Elevation Behavioral Health

By The Fix staff 08/31/17

If a smaller location with very accessible staff is desired, Elevation Behavioral Health fully supports that need. 

Elevation Behavioral Health
Location : Address undisclosed to protect client privacy Malibu, CA
Phone : (800) 790-7524
Price : $50,000 (30 days)
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Insurance : No
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Introduction and Basic Services

Elevation Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Malibu, California. Opened in February of 2016 and owned by Dr. Priya Chaudhri and Steve Booth, this fully private and gated residence is protected by three acres of land and the hills of Malibu. As this is not a 12-step based facility, the approach here is unique and progressive for residents.

Elevation Behavioral Health is both a licensed mental health facility as well as a substance abuse treatment facility. It offers detox, residential care and dual diagnosis support.

Facility and Meals

Six large, semi-private suites are available on this property with canopy beds and warm fireplaces in each of the bedrooms. Suites also come with private bathrooms that include jacuzzis with mountain views as well as TVs. In addition, there is a modern media room with full resident access.

Residents enjoy an outdoor garden with a centralized koi pond that is surrounded by tables located nearby the hillside pool. There is an enclosed tennis court that has resident access (with restricted hours).

Gourmet meals are served with nutrition in mind. And, with no caffeine or sugar restrictions at this facility, there is open access to coffee.

During this 30-day treatment program, cell phone usage is permitted with some limitations. The visitor policy follows the same guidelines but is also on a case-by-case basis.

Treatment and Protocol Team

An intake assessment helps the team design an individualized plan for each resident. Medical detox is available here if medically necessary. After a short period of time in detox, the residents transition to his or her customized program of recovery.

Treatment at this facility includes individual therapy utilizing CBT, DBT, EMDR and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and group therapy in a clinical setting. Individual therapy occurs for a minimum of five sessions per week. Depending on the client, that number can increase. Group therapy occurs five times a week as well.

As Elevation Behavioral Health is not exclusively a 12-step based facility, there are a myriad of alternatives to AA offered. One alternative to 12-step is a SMART Recovery. Another option is Celebrate Recovery, a program designed for people of the Christian faith. Refuge Recovery is another faith-based recovery group for those that identify as Buddhist, but that is not an exclusionary factor, so if residents want to attend a meeting to investigate if this works for him/her, that is available regardless of religious affiliation. SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) is a meeting free from spirituality or religion that is more of a support group than a traditional meeting. Although this facility is not fully a traditional 12-step location, there is daily access to AA meetings if the resident so chooses.

For those residents with dual-diagnoses prior to arrival, medication is monitored and distributed as necessary. This facility also provides in-house diagnosis for previously undiagnosed conditions. As there is a supervising doctor on-site at least once a week, this process is easy and seamless.

With a three-to-one staff-to-client ratio, the 18 full time employees are always available for resident support. As full capacity is only six clients at a time, truly hands-on care is a claim Elevation stands behind fully. Staff credentials include PsyD, Master’s degrees, MFT and LCSW.

While in treatment, there is access to family care therapy. Loved ones find the help to understand the resident’s new life in sobriety and how to best support it.

While there is no direct aftercare program at Elevation, it is connected to various well-qualified outpatient programs for continued support upon leaving.

Bonus Amenities

Additional opportunities include art and music therapy, mindfulness meditation, acupuncture, yoga sessions and nutritional counseling sessions for further recovery. There is a pool at the facility as well as a tennis court. Also, directly off the three-acre property are various walking trails. A pool table and piano in the common areas support creative expression during the rehabilitation process.


If a smaller location with very accessible staff is desired, Elevation Behavioral Health fully supports that need. As a typical day is structured from 7am until lights out at 10:30pm, the resident can relax knowing all of his or her needs will be met. Being tucked away in the gorgeous hills of Malibu also allows residents to really get back to nature and a more confident way of living in sobriety.

Elevation Behavioral Health

Address undisclosed to protect client privacy

(800) 790-7524

Elevation Behavioral Health Cost: $50,000 (30 days); some PPO insurance accepted. Find Elevation Behavioral Health on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

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