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Paradigm Malibu

6323 Via Escondido Drive, Malibu, California, 90265
Paradigm Malibu offers the highest staff-to-client ratio of any adolescent program in the country. The residential rehab provides exceptional treatment for teens struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as emotional health or behavioral health issues. Owned by licensed mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, the facility offers the greatest variety of clinical services available in youth treatment. Paradigm Malibu is dedicated to identifying, understanding, and properly treating the core issues that impact adolescents and their families.

Facility Highlights

  • Teen Family Health
  • Teen Music Therapy
  • Teen Art Therapy

Specialization

  • Eating Disorder Treatment

    Many mental health professionals view eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, along with other dysfunctional eating patterns) as a food addiction – in that food is used in ways other than as fuel or a source of pleasure. Some, but not all, addiction treatment programs include eating disorder treatment as part of the service menu. Also, an eating disorder may be a dual-diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder with drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Creative Arts Therapy

    Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D.
    Dr. Jeff Nalin, Psy.D.Founder and Clinical Director
    Dr. Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY17766), a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist and a Certified Youth Residential Treatment Administrator. He has been a respected leader in the field of emotional health, behavioral health and teen drug treatment for more than 15 years. During that time, Dr. Nalin has been responsible for the direct care of young people at multiple institutions of learning including; The Los Angeles Unified School District, the University of California at San Diego, Santa Monica College, and Pacific University. He was instrumental in the development of the treatment component of Los Angeles County’s first Juvenile Drug Court, which now serves as a national model.
  • Cole Rucker, MA
    Cole Rucker, MAFounder and CEO
    Cole holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has more than 20 years of experience in the creation and implementation of treatment programs for adolescents and their families. He previously served as the Director of Family Preservation Programs and as the Director of the largest teen drug treatment program in Southern California. He is a certified Youth Residential Treatment Administrator and a member of Drug Court Professionals Association.

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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Patient Reviews

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The people are nice and the accommodations are luxurious, but I hated my stay and left early. Leave if it’s not working for you. Don’t let anyone convince you to stay. I went home and was able to address my trauma my way in private, which worked for me, I wasn’t comfortable nor did I think it was appropriate for my unique situation to do it there. The activities are nice I will say, but again, if it isn’t working and you have a better Plan B, why hesitate, it’s your life.
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Honestly some of the best therapists in the country. My anorexia was a distant memory by the time I checked out.10/10
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Had a friend go and they were unhelpful and mean to him
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I am very very happy with how my son's stay went at Paradigm Malibu! No, our insurance company didn't pay for anything and Yes, I paid a lot of money out of pocket. Was it worth it and would I do it all over again? Yes! Did my son have a lot to work on when he got home? Yes! They told us that he would need to continue working hard. He did. He came home with the tools that he needed to move forward with healing. His biggest hurdle was the peer pressure all around him with just being normal for his age. I'm not sure if it matters or not but my son was ready to work hard and heal. He wanted to get help. Maybe some of the kids that Paradigm didn't work for weren't ready or in that same place?
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Garbage, didn’t learn a thing. Left in 25 days because I pranked my way out by pranking the hell out of the staff everyday until they let me go early