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Trauma Healing Center

Frequently Asked Questions

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Serenity Trauma Healing Center provides a wide range of mental health services in Malibu, CA. When our clients are seeking assistance, they often have many questions. When trauma and recovery from pain, injury, or substance use disorders impact their lives, we’re here to help individuals and their families who have suffered. Here are some answers to help you understand what it is we do.

  • What types of services do you provide?

    Our mental health services in Malibu include a wide range of therapies provided under our Chronic Pain and Trauma, Family, Custom Outpatient Trauma, and Intensive Outpatient programs. A Day Treatment Program for ongoing support and a Partial Hospitalization Program tailored to your lifestyle and mental health needs are also offered.

  • Which treatments do you specialize in?

    We offer several treatment options directed at various mental health needs. These include a behavior health modality called dialectical behavioral therapy to help manage difficult emotions and change patterns of negative thinking. Somatic experiencing, EMDR, brainspotting, and other psychotherapy services are also available, as are counseling methods like mindfulness, emotional freedom technique, and art therapy.

  • Do you take insurance?

    We accept most out of network insurance as well as First Health in-network insurance. Most PPO insurance plans are accepted for our mental health services as well. Speak to our insurance coordinator to verify your benefits and obtain pre-authorization if necessary. Our office staff will submit the claim forms for you. Please call our front desk at (310) 310-9249 for more information.

  • How much does treatment cost?

    Each treatment is priced based on the program you sign up for, the therapies that are provided, and how long you are enrolled.* We aim to provide an individual experience for every client. Please call our front desk at (310) 310-9249 to discuss the cost of our different health services.

  • What forms of payment are accepted?

    Serenity Trauma Healing Center accepts cash, cashier’s checks, wire transfers, and credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We allow our clients to pay for mental services in Malibu in a way that’s most convenient for them.

  • How long is your program?

    Understanding trauma survivors have different needs, we offer flexible options for how long you stay. Our programs start at two weeks in length. From there, we evaluate each client on a weekly basis, and our clinical staff makes recommendations on each individual’s optimal length of stay.

  • Who will be providing treatment?

    Our licensed clinicians include Founder/Executive Director Joanne Mednick, Psy. D., LMFT, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and many others. Most of our therapists are licensed at the master or doctoral level, providing marriage/family therapy, psychotherapy, and a range of other specialty treatment methods for trauma, addiction, and eating disorders. See our Staff page to learn more about our services.

  • Can my family or spouse be included in my treatment?

    At Serenity Trauma Healing Center, we encourage family participation, as familial support is an important component of trauma recovery. Our clinicians can also teach family members how to encourage individuals and help them deal with trauma, substance use, and/or mental illness.

  • Can I visit your facility before committing to treatment?

    We understand how stressful—and sometimes scary—seeking treatment can be for a victim of trauma. Having many years of experience providing mental health services, we welcome all prospective clients and their families to tour our facility in advance. We strive to help everyone feel welcome and safe prior to admission. Schedule a visit by contacting our office at (310) 310-9249.

  • Do you accept service animals?

    Yes. We accept certified service animals and emotional support dogs, as long as they are hypo-allergenic, to accompany our clients through their treatment. In fact, Bella, our service dog, is always around to help anyone who needs her support in a stressful or traumatic situation.

Contact Serenity Trauma Healing Center

If you or a loved one has experienced trauma and requires professional support, our licensed practitioners and dedicated programs can help. Our Malibu, CA, facility is state- and JCAHO-accredited to provide mental health and addiction therapy. To learn more and submit your inquiries, call (310) 310-9249.

*We require a minimum two weeks commitment for all the programs

Contact Us Today

Serenity Trauma Healing Center is state- and JCAHO-accredited to provide a multitude of proven psychotherapy services to clients with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our programs include weekly evaluations and start at two weeks long but can continue for timeframes recommended by our licensed experts. We accept many insurance plans. To discuss your situation and learn more about our treatment options, contact us immediately online or at the numbers below.