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Luxury Addiction and Mental Health Treatment

You finally have made the decision to take action, to change your life. You have recognized the disease of addiction that has overtaken your life and destroyed many of the things that you hold most dear. We understand your disease and how difficult it is for you to be here right now. That is why, 12 years ago, we set out to create one of the finest treatment centers for Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Primary Mental Health Disorders. In doing so, we have provided a luxurious and serenely discreet environment that allows you to concentrate exclusively on reclaiming all that your disease or disorder has taken from you. Malibu, California with its pristine ocean beaches and soaring mountain backdrop provides the perfect environment for your healing to begin.

Our Commitment to Your Recovery

Seasons has assembled a staff of some of the best medical, scientific, clinical and results-oriented professionals in the field of Addiction and Primary Mental Health disorders. They, in turn, have created treatment programs designed around individual assessment for the most successful outcomes. The programs are evidence-based and personalized to treat you and your surrounding systems that have led you to this point.

You will receive an assessment that will uncover any underlying co-occurring disorders. Addressing these underlying conditions while in drug and alcohol treatment greatly improves the chance for a positive outcome. The assessment will also evaluate the surrounding systems of your family, work environment and sphere of friends and acquaintances. Treating you and your systems within the luxury of Seasons’ amenity-rich, resort-like setting allows you the necessary space and time to heal. You will not only benefit from world-class clinical treatment, but you will also find that your individualized program includes Experiential and Holistic treatments that will help further the healing of your mind, body, and spirit.

We invite you to also look at our stand-alone primary mental health facility, The Beach Cottage at Seasons in Malibu, just steps away from the Pacific Ocean.

We Accept Most PPO Insurance Plans


We are not a Medicare, MediCal, Medicaid or Tricare Provider

We Accept Most PPO Insurance Plans

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We are not a Medicare, MediCal, Medicaid or Tricare Provider

95% of Our Clients Would Refer Friends and Loved Ones

Seasons in Malibu takes each client’s experience while in treatment seriously. That’s why we perform outcome measures, as required by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), upon entry, 30 days in treatment and during discharge. We review various aspects of care such as clinical expertise, access to outside support, facility expectations, aftercare planning and overall satisfaction with treatment services. Over the years, we have collected hundreds of individual surveys from clients and proudly boast a 95% satisfaction rating when clients are asked whether they would recommend Seasons to a friend or a loved one. From the moment that you call us you will understand why our clients become our true testament to the efficacy of our philosophy and their lasting recovery.

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4.8 out of 5 with 51 ratings

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The Science of Recovery

Treatment at Seasons in Malibu is systemic, integrative and centered around you. Our philosophy is grounded in the understanding that in order for you to heal, all of the systems surrounding you need the opportunity to heal also. The pressure to “fix” your addiction problem can become overwhelming and unrealistic if we do not examine the underlying issues, dynamics and environmental influences that might be contributing to your substance abuse or ongoing mental health issues. Whenever practical, we try to include close loved ones in sessions and in the entire process of recovering from addiction and/or addressing mental health issues.

It is our sole priority that our life-changing “Science of Recovery” drug and alcohol treatment be the absolute finest treatment available because we know what strength and courage it took for you to pick up the phone and ask for help. Our counselors are invested in your well-being and are ready around-the-clock to guide you or a trusted friend or family member through the initial steps of overcoming drug or alcohol addiction.

With our superior team of clinicians, we are able to succinctly pinpoint those areas of focus which will give you the most advanced, scientific, compassionate opportunity for success. Our approach towards healing is collaborative, comprehensive, compassionate and committed.

What You Want to Know

Our aftercare plan is an important part of our treatment process at our luxury rehab center. We are committed to your sobriety for at least the first year following treatment.

We believe in the power, strength, and hope of all recovery communities. We are not a “12-step” facility, but we want each patient to understand the 12-step process. We encourage patients to explore all possible formats during their stay, including SMART Recovery, and fully embrace one that suits them best.

After the detox phase, regular visits from friends and family are recommended and encouraged. Their full support and encouragement will be a source of strength and confidence for the recovering addict. They are also part of what we intend to treat.

Don’t come thinking you are just supporting your loved one—come ready to do some work yourself! There is a “guidebook for families in treatment” that will explain much more of the nuances and procedures of families visiting our Malibu rehab center.

Our staff and health professionals have experience in all aspects of addiction, including co-occurring eating disorders, co-occurring personality disorders, process addictions like gambling, pornography, sex, food, and of course, all aspects of chemical dependency, including alcohol, opiates such as heroin, OxyContin, and Vicodin, benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Klonopin, methamphetamines and amphetamines, crack and powder cocaine, inhalants, marijuana, and a wide variety of other legal and illegal drugs, as well as the myriad of cross addictions that come from things like methamphetamine and sex addiction.

Meet Your Team

Don Varden CEO & Founder
Don Varden

CEO & Founder

Sheila Shilati, Psy.D.
Sheila Shilati, Psy.D.

Chief Operating Officer

Gregory Skipper
Gregory Skipper, M.D.

Medical Director

Nancy B. Irwin Primary Therapist
Nancy B. Irwin, Psy.D

Primary Therapist & Certified Hypnotherapist

Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor Primary Therapist
Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor, Ph.D.

Primary Therapist

Lasting Recovery Begins Here…

Our “Science of Recovery” method starts the moment you make the best call of your life to us. Our discreet, compassionate admissions staff will effortlessly guide you through the process and you will know that you made the best decision of your life. Our in-house medical team will help you comfortably and safely provide detox to you using today’s most advanced therapies. The Psychological Clinical Team will assess you and based on their findings, your treatment protocol will be established, We have over 30 Ph.d. level therapists that will begin to work with you on your addiction and any underlying co-occurring disorders. You will experience up to 65 private sessions during your stay with us, giving you the greatest chance for achieving lasting recovery. Our Executive/Professionals program is run by one of the worlds leading experts in the field and you will be able to continue to work while you are healing. The resort-like facility and the compassionate staff will allow you to concentrate on getting healthy while being surrounded in luxury and compassion.