What are the Best Depression Treatment Centers?

Depression is a cruel condition. According to Healthline, this illness affects at least one in 10 Americans, but more than 80% of those people are not seeking treatment for their symptoms. For many depression sufferers, this is because the illness itself makes them less likely to seek treatment on their own. To make matters worse, many people have a dual-diagnosis of depression and another condition, which makes it even harder to seek treatment.


If you suffer from depression, you need access to the best depression treatment centers in your area. At theFix.com, we’ll show you what to look for when it comes to treatments for depression and co-occuring disorders.


What Depression Treatment Centers Should Offer


There are many different types of depression treatment centers, including group homes, work or farm-based facilities, apartment-style facilities, residential treatment facilities, and luxury depression treatment centers. Each type of facility works a little bit differently but no matter which type of facility you choose, they should all share the following four things:


  • Opportunities to Socialize: People that suffer from depression or those that have dual diagnoses of depression and other mental health disorders are often driven to isolate themselves from society. Your treatment facility should offer numerous social opportunities to help you overcome that sense of isolation.
  • Family Friendly Treatment: Depression is often deeply misunderstood by friends and family members. The best depression treatment centers will offer to work with your family so that your loved ones better understand your needs.
  • Aftercare: Treatment for depression doesn’t stop once you leave the treatment facility. Ensure that the facility you choose provides a treatment plan once your stay at the treatment center is over.
  • Proven Success: All treatment centers should be able to verify that the treatments they offer are successful in a majority of cases. Learn about the types of treatments that each facility offers and then do plenty of research online to make sure that each treatment is trusted among the medical community.


It isn’t easy to find the right depression treatment center – particularly if you have co-occuring disorders. That’s where we come in. At theFix.com, you can learn more about the most effective types of treatment for depression and you can search for the most highly rated depression treatment centers in your area. We also have an active community of supportive individuals who are more than happy to help you through this process. We’ll make it easier for you to find the treatment you need.

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Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

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

This SoCal program fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

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
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

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Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

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

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

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