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Serenity Trauma Healing Center is at the forefront of mental health care. At our Malibu-based facility, we treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, emotional trauma, and substance abuse. Patients are treated in individual or group settings on an outpatient basis, but we also offer a Partial Hospitalization Program.

Our mental health professionals include medical doctors, nurses, and social workers specializing in adolescent and adult mental health issues. Day treatment and intensive outpatient programs, as well as custom treatment options, are available to provide focused care that targets the patient’s individual needs. A wide range of therapies and techniques can be applied to healing and recovery and help individuals deal with stress and pain.

Serenity Trauma Foundation provides highly specialized services to servicemen and women in the military who have suffered from sexual trauma and other forms of abuse. Our treatment options extend well beyond Malibu. We even partner with organizations to provide sober living housing for clients who come from out of town, or who prefer to stay close by.

Therapies at our center address various types of mental health issues. We can target behavioral health factors and prescribe medication when necessary. Our mental health care professionals understand the far-reaching impacts that trauma can have. To better understand what Serenity Trauma Healing Center can offer, take a look at the videos, images, and other media below, and feel free to call us at 310-310-9249 for information and assistance.

 

Below is a growing collection of articles that pertain to Serenity Trauma Healing Center and its treatments and philosophies.

‘The Invisible War’ Team Establishes Treatment Program for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma via Art With Impact

“Executive producer Regina Kulik Scully serves as the program sponsor, and therapists from the Serenity Trauma Healing Center in Los Angeles, CA have been charged with developing the treatment structure.”

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Serenity Trauma Center’s Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Mednick

Interview with Voyage LA

Original Publish Date: 2/13/2017

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           “​Meet Dr. Joanne Mednick of Serenity Trauma Healing Center in Pacific Palisades”      


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Recovery Coach and Personal Trainer, Mike Beychok

shares his insights on positive body image and the impact it can have on recovery, on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 7/3/2017

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           “​Power of Positive Body Image”      

Summary: Our body image directly affects the way we move through the world, but it’s not always easy to embrace our own bodies and stay positive. Mike Beychok is a recovery coach who truly understands the challenges of avoiding negative self-talk. He shares his own struggles with food addiction and eating disorders and how that influences the work he does with his clients. Mike also explains how a positive body image can influence recovery and provides practical tips for accepting who you are, even as you work to increase your overall health and wellness.


The Human brain is simply Amazing

Serenity Trauma Center’s Lead Neurofeedback Clinician and Brain Health Coach, Jamie Stern

explains the basics of neurofeedback therapy and discusses the many benefits, on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 6/26/2017

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    “What is Neurofeedback Therapy?”

Summary: The human brain is simply amazing. It powers every single physical and emotional sensation you experience, which is why it’s so important to make sure you keep your brain functioning at peak level. Jamie Stern is a leading expert in neurofeedback therapy, an innovative, drug-free treatment method that can help people heal from PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, and other complex health issues. Jamie explains the basics of neurofeedback therapy, discusses her work with veterans, shares her own personal experience of how neurofeedback therapy helped treat her chronic migraines and motion sickness.


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Mednick

discusses how to move from living as “victims” or “survivors” to living as “thrivers”on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 6/19/2017

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“Leaving the Trauma Vortex”

Summary: Sexual trauma is one of the most difficult traumas to work through. People may feel afraid to speak about their experience or ashamed of what has happened. But, healing can save lives and bring people true emotional, physical, and spiritual peace. Dr. Joanne Mednick transitions clients with the identification of living as “victims” or “survivors” all the way to that of living as “thrivers.” Dr. Mednick discusses her methods for moving clients through the trauma cycle: out of the trauma vortex and into the healing vortex.


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Recovery Coach and Personal Trainer, Mike Beychok

shares his thoughts and insights on addiction, health, wellness and fitness on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 2/26/2016

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    “​Incorporating Healthy Living into Recovery”      

Summary: The truth is that being substance free is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. Most people think that if you’re on the road to recovery, you’re already focused enough on your health. The truth is that being substance free is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. Being healthy involves making sure you’re focused on proper nutrition as well as on fitness. Mike Beychok understands firsthand how to balance recovery and healthy living. Mike’s struggle with weight and body image led him to become very active in the fields of physical fitness and nutrition. Mike shares his own journey and how he works now to help people with their fitness goals and in creating a healthy lifestyle to coincide with their recovery.


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Recovery Coach and Personal Trainer, Mike Beychok

shares his thoughts and insights on addiction, health, wellness and fitness on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 2/26/2016

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           “​What is Recovery Coaching?”      

Summary: The road to recovery is paved with many challenges; from staying sober to rebuilding a life that will support recovery. While there are many exceptional recovery programs and support systems out there, recovery coaching is a unique approach that many find helpful. Mike Beychok has personally struggled with addiction and today is a recovery coach. Using a very open and intuitive approach, he is easily able to connect with clients to help guide them to a supportive and successful recovery. Mike explains what recovery coaching is, as well as the people who might benefit most from this hands-on approach to recovery.


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Mednick

discusses what resistance is, what it isn’t, and overcoming it, on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 3/11/2016

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​”What Is Resistance & How Can You Overcome It?”

Summary: Resistance can be challenging to identify and even more challenging to overcome in healthy ways. ​When you are trying to heal from a trauma, you may find yourself confronting internal roadblocks and obstacles, also known as resistance. Resistance can be challenging to identify and even more challenging to overcome in healthy ways. Dr. Joanne Mednick takes a holistic approach to helping people identify and overcome resistance. Through Dr. Mednick’s training in advance EMDR and Brain Spotting techniques, as well as sensory motor psychotherapy and somatic therapy, she has been able to give even the most traumatized clients, including those battling addiction, tools to process their issues without added stress. Dr. Mednick discusses what resistance is (and what it isn’t) and how overcoming resistance can bring about healing on all five levels of consciousness: Mental, Physical, Energetic, Emotional and Spiritual.


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Serenity Trauma Center’s Founder & Executive Director, Dr. Joanne Mednick

discusses how to move from living as a survivor to a thriver, on RadioMD.

Original Air Date: 3/11/2016

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“Trauma: How to Heal Completely”

Summary: Healing after a trauma is an incredibly complex process.Healing after a trauma is an incredibly complex process. You need to give yourself time to process and understand what has happened, but you can sometimes struggle to remove the “victim” stigma that both follows you and affects how people treat you. Dr. Joanne Mednick is the Executive Director of the Serenity Trauma Healing Center in California. Dr. Mednick strives to bring her clients completion in the trauma/addiction/illness cycle and to move them from the pull of the trauma vortex of pain and chaos towards easily and consciously choosing the calm and relaxed healing vortex. She discusses how to move from living as a survivor to a thriver and how you can come to view your issues as blessings in disguise.

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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.