Providing the Highest Caliber of Care
in Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment

- Since 1989 -

 

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Creative Care has provided innovative clinical excellence to dual diagnosis and primary mental health populations for decades. Founded in 1989, Creative Care is owned and operated by the Khaleghi Family. Since established, Creative Care has evolved with two programs, and four locations, in the greater Los Angeles areas of Calabasas, Woodland Hills, and Malibu, California. Creative Care provides a complete range of treatment services to reach men, women, and families struggling with substance use, co-occurring and mental health disorders.

Established and managed by clinicians and psychoanalysts Morteza Khaleghi, PhD, LMFT, and Karen Khaleghi, PhD, Creative Care’s mission is to understand early experiences and underlying causes that manifest mental health difficulties and addiction struggles throughout adulthood. The husband-and-wife team pioneered a dual diagnosis approach in the treatment of addiction and have dedicated their lives to caring for clients and their families.

Each boutique facility provides an intimate, safe environment for detox, confronting attachment challenges, and building skills. At each luxury villa-like facility, the Creative Care team uses a biopsychosocial approach, a psychoanalytic frame, and evidence-based practices to get patients and their families on the road to recovery.

With compassion, integrity, and spirituality, the clinicians implement individualized 24/7 treatment plans to assist resident patients in connecting the dots and improving their quality of life. That takes integrating the impact of historical traumas, understanding intricate interpersonal dynamics, and identifying mental health difficulties.

Every patient receives a comprehensive assessment by Creative Care’s triple board-certified psychiatrist and seasoned clinicians, ensuring diagnostic accuracy through psychological evaluation, physical examinations, and clinical observation. The team treats the whole person with 12-step group programs, interventions, and other treatments completely tailored to each unique patient for the highest level of care.

The Creative Care team believes in unearthing and understanding the core of each patient’s experiences, collaborating with them to target symptoms, achieve goals, and join them in their recovery journey.

 
 

Our Mission


 

It is the mission of Creative Care to provide compassionate, professional care within innovative models of treatment to ensure long-term recovery for persons seeking to address mental health and addiction conditions in support of improving their quality of life.

CORE VALUES:

  • Creative Care believes understanding early experiences and underlying causes that manifest as mental health difficulties and addiction struggles throughout adulthood is a core component of successful recovery.
  • Creative Care believes a biopsychosocial approach within a psychoanalytic framework of evidence-based practices is optimal for supporting clients and their families on the road to recovery.
  • Creative Care believes collaborative, compassionate care facilitated by dedicated professional employees is a key component for improving the quality of life of the persons served.
  • Creative Care believes that person-centered care, implemented through individualized treatment based on the needs of each person served, is supportive of optimal recovery- based outcomes.
  • Creative Care believes innovative approaches within a dual diagnosis approach to treatment, developed by its dedicated founders/owners, provides a foundation for long-term spiritually-based recovery.

 

Dr. Phil Endorses Creative Care

For more than 15 years, Dr. Phil has regularly invited Creative Care onto the show for its deep expertise in treating the most delicate and complicated cases.

 

Client Journeys


 

 
 
Dr. Phil Preferred Facility

Dr. Phil Preferred Facility

Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills

23140 Gonzales Dr, Woodland Hills, CA 91367


 

Currently offering Dual Diagnosis Treatment
 

Malibu

5941 Trancas Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265


 

Coming Soon - FALL 2019
 

types of treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment

    At Creative Care, we know that each client walks a different path towards recovery. To honor these distinct paths, no two treatment plans are alike. Each client’s action plan is oriented around their specific needs, making each phase of treatment at Creative Care a highly-individualized process. More specifically, each client can expect to have three hour-long individual sessions with their primary therapist per week.

    Therapeutic approaches will include, but are not limited to:

    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Mindfulness Interventions
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Psychological Testing and Diagnostic Testing
    • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
    • Trauma Therapy
    • 12-Step Groups
    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Yoga

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    Mental Health Treatment

    Clients at Creative Care will learn how to process their psychological disorders through novel, adaptive coping mechanisms. These new strategies will allow clients to metabolize triggering situations so as to be able to participate in the world healthfully. Creative Care believes in the synergistic power generated when the mind and body are working harmoniously.

