A state- and JCAHO-accredited, award-winning trauma treatment services provider in Malibu, CA, Serenity Trauma Healing Center offers a wide range of therapy treatments. Our services focus on helping clients cope with the effects of trauma, such as PTSD. We can provide individual therapy on many levels and even offer an optional group therapy program. These services are designed to help individuals suffering from mental health issues, eating disorders, and physical and/or emotional pain.
Some of our programs use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients develop useful coping skills. These include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), which includes techniques to help manage difficult emotions and alter negative thinking patterns. We also offer different types of psychotherapy such as brainspotting, somatic experiencing, and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Therapy counseling methods such as mindfulness, art therapy, and emotional freedom technique (an alternative to acupuncture) are provided as well.
We also offer techniques that focus on the connection between physical and psychological well-being. Massage therapy can help relieve stress following traumatic events and has many physical and emotional benefits. Restorative yoga, Nia (a sensory-based movement practice), and personal training therapy that focuses on fitness are also available, as is a transformative psychosomatic bodywork program to improve emotional awareness.
Serenity Trauma Healing Center provides individual counseling and psychotherapy services to help individuals cope with the effects of trauma on a physical and emotional level. Our Malibu, CA, facility is state and JCAHO accredited. We accept most PPO health insurance plans. For more information on our therapy treatment options and how they can help you, call us at 310-310-9249.
Somatic Experiencing Therapy
When people survive an extreme experience, be it an act of violence, abuse, or a graphic accident, pent-up energy can reside in the body causing the individual severe emotional and bodily stress. Somatic experiencing therapy (SE method) focuses on helping patients reclaim self-regulation by ridding their body and mind of... Read More >
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specialized approach to cognitive behavioral therapy. Dialectical behavior therapy techniques help patients develop the skills to manage painful emotions, change negative thinking patterns, improve relationships, and achieve positive behavioral changes in all aspects of life. What Is the Difference Between CBT and DBT?... Read More >
What is Brainspotting?
Brainspotting is an advanced form of trauma therapy that can access parts of the brain that are often hidden from our awareness. Developed by Dr. David Grand, this form of psychotherapy provides a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment for trauma by identifying eye positions associated with traumatic memories stored... Read More >
What is Somatic Experiencing (SE)?
Somatic Experiencing is a type of trauma therapy which focuses on restoring self-regulation by releasing pent-up survival energy. Somatic therapy relieves emotional and bodily stress which has become trapped within the autonomic nervous system following a traumatic experience. Somatic refers to the internal perception and experience of the body. Somatic... Read More >
What is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy?
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, created by Pat Ogden, is a method that integrates sensorimotor processing with cognitive and emotional processing in the treatment of trauma. By using the body (rather than cognition or emotion) as a primary entry point in processing trauma, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy directly treats the results of trauma on the... Read More >
What Is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR treatment, was developed by Francine Shapiro. It is an effective treatment for PTSD that allows the brain to process a traumatic experience in less time and in a less distressing way. The EMDR process recognizes that shifting the position of the eyes while... Read More >
Mindfulness is the state of achieving moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and our environment. Through therapy and practice, it is possible to achieve a state of mindfulness at any stressful or important moment, allowing an individual to calmly and intentionally choose their responses, rather than simply reacting. Practicing... Read More >
What is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy is used to train the brain to function more efficiently. Formerly known as electroencephalographic (EEG) feedback, it has a direct effect on electrical brain activity. It is essentially biofeedback applied directly to the brain. Specifically, feedback on specific brain waves is used to determine whether they are functioning... Read More >
EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique)
EFT is a sophisticated alternative to acupuncture that has combined the best new knowledge about coping with stress and pain into a practical healing tool. Instead of using needles to stimulate traditional Chinese acupuncture points, it involves using a gentle tapping technique to restore balance to the body’s energy. However,... Read More >
What is Art Therapy?
The language of visual art – colors, shapes, lines and images – speaks to us in ways which words cannot. Art therapy is a modality that uses the nonverbal language of art for personal growth, insight and transformation, and is a means of connecting what is inside us – our... Read More >
How Can Acupuncture Treatment Make a Difference?
If you’ve been through a traumatic event, the right kind of treatment can be crucial when it comes to dealing with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety. While treatments like therapy and medications can often help with these problems, you may also want to consider acupuncture for... Read More >
Group Therapy (Optional)
Group therapy is an optional treatment program at Serenity Trauma Healing Center. The main goal is to raise awareness and address feelings of isolation by cultivating a sense of belonging to a group. People experiencing the effects of trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often isolate themselves from others, which... Read More >
The CHRIS®-Technique (Cellular Harmonizing Reconstructive Integrative System) is a technique that makes clients aware that they are two bodies: Physical Body and Energy Body. Its founder, Christine Schenk, states, “Apart from the physical body, which we are able to see and touch, we have a second body, the Energy Body,... Read More >
Massage is about more than just a “day at the spa” or a way to relax. It can be a helpful and healthful experience for anyone who has been through a traumatic event. At Serenity Trauma Healing Center, we provide massage therapy services in Malibu, CA, that can have a... Read More >
All forms of yoga have profound therapeutic physical and psychological benefits. At Malibu’s Serenity Trauma Healing Center, we provide restorative yoga near Los Angeles that focuses on relaxing the body. It involves holding poses for longer periods of time than other types of yoga, with supports such as bolsters, blocks,... Read More >
What is Nia?
Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, empowering people of all shapes and sizes by connecting body, mind, emotion and spirit. Nia encourages students to cultivate body-centered awareness, balancing form with freedom. Influenced by the grounded non-impact movement of martial arts,... Read More >
Personal Training Therapy
One of the most important aspects of mental health and healing is becoming physically stronger and healthier. Our trainer will assess the client’s needs and build a fitness routine based on the client’s interests and desired fitness level. Exercise levels can vary from gentle to more rigorous as needed. Clients... Read More >
Transformative Psychosomatic Bodywork
Serenity Trauma Healing Center offers Transformative Psychosomatic Bodywork in Malibu, CA as a means to improve emotional awareness and recover from trauma. We are always focused on the highest quality of care and achieving the best results possible. Transformative Psychosomatic Bodywork is a body-awareness approach that brings together a broad... Read More >