Success in Rehab

Success In Rehab I’m happy to say we do have many success stories here at our Malibu rehab center, and we make a concerted effort to follow up with people on a long term basis, as well as in the short term. We’ve had so many wonderful successes, and it’s thrilling when we get calls… Continue reading Success in Rehab

Treatment Philosophy

The recovery philosophy here at Seasons seems to be very congruent with my own personal philosophy, and that is “Patients are first.” We believe in the power of treatment. We believe in healing and a shame-free environment, a very positive psychology approach. The power of each individual person to reclaim who they truly are at… Continue reading Treatment Philosophy

Effective Addiction Treatment

Effective Addiction Treatment I believe that our most effective resources and programs here, things that really stand out for the patients, are: number one, the art therapy program. Whether you’re artistically inclined or not, we find that art gets you in touch with that joyful infant we all once were, and you’re able to explore… Continue reading Effective Addiction Treatment

Staff Profile – Dr. Nancy B. Irwin Psy.D

I’m Dr. Nancy Irwin, and I have a doctorate in clinical psychology. I’m also a certified hypnotherapist. I use hypnotherapy for therapeutic purposes only. I’m not trained in stage hypnosis, even though I do have a background as a professional stand-up comic. I’m not from here originally.  I moved here because Hollywood needed more blondes.… Continue reading Staff Profile – Dr. Nancy B. Irwin Psy.D

Path of Recovery

I think the most valuable tool that patients leave Seasons in Malibu with is the absolute awareness of the path that brought them here. We go for cause, rather than just treating symptoms. We have found, when we’ve done so, that our residents are empowered to stay on their path without being dependent on us… Continue reading Path of Recovery


Entering Rehab

So, if someone is suffering, and they’re looking for an initial entry into the world of recovery, the first way to get there is certainly to reach out. Community resources and support, especially when it comes to the treatment level, is essential. Often those individuals who are interested in coming in for treatment will first… Continue reading Entering Rehab

Substance Abuse Counselor Dr. Mark Stahlhuth, PhD

My name is Dr. Mark Stalhlhuth. I have a PhD in clinical psychology, licensed in California. I’ve been here for about five years. I’m the clinical director here. I’ve been in the field of addiction treatment since 1981, and I’ve worked at some other facilities as well as this one, and have found this to… Continue reading Substance Abuse Counselor Dr. Mark Stahlhuth, PhD

Recovery Philosophy from Dr. Sheila Shilati Psy.D

The Seasons Malibu philosophy really focuses on the system. But what I mean by that is the way that an individual has come to use drugs and alcohol as a way of coping. It’s not just something someone wakes up one day and says this is what they want to do with their life. It’s… Continue reading Recovery Philosophy from Dr. Sheila Shilati Psy.D

Residential Treatment Should Never Feel Foriegn

You know, a lot of people ask me, a lot of times, “What really makes you guys different?” The first thing I respond to them is I say, “Just come and take a tour. Take a walk in and see how you feel.” The bottom line is treatment doesn’t and never should feel foreign to… Continue reading Residential Treatment Should Never Feel Foriegn