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Asking the right questions when seeking mental health or addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one is crucial in making an informed decision and finding the best care. Here are ten important questions to ask a treatment center, why you should ask those questions, and how we would answer them.

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QUESTION 1: What types of mental health and addiction treatment programs do you offer?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK:  Every person struggling from mental health or addiction issues is unique, and a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment may not be effective. Understanding a facility’s treatment programs and how they are customized to address specific needs ensures that the individual will receive personalized care for their journey to recovery.

At Clearview, we offer multiple programs, including a dual-diagnosis residential program for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and a women’s residential program specializing in treating borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, Clearview offers step-down treatment options with partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming for mental health disorders, with optional housing available if needed.

QUESTION 2: How do you assess and develop individualized treatment plans?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK:  A personalized treatment plan is essential for effectively addressing underlying issues and promoting long-term recovery. Understanding how a treatment center assesses and develops these customized plans gives potential clients insight into the center’s commitment to holistic care.

At Clearview, we place a strong emphasis on individualized care. We conduct thorough assessments upon admission, involving comprehensive evaluations of mental health history, addiction severity, co-occurring disorders, and personal goals. Based on these assessments, our experienced clinical team collaborates to create a personalized treatment plan that integrates evidence-based therapies, counseling, group sessions, and experiential activities. This tailored approach allows us to address each client’s specific challenges and strengths, fostering a supportive environment for their recovery journey.

QUESTION 3: Can you describe the composition of your treatment team and the specific roles and qualifications?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK:  The qualifications of the facility’s staff significantly impact the quality of care and the outcomes of the treatment they provide. Clients seeking care should feel confident that they will receive treatment from highly skilled professionals who are experts in mental health and addiction. Knowing the team members’ credentials provides reassurance that they have the knowledge and experience to provide effective care.

At Clearview, we take pride in our team of licensed therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, and medical professionals who possess a combination of clinical and firsthand experience. This ensures we can provide evidence-based mental health and addiction treatment that is both healing and practical. Our staff members are committed to providing compassionate and effective care, and they regularly undergo training to stay up to date on advancements in treatment modalities. We understand the importance of a supportive and qualified team in facilitating the recovery journey, and our staff’s dedication reflects our commitment to helping clients achieve a successful recovery.

QUESTION 4: What therapies and approaches do you use in treatment?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK:  Different modalities of therapy can be effective for different individuals. Inquiring about the types of therapies offered allows potential clients to understand the treatment center’s approach and whether it aligns with their preferences and needs.

At Clearview, we offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including the following: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and seeking safety. Although we offer a range of therapies, we are known as a national leader in comprehensive DBT throughout our residential programs. Specialized DBT is helpful for all diagnoses, and it is important to include in all treatment plans.

Additionally, our whole-person approach addresses the emotional, psychological, and behavioral aspects of mental health disorders and addiction. We work with each client to create an individualized recovery plan with the specific therapies that best fit their needs, giving our clients the best chance at sustained recovery.

QUESTION 5: What amenities and recreational activities are available to support overall well-being?

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK:  Mental health and addiction treatment involve more than just therapy; overall well-being is essential for a successful and lasting recovery. Access to amenities and recreational activities can enhance the treatment experience and provide healthy outlets for stress relief.

At Clearview, we believe in a whole-person approach to recovery. Conveniently located in Venice, California, and just minutes from the beach, we provide clients with effective, holistic treatment in a serene and healing environment. Our clients have ongoing access to the outdoors, with private outdoor spaces and opportunities to enjoy the beach, nearby parks and attractions. Residents also enjoy a full selection of nutritious and comforting meals, and have access to art, board games, books, music, yoga, and additional weekly activities. Engaging in these activities can help reduce stress, promote self-care, and contribute to a positive treatment experience.

Who We Are

For over 20 years, Clearview Treatment Programs has been recognized as a national leader in comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment. Dually licensed to treat mental health and substance abuse disorders for adults, Clearview also offers an internationally recognized clinical pathway for borderline personality disorder (BPD) treatment.

Our southern California mental health treatment programs provide individuals with comfort and natural beauty that’s ideal for healing. We offer a specialized full continuum of care for mental health treatment  and addiction treatment with residential facilities and outpatient treatment options, allowing clients to enter at the level of psychiatric care that’s best for long-lasting recovery.

As one of the top residential mental health and substance use disorder treatment centers in the U.S., Clearview can help you or your loved one find the path to a better life. Looking for Treatment?

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