Our Malibu treatment center provides superior care and exceptional comfort for women while meeting the highest standards of privacy. Our unwavering commitment is to reconnect your to your passion for life through personalized, compassionate mental health care.
A Safe Place for Women to Heal
We provide treatment by women, for women. Developed from over 25 years of history in behavioral health, Malibu Vista supports women’s recovery in a way that embraces their physiological, psychological and emotional make-up. Too often in conventional treatment, the essential requisites of a woman — to feel safe, honored and understood — are not made a priority. For recovery to be effective, all of these aspects of a woman’s intrinsic nature have to be upheld as an integral part of care and, ultimately, as the foundation for her becoming a flourishing human being once again.
Individualized Treatment in an Intimate Setting
Our program is limited to a small number of women so that our staff can provide in-depth, individual care that goes far beyond what other boutique or traditional mental health centers provide. With monitoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you have a safe, nurturing place to learn and grow.
High Staff-to-Client Ratio
Our high staff-to-client ratio gives you an ideal balance of individual and group therapy, and allows for the privacy of intimate disclosure and small group support with other women who share common experiences.
Multidisciplinary Treatment Team
Our team is passionate and committed to empowering women to rebuild their lives. The treatment team at Malibu Vista is made up of licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, master’s level therapists and multidisciplinary authorities in their area of expertise. Additionally, our medical practitioner may coordinate with outside licensed health care providers, including physicians, dentists and other professionals who are known in the community for quality care. Our clinical team will educate you about any medications you’re taking, including side effects or possible interactions. We’ll also coordinate closely with any outside treatment providers to maintain continuity of care.View Our Staff
Malibu Vista feels more like a home and women’s mental health retreat than a rehab facility. You’ll enjoy beautifully appointed interiors and luxurious furnishings. When you step outside, you’re treated to a spectacular ocean view and beautifully landscaped sitting areas to relax and enjoy peaceful surroundings. Meals and snacks are healthy and delicious, and we happily accommodate dietary requests, including those for vegetarian, vegan, kosher, diabetic and gluten-free meals. In addition, you’ll receive laundry, transportation and cleaning services. We make sure all your needs are attended to so you can focus on healing.
Attention to Underlying Causes
Current hospital-based mental health treatment is largely guided by economic factors that more often restrict and limit care to a finite period of time. Too often patients receive care that targets the acute crisis and does not address the underlying causes and conflicts associated with their illness.
We provide you with a comprehensive treatment program that progresses at your pace and addresses underlying challenges like trauma, unhealthy attachment styles and co-occurring conditions. We also treat substance abuse as a secondary diagnosis to a mental health disorder. As part of our specialized treatment for trauma, clients work not only with a primary therapist but also a trauma therapist using therapies like EMDR and Somatic Experiencing.
Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit
Because mental illness impacts every aspect of life, we provide treatment that promotes healing in mind, body and spirit, with the ultimate goal being a balanced, healthy lifestyle. In addition to traditional therapies, you’ll have access to a broad spectrum of alternative and adjunct therapies, including acupuncture, meditation and yoga.View Our Therapies
In the face of stressors or challenges, our clients don’t crumble; they bounce back. An integral part of treatment is building the inner strength – resilience – to not only continue functioning in spite of life’s setbacks, but to thrive. You’ll do this by learning to take good care of yourself, asking for support when needed and being proactive about getting your needs met – all the resources you’ll need as you move into the next phase of your life.
Special Topics for Women
We offer a variety of groups specially tailored to the unique needs of our current clients. Some of these include healthy communication, self-advocacy skills, grief and loss, healthy eating, shame and shame resilience, anger management, women empowerment, healthy sexuality, social skills and coping skills.
Recreational and Self-Care Activities
Drawing on the rich natural and cultural resources of the Malibu area, you may participate in recreational activities both onsite and in the community. Some of these include visits to museums, music, theater, movies and other cultural events, as well as outings to the beach and hiking trails. You may also engage in self-care activities like use of offsite gyms and athletic facilities and weekend visits to local salons.
Input About the Treatment Community
We value your feedback about your treatment experience. For this reason, we created the Client Council, a group of clients that advises management each week on various areas of resident life, including therapies, food, services and recreational opportunities.
Joint Commission Accredited
Malibu Vista women’s mental health retreat is accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent body that accredits health care organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest standards of care.