly professional and experienced psychotherapist team comprising licensed therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Great Content: Practical focus for teaching you how to slow your mind and regain control of your thoughts, emotions, and decisions.

Treatment Modalities: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.

Therapist Caseload: Maximum of six patients per primary therapist at any given time and three individual sessions with each patient per week.

Spiritual Truths

Christian Aspect: Successful integration of Christ-centered and Biblical principles into all the various treatment programs, sessions and groups.

Spiritual truths
Medical depth

Medical Depth

Sound Psychological Help: A licensed psychiatrist to rule out any medical issues, accurately diagnose psychological issues, and prescribe correct medications.

Practical Application

Learn and Apply: Ample time to allow a thorough understanding and application of psychological tools and decision-making skills that are taught.

Practical application
Dr. Karl Benzio specializes in mental health treatment

Dr. Karl Benzio

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Meet Our Founders

A Christian psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Benzio has successfully helped many addiction facilities integrate his faith-informed decision-making curriculum to improve their psychological and medical treatments.

Originally from Miami, FL, Dr. Luca earned her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Miami and her Medical Doctorate from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Florida. She is board-certified in both specialities.

Additionally, with a keen interest in a holistic, integrative approach to psychiatry, Dr. Luca earned a third board certification in Integrative Medicine as well as a certification in Pastoral Counseling.

Over the last 13 years, Dr. Luca has had the opportunity to train medical students, residents, and fellows and work in several different arenas including acute hospitalization, Job Corps, forensics, and community mental health. During the last 7 years she has focused on establishing her private practice with an emphasis on healing the mind, body, and spirit. These experiences have afforded exposure to a wide range of clinical opportunities and created a foundation of broad clinical experience.

Dr. Catrina N. Luca

Dr. Catrina N. Luca

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
ADOLESCENT PROGRAM

Dr. Thomas E. Smith

Dr. Thomas E. Smith

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Meet Our Clinical Director

Dr. Thomas E. Smith has been a clinician, researcher, supervisor and professor for over 30 years. He has nearly one hundred publications spanning the fields of family therapy, social work, psychology and financial therapy. He has been awarded over three million dollars in extramural funding. He was formerly the Training Director for an accredited postmasters’ training program in family therapy in Milwaukee and is now a tenured Professor of Social Work at Florida State University. He is a licensed social worker in Florida, Qualified Supervisor and a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Licenses and Accreditation

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