Our Program

Our Program

When clients first arrive at Creative Care, they are greeted by a caring team of professionals. Upon admission, each client is immediately assessed by doctors and clinicians within the first 48 hours. Clients receive a thorough clinical assessment which includes meeting with the founder of Creative Care, fondly known as Dr. K, as well as the consulting psychiatrist, Registered nurse, clinical director, therapist, counselor and others. Our Clinical Treatment Team Meeting takes place twice a week, and each client is discussed in depth. By having two Clinical Treatment Team Meetings, our clinical staff is able to adjust each client’s treatment plan accordingly. While in treatment, clients will be on various stages. These stages and descriptions are listed below, to help people better understand the treatment process.


Detoxification is the highest level of care for people who have been abusing substances. Not all drugs require a detox protocol, but it is best to be assessed by a nurse or doctor. Clients who have been using drugs or alcohol for a long time may need to rid their bodies of the built-up toxins. We use all available methodologies to make certain that the detox process is as comfortable as possible, and that clients feel safe and supported during the transition. In certain circumstances, there are clients who may not be “addicted or abusing” substances, while still requiring a detox for those substances. Depending upon the detox protocol, client may be in detox anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks. During the detoxification stage, a nurse will monitor client’s vitals routinely and monitor medications necessary for a safe detoxification process. Keep in mind that while medication does help many detox symptoms, many clients will still experience tremors, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, anxiety, and even seizures. At Creative Care, our detoxification services are geared to provide the highest level of care to the client, while keeping them safe and comfortable.

Residential Treatment:

At Creative Care no two clients are alike.  Therefore we pride ourselves on providing very individualized treatment based on each client’s specific needs.  Although each client has an individual treatment plan, there are certain things that every client will participate in.  Each client will have three, hour long, individual sessions with their primary therapist.  Clients will also have one individual session with their secondary counselor.  Clients will meet with our consulting psychiatrist as needed up to three times per week. Family members will also have a weekly scheduled time to speak to the primary therapist in addition to family therapy when indicated. Creative Care’s family therapy program is unique to each client and family. Family members will work with the client’s therapist to determine their level of involvement, and when appropriate will be invited to be involved in individual family therapy sessions as well as groups if indicated for the particular client.

The majority of Creative Care therapists have been with Creative Care for many years.  The therapists are highly trained in advanced therapeutic methods and use a wide array of treatment approaches based on the client’s individual needs.  At Creative Care, the therapist is involved in every aspect of the client’s treatment experience from individual sessions, family therapy, crisis management, case management, legal issues, and more.  At Creative Care the therapist’s goal is to provide the proper diagnostic picture and help clients uncover the deeply hidden causes of their addictions. They will learn coping mechanisms to help them survive stressors without the crutch of self-medicating. Psychological disorders will be addressed, and physical activities will help make the body strong again. Therapies might include:

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Attachment based psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Diagnostic Testing
  • Equine assisted psychotherapy on site
  • Neurofeedback
  • 12-step groups
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga

Our luxury residential facilities are created for individuals who need intensive, 24 hour treatment and/or support. We’re fully licensed to treat addiction as well as mental health conditions. We use mindful-based therapeutic treatment which helps teach coping mechanisms and manage mental health disorders. Come relax with us at one of our beautiful facilities located right off the beach in Malibu.

Transitional Living

Once a client is ready to move from a residential level of care, Creative Care provides step-down levels of care.  Creative Care believes in continuity of care, and once a client steps down, they will still receive all the same clinical services that they receive in residential care, but if eligible, clients can engage in a range of outside activities including but not limited to the following:

  • Employment or volunteer work
  • Car or public transportation
  • Passes with approved support people in the community
  • School or classes in the community

If a client wants to transition outside of Creative Care, our aftercare specialist is committed to providing our clients with the support and communication they need to maintain their recovery and prevent relapse.  Our aftercare specialist is a trained social worker and has access to resources all over the country.  She begins aftercare planning from the beginning of a client’s stay, completing a psychosocial assessment and compiling the needs of each client.

It is our mission to honor and respect that individuality, while bringing a wide range of therapy models into play to find the perfect combination that will bring maximum relief and recovery.

In line with our commitment to personalized treatment, each Creative Care experience will be different for each client, each person who comes to Creative Care will experience:  Comprehensive and individualized treatment plans, a healing environment with the highest privacy standards, and every resource needed to begin life in recovery.

At Creative Care, your care is entrusted to a team of licensed, credentialed and dedicated treatment professionals, many of whom have experienced recovery in their own lives. The Creative Care team includes a seasoned therapist, consulting psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, registered nurse, recovery counselor, registered dietician and more. Seeing a client and family members heal and transform their lives is the reason we at Creative Care do this work, and it is why we will go above and beyond to help you succeed. Give us a call today (800) 832-3280.

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