What is Cliffside Malibu? What makes Cliffside’s depression treatment program so effective?

Cliffside Malibu is an exclusive treatment center located on a two-acre estate overlooking the Pacific Ocean; our proven depression treatment program offers unmatched success rates and hope for recovery for sufferers of depression and their families. Our staff is highly experienced in dealing with clinical depression and, based on their knowledge of the disease, they have developed a treatment program specifically targeted at depression and its underlying causes. We encourage our patients to play an active role in their depression recovery because we recognize that only a patient who wants to be healed will ultimately be helped. Our depression treatment program includes both physical and psychological aspects and is highly personalized to address each patient’s individual needs. On checking in to Cliffside Malibu, each patient is assigned to a primary therapist who works with them throughout the treatment period, adjusting methods where appropriate to promote individual progress.

For someone suffering from clinical depression, the environment in which they are treated is extremely important. The staff at Cliffside Malibu are professional, discrete and, above all, supportive. Our residence provides a resort-like experience in a secure location, ensuring that patients have no concerns about outside affairs and lack nothing in the way of physical comforts. They can concentrate on healing. Among the amenities offered by Cliffside Malibu are:

  • private beach access
  • lush gardens
  • spa treatments
  • pool
  • recreational and relaxation activities including yoga, swimming, and hiking
  • luxurious bedrooms
  • dining room featuring ocean views and healthy, gourmet meals

What can Cliffside Malibu do to help you overcome your depression?

You’ve already made the decision to face your depression and beat it. Cliffside Malibu has the experienced staff, the proven treatment program and the elite facilities to enable you to overcome your depression. We offer family counseling programs as well as after-care programs for Cliffside treatment alumni, ensuring that you not only leave our facility having won your fight against depression, but you remain on top of it.

Dear Cliffside Malibu

I had begun to think that no one understood depression until I sought treatment at Cliffside Malibu. Actually, I don’t think I understood depression until that point either. From my perspective, I was tired all the time, didn’t really care about things and would rather spend my days sleeping than getting up and getting dressed –or going to work. Apparently, my friends found me irritable, moody and lazy. They kept bugging me to “get my act together,” or just “smile.” Like smiling would actually make everything better. The counselor I spoke to at Cliffside Malibu quickly concluded that I was suffering from clinical depression and follow-up assessments confirmed that diagnosis, so I went into the depression treatment program. Therapy went very well and the staff was all extremely supportive. I’ve never ridden horses before this and for some reason I found the horseback riding especially therapeutic. I was worried that the counseling with my family would be weird, but it turned out to be really informative- they’re now a great support group to me. You have a great team in the depression treatment center and a lovely residence. Thanks for helping me through a rough patch.


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It sounds like Cliffside Malibu can help me. What should I do next?

If you suspect that you or someone you love may be suffering from depression, please take the step of calling Cliffside Malibu. Call us toll-free, 24 hours a day at 800-501-1988. One of our trained counselors is waiting to help you; therapists from our depression treatment program are available to speak to you as well. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Dear Cliffside Malibu,

I think your helpline likely saved my life one night. I’m the poster child for clinical depression and I’ve been treated for it several times in the past, but nothing seemed to help. I hit a real low one night, the kind of low that can end really badly if you know what I mean… I thought about just chugging a whole bottle of sleeping pills and just going to sleep, but someone had taped a note with your telephone number on the medicine cabinet. I’m not sure why I called, but the counselor I spoke to talked me out of doing anything stupid, and immediately put me through to a therapist. I ended up checking in to Cliffside Malibu the next day, but if you didn’t have that helpline available, I might have checked out that night instead.


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