In addition to group and individual therapy as part of IOP treatment, we tailor our approach to address the specific needs of each client. Services such as neurofeedback, yoga, mediation groups, art therapy, career counseling, and psychiatry services are introduced into treatment as necessary. We also conduct career, personality, legal, and immigration assessments when requested.
Our staff has clinicians trained in a variety of brief and depth oriented psychotherapeutic techniques. Most clients will at times require some brief interventions and coping oriented therapy, whereas all clients deserve the attunement and healing dynamics provided by more depth-oriented and intensive psychotherapy. Family of origin issues, trauma, relationship issues, attachment problems, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other clinical complaints our patients present will require both a short-term and a depth-oriented approach to achieve optimal relief required for the creation of a lifestyle of wellness.
Part of any comprehensive treatment experience is group therapy. Through the challenge of learning how to be vulnerable in a group of people also engaged in the same growth process we can learn even more about our relational qualities, which will add synergy to and enhance the other components of your treatment experience. Group psychotherapy at PCI spans topics and modalities like relapse prevention, trauma resolution, DBT, mindfulness, gender specific issues, and many more.
One of the more recent innovations from the field of neuroscience that has been integrated into treatment is Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is an evidence-supported treatment for depression, anxiety, and other affect-regulation disorders that, essentially, helps you “train” your brain. At PCI we offer weekly sessions of neurofeedback as part of our well-rounded menu of options for learning new ways of mind-body awareness and self-regulation.
Here at PCI we help all clients and their families understand their particular history of misattunements that may have contributed to, not caused, the client’s addiction and mental health issues. The neurobiological, family of origin, and social issues that all contribute to our addiction and mental health issues are complex. A necessity for client’s both during and after the early sobriety period is helping their family better understand the complex challenges their loved-one is facing, as well as educating the family on how to attune, how to set boundaries, and how to engage with themselves more mindfully. We at PCI provide regular family therapy sessions in order to educate and help the family function in a more cohesive, attuned, manner. Also, the staff at PCI host a recurring family support and education night on Tuesdays at 6pm at our Westlake Village location. Feel free to contact us to sign up for our family support and education nights.
The last 50 years of research on addiction and mental health disorders has revealed some amazing insights about the brain and our ability to manage our feelings and urges, or”self-regulate.” We now know that our basic ability to self-regulate is partly biological (i.e., brain based) and partly socially developed. At birth we all have a temperament, our natural rhythm of emotional/brain/body regulation, and then the outside world (i.e., parents, caregivers, or family members) responds to our temperament. This process of having emotional or bodily experiences and then the outside world responding is called “attunement.” When the outside world does not respond appropriately to our needs we experience a “misattunement.” Often, many of us experience a number of misattunements during development that can affect our ability to self-regulate as adults. We now know that self-regulation is a fundamental process that goes wrong in people with addictions and mental health issues.
We offer couples therapy to help our clients learn about their relational qualities, and add synergy to and enhance the other components of their treatment experience. Couples psychotherapy at PCI spans topics and modalities like relapse prevention, trauma resolution, DBT, mindfulness, gender specific issues, and many more.
For your convenience we offer multiple tracks at 2 locations to help people reintegrate into their lives as treatment progresses. Our goal is to help you return to a fully functioning lifestyle, and part of that process is slowly re-integrating “regular” life activities, which may require scheduling changes. We have created a flexible IOP model that includes career counseling to get your back on track. Our mental health IOP and primary substance dependence IOP are located at our Westlake Village location, and our Malibu location offers a more “boutique” and focused approach for people who may not need the intensity of a full IOP schedule, but more in-depth services than weekly outpatient treatment.
At a good residential facility, integrated treatment leads to lasting healing, which can only occur when all of the problems a person faces are treated at the same time. The best facilities utilize science-based dual diagnosis approaches, which allows for clients to receive truly integrated care. The best facilities address addiction and mental health issues simultaneously. This uncovers underlying issues such as trauma and deep-rooted emotional pain. These serious mental health concerns contribute to substance abuse issues. They lead to relapse if not addressed. Addressing both issues helps you build a foundation for sustainable, long-term recovery.
For the best quality of care, accepting a small number of residents at a time allows staff to provide individual attention through addiction therapy counseling, activities, and case management, which lends itself to a strong sense of community, often sparking lasting friendships that provide support long after life at sober living is over. Recovery center residents can find serenity in amenities like beautiful gardens, infrared saunas, or saltwater pools and spas. Many sober livings encourage residents to join in on activities such as yoga, Pilates, surfing and paddle boarding. Recognizing the importance of animal companionship, some are even pet friendly.
For your convenience we offer multiple tracks at 2 locations to help people reintegrate into their lives as treatment progresses. Our goal is to help you return to a fully functioning lifestyle, and part of that process is slowly re-integrating “regular” life activities, which may require scheduling changes. We have created a flexible IOP model based upon your family and work scheduling needs. Our mental health IOP and primary substance dependence IOP are located at our Westlake Village location, and our Malibu location offers a more “boutique” and focused approach for people who may not need the intensity of a full IOP schedule, but more in-depth services than weekly outpatient treatment.