Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road

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Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road offers intensive outpatient and inpatient services for individuals with mental health disorders and/or substance addiction. The non-12 step program includes equine therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, EMDR and more. Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road is located at Calabasas, California.

Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road's Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are for anyone who may benefit from a stronger source of support and structure in their path toward growth. This type of treatment can serve as a form of aftercare following inpatient or partial hospitalization or as an option for those who find that individual psychotherapy alone is not an adequate source of support for addressing their concerns. Their programs provide structure, support and guidance while allowing clients to remain active in their lives by maintaining daily routines such as work or school.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle. Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road considers each individual. Rather than placing clients into an existing treatment mold, they work with them while they are immersed in the treatment setting to observe, discover and to build a treatment plan around their unique needs. Their clients are empowered to play an active role in the development of their own plan for growth. They are fortunate to work with no more than six clients at a time, which allows them to offer genuine focus on each person’s needs. They place great importance on the treatment milieu and how their clients can complement each other’s treatment.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation. Multi-Family Groups are designed to develop an alliance between the client, family, providers and others in the support network. Their team works to help inform family members about mental illness, develop communication skills and problem solve. The goal is to provide understanding and support the so client may live the most fulfilling life possible.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life. Each client will be assigned an individual therapist. In Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road's Residential Program, clients will see their therapist on a daily basis. In their Intensive Outpatient Program, individual therapy is offered on an as-needed basis. In individual therapy, clients are able to explore what may be contributing to their symptoms and gain insight into underlying issues.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Equine Therapy

Horse-assisted therapy is extremely effective in treating a variety of psychological issues. There are both physiological and psychological benefits gained from interacting with horses. These include lowered heart rate and blood pressure, decreased stress, reduced feelings of anger, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning, and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience, and self-esteem.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is often used for PTSD but has also been shown to be effective for panic disorder, addictions, and specific phobias. Clients bring to mind an emotionally unpleasant belief about themselves as related to a difficult event. With these images in mind, clients are asked to pay attention to an outside stimulus, such as eye movement. Faced with the difficult event, the brain is often overwhelmed, making it difficult to process information normally. The event may be repressed, and the act of remembering it can trigger the “fight or flight” response. EMDR works by building new connections between these difficult events and positive beliefs within other areas of the memory.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing will help clients believe in their ability to change. It helps clients take personal responsibility for initiating and sustaining healthy behavior. Motivational Interviewing normally includes problem-solving and solution-focused strategies that build on clients’ past success. The therapist will listen empathically and interview with purpose, to encourage the client to find discrepancies between reaching their life goals and the consequences of continuing to go on as they have without making changes.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health. Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road believes in a farm-to-table approach to food preparation at Balance. Foods are sourced locally and used seasonally. This philosophy in cooking offers their clients the freshest and healthiest fare available. Foods are prepared just days from harvest and are at their peak of flavor and nutritional value. Organic dairy products, sustainable meats and seafood, non-GMO and natural products are used to prepare meals. Their approach is a fusion of healthy California cuisine combined with the comforts of home, traditional home-style cooking made lighter and healthier.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road Highlights:

A luxurious place for healing, Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road is a private licensed Mental Health Rehabilitation Center hidden away in the Santa Monica Mountains, miles from Los Angeles and minutes from Malibu. Among the only private six bed mental health facilities in the state of California. In such a quaint and serene setting, unlike many larger institutions, the staff is able to provide the best in personalized and attentive care.
The facility offers an extremely intimate treatment environment that allows the clients to heal and gain stability in their lives.
At Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road, clients struggling with a variety of emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis, PTSD, dual diagnosis and substance abuse issues are treated with the highest standards.
Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road takes a non-12 step approach to the treatment of addiction focusing on underlying issues, individualized treatment, identifying motivations larger than the addiction, and taking action and control of the client's life.
The Balance Treatment Center - Las Virgenes Road residential facility is lodged in a pristine setting in the Santa Monica Mountains minutes away from the Malibu coast and over six dozen state parks. The facility is a luxurious, gated home surrounded by lush gardens and citrus trees. The grounds are dotted with patios and comfortable settees, prime spots for quiet moments of reflection or meditation.
Private rooms available

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed