When an experience moves you so completely and deeply –Â like getting sober – you usually want to figure out a way to help others have the same experience. Chris Loguidice found this to be true during his journey to recovery in which he spent a lot of time volunteering to help other addicts. A long-time Malibu, Calif., resident, he decided he could help even more people if he opened a highly individualized, boutique residential treatment center.
Located in the rolling green hills of Malibu, Journey Malibu opened its doors in 2009 and offers an intimate venue in which to provide personalized holistic and allopathic treatment for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
“We are a small, close-knit team at Journey Malibu, which allows us to pay close attention to each client and where he or she is at that moment,” Loguidice says. “Not many people are excited to go into treatment, so we make it easier for them to find themselves through this kind of personalized care. They aren’t lost in a large setting with a lot of distractions.”
Upon entering Journey Malibu, clients go through a thorough evaluation in which the specially trained staff works with them to determine which kind of treatments they need more of, and then create their individualized treatment plan. Throughout the typical 30-day stay, this plan can evolve and change along with the client as he or she gains strength in certain areas, and other areas for needed growth emerge.
Loguidice states, “Some people have a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but can find their way through a certain modality – we help send them in that direction.”
The various and unique treatment options available to help guide clients on their journey to recovery include: medical detoxification; functional medicine (which uncovers the root cause of the dysfunction); cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); hypnotherapy; somatic experience; massage therapy; yoga; meditation; tai chi; personalized coaching; group therapy; narrative therapy; adventure therapy; EcoPsychology; creative arts therapies; and more.
Clients are also guided to take advantage of their beautifully inspiring surroundings through outings that include nature hikes, beach walks, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Loguidice himself is an avid outdoorsman and loves to share the therapeutic quality of nature with his clients.
He states, “I feel blessed to have assembled an incredible, experienced team who are professional and compassionate, guided by an appreciation of the whole person, and all of whom are committed to helping our clients rejuvenate, realign, and recover – from eating well to being well. We have assembled extraordinary resources with the certainty of powerfully improving your quality of life. My staff continues to evolve and inspire my passion in creating a quality place to heal, where my vision of combining the best allopathic, holistic, and alternative treatments for recovery has become a reality.”
Journey Malibu accepts most insurance plans. Visit www.journeymalibu.com for more details about the program, to speak with a representative, and to schedule a tour.