    To create this harmony, therapeutic modalities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
    • Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Mindfulness Interventions and Meditation
    • Activities Group
    • Attachment-Based Psychotherapy
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Trauma Therapy
    • Psychological Testing and Diagnostic Testing
    • Trauma Therapy
    • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy
    • Art Therapy
    • Yoga

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Crater Camp

Crater Camp

730 Crater Camp Dr, Calabasas, CA 91302


 

Currently offering Mental Health Treatment
 

Mulholland

24592 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302


 

Coming Soon - FALL 2019
 

 
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    “Dear Creative Care, I do not know where to begin to thank you for the treatment you gave me. The staff is wonderful, the food is divine and I feel so loved. I felt no one cared for me before I came here. I now consider myself ‘healed’, though I understand it is a work in progress. Creative Care has been so generous with me and taught me so much about who I am and I am forever grateful. I now feel I can move forward with a happy and spiritual life. Thank you so much for everything. I am forever in debt to Dr. K and staff for their genius program. I am a better person because you all care.”

    - Client ★★★★★

     

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    “Since leaving Creative Care, I’m still happily and gratefully sober and so much stronger and self-confident than I’ve ever been! I would never have been able to get started on this road to true recovery without Creative Care. I want every client there to know of the tremendous potential they all possess. You gave me the opportunity to find out for myself that I am not defined by others-that I create my own destiny! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!”

    - Client ★★★★★

     

    “After 11 previous rehabs and numerous detoxifications, I was broken and felt I did not deserve to subsist among my fellows. Creative Care facilitated the realization that there may be a reason for my existence. With support and encouragement I began to believe that I may have a higher purpose and someday my experience would benefit others. The amazing people at Creative Care guided me towards a new life and a new hope. With profound gratitude.”

    - Client ★★★★★

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    “Being involved with Creative Care has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. My husband is in recovery there. He is a heroin addict that completely lost himself over the past couple of years using. Like many others in this opioid epidemic he needed help to get his life back on track. I’ve seen him do a complete turn around over the past couple of months that he’s been there, he’s doing amazing thanks to these people. The staff is absolutely incredible. They are genuinely loving and caring to all of their clients. Being the wife of an addict it was extremely important for me to be in touch with the staff and know what was going on. They have kept me informed every step of the way. It’s like having another family there. I can call his therapist Drew whenever I need to. He’s even helped me to realize and deal with some things about myself. He always has great advice no matter what I’m calling about, he’s fantastic. Amanda in intake goes above and beyond with insurance to get her clients the best care she possibly can, she’s amazing. Jen who is in charge of after care went out and found my husband the best sober living possible that was perfectly fitted for his needs. Camila one of the councilors has been so present and helpful when I visit. Those are just a few but everyone at Creative Care is a life saver. They are all incredible human beings and extremely understanding, not only their clients but the families struggling as well, which is so very important. It’s also a non judgement zone there in which I feel I can express myself and my needs freely. These people not only changed my husbands life, they’ve changed mine. Every time I speak to one of them I have hope, and for me that’s all I need to make it to tomorrow. If you have a family member or friend struggling with mental illness and addiction Creative Care is a duel diagnosis center and can help get down to the core issues of both. I highly recommend them to anyone who is at all struggling mentally and I trust them completely. They’ve given me a totally different outlook on life and I’ll be forever grateful to everyone there.”

    - Family Member of a Client ★★★★★

         

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Words from our patients

  • Google

    All the staff actually care. They all have great advice and really take time to listen. My therapist was literally the greatest therapist i have ever had.

    Ruthy E.
  • Google

    All the staff actually care. They all have great advice and really take time to listen. My therapist was literally the greatest therapist i have ever had.

    Ruthy E.
  • Rehabs.com

    My son had a powerful and transformative experience there and even though the journey to find Creative Care was rocky, we are so fortunate he landed there.

    Verified Patient
  • Rehabs.com

    Because of the amazing clinical program, my individual therapist, process groups, supportive peers, a nutritionist, and the 12 step program, I can say I love myself today

    Verified Patient
  • Rehabs.com

    Because of the amazing clinical program, my individual therapist, process groups, supportive peers, a nutritionist, and the 12 step program, I can say I love myself today

    Verified Patient
  • Rehabs.com

    I am so thankful for Creative Care for not only saving my life, but also helping me believe in myself again and creating a new life that I never thought was possible.

    Verified Patient
  • Rehabs.com

    I am so thankful for Creative Care for not only saving my life, but also helping me believe in myself again and creating a new life that I never thought was possible.

    Verified Patient
  • Google

    Truly amazing deep healing and life changing experience for me. This place was recommended to me by a friend. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone

    Jay M.
  • Google

    They treated our whole family with a level of respect that all treatment facilities should model. They are the PREMIER treatment center that is leading the way

    Danny K.
  • Rehabs.com

    I am so thankful for Creative Care for not only saving my life, but also helping me believe in myself again and creating a new life that I never thought was possible.

    Verified Patient
  • Rehabs.com

    Because of the amazing clinical program, my individual therapist, process groups, supportive peers, a nutritionist, and the 12 step program, I can say I love myself today

    Verified Patient

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