Serenity Trauma Healing Center

The creators of the original SERENITY METHOD.

Trauma and Recovery in Malibu, CA

Serenity Trauma Healing Center is an award-winning outpatient trauma treatment facility in Malibu, CA, providing psychological services for adolescents and adults. A two-time recipient of the Best of Palisades Award, we offer a range of programs to help deal with the effects of trauma. Our practitioners can help clients cope with trauma, deal with the symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and focus on sober living.

What is Trauma

According to the American Psychological Association, “Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical…

What are the Symptoms of PTSD

The symptoms of PTSD are the same “fight-or-flight” responses that almost all trauma victims experience, but, when they persist for more than 30 days or recur after several months or years, post-traumatic stress disorder may be diagnosed. We all feel afraid after a traumatic experience, but those who…

Our Services

We offer a variety of outpatient programs to provide individualized treatment and care needed to focus on trauma healing. Clients must have already completed a drug and alcohol, eating disorder, or psychiatric treatment program to participate in the following:

  • Outpatient Trauma Treatment Program: Provides 6 hours of treatment per day.
  • Day Treatment Program: 5 hours of treatment daily.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program: Immersive psychological treatment arranged around a client’s daily schedule.
  • Customized Outpatient Program: Arranged around daily activities and offered as little as once or twice per week.
  • Family Program: Family-oriented therapy sessions to educate family members on how to help someone cope with the effects of trauma.
  • Pain Management: Coordinated care for chronic pain by medical doctors, psychotherapists, massage therapists, and others.

We also offer various evidence-based types of trauma psychotherapy that can be combined into a client’s treatment plan. These include forms of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as breathwork, art therapy, massage, yoga, personal training, and optional group therapy.