Summit Malibu Treatment Center

3.7 (9 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
27026 Sea Vista Drive
Malibu, CA 90265
8887779672 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Summit Malibu is owner-operated and located in an intimate, private location on 5 acres in a gated community with sweeping ocean and canyon views. The focus is on individualized treatment, with an emphasis on one-on-one therapy. We use various modalities including DBT, CBT, EMDR, Biofeedback, and Relapse Prevention. We are an alternative to AA facility.

Summit Malibu Treatment 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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I was a client of Summit Malibu in May 2019. The staff was extremely kind and caring, and nursed me back to emotional and physical health. The therapists ran effective groups and were astute at offeri...


Ill-informed therapists and coordinators


A lot of bad practices and business goes on here . They care more about money then they do about the clients


Coming to Summit was my third time in rehab. This is the only place I have gone that gave me real individual therapy, like 9 times a week, and helped me deal with my issues. The groups were pretty goo...


At least 5 individual therapy sessions a week, small/intimate, family like atmosphere. More beach outings would be great (once a week isn't always enough) I was here for 90 days, they helped me walk t...


Small client to staff ratio. I found hope


They were better than what they looked like actually. After 90 days at Summit I had the tools needed to go back out into world with a new support structure to help me build a new life. Now, almost 2 y...

Areas of Focus
Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Process Abuse Treatment

Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Key Staff Members
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    Willie Oswald - CEO/Founder

    Over the past 30 years William Oswald has established himself as a pioneer in the alcohol and addiction recovery field. At the Adult Substance Abuse Program of Southern California (ASAP) he was one of the first to expand the scope of addiction treatment into mainstream medical facilities. In 1988 he founded Avalon Treatment Centers at Van Nuys Hospital, the first center to provide a broad range of social and therapeutic treatments that significantly reduced relapse rates. In the 1990s he established Lumax Mental Health, a company specializing in day treatment programs for dual diagnosis patients at area hospitals, and went on to direct business development for New Seasons Behavior Health Center, one of the first centers to utilize neurocognitive treatment for addiction. Mr. Oswald was also instrumental in creating Cocaine Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship that has helped thousands.

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    Steven Booth - CFO/Founder

    Steven earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Economics. Before helping to co-found Summit Malibu Steven worked in both private and public accounting. Like many others, Steven has seen first hand the destruction that addiction can inflict on family and friends. He has also witnessed the extraordinary changes that can be made when addicts receive the necessary treatment.