The Calabasas Program
Creative Care Calabasas is set on a beautiful, wooded, one-acre property in Malibu Canyon. Beneath the treetop canopy of hundred year oak trees, the peaceful and intimate setting is perfect for clients struggling with mental health issues. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica mountains, Creative Care Calabasas’ world-class facility provides nature trails and a tennis court.
Upon entrance to Creative Care Calabasas, clients are welcomed by a compassionate team of treatment professionals. Within the first 48 hours of admission, medical staff and clinicians assess each client. During that period each new client is engaged with every facet of the clinical team via a thorough clinical assessment, meeting with a consulting psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, therapists, counselors, and other staff members. Clients also meet with Program Director, Dr. Alexandra Edwards, who has been with Creative Care since 1997. Under the direction of Dr. Edwards, the Creative Care Clinical Treatment Team meets weekly to discuss each client in depth. With regular and frequent whole team communication, treatment plans are developed and adjusted according to staff observation and client involvement. While in treatment, each client will participate in a number of treatment activities and therapeutic programs for a comprehensive experience.
We at Creative Care understand that no two clients are alike. Each and every person has their own set of challenges and journey to recovery. The clinical team at Creative Care takes careful consideration in creating personalized treatment plans for each client and incorporating groups in which each client participates. Each client will have three individual sessions with his/her therapist every week, as well as one meeting with our psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner. We cater to each client’s individual needs and additional sessions are incorporated into client’s treatment based upon clinical review. Each client will also receive individual counseling and case management. When appropriate, family members will be invited to participate in the treatment process in weekly phone calls with the primary therapist and in family therapy sessions. Much like the individualized treatment plans, Creative Care’s family therapy program is tailored to each client and family. Through open dialogue and communication, Creative Care’s clinicians work closely with family members to determine the most effective and appropriate time to integrate family members into the treatment process.
Many of the clinicians at Creative Care have years of experience in working with clients suffering from mental health issues. Our therapists are highly experienced and trained in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and approaches employing them all to best suit the needs of each individual client. Creative Care therapists are intimately involved in every aspect of the client treatment experience, ensuring a feeling of safety and security for each client through every facet of the process, from crisis management, family therapy, individual therapy sessions, legal issues, case management and more.
Mental Health Therapies
Clients at Creative Care will learn new coping mechanisms to help deal with their psychological disorders and will process triggering situations so as to be able to participate in the world in a healthy manner. Creative care addresses both the body and mind of each client, which may include the following therapies:
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Activities Group
- Music Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Attachment Based Psychotherapy
- Family Therapy
- Trauma Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy
- Psychological Testing
- Diagnostic Testing
Our tranquil facility supports individuals who require 24-hour treatment for mental health conditions and are looking for safety in a supportive and kind, clinical community. We are fully licensed to treat mental health disorders as well as other co-occurring disorders. At Creative Care, your treatment and recovery is entrusted to a compassionate and highly experienced team of educated treatment professionals. Each client has their own Creative Care team comprised of a seasoned therapist, licensed psychologist, registered nurse, consulting psychiatrist, registered dietician, recovery counselor, and more. We assembled this team to give each of our clients the best possible opportunity to transform their lives and heal. That is why we do this work at Creative Care, and why we go above and beyond for each and every client, to help you succeed.