SOBA Recovery Center

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22669 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
8664475298 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

SOBA Recovery Center believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. The residential rehab offers a variety holistic therapy methods, as well as individualized treatment plans designed to uncover the core issues that contribute to substance abuse. Once the causes of addiction have been successfully treated, clients are more likely to stay sober and better able to solidify the coping skills they’ve learned to navigate life without alcohol and/or drugs.

SOBA Recovery Center 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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They put the client first


You can use me as an example to set so kids don\'t follow in my footsteps.


I have been to a lot of different treatment centers, SOBA is by far the best one I\'ve been to.


Great company, great staff, and positive atmosphere! Would recommend to anybody...this place brings happiness to people.


Excellent staff and facilities. They really care. Soba helped me get through many issues in life and learn to accept and love myself.


Soba saved my life.


Soba has a great treatment team that cares about the well being and recovery of their client on an individual basis. Accommodating the client to the best of their ability!


High quality clinical and medical service. Excellent treatment facility. Personalized treatment plan supportive environment


Would love to have a phone interview about the facility.

Areas of Focus
SOBA Drug Treatment

At SOBA, we have separated ourselves from other drug treatment centers with our belief that addiction is not only a disease- that it is also a side effect of very powerful underlying issues. We know that in order to successfully treat your addiction, we must work with you to address and treat those problems. Our renowned staff of therapists, counselors, personal trainers and medical experts will guide you through a unique process of healing the mind, body, and spirit.

SOBA's Unique Alcohol Treatment

At SOBA, we believe the factors that led you to drink in the first place are as much a crucial part of the disease as the dependency on alcohol itself. In order to best understand this, we can compare this to chronic back pain: if you only take medication to relive the pain, the underlying issues causing the pain will never be addressed. Therefore, is just the "broken" back the disease, or the pain you feel from it? Or both? The same can be applied to addiction. Alcohol treatment that only addresses the cessation of drinking ultimately does nothing to address the true disease. Ultimately, Emotional Sobriety is the goal of our treatment plan.

Key Staff Members
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    Sherry Gaba - LCSW and Life Coach

    Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach who has helped hundreds of people cope with lifelong addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, single parenting and divorce. Sherry specializes in individuals, couples, family, and group therapy. In addition to her monthly gig as a guest expert on Dr. Drew Pinksy’s radio show, Sherry was also seen in action on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab 2 and will be on its subsequent show, Celebrity Rehab 3. She also facilitated life coaching on their subsequent spin off Sober House. During filming of the series, which debuted in October 2008, Sherry used her trademark sensitivity and compassion to help troubled cast members as they transitioned into their new sober lives with psychotherapy and life coaching tips. Sherry most recently appeared on CNN Headline News as a guest expert, as well as Inside Edition, where she spoke about Mackenzie Phillip’s who was on Celebrity Rehab 3. In addition, she appeared on KTLA Channel 5 as an expert on eating disorders and Fox San Diego discussing Celebrity Rehab.

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    Wendy Doucette, PsyD - LCSW, Primary Therapist

    Dr. Doucette brings over 15 years of clinical experience to her work with clients at Soba. She has trained at The Payne Whitney Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and at Cedars Sinai in the Home Hospice program. Extensive clinical training and practical life experience have proven just how painfully destructive addiction can be. Utilizing an integrative and holistic approach, Dr. Doucette works with clients and their loved ones on both changing distressing behavior and improving overall well-being, targeting immediate concerns first. Dr. Doucette’s work stems from a core belief that people do the best they can, given the story of their lives and the supports available to them.