Soba Recovery Center Philosophy
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Areas of Specialization
SOBA's Unique Alcohol Treatment , SOBA Drug Treatment
Staffing Ratio (Residential): Therapists to clients: 1:2
After Care Program
The staff at the SOBA Recovery Center (SRC)
Meet the Staff
Wendy Ashley, Psy.D, LCSW Clinical Director
Wendy Doucette, PsyD LCSW, Primary Therapist
Sherry Gaba LCSW and Life Coach
Rehabs.com Reviews Editor
SOBA Recovery Center in sunny Malibu, California offers a “social model recovery” where individuals come together to beat alcohol and drug addiction in a supportive and relaxed beachfront community. The luxury rehab run by a media savvy founder and CEO is known for attracting a younger, high-profile clientele, and for providing first class care at rates that are more reasonable than other Malibu rehabs. As Alumni R.B. wrote on Google Reviews “SOBA is a wonderful place to receive top of the line treatment in Malibu without the Malibu price tag. The success rate is extremely high”.
SOBA recommends 90 days in treatment, although other options are available for clients who are not able to stay for the full 90 days. Residential clients stay in the Sobanas, semi-private beach cottages steps away from the shore, and an executive chef who can accommodate special dietary requests cooks home-style gourmet meals. Onsite detox, family of origin counseling, and aftercare—which includes outpatient treatment and extended stays at the sober living Malibu Villas—are also available. Fitness and recreation are paramount to a stay at SOBA. Personal trainers offer structured physical fitness programs and daily activities including surf therapy, a ropes course, kayaking, and tennis.
Rehabs.com uncovered nothing but positive reviews for SOBA Recovery, like alumni C.M. who wrote into Yelp to say, “There is no one else I would trust my care with and would definitely recommend SOBA if you need pampering, recovery, rehab, detoxing or any problems in your everyday life.” Family members also rave about the facility, such as an anonymous Google User who wrote “My daughter arrived there from rehab with a chip on her shoulder and a resentful attitude and left nine months later with gratitude and inspiration for a new and better, and sober, life. Our whole family is forever grateful to SOBA”.
The trained mental health professionals at SOBA Recovery believe that alcohol and drug use are merely symptoms, and that underlying emotional and psychiatric concerns such as PTSD, family problems, anxiety, and depression must be addressed. Treatment is centered on a neuro-biological approach that emphasizes nutrition and exercise and is supplemented with 12-step meetings and individual therapy. This approach seems to work for many people including reviewer A.B. on Yelp who said, “I could not recommend this place more. I wouldn't send myself, or a loved one anywhere else. SOBA has changed and saved my life.”