Cliffside Malibu

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29160 Heathercliff Road #200
Malibu, CA 90265
8777323849 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Cliffside Malibu is a luxury residential addiction treatment facility offering a comprehensive range of top-tier addiction treatment services for holistic, long-lasting recovery. Therapeutic services provided includes individual counseling, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), transtheoretical psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, orthomolecular therapy, acupuncture, massage, yoga, personal training, nutrition, medication, equine assisted therapy, spiritual counseling, life coaching, relapse prevention therapy, and more.

Cliffside Malibu 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.

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These places are a complete scam. They offer a vacation for the well off and those who want to get everyone off their backs. This is why they do absolutely nothing for you during and after your stay. ...


I was there in July of 2017 and it's just not quite what they make it out to be. The organic food comes in largely frozen and often from Costco. They prepare meals for many different houses there, so ...


nutritious food, beautiful setting, very supportive staff. It's been a few months since my cousin completed his treatment, and he's still doing great. It is quite pricey, but it's hard to put a price...


When it was evident my best friend needed to go to a rehabilitation center, I did my research to find the best one out there. I didn\'t want to spend time trying to help by finding a place that wouldn...


Addiction affects every person in some way, and my brother\'s addiction was no different. I had been helping my brother with his addiction for years when finally we decided that Cliffside looked promi...


I recently had a very close friend go through rehabilitation at Cliffside Malibu. Acknowledgment of his problem wasn\'t easy and neither was the decision of where and what kind of treatment would be...


My boyfriend is a new and improved man coming out of Cliffside Malibu! After many failed attempts at other rehab clinics, he had finally found the help that he needed here. The therapists and staff m...


Very bad place just like the owner.


I had a great experience at The Hills staff was super friendly food was great and they set up a great after care program for me


I came to cliff side at the low point of a string of bad years. There were no expectations. I really had a amazing experience and felt like I had to share it. There\'s a warm heart inside this place. ...


There is so much love here. The program is strict, yet easy to follow and highly effective. The only weakness would be is its expensive if you don't have insurance but so worth it to change your life....


Beautiful facility, excellent chef but they talk behind the clients back


Too much focus on celebrity and status - not priced for average person


The staff was very professional. Too much catering to celebrities. Come for the famous people, stay for the treatment


nice facilities but staff ranges in quality


Very helpful and welcoming but too much time to think. It's one of the best facilities. People are so welcoming and friendly and everyone wants to help you and see you do better


My wife attended here. The staff is so uncooperative with me as her spouse. They were very good with me signing her up and getting insurance done, but as soon as she was in all communication with me ...

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The Cliffside Malibu Guarantee

Cliffside Malibu has 3 levels of care: Primary Care (includes detox if needed), Extended Care, and Continuing Care. Each level of care is a minimum of 30 days in length and may be at different cost structures depending upon the client’s needs, desires, and availability. At Cliffside Malibu, we offer a guarantee that if the client completes all 3 levels of care at our facility and follows our aftercare recommendations, but has a relapse prior to obtaining one full year of sobriety, then Cliffside Malibu will take the client back into our 30 day Primary Care program free of charge. This is our way of matching the client’s commitment to help them completely recover, thrive, and ultimately be the best person they were always meant to be.

Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse, the term used for a return to alcohol abuse and drug dependence, is not a necessary part of recovery and very often can be prevented. At Cliffside Malibu, we offer all residents relapse prevention therapy, which teaches clients how to recognize the warning signs of relapse and intervene before returning to addictive behaviors.

Key Staff Members
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    Patricia Freebery, MA, MFT - Clinical Director

    Patricia Freebery received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She has worked extensively in the areas of addiction, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, eating disorders, trauma, group therapy and couples therapy. She received psychodynamic clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, completed a one-year training in Inter-Analytic Couples Therapy at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, and is presently completing a 3-year training at the Southern California Society for Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (IS-TDP). She is a member of the Los Angeles Group Psychotherapy Society.

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    Richard Taite - Founder and CEO

    Cliffside Malibu CEO and founder Richard Taite has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science with the idea of becoming a lawyer but instead, life and fate got in the way.After spending many years as an addict and alcoholic, and being in and out of various programs and sober living facilities, Richard achieved sobriety on March 3, 2003. Soon after, with the seed money he had from his own medical bill collections and medical-legal consulting company, Richard purchased a sprawling property in Malibu with breathtaking white water ocean views. As he continued to work on his recovery, he began to notice others relapsing. He found that there was a lack of exceptional resources for people needing aftercare for their continued sobriety. It didn’t take long before the desire emerged in him to create a dedicated sober living facility for men.