How You Should Compare Luxury Depression Treatment Centers


Up to 6.7 percent of the adult population in the United States suffers from major depressive disorder, according to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. If depression affects you or a loved one, you understand how troubling and debilitating it is. Help is available, though, at luxury depression treatment centers. Use several criteria as you compare centers and find one that fits your needs.

Treatment Options

Cognitive, behavioral, group and individual therapies as well as medications help you manage your depression and any dual diagnosis. The right treatment center for you will offer these and other beneficial options like family therapy and aftercare support. Additionally, review therapy frequency, staff availability and group size as you make sure the center is a good fit.


Successful depression treatment depends largely on skilled and trained psychologists, psychiatrists and medical doctors. When researching luxury rehabs online or during facility tours, check out online staff biographies and reviews. Look for properly trained and licensed staff, and check staff to patient ratios as you verify that you'll receive the personal attention you deserve.

Location and Amenities

Exotic locations and private rooms don't cure depression, but they can enhance your experience. If you feel comfortable in your environment, you're better able to focus on treatment and get the most out of the program. Amenities to compare include:

  • Activities like surfing or massages
  • Food selections
  • Availability of private rooms and work stations
  • Elective classes like surfing, pottery or creative writing


Just because you choose luxury treatment doesn't mean you want your name splashed all over the TV, Internet or newspaper. Privacy must be closely guarded, so ask potential facilities how they guarantee confidentiality during and after your stay.


Depression treatment costs vary between facilities and depend on several factors. Typically, you pay more for exotic locations, lengthy stays and full-service amenities. Realize, though, that the most expensive luxury depression treatment centers don't always offer the best help. Carefully examine treatment and facility costs and talk to your insurance company as you choose the best treatment for your money.

When you or a loved one suffer from depression symptoms and/or co-occuring disorders and you're ready for specialized treatment, compare luxury rehabs. Find the one that fits your needs and preferences. For help, contact us. We're here to help you find the depression help and wholeness you deserve.

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Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

This San Diego luxury rehab provides customized treatment by highly qualified staff and, according to one alum, “Sets the gold standard for all other treatment centers.”

Rating: 5 stars
San Diego, CA
$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

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Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate