Malibu Beach Recovery Centers

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  • Overall: 4.9
  • Accommodations: 4.9
  • Meals: 4.9
  • Effectiveness: 4.8
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Contact Information
15415 W Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

At Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, each client benefits from a highly personalized recovery plan developed by our expert, multidisciplinary team of medical professionals. Our integrative approach combines evidence-based addiction treatment with complementary holistic therapies designed to heal mind, body, and spirit and encourage an overall healthy lifestyle, free of the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Malibu Beach Recovery Centers Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Please do not go here. They will tell you your stay is covered by insurance and then slam you a year later for $5,000 of bills! This place will not help you move forward!


Strengths: gender-responsive treatment, full continuum of care from detox to sober living. Weaknesses: out of network with insurance takes insurance, very high staff to patient ration, medical care an...


Staff ratio is excellent, provide diverse recovery meeting exposure 12 step, smart recovery and church if and depending on the client's needs and desires. The program is setup in a manner that allows...


Compassion, guidance, support, empathy, appreciation, recognition, structure, security, and sympathy were all strengths. Consistency was an issue. This facility Counselors and therapist goals are to ...


Dedicated, smart leadership but very remote. The Whole person care offered is ideal.


Trauma Focused treatment was a strength. Along with Gender Specific (all women's treatment facility) Holistice/Integrative Treatment Highly Trained and Experienced Therapist and Staff High ratio b...


Staff is Highly educated in the areas to provide proper service to clients. In marketing is their weakness. MBRC really feels the need to help others through a very difficult time in their lives.


Staff compassionate understanding being educated with highest professional ethics. The kind and caring staff provided a safe and therapeutic environment that included and welcomed family. So everyone ...


Holistic, flexible program, administered by caring, dedicated staff. Chefs provide a diet (Malibu Beach Recovery Diet) that reduces cravings and regulates dopamine. Yoga up to 3 times a day, mindfulne...


EXCELLENT MANAGEMENT TEAM. A FEW EMPLOYEES WITH ENTITLEMENT ISSUES WHO THINK THEY OWN THE COMPANY. Top notch one on one treatment, availability 24/7 for clients, and all staff are involved. Stress fre...


Great therapists. This is a loving environment that provides the best substance abuse treatment possible. It's not a one size fits all. we provide different therapies depending on client's needs.


Strengths: Holistic and scientifically-based treatment modalities, great location and amenities, experienced staff. Weaknesses: out of network provider. Malibu Beach Recovery Centers offers a wide var...

Areas of Focus

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.


Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Trauma Work

This includes mindfulness training, somatic therapy, and movement therapy. These treatments are helpful for mood disorders such as depression and anxiety; and is especially helpful for those with PTSD.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Tiffany Dzioba, PsyD received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego, and her doctorate degree in psychology from Alliant International University, San Diego. She has clinical and program management experience in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings; serving clients with chronic trauma histories, severe mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Clinically, Dr. Dzioba has worked closely with clients with addiction issues, severe depression, anxiety, self-injurious behaviors, psychotic disorders, and eating disorders. Dr. Dzioba is knowledgeable and skilled with various treatment approaches for recovery, and is passionate about implementing trauma-informed care practices. She is also passionate about attending to spiritual elements that influence recovery and wellness. Dr. Dzioba developed and conducted research on a training model for spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, and advocates for treatment that encompasses the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of individuals.

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    Kambria Hittelman, Psy.D. - Executive Clinical Director

    Kambria Hittelman, Psy.D. is the Executive Clinical Director at Malibu Beach Recovery Centers, bringing over a decade of experience as an addiction treatment clinician and recovery programming executive to the West Coast’s leading provider of neuroscience-driven addiction treatment for men and women. Dr. Hittelman oversees all clinical programs and operations at Malibu Beach Recovery Centers residential programs, including the Corral Canyon House for men in recovery, Brentwood House for women in recovery, and Latigo House addiction services, as well as the outpatient programs in Pacific Palisades. After earning her Psy.D in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco, Dr. Hittelman was staff psychologist and later clinical coordinator at Interfaith Medical Center’s acute inpatient psychiatric facility in Brooklyn, N.Y. Later she became clinical director of an addiction recovery center in California and was quickly promoted to executive director. In that role, she oversaw several residential treatment facilities, introduced new programming and led the process to expand the center’s psychiatric treatment capabilities. In addition to her professional experience, Hittelman has personal experience with addiction, having seen a close family member struggle with alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety.

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    David Baron, D. O., M. Ed. - Administrative Medical Director

    Dr. David Baron is currently a Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, Director, and Global Center for Exercise, Psychiatry and Sports at USC and Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinema-Television. Dr. Baron is currently working on cutting edge research on Traumatic Brain Injuries funded by the NFL. Dr. Baron received his M.Ed. from USC, and trained in bioethics at Georgetown University and NIH. Additionally, he was the NIMH bioethics representative at NIH.